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The Ides of March

Genre: Drama


  • George Clooney



    • George Clooney
    • Ryan Gosling
    • Philip Seymour Hoffman
    • Marisa Tomei
    • Evan Rachel Wood
    • Paul Giamatti
    • Jeffrey Wright

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    DP/30: The Ides of March, writer Beau Willimon

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    DP/30: composer Alexandre Desplat 2012

    The composer of the 2011 scores for The Tree of Life, A Better Life, Carnage, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, Pt 2, and The Ides of March

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    Weekend Estimates: October 30

    Puss in Boots|33.2||33.2 Paranormal Activity 3|18.5|-65%|81.3 In Time|11.8||11.8 Footloose|5.3|-49%|38.4 The Rum Diary|5.1||5.1 Real Steel|4.7|-56%|73.9 The Three Musketeers|3.4|-61%|14.8 The Ides of March|2.7|-45%|33.5 Moneyball|2.3|-42%|67.3 Courageous|1.7|-30%|27.6

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    The Weekend Report: October 30, 2011

    The Shrek spinoff Puss in Boots was initially expected to open north of $40 million but expectations were pared back to $35 million to $40 million as opening day loomed. The audience skewed 59% female and 55% were 25 years old and up according to exit polls (family stats were unavailable). Once again 3D underperformed with those engagements accounting for roughly two-thirds of the compliment and 51% of the box office while Imax dates were 7% of the total.

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    DP/30: The Ides of March, actor Evan Rachel Wood

    Evan Rachel Wood plays the pivotal role in George Clooney’s new film, in which she shares most of her screen time with Ryan Gosling. Is this role a career changer? The now-24-year-old actress thinks so. She explains why and looks back over her long career.

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    Box Office Hell — October 13

    Our Players|Coming Soon|Box Office Prophets|Box Office Guru|EW|Box Office . com Footloose |17.7|13.6|20.0|19.0|18.0 Real Steel|17.5|15.2|15.0|15.0|15.5 The Thing|12.6|10.9|13.0|11.0|8.5 The Big Year|7.6|7.2|6.0|8.0|6.8 Dolphin Tale|6.5|6.3|6.0|6.3|6.6 The Ides of March|6.2|6.9|6.0|n/a|6.7

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    Box Office Hell — October 6

    Our Players|Coming Soon|Box Office Prophets|Box Office Guru|EW|Box Office . com Real Steel|27.6|n/a|23.0|n/a|24.5 The Ides of March|14.2|n/a|14.0|n/a|12.0 Dolphin Tale|10.0|n/a|10.5|n/a|11.0 Moneyball|7.6|n/a|8.0|n/a|7.9 Courageous |6.0|n/a|n/a|n/a|5.7

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    Critics Roundup — October 6

    The Ides of March |Yellow||Green||Yellow Real Steel |Yellow||||Yellow Blackthorn (limited) |||Green|| Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone |||Green|Green| The Swell Season (LA., NY Oct 21) |||Green|| Dirty Girl (limited) ||||Green| The Way (limited) |||||Green 1911 (limited) |Yellow|||| Woman on the Sixth Floor (limited) |Yellow||||

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    Cincy Native Brandon Harris On Clooney’s Regional Filmmaking In Ides Of March

    “If this was the Boston of Ben Affleck’s Gone Baby Gone, there would be stories in the Eastern press about the film’s unforced authenticity, but instead these qualities will be largely missed by the cinerati.” Cincy Native Brandon Harris On Clooney’s Regional Filmmaking In Ides Of March

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    TIFF’11 Preview: Galas and Masters

    Next week the Toronto International Film Festival will kick off, and cinephiles, film critics and industry folks will be running amok all over downtown Toronto, rushing to get to screenings and saying things like, “Hey, I’d love to chat, but I’m rushing to get to the new Cronenberg! Catch you for drinks later?” And sometimes…

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    Smoke House Takes It Cross Creek-Exclusive For Deal To Finance-Produce Politifilm Based On “Farragut North”

    Smoke House Takes It Cross Creek-Exclusive For Deal To Finance-Produce Politifilm Based On “Farragut North”

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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