Blogathon – The Interview

Over all my time writing I have seen many different blogathons and I thought it was about time I came up with my own idea. My idea is the ‘interview’ as many of use writers won’t get a chance to meet everyone we talk about to ask these sort of questions.

The Rules

  • You can only pick 5 people
  • Only 1 of each category
  • You can only ask 3 questions
  • Only real people, no characters.

Here are the categories:

  • Actor
  • Actress
  • Director
  • Oscar Winner
  • Rising Star (Age is not important, just someone who when you say the name and people don’t know who you are talking about)
  • Writer
  • Expect Better
  • Television Star
  • Deceased Star

ActorJoseph Gordon-Levitt jglIt is quite well known from my friends that Joseph is my favourite actor around, I like how he seems to always pick the right films and doesn’t care about the money involved. I am also a follower of HitRECord his way to try and encourage more talent to show itself.

Questions

  • What director of all history would you liked to have worked with?
  • What stars would you like to work with if you could work with any past or present?
  • If you could play anyone from history who would you most like to play?

DirectorQuentin Tarantino quentinIn a world with so many directors it is hard to question that this man is one of the best. He makes even the dullest sounding scene into the most edge of your seat scene of a film.

Questions

  • How do you make a scene that seems so dull so edge of the seat?
  • You have worked with so many big names, but of the people you haven’t worked with who would you most like to direct?
  • Excluding your own movies, What film that lost out on an Oscar do you think most deserved one?

WriterStephen King kingHaving had so many of his books turned into films and TV shows it would be fair to say the quantity of uses of his work will be hard to beat. He has many that are highly rated but is yet to create a franchise villain like a Dracula.

Questions

  • In 50/100 years how many of your films do you think will be getting treated like just another remake much like the Bram Stoker Dracula?
  • Would you like to have a show/film on the level of a Game of Thrones, Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?
  • Do you think horror should get more recognition from the Academy?

Television StarJim Parsons parsons Sheldon from the big bang theory, one of the biggest icons on sitcom

Questions

  • Is scared about being typecast?
  • What type of work would you like to look into doing in the future?
  • Is there anyone you would like to guest star on Big Bang Theory?

Rising StarsSoska Sisters twinsThe twins that have made two very good horror films and now been handed bigger budget. I hear people say why these two directors and the truth is that Dead Hooker in a Trunk and American Mary an original horrors that came off with both good story telling and horror moments

Questions

  • Would you ever create a horror icon like Carpenter and Craven have done?
  • With certain directors being named the kings of horror would you like to be known as the Queens one day?
  • What is your favourite Horror Franchise?
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Proof (2005)

logoDirector: John Madden

Writer: David Auburn, Rebecca Miller (Screenplay) David Auburn (Play)

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Jake Gyllenhaal, Gary Houston,, Hope Davis

 

Plot: The daughter Catherine (Paltrow) of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician Robert (Hopkins) tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father’s ex-student Hal (Gyllenhaal) who wants to search through his papers and her estranged sister who shows up to help settle his affairs.

 

Verdict: It is all about the proof

 

Story: On paper this should make a very interesting drama, but unfortunately this comes off very boring. We gets lots of talking about maths theory that no common person will have an idea what is going on, mixing that all together with whether somebody is sane or not. Granted this is taken from a play but we focus too much on the sanity and not enough on what she might be crazy about. (5/10)

 

Actor Reviews

 

Gwyneth Paltrow: Catherine the daughter of Robert who may well be just as much of a genius as him. Gives an ok performance but this really won’t be one many will remember. (6/10)

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Anthony Hopkins: Robert genius maths professor, who recently passed away, fills in during flashbacks and vision with his daughter. Poor performance from Hopkins, who really should be giving better performances. (4/10)

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Jake Gyllenhaal: Hal the student of Robert’s who wants to prove his work was really brilliant, but gets more than he expected when his daughter could be the one with the brilliant theory. Average performance from Jake, who can do much better. (5/10)

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Hope Davis: Claire the out of town sister who wants to take Catherine back to New York with her and sell the house. Good performance playing the relative you are not mean to like. (6/10)

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Director Review: John Madden – After the success of A Beautiful Mind we thought a film about maths theory might be interesting, but this director fails to give it that. (5/10)

 

Mystery: Leaves you to guess throughout whether the father or daughter created the theory. (4/10)

Settings: Most of the film is set in the family house showing that the connection could have made them closer as well as tearing them apart. (7/10)

Suggestion: Unless you are really into your maths theory then you should just be avoiding this. (Avoid)

 

Best Part: The idea

Worst Part: The way the idea is made.

Believability: We do have people that are this brilliant but close to insanity. (4/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Awards: Nominated for a Golden Globe

Oscar Chances: No

Box Office: $14,189,860

Budget: $20 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 39 Minutes

Tagline: If you don’t believe in yourself, who will believe in you?

Trivia:Paltrow reprises the role of Catherine that she had played on stage in London’s West End.

 

Overall: As Boring As Maths In School

Rating 40

Trailer Alert – Stretch

Plot – A chauffeur takes a job for a billionaire who makes his life hell.

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Ray Liotta, Ed Helms, Chris Pine, Jessica Alba, Brooklyn Decker

Release Date:  Non Set for UK

Questions:

Looks like a fun action but really how fun will it be?

Can Patrick Wilson pull off lead in an action film?

Will I Be Watching? Yes

Will You Be Watching?

My Anticipation Rating – 60%

My Guess Rating – 60%

Will It Be Number One In UK? – No

Trailer Alert – Mommy

Plot – A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbour inserts herself into their household.

Release Date: 16th October 2014 at London Film Festival

Questions:

This is a regular question, will people ignore the language barrier?

How long till America tries to remake it?

Could this be the Oscar winner for best foreign picture?

Will I Be Watching? Yes

Will You Be Watching?

My Anticipation Rating – 30%

My Guess Rating – 80%

Will It Be Number One In UK? – No