Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!



Merry Christmas, GBers! That's the classic Jake Gyllenhaaliday photos. But I also found two new/old Jake videos under the Christmas tree. They're short, but I hadn't seen them before.

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At the end, Jake is referring to Die Antwoord.
Some more fan photos from the play:

I hope everyone has a warm, wonderful Christmas. Or a warm, wonderful Tuesday :)

71 comments:

bobbyanna said...

Merry Christmas to all Gyllenbabblers!

We've exchanged gifts,had brunch and now I getting ready to go to Christmas dinner. : )

Love this post!

Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays everyone. I'll be missing those daily tweets about Jake's play. Now we won't know what he is up to. I'm assuming he spent today with Maggie and the rest of the clan

Lily

gyllencrazy said...

Can't wait to read about the play, UV.

@FP: thanks :-)

Anonymous said...

Daniela Traina ‏@DanielaTraina

Jake Gyllenhal at Duane Reade in Soho, looks like someone's got the flu 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

Anonymous said...

What a great Christmas post ! I' m enjoying the day with my bf and family

Chica

Anonymous said...

Amanda Costantino ‏@amandda_please

#IfIWasMikeNotarOrKaiOrMatt I'd say "I met Jake Gyllenhaal nbd" like it's no big deal
Kai ‏@BipolarKai

@amandda_please we didn't meet him they just stood 10feet away taking pics of him and trying to remember who the fuck he was

Hagen said...

Merry Christmas, Gyllenbabblers!

Jane McNeill (nurse), Katrina Despain (as Kim Milland), Kyla Drew Simmons (Joy Birch), Fred Griffith (Groggy Man) and Jeff Pope (Scott Milland) have been added to the cast of "Prisoners".

Apparently Kyla Drew Simmons will play the daughter of Viola Davis' character, one of the two girls who are kidnapped. Just a reminder of the plot (Lily already posted that link): "In the rural New England town of Brockton, Massachusetts, neighbors and friends the Dovers and the Birches gather for Thanksgiving dinner, but by the end of the night, their celebration turns to panic when the families' two youngest daughters go missing. As the hours pass and the girls don't turn up, it becomes terrifyingly apparent they've been kidnapped. After the cops fail to find them, Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) decides to take the law into his own hands, running up against dedicated Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal). But even as Loki is diligently working against the clock to solve the case, Keller will stop at nothing to get their prime suspect to talk before it's too late."

Extra said...

Hope everyone here had a Merry Christmas! I will miss the fan pics and these videos are new to me., thanks UV!

Extra said...

Hope everyone here had a Merry Christmas! I will miss the fan pics and these videos are new to me., thanks UV!

Hagen said...

Metro News: "Sarah Gadon, who plays the wife of Gyllenhaal’s character in “An Enemy,” says her film is being billed as Villeneuve’s English-language debut.

She jokes that she had a hard time following his French accent on set — “I had no idea what he was saying to me!” — but also heaps praise on Villeneuve for inspiring the cast.

“He really is an incredible director and he really taught me and reminded me how important it is to love the people that you’re working with when you’re making a movie,” says Gadon, who also appears in Amma Asante’s upcoming “Belle,” with Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson and Miranda Richardson.

“He just brought a real passion to our set and that was really incredible.” Gadon says much of the performances involved improvisations, leaving her uncertain as to how it will all come together. “Every scene we kind of improv’d so I really have no idea tonally what the film is going to be like,” she admits."

Mélanie Laurent doesn't speak English fluently. I wonder if she had to improvise, too.

Anonymous said...

Jill Dooley ‏@jill_dooley96

Saw Jake Gyllenhaal in Starbucks this morning

Anonymous said...

Amanda Prezorski ‏@AmandaPrezorski

Jake Gyllenhaal just passed us in the city and we didnt say hi... What the fuck you fuckk @JillianJuhas

Samantha Dorazi ‏@sdorazi

@AmandaPrezorski where you at ?!?! For what ?

In a fashion office

Laure said...

Great GyllenChristmas post, UV!
The "Jarhead" party may have ended badly (and smelly) for Swoff, but Santa Jake makes for a great desktop wallpaper this time of the year. :D

Hope you all had a great Christmas, or just a great couple of days!

Remember the (half)joke Dave Poland made in his interview with Jake? That the most interesting part starts at the end of any interview? It holds true for the second clip: at the last minute, when the girl asked him about Die Antwoord, that's when Jake was thrilled to have a conversation!
And the Extra clip could've been good if not for the dreadful taser question.
If only the reporters would ask more original questions, they would get more enthusiastic answers...

Laure said...

Interesting tidbits from the link posted by Hagen:

Gadon says much of the performances involved improvisations....

”He really is an incredible director and he really taught me and reminded me how important it is to love the people that you’re working with when you’re making a movie,” says Gadon....

I believe Jake thrives in this kind of work environment: freedom to improvise (remember EoW?) + friendly creative collaboration between actors and director. It becomes more and more clear why he chose to make 2 movies back to back with Denis Villeneuve. He might be exactly the kind of "likemind" director Jake was talking about in his interview with Dave Poland (and we know how important this meeting of likeminds is for an actor: DiCaprio-Scorsese, Bale-Nolan, Clooney-Soderbergh etc).

Also from this article:

“It’s going to be an extremely busy year,” predicts film watcher Steve Gravestock, responsible for putting together the Canadian program at the Toronto International Film Festival. “There’s lots of stuff from this year that will be released next year that I’m looking forward to seeing.”

I gather that "An Enemy", as a Canadian production, might be selected for TIFF regardless of the premiere date. (What if both "An Enemy" and "Prisoners" will be there?)


After garnering an Oscar nomination for 2010’s searing saga Incendies, Villeneuve leaps to two high-profile projects with A-list names — both in English and both featuring Jake Gyllenhaal. (...) But Gyllenhaal in particular must have hit it off with Villeneuve because he also jumped aboard the Quebec director’s English-language thriller, Prisoners, a Warner Bros. release that could also land next year.

Both movies could benefit from this kind of promotion (obviously the smaller film needs it the most, but more press wouldn't hurt the bigger one either).

Viv said...

Ebert's Best Ten Movies of 2012

Here then, in alphabetical order, are the Best 10 Films I Saw in 2012:


Here is one of the best police movies of recent years, a virtuoso joining of performances and often startling action. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena as Taylor and Zavala, two Los Angeles street cops who bend a few rules but must be acknowledged as heroes. After too many police
movies about officers who essentially use their badges as licenses to run wild, it's inspiring to realize these men take their mission -- to serve and protect -- with such seriousness they're willing to risk their lives. Taylor and Zavala fit the template of the "cop buddy movie," but "End of Watch" goes so much deeper than that.

http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2012/12/the_best_ten_movies_of_2012_1.html

Anonymous said...

Alex Larson ‏@alarsonn

Tonight I met jake gyllenhaal.

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

I had a hectic but Happy Christmas, I hope that everyone here who celebrates had wonderful Holiday.

Good to see that EOW made Ebert's best ten movies lisr, it belongs on more critic's lists IMO.

Thar Santa/Jarhead still has become s iconic and yes Laure it has wound up on many screensavers, including mine!

Sag Actor said...

Happy Holidays everyone!

Looking forward to the New Year and that Jake will continue to do interesting, small films like The Enemy and The Prisoner.

Anonymous said...

I don't think "The Prisoner" is a small film.

Hagen said...

Erin Gerasimovich will be Hugh Jackman's and Maria Bello's daughter in "Prisoners".


Villeneuve might be exactly the kind of "likemind" director Jake was talking about in his interview with Dave Poland.

It's odd that Sarah Gadon as an actress in a leading role (or major supporting role) doesn't have a clue how "An Enemy" will be like tonally. I guess especially in improvised scenes it's important that the actors have a clear idea about the movie. It's certainly an interesting project, but right now I'm a bit skeptic.

Anonymous said...

blair blair ‏@blair_blair

Mom: Jake Gyllenhaal is sitting across from me at the airport. Me: Really?! Mom: No. But it could be. You know how those people dress.

Anonymous said...

@MRKiNGALEXXX Jake Gyllenhaal & I http://instagr.am/p/TmOA8InXlw/

Rachel said...

It's odd that Sarah Gadon as an actress in a leading role (or major supporting role) doesn't have a clue how "An Enemy" will be like tonally.

Not that odd really. Most films are shot out of order and in this film she's only playing off one of Jake's characters while Melanie Laurent is playing off the other Jake character. So basically she only knows 50% of the film.

Scott said...

"Mom: No. But it could be. You know how those people dress."

Lol

Anonymous said...

Coco ‏@shaymitchnyc
My friend just randomly saw Jake Gyllenhaal. This is like the time I randomly ate next to Dakota Fanning haha

FP said...

Jarrod Walsh ‏@jarrodwalsh
Just shook hands with Jake Gyllenhaal.

Tis guy come from Adelaide but he is in NY now.

FP said...

this lol:)

Laure said...

We're having an interesting debate here, Hagen. I love different perspectives.

I'm one who doesn't find it odd at all, and I think Rachel has an excellent point. My reasons are:

1. Maybe Sarah Gadon doesn't particularly like improvisation, this being the reason for her slight confusion. She might prefer to be directed in precise details (Fincher's style). Hence my comparison to Jake, who loves improv and is always eager to change something (tone, perspective, even words) from one take to another. If this is Villeneuve's directorial style, they had a meeting of the minds.

2. The movie itself seems to be an unconventional complicated story told in an unconventional complicated way.

In a Spanish article, Jake was quoted saying: "Sin duda, ésta es una de las películas más complejas y extrañas en las que he trabajado durante mi carrera, ya que muestra el fascinante viaje dentro de un mundo que sólo Saramago podía crear, por lo que será una experiencia cinematográfica única y alucinante".
Thanks to Google translator, I gather it was one of the most complex and bizarre movies he's ever done, a fascinating journey into a world that only Saramago could create, an unique and mind-bending cinematic experience.
Remember that Jake was in every scene, he kept in touch with Villeneuve throughout the post-production process (due to their upcoming project), and probably has seen at least a rough copy of the movie. All the other actors might be in the dark just as Sarah Gadon.

On my part, I'm intrigued and hopeful.

FP said...

OMG Laure I cant wait for this movie!

Scott said...

"It's odd that Sarah Gadon as an actress in a leading role (or major supporting role) doesn't have a clue how "An Enemy" will be like tonally."

With all due respect to Sarah, she is an actor not the storyteller and I think maybe the only reason that Jake may have some idea as to the tone of the movie is that Jake loves to immerse himself into all aspects of a film if the storyteller (director) lets him. And it seems as if Jake attached himself to the hip of Denis during the movie on and off set.

UltraViolet said...

Thanks for the interesting discussion. Sarah might also be exaggerating for effect. Actors have been known to do that :)

But she seems like a very thoughtful person, so she is probably just explaining what the process was like for her.vI'm glad to hear more about the film. I'd love to see some video.

How cool that Ebert put EoW on his Top 10 for the year!

Hope everyone's recovering from Christmas/Tuesday :)

Scott said...

Jake looks like a little boy in the Jarhead Santa pic. A little boy who is wondering where the heck is Santa?

Anonymous said...

Rotten tomtoes showed some love and respect for EOW today.

Hagen said...

Maybe Sarah Gadon doesn't particularly like improvisation, this being the reason for her slight confusion.

Laure, Jake explicitly said in an interview that he and Sarah Gadon have a similar approach to acting. Maybe UV is right and Sarah Gadon is just showing off her ignorance.


On my part, I'm intrigued and hopeful.

I like the story quite a lot. It's not completely bizarre and makes more sense than "Donnie Darko" or "Source Code". I'm just not sure what to think of Denis Villeneuve as a director. Anyway we just have to wait and watch the result. :)

Laure said...

Hagen, you've sparked a great discussion.

All these ideas are well-thought-out, and if Jake and Sarah are kindred spirits in terms of acting, it's more likely that UV is right: actors, directors, artists in general have been known to exaggerate (David Ayer for example, when he said Jake was "sick of his life", was heavily exaggerating, IMO. But this is a conversation for another time).
Scott is also right: Jake's interest in all the aspects of a movie makes him an unusual actor. His focus goes beyond acting and he thinks like a filmmaker (another conversation for another time).

I never said the story is bizarre, I said it's unconventional and that the movie seems to be told this way.
Jake used (if he wasn't misquoted) "bizarre" and "mind-bending" in his description of the film. It could happen that Villeneuve's project is a free adaptation, a more "hallucinatory" vision. I guess we'll find out next year.

I haven't seen Incendies, therefore I don't know anything about Villeneuve as a director.
Personally, along with Brokeback and Jarhead, Donnie Darko and Source Code are my favorites amongst Jake's movies (bref, Brokeback is a powerful, haunting movie, Jarhead and Donnie are visually and conceptually stunning, and all 4 of them brought Jake's best performances, IMO). So, if Villeneuve's An Enemy will be anything like Donnie, for example, it will be great. I have faith because it seems that Jake is impressed with the results.

All this discussion made me, like UV and FP, eager to see a trailer or a featurette or something...

Anonymous said...

Srgt. Winslow ‏@premirr

Walked by Jake Gyllenhall yesterday on Canal Street, you guys. Also, gyllenhall is in iPhone's auto correct. That is all.

Anonymous said...

Jake on Ryan Seacrist today?

Hagen said...

It could happen that Villeneuve's project is a free adaptation, a more "hallucinatory" vision.

I think that's likely. When I was reading the book, I could take everything at face value. For example there is no giant spider crawling over Toronto (or another city) in the book.


I haven't seen Incendies, therefore I don't know anything about Villeneuve as a director.

"Incendies" is a modern-day Greek tragedy set in the Middle East. It's a powerful story that drives the movie. I can recommend it, but visually it's bleak. (You can argue that the stripped-down atmosphere is justified by the topic). I can easily imagine that Villeneuve is the right director for "Prisoners". "An Enemy" on the other hand requires a very different, more atmospheric approach. Based on "Incendies" I've no idea if Villeneuve can pull that off.

Anonymous said...

Älex™ ‏@_hi_im_alex

Jake Gyllenhaal just walked right past us in this restaurant. #ah #holyshit
Now he is sitting right next to us. #amazed
Jessie Race ‏@JessieRace1

@_hi_im_alex GET A PICTURE

I would if he wasn't sitting backwards

Anonymous said...

Sydney ‏@sydneythal

Just saw Jake Gylenhaal at the MET. My life is now complete

FP said...

B93.7 All The Hits ‏@B937AlltheHits
Seacrest talks with Jake Gyllenhaal around 6:40. Listen live here... http://bit.ly/11zYZiT -Fenway http://fb.me/2CEJHQ4LW

Anonymous said...

Spotted: Jake Gyllenhaal - Bike 6 - Union Square Soul Cycle. The ladies lost their shit.

Monica said...

A French website put An Enemy as one of the movies they love to see in Cannes.

Anonymous said...

Anthony Pham ‏@itsanthonyfoo

Jake Gyllenhaal is here!!

@niiicaaa_ haha he was at the restaurant I work it in downtown disney!

Anonymous said...

Jake at a Disney restaurant in California? I doubt it.

CC said...

@ Anonymous said...
Jake at a Disney restaurant in California? I doubt it.

December 29, 2012 9:06 AM


MAYBE whit his niece!!!

Laure said...

Thank you for all the details, Hagen. I'd like to see "Incendies", to get an idea. Bleak atmosphere and minimalism - one gets used to this type of cinema by watching Cristian Mungiu's films.

The giant spider was the first hint. I thought: what? Then Jake talked about time being inconsequential, that it could be the same man in different time frames, a flashback or a flashforward... almost like listening to him talking about "tangent universes", and I realized the movie could be Villeneuve's free interpretation of a story that was clearly about 2 men, completely identical but distinctive, if I may use this oxymoron. It was about an identity dilemma (if we're supposed to be unique, how can someone apparently not related to us be...us? is it possible? who's the original, who's the double? can we accept it?) with disastrous consequences and a frightening conclusion. A fascinating idea that could be translated on screen in many ways. Villeneuve's interpretation could be a more oniric one, deliberately confusing. (And if he's keen on the bizarre, Dover's hallucinating scene in "Prisoners" will be right up his alley.) However, this is just speculation on my part. "An Enemy" will reveal itself next year. We just have to wait.

Speaking of "Prisoners": from what you're saying, Villeneuve seems to be the appropriate choice to direct such a dark, uneasy thriller. Although, this one being an American production backed-up by Warner studios, I suppose he'll have to adjust his style accordingly.

Laure said...

A French website put An Enemy as one of the movies they love to see in Cannes.

...in competition, no less, Monica! :D
In this "wish list" Paris Match mentions Villeneuve as one of the most promising new filmmakers (des plus beaux espoirs du cinéma mondial sounds more gratifying in French).

Let's keep our fingers crossed: in competition or just hors concours, a Cannes presence would create good buzz for "An Enemy". Next year might be full of nice surprises.

FP said...

Sally Alfis ‏@sallymak26
Just chilling with Matisse and jake Gyllenhall .... #nbd #art #culture #mus @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Anonymous said...

Facebook:
Okay....So the snow turned to rain (and now back to snow) so no-romantic-snowing-in-NYC-photos BUT I 100% locked eyes with Jake Gyllenhaal. No shit. You can ask Kirsten K. Ps...I'm moving to NYC. Just so you know.

Anonymous said...

#Jake Gyllenhaal was sitting next to me in the French Restaurant called #Buvett in West Village, NYC. He was very polite.

@GyllenhaalJake It was cool seeing you at Buvett tonight. I talked to you about where your jacket was. Loved the beard.

Tweety said...

Hope every one had a happy holiday! Looks like Jake is back @ one his CZ's!

I have my fingers crossed for The Enemy , it may turn out to be a sleeper indie hit!

Tweety said...

Hope every one had a happy holiday! Looks like Jake is back @ one his CZ's!

I have my fingers crossed for The Enemy , it may turn out to be a sleeper indie hit!

Tweety said...

Hope every one had a happy holiday! Looks like Jake is back @ one his CZ's!

I have my fingers crossed for The Enemy , it may turn out to be a sleeper indie hit!

Anonymous said...

Mitz-C ‏@Lickmykix23

Jake Gyllenhaal came into Walgreens today 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱

Anonymous said...

Stand Up To Cancer १ ‏@CheersForSwiftx
" Taylor is such a kind person. I hope Harry Styles takes care of her " - Jake Gyllenhaal about Haylor

????????

Anonymous said...

I dont think Jake Said that about Taylor , after she write songs about him.

Monica said...

The person who posted it said she saw on E! News, but I don't believe he said that. After all the horrible things she said about him ...

Anonymous said...

Nonsense. Jake never talks about his exes, and the Walgreen's sighting was in Wisconsin, so probably a joke tweet.

Anonymous said...

Steph ‏@whatsyourbeef

Jake Gyllenhaal was on my subway carriage today. He had a hefty beard and was wearing trakkie bottoms. I did not wish him happy new year.

Laure said...

GyllenBabblers, have a great time celebrating the last hours of a good year and the beginning of a new, even better one.
Here's to a great 2013! Happy New Year!

Shondra said...

Jake sure gets around , Lol!!


Stopping by to wish all my fellow babblers a very happy and healthy New Year!

Shondra said...

Jake sure gets around , Lol!!


Stopping by to wish all my fellow babblers a very happy and healthy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Albert Gentry ‏@agentry4

Just met Jake Gyllenhaal and his beard at the local Chase bank. Giddy like a little school girl. Haha

FP said...

Happy New year GyllenBabblers!!! :)

Love you and thanks for all the news the interesting discussions and the fun!

Mary said...

Happy New Year to all the GyllenBabblers.Have a safe one.

Chica said...

Have a safe and happy New Year!

bobbyanna said...

Hope everyone has a very Happy New Year! (((((Gyllenbabblers))))

Chica said...

Have a safe and happy New Year!

suzy said...

Happy New Year GyllenBabbleWorld :)

UltraViolet said...

Hi everyone! Sorry I've been out of touch. Thanks for everyone who continued the discussion and thanks for all the New Year wishes. Wishing all of you a Happy New Year. (I'll repost your wishes in the new post.)