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The Independent Spirit Awards In 6 Photos Or Less

The Hollywood Reporter’s Kirk Honeycutt Gets Parked in… Eventually Escaping His Own Car
A Look At The Mighty Mighty Red Carpet
Dan Futterman Before And After Winning A “Dawnie” – Note The Increased Height, Improved Lighting & Brilliantly Executed Surprise On His Face
Sarah Silverman Prepares To Discuss Her Vagina Endlessly In Public
The Afterparty. (Look familiar?)

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6 Responses to “The Independent Spirit Awards In 6 Photos Or Less”

  1. jasctt says:

    No matter how hot and hip people try to make SS appear, she still sleeps with Jimmy Kimmel. Nothing could be less sexy.

  2. KamikazeCamelV2.0 says:

    After Jake Gyllenhaal, Dan Futterman is the sexiest (male) Oscar nominee. Why didn’t he become a bigger star? It’s as if nobody saw “Urbania”
    (I realise that nobody did infact see “Urbania” so that topic is moot)
    Was Sarah Silverman’s vagina chatty today or was she just there for the free booze?

  3. Eric says:

    I resent bad parking, I’m tired of Sarah Silverman, and I hate crowds. This party constitutes my ultimate nightmare.

  4. martin says:

    sarah silverman was never funny, and who’s the chick with the big ass in the first pic?

  5. Cadavra says:

    Judging from her hair, I believe it’s Mrs. Honeycutt.

  6. richnancy says:

    I WAS very down but then I saw this page and you guys are hilarious. How do you like that “you guys”. Okay enough self consciousness. Please what is so sexy about Jake or this Dan person? I think Poland’s mug shot connotes … denotes … no vocabulary and I guess my taste is unique – more sex than either of the 2 just mentioned. Especially this Dan above … what don’t I see? What happened to dark handsome stranger with intelligence in the face? Huh … Jake looks like an awkward … oh … alright .. youth youth youth … enough already. No offense to anyone here … remember Mercury is in retrograde so if I am coming off bad .. think again. Oh .. there’s that self again! Hey .. anyone notice Spielberg’s son Max. He is as cute as Jake and he sure looks like he gets some tongue lashings – like enough to make him when he does come forth … way full of taking extra just because he was born lucky. If I could supply the pic I am referring to I would … I could be wrong of course but that curly hair and the intensity on SS’s face just means someone real close who might have hair like the first beautiful one that he married. What’s my point? Oh I don’t know .. just that I don’t get it about Jake. How come before the days of Angelina … no one cast Brad opposite michelle Pfeiffer?

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It shows how out of it I was in trying to be in it, acknowledging that I was out of it to myself, and then thinking, “Okay, how do I stop being out of it? Well, I get some legitimate illogical narrative ideas” — some novel, you know?

So I decided on three writers that I might be able to option their material and get some producer, or myself as producer, and then get some writer to do a screenplay on it, and maybe make a movie.

And so the three projects were “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,” “Naked Lunch” and a collection of Bukowski. Which, in 1975, forget it — I mean, that was nuts. Hollywood would not touch any of that, but I was looking for something commercial, and I thought that all of these things were coming.

There would be no Blade Runner if there was no Ray Bradbury. I couldn’t find Philip K. Dick. His agent didn’t even know where he was. And so I gave up.

I was walking down the street and I ran into Bradbury — he directed a play that I was going to do as an actor, so we know each other, but he yelled “hi” — and I’d forgot who he was.

So at my girlfriend Barbara Hershey’s urging — I was with her at that moment — she said, “Talk to him! That guy really wants to talk to you,” and I said “No, fuck him,” and keep walking.

But then I did, and then I realized who it was, and I thought, “Wait, he’s in that realm, maybe he knows Philip K. Dick.” I said, “You know a guy named—” “Yeah, sure — you want his phone number?”

My friend paid my rent for a year while I wrote, because it turned out we couldn’t get a writer. My friends kept on me about, well, if you can’t get a writer, then you write.”
~ Hampton Fancher

“That was the most disappointing thing to me in how this thing was played. Is that I’m on the phone with you now, after all that’s been said, and the fundamental distinction between what James is dealing with in these other cases is not actually brought to the fore. The fundamental difference is that James Franco didn’t seek to use his position to have sex with anyone. There’s not a case of that. He wasn’t using his position or status to try to solicit a sexual favor from anyone. If he had — if that were what the accusation involved — the show would not have gone on. We would have folded up shop and we would have not completed the show. Because then it would have been the same as Harvey Weinstein, or Les Moonves, or any of these cases that are fundamental to this new paradigm. Did you not notice that? Why did you not notice that? Is that not something notable to say, journalistically? Because nobody could find the voice to say it. I’m not just being rhetorical. Why is it that you and the other critics, none of you could find the voice to say, “You know, it’s not this, it’s that”? Because — let me go on and speak further to this. If you go back to the L.A. Times piece, that’s what it lacked. That’s what they were not able to deliver. The one example in the five that involved an issue of a sexual act was between James and a woman he was dating, who he was not working with. There was no professional dynamic in any capacity.

~ David Simon