It’s almost Christmas! It’s that wondrous time of year when the film community gets up in arms over the Oscar nomination process, and maybe a bunch of other awards, too. Some of those awards have already been going to members of this roundtable discussion hosted by The Hollywood Reporter.
The full cast: Richard Linklater, Angelina Jolie, Mike Leigh, Christopher Nolan, Morten Tyldum, and Bennett Miller. Not bad.
The discussion should fascinate most of you. Among other things, we get to hear Jolie’s feelings on stepping up to the big leagues, what Nolan’s reputation in Iceland is like these days, and what Linklater’s feelings are on directing the same movie for twelve years. The best moments may be when the directors start asking questions of each other. These are some smart folks, and they’re very good at what they do.
That probably means we should listen, don’t you think?