Monday, September 15, 2014

Promonto



As Lou Bloom continues to dispense his wisdom, some TIFF tidbits.



Give the 'Nightcrawler' a minute…
Jake Gyllenhaal breathes between shots. Photographer: Kelsey Fain.






From the Variety photographer:

"It was an absolute joy to work with Jake," said Pari Dukovic, who photographed Jake Gyllenhaal. "I hoped to show Jake's range as an actor and the intensity with which he dedicates himself to his work."

Rene Russo on Jake:

WWD: What was it like to work with Jake?
R.R.: "That was intense because Jake had laser-like focus. It’s different working with different people depending on the film but he was so laser-like that I just stayed out of his way, stayed quiet, and then when the cameras rolled we did our thing, but before that I had to let him be in his own Lou world because it was super intense for him. He was really serious about it because it was not easy. There was a lot of dialogue".

WWD: I’ve been hearing Oscar buzz, especially for his role.
R.R.: "I hope so. I hope there’s an Oscar buzz. He’s amazing in this movie!"


First movie you remember:

Case in point: Jake Gyllenhaal, who started his film-watching life with a box-office and critical failure. “One of the movies I remember seeing in the theatre very clearly was Dune. I had chicken pox. My mom took me during the day when nobody was in the theatre.”

Love this description of the NC reaction:

So, that’s what Oscar buzz sounds like. It’s literally a hum as people filter out of a press screening, a communal muttering about “complete transformations” and “innocent eyes,” a hive of phones vibrating as people correct the spelling of “Gyllenhaal” in a flurry of Tweets about his inevitable nomination for Nightcrawler, screenwriter Dan Gilroy’s first film as a director. It’s not a loud noise, but it is persistent. And it’s certainly justified.




TIFF After Dark:

The city shines brightest at night.” That’s the tagline for Nightcrawler, Jake Gyllenhaal’s newest independent-ish buzzy flick. It’s also a fitting mantra for everything that happens near and around the Bell Lightbox epicentre. And Soho House would most certainly have top billing.

Indeed, the celebration for Nightcrawler was a waiting game, anticipation-inducing for journos and star stalkers who just want something, anything, to happen and officially usher TIFF’s first and strongest (party) weekend into boldfaced existence.

“When are they getting here?” It’s not they, babe, it’s simply he. Gyllenhaal was obviously the name on everyone’s lips but somehow, it’s not entirely polite to run around asking when the man of the hour would arrive, already 45 minutes behind schedule. Which I did anyway. Or got other people to do for me. ...

And, finally, an explosion of light from the corner bar. Jakey’s here, looking delicious and well-rounded, having gained back much of the 20 pounds he had lost for the role. His YSL suit is picture perfect, literally, and Russo makes her way past all the handlers to drape herself over him. Make me relevant again, she says with her eyes. Kidding. It’s all small-talk and brief smiles in between Gyllenhaal’ s smoldering camera face, which secretly makes all of us laugh. Awww.


One advantage of being in Toronto during the festival is the ability to watch those pesky Canada-only videos. And to download them. First up, ET Canada interview:


ET Canada TIFF NC by GyllenBabble

Nightcrawler premiere in the rain:


ET TIFF NC premiere by GyllenBabble

From the ET vault, Jake at TIFF for BBM:


ET Canada Vault BBM TIFF by GyllenBabble

More selfies:






Audio from one of Jake's Charity Day trades:

142 comments:

UltraViolet said...

Repeating from the last post: Monday morning - Jake Gyllenhaal & Chris Cooper filming "Demolition" movie in the lobby of WTC.

Mary said...

Thanks UV how fun for you Jake looks good and very happy.

bobbyanna said...

good stuff in these videos, UV!
The BBM one really made me smile. He looked so young! ...Nine years ago... I guess he was! it was an exciting, happy time.

I'm thinking about how young Jake was when he made his first feature film as a lead actor, in October Sky, and Chris was there. I'd love to hear some of Chris Cooper's Jake Stories. : )

UltraViolet said...

It was fun, Mary. And we are in a storm of Jake news now!

You know what I'd love to see, Bobbyanna? More shots from the Jake's Venice time that year.

Monica, I forgot to add my disappointment that Feinberg didn't give Jake better Oscar chances. Plus ca change...

Moviefone things Jake will get nominated, lol:

Jake Gyllenhaal's gaunt visage in "Nightcrawler" will stick with you for days ... and probably earn him an Oscar nomination.

And I loved the last line here:

Nightcrawler

In Nightcrawler, Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a gaunt recluse hunting Los Angeles by night as a stringer -- a freelance cameraman selling footage of the guts and gore found in local crime scenes to the highest bidding news station. As Bloom gets more and more successful, the film reaches darker and darker territory, with Gyllenhaal navigating a dialogue rich both in intensity and midnight-black humor. The climax of the film is a gorgeous, white-knuckled chase through the city that reveals both the depths of Bloom's immorality and the height of Gyllenhaal's talent.

UltraViolet said...

A tweeter who posted about the Cantor Fitzgerald Charity day had this follow up:

Just another day in the office: I am the on the other end of the line, trading with #JakeGyllenhaal pic.twitter.com/hV5tdEtcFr

nice Kat. Did you give him a big order?

it wasn't a large block trade, but was fun to chat with someone so chill


And just now:

#spotted in nyc, jake gyllenhaal with film crew walking from the wtc path pedestrian walkway. anyone what he’s filming?

and yes. he is every bit as beautiful in person…

bobbyanna said...

I LOVE his look for Demolition.
So, yeah. I agree with whoever saw him today. : )

Jess said...

"and yes. he is every bit as beautiful in person…"

"So, yeah. I agree with whoever saw him today. : )"

Well I need more self exploration done before I can come to that conclusion. LOL

UltraViolet said...

Get right on that, Jess!

Posted a youtube clip that has some audio of one of Jake's Charity Day trades.

A couple more photos of Jake filming today. It's nice to see him so smiley.

Anonymous said...

Sent you an e-mail UV! :)

Monica said...

I liked this look for Demolition.

Being filmed in New York means that we'll have many pictures from the filming.

UV, I have no hopes for the Oscars. I don't think Open Road will campaign and not him because of the play. But it was a surprised to not see the name Jake on an very early list. But it's okay.

Jess said...

Didn't anyone else noticed that Feinberg's Oscar nominations for lead actor were all bio roles except for Birdman? And his second list was also a lot of bios.

Jess said...

Didn't anyone else noticed that Feinberg's Oscar nominations for lead actor were all bio roles or based on real people except for Birdman? And his second list was also a lot of bios.

Was it that way last year?

Monica said...

Jess, well, the Academy loves biographies and adaptations. This year four of the nominated actors were from real stories, just Bruce Dern had a original character.

This is his first list. Too early IMO. His first forecast from the last year:

THR

Tweety said...

I have to catch my breath UV , so much Jake news to catch up on thanks so much!

I really love the photos of him from TIFF and he was so young in that shot of him when he was there for BBM , sigh.

Demolition is filming right on time and yes I expect lots of pics from the set too!

Hagen said...

This is his first list. Too early IMO. His first forecast from the last year: THR

Actually his predictions weren't that far off. I still hope Jake will be nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. And I think he might have a good shot at a Golden Globe nomination for "Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical" for "Demolition" next year.

Jess said...

I disagree about his predictions from last year, not impressive to me.
God bless you Hagen..........But

Based on the NC being a dark comedy,I believe Jake has a really chance of being nominated for a Golden Globe Best Actor in a Comedy Musical for Nightcrawler. Why wait for Demolition.

Jess said...

I will say that Jake's and the film's chances at an Awards season I believe depends on how well Nightcrawler does at the box office.

As for the Spirit Awards, there seems to be as much competition there this year as with bigger films. Even independent films released earlier are viable competition for acting and film.

Hagen said...

I disagree about his predictions from last year, not impressive to me.

His track record isn't impressive; it's just that the field of potential nominees narrows down early on.


Based on the NC being a dark comedy,I believe Jake has a really chance of being nominated for a Golden Globe Best Actor in a Comedy Musical for Nightcrawler.

Hm, I'm not sure if HFPA would go along with that classification.


As for the Spirit Awards, there seems to be as much competition there this year as with bigger films.

Well, yes. On the other hand movies like "The Theory of Everything", "Unbroken" or "American Sniper" aren't eligible for the ISA's.

Jess said...

Well we shall see, what was that movie with Jolie and Depp that looked nothing like a comedy or musical but was nominated anyway.

UltraViolet said...

Really cool results for NC and Jake in the Indiewire critic's poll. Jake is the #2 lead performance (after Nina Hoss in Phoenix). NC also comes in second to Phoenix in the feature category. And Gilroy wins for best debut.

Nice job!

VF asked a bunch of celebs about movies that make them cry. Spoiler alert for Jake's very brief blip: Boyhood.

UltraViolet said...

It will really suck if Jake doesn't even get an Indie Spirit nomination! I swore I wouldn't spend another fall worrying about awards season, but here we are again!

BlueJean said...

So much news! Never enough time, never enough... ;)

bobbyanna said...

I know, UV. I expected some Independent Spirit love or GG love for other Jake movies and it never materialized. EoW and SC specifically. Who knows! : /

But I am delighted the critics poll acknowledged him. That will keep the buzz going, until the opening in October.

Honestly, all the things we talk about here: the distribution, the marketing, etc. the financing, getting a decent budget, so much is tied to how he's perceived. Of course box office counts, but that depends on marketing and distribution, so it's a catch 22.

Jake has earned his place and I want to see him acknowledged by his peers. Hopefully, the Feinberg predictions will goose his standing in the coming weeks.

bobbyanna said...

I gess it's too much to hope that since Harvey Weinstein is behind Southpaw, it would be nice if he would be supportive of a nomination, just to enhance Jake's value next year, even though I know Harvey has another candidate to promote this year.

Hagen said...

Hollywood Reporter: Open Road Films’ Nightcrawler, written and directed by Dan Gilroy and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Bill Paxton, will screen as the opening night film of the Film Independent Forum on Oct. 24 to kick off the forum, held at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. The screening will be followed by a Q+A session with Gilroy and producer Jennifer Fox.

UltraViolet said...

Photo of Jake filming today.

There's allegedly another one here, but it just leads to an error message.

From twitter - not sure what it's all about:

Hlpng SandyHook Heal
we say this all the time, we don't fawn celebrity, we do however appreciate the impact it can have to help the world.

TY Jake Gyllenhaal for inviting me to sit with you and your folks 2 discuss #Kids1st!

Monica said...

David Fincher

On Zodiac I had a conversation with Jake, and I said, “I guarantee I’m going to make a good movie out of this. You can decide if you want to be the weakest thing in it, or you can decide if you want to show up.” Downey had an interesting relationship with Jake on that movie. I think he felt it was his job to point out how difficult it is to be a 24-year-old actor with a lot of eyes and expectations on you. In spite of all the drama about whether we were allowing Jake to be the best version of himself because we were expecting so many iterations of his performance, to an extent I also felt that way about him. I also empathized with the wizened Downey looking back at himself in his Less Than Zero days and wanting a more nurturing influence for Jake.

UltraViolet said...

Yeah, Fincher. Still an asshole.

There's a little more:

PLAYBOY: So far your Gone Girl cast has been mum, but other stars you’ve worked with, such as Daniel Craig, Robert Downey Jr. and Jake Gyllenhaal, have spoken about the experience as being tough but worth it, with you demanding many retakes of the same scene.
FINCHER: If you didn’t get hugged enough as a kid, you won’t find what you’re looking for from me. That’s not my gig and I’m not attuned to it. On Zodiac I had a conversation with Jake, and I said, “I guarantee I’m going to make a good movie out of this. You can decide if you want to be the weakest thing in it, or you can decide if you want to show up.” Downey had an interesting relationship with Jake on that movie. I think he felt it was his job to point out how difficult it is to be a 24-year-old actor with a lot of eyes and expectations on you. In spite of all the drama about whether we were allowing Jake to be the best version of himself because we were expecting so many iterations of his performance, to an extent I also felt that way about him. I also empathized with the wizened Downey looking back at himself in his Less Than Zero days and wanting a more nurturing influence for Jake.

PLAYBOY: Both Downey’s and Gyllenhaal’s complaints were about reshooting scenes over and over. What do you get on take 11, say, that you don’t on take five?
FINCHER: Part of the promise when I work with actors is that we may be on take 11 and I’ll say, “We certainly have a version that we can put in the movie that will make us all happy. But I want to do seven more and continue to push this idea. Let’s see where it goes.” Now, I may go back to them after those seven takes and say, “It was a complete fucking waste of effort, but I had to try because I feel there’s something to be mined from this.” That’s a lot of extra work for an actor, and sometimes it pushes them out of their comfort zone. In some cases they’re not getting paid as much as they would on another movie. I go out on a limb, and people work harder for me than they do for other people. But I want them to be happy with the fact that we were able to do something singular, something unlike anything else in their or my filmography.

UltraViolet said...

Donna Freydkin, USA Today:

Started the day with #JeremyRenner. Closing it out with #JakeGyllenhaal. Sadly, in screening rooms.

Interviewed #JakeGyllenhaal a year ago while he was starving himself for was starving himself for #NightcrawlerMovie. Well worth the effort.

We had drinks with @RealHughJackman and poor #JakeGyllenhaal had to sip lemon water to curb his hunger. I did not follow suit.


And a tweeter earlier tonight:

I am in the same restaurant as jake gyllenhaal AND I MADE EYE CONTACT.

Just for the record peter and I spent more at this sushi bar than jake gyllenhaal did. #stepupurgame


More Vanity Fair questions: What do people say when they meet you?

Piruleta said...

I like Fincher's films, I think he has a really good eye, but sometimes he seems a tiny bit arrogant. Maybe it's true that Jake was a bit off in the moment they were filming Zodiac with all the fuss around Brokeback Mountain and all that stuff, but he was not the only actor to complain about David's methods, Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo did also, even if Mark was kissing David's ass afterwards (I love him anyway). I don't understand why everyone acts like Jake was being a spoiled kid. I'm not defending him for the sake of it, he was really young and I guess all that sudden attention probably affected him. He has matured a lot since then as a man an as an actor but I'm not sure if Fincher is the kind of director he would like to work with right now.

Btw, I'm so happy about all this positive reactions for Nightcrawler, but sadly I don't think Jake will get a nom, that category was already packed long before… which is a shame considering we haven't seen most of the films yet. But I'm glad for all the attention his performance is getting. Cant' really wait to see this film.

Hagen said...

He has matured a lot since then as a man an as an actor but I'm not sure if Fincher is the kind of director he would like to work with right now.

Based on Jake's comments in interviews I don't think Jake and David Fincher would fit together better now than they did back in 2005. Jake wants to work with directors who believe in his creative instincts. The process is more important for him than the result, read: Fincher's movies might be fine, but if the work on set sucks, it's just not worth it. And reportedly it sucks for most actors in leading roles who work with Fincher, even if they're more discreet than Jake. I'm pretty sure that both of them have closed that chapter for good.

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

As much as I loved Zodiac I don't think I would want to see Jake and Fincher to work together again. As you pointed out Hagen and Pirulita Jake has grown as an an actor since then and is looking and working on projects that reflect that.
I'm really excited about all the praise Jake is receiving for Nightcrawler but the best actor field is really crowded.

bobbyanna said...

Asshole is a understatement, UV.
It even seemed as if he resented Robert being nurturing or protective of Jake. Funny. I wonder if he treats Brad Pitt or Ben Affleck with the same condescension.


Jake knows the director is in charge, but he also sees filmmaking as collaborative with his directors, and Fincher seems to need more than anything, to make sure everyone knows who's in charge.

I can understand doing 11 takes for a scene to "explore" an idea, but when you do 50-70 takes, which Fincher did with both Robert & Jake, IMO that's not about making a movie.

There's something else going on that's almost abusive. "I'm doing this because I can," as if he is trying to break his actors.


I saw evidence that Jake & Fincher had patched things up and were friendly after Zodiac, but I agree he isn't the kind of director that Jake, at 33-34 would work well with.

On another subject, I didn't realize Jean Marc Vallee directed The Young Victoria. I love that movie!

bobbyanna said...

I have a question for those of you in other countries. Do you think Nightcrawler will resonate with foreign audiences?

Jess said...

"Anonymous bobbyanna said...
I have a question for those of you in other countries. Do you think Nightcrawler will resonate with foreign audiences?"

I am not in a foreign country but I think some of the action scenes would resonate with a foreign audience and I think the last trailer really help to sell the movie. A clear storyline in my opinion is a plus and the trailer helps define the story line. I came across some amateur reviews of the last NC trailer on Youtube and one reviewer has commented that the most recent trailer sold him on the movie because he was not sure what the movie was about before. The guy thought Jake's character was a murderer who created news stories for his career.

I watched about 5 reviews of the trailer and 4 were guys and the way their eyes lit up for the car chase scene was rather amusing.

UltraViolet said...

Good question, Bobbyanna. I wonder how it will translate. It definitely has that cool LA look that will appeal, at least.

Jake filming in NYC again. From London:

Trying to call my boss in NY but she's not answering her phone as Jake Gyllenhaal is filming in her office!

LOL.

So.
Jake Gyllenhaal is on our floor.
@mitchellcandrew and I ran into him on the elevator.
(Shooting this movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1172049/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_1 …)

Twitter peeps:

Any requests you'd like to send over to Jake Gyllenhaal?

Marry me. Thanks!

Are you asking me to proposition Jake Gyllenhaal?
...because well...

...on it

Okay, let me know his answer [ ]yes [ ]no

I knew I could depend on you, Sumeet. #AlwaysAndForever #MakingThingsHappen

I do what I can. <3

Set up Bubble Boy 2? Asking for a friend.


Then:

UPDATE: Found Jake Gyllenhaal. Also found Chris Cooper and Jean-Marc VallΓ©e. Jake looks, well, um, damn.

Nice tweet from a publicist type:

The FOXCATCHER guys are amazing, but having a tough time imagining a better male performance this year than Jake Gyllenhaal in NIGHTCRAWLER.

And Black Lab Media fixed their photo error, but it's not a picture of Jake.

UltraViolet said...

We can all be defensive about Jake but I think the complaints are legitimate in the Fincher case. The guy is an arrogant, controlling ass, it seems. Many other people complained, and Jake is unfairly singled out for it.

Jake is partly to blame for backing down from his valid statements and trying to make peace with Fincher.

No idea how they each really feel. I could see Jake working for him again, though.

Jess said...

Has Fincher ever work with a male lead again in any film?

I had a response to Bobbyanna's question but it disappeared.

Hagen said...

Do you think Nightcrawler will resonate with foreign audiences?
It's a tough market for low-budget American movies. "Nightcrawler" will not only have to compete against other American movies, but also against domestic and other European films. (This year the most successful movie at the box office in Germany is a French comedy.) I think the topic of "Nightcrawler" works fine internationally, but it could be crowded out by other films.

I wonder if he treats Brad Pitt or Ben Affleck with the same condescension.
There were reports that Affleck freaked out on the set of "Gone Girl" when he had to repeat a scene over and over again. Brad Pitt might be an exception; I don't know.

Has Fincher ever work with a male lead again in any film?
With Brad Pitt.

The "Demolition" logo looks cool.

Piruleta said...

I have a question for those of you in other countries. Do you think Nightcrawler will resonate with foreign audiences?

I agree with Hagen, the topic of the movie is appealing but it will depend on the promotion. For example, here in Spain the trailers were received with enthusiasm but mostly by cinephiles, the general audience probably doesn't even know this film exists. I can see Nightcrawler having a similar success to Drive, I have the feeling it has the potential to become a new classic :)

BlueJean said...

"I have a question for those of you in other countries. Do you think Nightcrawler will resonate with foreign audiences?"

Over here in The Netherlands, Jake is well known with 'cinephiles'. Many think he's on a roll with his career right now, ever since 'Source Code'. So yeah, those who respect him are looking forward to NC.

The general public? I have no idea... :/

bobbyanna said...

Thank you for your responses. I should have been more specific because I was most concerned about whether the subject of the film would have any relevancy to foreign audiences.

The idea of "nightcrawlers," freelancers chasing police scanners and filming raw footage of crime scenes. There is something about it, culturally, that is very "American" so I wondered. : )

I remember End of Watch didn't do so well in some places because it was so specific to South Central L.A.futlera

bobbyanna said...

Fincher did "Seven," "Fight Club," and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" with Brad Pitt.

Piruleta said...

Oh I see what you mean, It's true "Nightcrawlers" are more american, but I think the message of the movie is familiar with any other culture, I mean the fact that we all have almost become spectators of others tragedies and we don't seem affected by it. So yeah, I think the subject of the film is interesting for everyone.

Monica said...

No idea how they each really feel. I could see Jake working for him again, though.

I think Jake wants to work with him again, but I don't think Fincher wants it, especially after reading this interview.

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Monica said...

Bobbyana, I think some people will find interesting to know about this kind of journalism in Nightcrawler that I don't think happens in other countries.

Nightcrawler is scheduled to debut December 25 in Brazil.

Chica said...

I love that Jake is filming Demolition around NY :)

NC is very L.A. centric like EOW was so I was thinking that it may not translate overseas but the subject of journalism and the downward turn in ethics will find an audience.

Fincher Is a jackass and I doubt that he will be looking for Jake to star in his next movie.

bobbyanna said...

Fincher almost sounded defensive in the Playboy interview.“I guarantee I’m going to make a good movie out of this. You can decide if you want to be the weakest thing in it, or you can decide if you want to show up."

Zodiac certainly found it's audience, but it was never as popular as some of Fincher's other movies. I wonder of he's sensitive about that. The comment is insulting to come out now when both of them are promoting new movies over something that happened more than 8 yrs. ago.

The very idea of Jake not "being present" or "showing up" is absurd and insulting. Given Fincher's style of directing, it's impossible to separate the actor's performance from the director's shortcomings when I movie doesn't live up to it's expectations. Fincher had a great cast to work with, and Jake played Graysmith exactly the way Fincher wanted him to.

Monica said...

The very idea of Jake not "being present" or "showing up" is absurd and insulting.

Yeah. I was thinking about it like "hey do not blame me if he is the weakest part of the film". There are people out there who think that Jake is the weakest part of the film.

I wonder if Jake already knows about this interview.

Jess said...

"I wonder if Jake already knows about this interview."

Really I always see nothing but positive comments about Jake in Zodiac from people online who have found the film and realize what a good actor Jake really is, I see most comments about the acting related to Jake and Mark, rarely in reference to Downey JR.

The comment in my opinion was not to infer that Jake was the weakest link but an "excuse" to why Fincher was so hard on Jake.

I think secretly Jake got under Fincher's skin and it is driving the narcissist crazy.

bobbyanna said...

Fincher had a sentimental attachment to Zodiac story,and it didn't achieve the success he hoped it would. He's taking a cheap, thinly veiled shot at Jake. He has less to lose by criticizing Jake. Jake's people aren't going to challenge him, and Jake doesn't have the box office clout to matter. But as I said before,
"Given Fincher's style of directing, it's impossible to separate the actor's performance from the director's shortcomings when I movie doesn't live up to it's expectations"

If you read the rest of his interview he makes comments about the type of people he doesn't like, etc. and from a personality perspective I can see how he wouldn't get along with Jake. Fincher admits he is mean and vindictive. He clearly hasn't put Zodiac's failings behind him. He just isn't man enough to own them.

Jess said...

"Fincher admits he is mean and vindictive"

Well there you go, why waste time on such a jerk.

Piruleta said...

Even if I said I like his films, I prefer to see Jake work again with Denis than Fincher.

UltraViolet said...

Well, Fincher gets good projects, so it's annoying if Jake is forever precluded from working with him. The Witherspoon/Fincher combination meant Jake couldn't be in Gone Girl, even though he would have been perfect.

From twitter:

On set with Jake Gyllenhaal..I love my job.
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omg....tell him I said hi lmao πŸ˜‚

LOL. I'll see if I can get a picture.

And Rachel McAdams is on set..this day just keeps getting better. LOL.

Rachel said...

Fincher took some unfair and cheap potshots at Jake. I think he resented the fact that Jake had BBM promotion to do which directly interfered with Zodiac filming. Was it the Golden Globes he wouldn't let Jake attend that year?

Jess said...

Well so much for the two months of promotion after the TIFF premiere.

That Facebook page is sad and not much traffic.

Monica said...

Jess, from time to time I read negative comments about the performance of jake in zodiac. It makes me so :(

Rachel, I don't think that's it, because he knew that Jake would promote Brokeback Mountain around the filming of Zodiac. In fact, Jake was promoting Brokeback and Jarhead. These things are scheduled before, of course the awards season may have changed some things, but I don't think it was the main reason. And if I'm not wrong, Fincher was working on the pre-production of Benjamin Button while filming Zodiac.

I think they just didn't get along.

Bobbyana, I think Fincher was disappointed with the studio that changed the release date to March, the marketing wasn't good...
I believe that is why he is now working in marketing of his films. You can imagine how it would be Zodiac today with Fincher taking control of everything?

UltraViolet said...

Oh, Fincher definitely held the awards hoopla against Jake. He prevented Jake from going to the Golden Globes, leading many to say that Jake didn't attend because he wasn't nominated. Fincher refers to it on the Zodiac commentary track.

He's just a selfish prick. It wasn't his movie, so he didn't care about the awards.

There are a lot of people who think Jake is the weak link in Zodiac, but a lot of people think he's really good.

Jess, I'm disappointed by the follow-up NC promotion, or lack thereof, as well.

Another TIFF interview.

bobbyanna said...

Thanks for that link, UV. I also watched Gilroy's interview. I have no idea why I feel this way, but I believe Dan and Jake really connected in some unique way. I think Dan really enjoyed working with him.

BlueJean said...

"I prefer to see Jake work again with Denis than Fincher."

I agree, Piruleta! I think Jake and Denis also connected in a unique way! ;) Denis has said he was a better director because of Jake - well, who cares about David Fincher anyway! ;)

Jess said...

"I prefer to see Jake work again with Denis than Fincher."


I think Denis has a lot of competition now lol. I do believe Dan loves or at least likes Jake a lot and Antoine gushes over him and the chemistry between Jake and Jean Marc Vallee seems genuine at TIFF.

Piruleta said...

who cares about David Fincher anyway!

Haha, well, I do care because Fincher is a really well known and respected director, so his opinion about the actors he works with is kind of relevant. But, has others have said, this happened 8 years ago although he was asked directly about it.

When I say I prefer to see him work with Denis again is because I really think Denis is a refreshing and talented director, I can't wait to see his next projects and of course I would love to see him and Jake together again, they are an interesting match.

Anonymous said...

@Variety Jake Gyllenhaal's Hollywood Hills house for sale (EXCLUSIVE) http://t.co/MefdN28K3A http://t.co/pyo3rEYTqO

Hagen said...

Variety: The follow-up to the young adult hit, “The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials” races into theaters on Sept. 18, 2015. The sequel will face stiffer competition from action-adventure “Everest,” which stars Jake Gyllenhaal, and an untitled Whitey Bulger biopic with Johnny Depp.

Jess said...

Hmmm so Jake is in California doing NC promotion, one of two tweets from LA based film press. Kris Tarpley tweeted he had breakfast with Jake this morning too regarding NC.

"Anne Thompson ‏@akstanwyck · 1h
After interviewing Nightcrawler's Jake Gyllenhaal at Vista Del Mar, waited for car with Rachel McAdams"

UltraViolet said...

Glad we got some news today. Slow weekend!

I did see some tweets of filming late Friday. I also saw this on FB and assumed it was a case of mistaken identity since the guy is in CA:

Hi Jake!
Thanks for visiting with me at Best Buy yesterday. Sorry you didn't have time for the Magnolia Design Center tour. You'll love our home theater! See www.Magnoliaav.com.

We can arrange an after hours visit or a home walk-through for your convenience. Call my cell on the card or message me here. Check me out at www.paulsquillo.com.


Could still be the wrong guy but who knows.

Anonymous said...

I Heart Jake has photos of Jake leaving LAX from today. I just wonder why Thompson tweeted about McAdams.

Monica said...

lol Tapley:

Kristopher Tapley
‏@kristapley
Great breakfast chat with Jake Gyllenhaal this morning. Dude is driven lately. It's exciting to see him so energized by the work.

Kate Erbland ‏@katerbland 9h
@kristapley What did Jake eat?

Kristopher Tapley ‏@kristapley 9h
@katerbland He "ate" tea. I ate a croissant. That actually probably says it all.

Kate Erbland ‏@katerbland 9h
@kristapley Tea is interesting. Hot, I assume? Should have figured he was a tea guy. (I would have had a croissant, too.)

Mike Ryan ‏@mikeryan 8h
@kristapley @katerbland That's not much of a breakfast. It's the most important meal of the day. You both need your strength.

Kristopher Tapley ‏@kristapley 8h
@mikeryan @katerbland That's what I hear

Kristopher Tapley ‏@kristapley 8h
@mikeryan @katerbland I might have ordered more if I wasn't sitting across from Jake Gyllenhaal's abs.

Mike Ryan ‏@mikeryan 8h
@kristapley @katerbland Make that the focus of your interview, that he should eat a heartier breakfast.

Kate Erbland ‏@katerbland 8h
@kristapley @mikeryan Weird that he'd show up topless for a breakfast. Very casual.

Kristopher Tapley ‏@kristapley 8h
@katerbland @mikeryan You know how we roll.

Mike Ryan ‏@mikeryan 8h
@kristapley @katerbland "It's hot in here, mind if I take my shirt off? Also, I'll have the tea."


Anon, must be a big deal for her to be next to Rachel McAdams.

UltraViolet said...

I'm guessing she mentioned it because it happened.

And LOL, Monica. That was a funny exchange.

This is a pretty cool autographed DVD.

Jess said...

"Kate Erbland ‏@katerbland 8h
@kristapley @mikeryan Weird that he'd show up topless for a breakfast. Very casual."

Funny, lol. Jake looked so happy, young and relaxed. Getting that house on the market just in time for me. I am looking for new house but I wonder if he would negotiate. Let's say cut 3 million dollar reduction. It's not unreasonable since he longer comes with the house.

UltraViolet said...

Tyrese shared a Southpaw photo. Jake is not in the photo but this is the caption:

We finally did it - shout to one of our new legends director Antwoine Fouqua ( Training Day and The Equalizer).. and my mentor Forest Whitaker - the scenes I did with Jake Gyllenhaal is gonna shock a few folks! One of my most challenging roles to date - #SouthPaw #Excited

And yes, there are the requisite Brokeback jokes among the 1000 comments.

This is a good interview from TIFF. I think this woman has done the Twitter questions angle before. Stay away if you don't want to hear "All Too Well" played over the whole thing.

Ph0enicks said...

Maybe Thompson is implying a romance between Rachel and Jake? Rachel was seen on set at Demolition and then in Los Angeles within days.

Monica said...

there are the requisite Brokeback jokes among the 1000 comments.
:(

Stay away if you don't want to hear "All Too Well" played over the whole thing.
Why she did it? Ridiculous. I'll pass. If the music was at least good...

She is not implying romance because Anne Thompson is not celebrity gossip. I think she saw Rachel and was happy with it.

I think it's just a coincidence that they were in the same hotel.

Anonymous said...

wait what¿ ‏@Mandile_ 55m
Spending the day with Jake Gyllenhaal & Naomi Watts on set of Demolition. Let's make a movie people! 🎬πŸŽ₯😍

UltraViolet said...

Apparently, it's official that True Detective 2 will be Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn. Way to be diverse, HBO!

This video is about the sale of Jake's house, but it contains some clips of Jake I hadn't seen before. It's also in French, FYI.

Hagen said...

LIRR ‏@LIRR
Exciting day at Greenvale station as filming took place for "Demolition", starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Naomi Watts! (picture)

Anonymous said...

Best Film: Nightcrawlerhttp://www.cgmagonline.com/features/annual-cgm-tiff-awards-2014/

UltraViolet said...

It's worth watching, Monica. And ATW is a good song.

Lots of Demolition sightings:


Got to meet Jake Gyllenhaal and Naiomi Watts today!
pic.twitter.com/sGA8qUqdyC

Jess said...

Thanks Monica, Jake is sure looking good in this film. He seems to be in a really good mood, maybe a sign this film role isn't as intense as his last 3 or 4.

Monica said...

Wow I'm in love with this look. Naomi Watts is beautiful!

lol:
Kate Erbland ‏@katerbland 14m
Fuqua just said that Gyllenhaal did all of his own boxing sequences in SOUTHPAW. No stunt guys.

Kristopher Tapley ‏@kristapley 13m
@katerbland Abs.

Kate Erbland ‏@katerbland 13m
@kristapley Your abs-ervation was mentioned.

Kristopher Tapley ‏@kristapley 11m
@katerbland It...no.

Kate Erbland ‏@katerbland 10m
@kristapley You love it.

Kristopher Tapley ‏@kristapley 10m
@katerbland I just wouldn't put it past Mike.


UV, was painful to my ears hear this horrible song once, so I don't want it again.

Anonymous said...

wait what¿ ‏@Mandile_ 34m

Jake on set 😍😍 pic.twitter.com/4MiBaA4seJ

BlueJean said...

"Stay away if you don't want to hear "All Too Well" played over the whole thing."

Loved the interview! And as much as I hate to say it, 'All too well' is indeed a good song. It's bittersweet.

UltraViolet said...

The NME movie blogger thinks Jake deserves an Oscar for NC.

Photo of Jake filming at JFK. Cute shots.

BlueJean said...

^^^^^^
From the article: "Judging by his rom-com outing in Love & Other Drugs, girls like him and with hard hitting emotional cop drama End of Watch guys want to be like him."

That sounds like one of his lines from 'End of Watch'! ;)

bobbyanna said...

Loved the article by the NME blogger, but I always feel bad when Source Code is overlooked. I loved Jake's work in that movie, especially the scenes in the pod.
I still get teary-eyed when I watch his scenes with Vera Farmiga. "Am I dead?"

And honestly, while Donnie Darko is classic, getting there from October Sky really demonstrates his gifts. He was superb in October Sky.

I'm really happy he's being recognized, and I definitely want to see him be acknowledged by his peers, too.

Hagen said...

Lainey Gossip: Handsome Jake eats alone (pictures)

Hot Mess said...

Sorry for being kinda AWOL, I can't keep up with Jake's insanely hectic schedule, which makes me sad (for myself) and extremely happy for Jake.
Did I say how smitten I am by his looks for Demolition? :-)

I picked-up some tweets, links, photos, but will check if they weren't already discussed here.

For now, a newly fresh video interview from Anne Thompson, the one she tweeted about. Nice introduction and very detailed description of Jake's work in the past few years.

http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/watch-nightcrawler-star-jake-gyllenhaal-looks-into-eyes-of-coyote-20140924

One dark horse awards candidate to emerge from the Toronto Film Festival is Dan Gilroy's Jake Gyllenhaal vehicle "Nightcrawler". Watch my video interview with the busy actor, who is heading for Broadway--and a possible second Oscar nomination.

Hot Mess said...

IHJ has 50+ photos of Jake filming at JFK. Different clothes, different state of mind for his character. We're in for a treat: lots of close-ups, and he's swoon worthy. Excuse my fangirling but Jake does brings that in a lot of people.

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A set of photos taken by a girl who works on Demolition. The set decoration for what seems to be Jake's apartment in the film is intriguing:

http://katrinamiraglia.blogspot.ro/2014/09/on-set-of-demolition-ft-jake-gyllenhaal.html

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Something else, a little bit confusing. If we aren't somehow lost in translation:
Antoine Fuqua is glad Jake Gyllenhaal's schedule forced him to walk away from gritty drama Prisoners, because he wasn't looking forward to shooting the kidnap drama. The Training Day director was wrestling with his decision to make the film when his leading man had to put the project on hold to star in a play. Fuqua tells WENN, "I prepped for it and actually brought up Jake Gyllenhaal for the lead at the time. The timing was wrong because he was doing a play but I didn't really want to make that film... because he has kids.
It doesn't add up. When Jake started the play he'd wrapped Enemy and already talked to Denis about playing Loki (with Hugh booked for Keller Dover). It's a head-scratcher but the fun part is: while promoting Equalizer, Fuqua keeps bringing Jake in all conversations :-)

Jess said...

" Fuqua keeps bringing Jake in all conversations :-)"


I wonder how often the interviewer brings up Fuqua's next projects and Jake.

Hot Mess said...

Hi, Jess! I don't know, but he seems eager to talk about Jake :-)

Fuqua says he didn't want to direct Prisoners because he has kids, while Denis brought his kids to the set! Different strokes for different folks.
Questions are: when was Fuqua set to direct Prisoners and why wasn't it mentioned before? He suggested Jake should play Keller Dover? I kinda love the irony that Jake could have been involved in Prisoners before Denis, before Hugh. Goes to prove how many variations projects go through in Hollywood.
...One day you may end up with Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn. Ouch!

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Don't know if this has been brought up, but Scott Feinberg did put Jake on his second list in "Possibilities":

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/feinberg-forecast-race-takes-shape-733235

His predictions are puzzling though; he considers frontrunners actors from movies no one has watched yet.


From his blog:

http://scottfeinberg.com/genre-films-can-break-the-oscar-norm

Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance as a sleazy freelance TV reporter determined to go to any length in search of crime footage in Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler could get him “recognized as one of the most daring actors working in Hollywood today” and has been called some of the “best work of his career.” With this type of praise, award contention usually follows, but historically speaking, “genre films” don’t fare well at the Oscars. It’s not impossible for films that deviate from the Oscar norm — biopics, period pieces or dramas — to secure Oscar nominations for the actors involved, but looking back through the years, from 2000 to the present, shows that these films constitute a lower percentage of overall nominees.

Monica said...

He looks great. I think it will become my favorite look of all his movies.

he considers frontrunners actors from movies no one has watched yet.

That's where is the fun. Most of the time he makes the list with what he's hearing about the films, which one is the kind of movie that the Academy will like ... inherent vice is low on the list, because the initial word is that it is not a movie that Oscar will like, it will divide,

He is very good.

Tapley is also very good: In Contention

I'd be happy just with a nomination.

Today I bought Into Thin Air, I want to know more about Everest. : D

UltraViolet said...

BJD, that is like a line from EoW!

Bobbyanna, the NME article was a little off. But Ann Thompson mentioned SC :)

Hagen, those photos were so much fun. IHJ has even more now, but it was great to see them earlier. He really does look good. Eyeroll at Lainey's attempt to inject drama/misleading with the title.

Hot Mess, you've come back with a vengeance! Great link for the set design blogger. The Prisoners/Fuqua story makes no sense from what we've heard. If true, it puts an interesting spin on things.

The more I hear about all the biopics this fall, the sadder I get for Jake's awards chances.

Love the Thompson interview. I might make a new post with it.

UltraViolet said...

I might read it, too, Monica. Haven't decided yet.

The set design photos and the JFK photos give us an interesting glimpse into Demolition. I've avoided any spoilers so none of it makes any sense to me. But that's okay.

Anonymous said...

http://www.movieweb.com/narco-sub-director-antoine-fuqua

"Southpaw, we're editing that now and I'm excited. Jake Gyllenhaal, I think he's on the rise, and he's intense. We completely changed him into a championship boxer. It's a heartfelt drama about him and his daughter. It's really powerful."

fuqua really love Jake

Piruleta said...

"His predictions are puzzling though; he considers frontrunners actors from movies no one has watched yet."

This really pisses me off and is even worse when we keep reading all of these articles saying how Jake should be nominated but that he has no chance. However, they list actors from movies no one has seen yet ignoring others that have been released earlier. Although I think what really gets on my nerves the most is seeing Bradley Cooper listed once again. Maybe he deserves it this year but his past two nominations were a joke.

bobbyanna said...

"I'd be happy just with a nomination." Oh, yes, Monica! So will I.

I'm sort of sitting on the fence about Into Thin Air. part of me really wants to read it.

I LOVE the Anne Thompson interview! Sometimes, when Jake is doing press for his movies, he seems "On" and there's a forced quality, but here he seems so relaxed, and he's not trying so hard to be funny or entertaining.

Instead, with Thompson, he comes across as thoughtful,intelligent and very authentic. This is the Jake I really love to see. The other is entertaining, but this was a real conversation. I enjoyed it very much.

Anonymous said...

Jenn Monk ‏@JennMonkk 37m
I just pet Jake Gyllenhaal's dog and didn't even realize it. Super cute puppy though...

Anonymous said...

Is that Rachel McAdams in one of the Demolition set pictures posted on that tumblr blog? They sure seem to be spending a lot of time together lately.

Hagen said...

There's a new simple, but pretty cool poster for "Nightcrawler" (Bullet Media).

Jess said...

Hi Hot Mess, that's really funny to type. But no offense to Jake but I so want to see this new puppy of his.

Monica said...

However, they list actors from movies no one has seen yet ignoring others that have been released earlier.

Except Carrell who still in the top Five since Cannes.

Read on tumblr that the Empire gave 4 stars to Nightcrawler, but I didn't see anything on the site, probably the person saw it in the November issue.

Anon, I don't know what picture you're talking about. I think if Rachael McAdams was on the Demolition sets, paparazzi would have recognized her.

Jess, I also want to see his new puppy.

Monica said...

Fantastic Fest:

Phil Nobile Jr. ‏@PhilNobileJr 14m

NIGHTCRAWLER: Someday I hope to meet a video cameraman as motivated as Jake Gyllenhaal. #FantasticFest

Brian Flieder ‏@FliederonFilm 13m

#FantasticFest ends on a high. #NightcrawlerMovie is terrific! Once again, Jake Gyllenhaal nails it! Someone give this guy an award!

Jacob Hall ‏@JacobSHall 12m

NIGHTCRAWLER: Jake Gyllenhaal's psychotic performance anchors this slick, morally reprehensible, blackly comic thriller. Kind of incredible.

Joey Lewandowski ‏@soulpopped 11m

#NightcrawlerMovie is awesome in ways I never expected. Jake Gyllenhaal is an absolute psychopath. (What a way to end #FantasticFest!)

Mark P. Saldana ‏@Movie_Doc 12m

Jake Gyllenhaal delivers what is probably his best performance yet. I was completely floored by his acting and the writing and direction.

Victor DePasqual ‏@AustinMovieSnob 11m

Jake Gyllenhaal was a fireball of brilliance in NIGHTCRAWLER. One of the best films of the year. Blown. Away. #FantasticFest

Ronald Short ‏@ronaldtheshort 10m

Nightcrawler is dark, weird, and awesome. Jake Gyllenhaal's best performance ever, in my opinion. #FantasticFest

Clint O Mac ‏@ClintOMac 10m

#NightcrawlerMovie is one of the best films I've seen this year #FantasticFest. Jake Gyllenhaal gives the performance of a lifetime.

Kevin Williams ‏@dharmatel 10m

NIGHTCRAWLER is like AMERICAN PSYCHO of local TV news. Jake Gyllenhaal's performance is intense. Stunning directorial debut! #fantasticfest

JosieRenee ‏@JosieWilken 10m

I've never been so creeped out by Jake Gyllenhaal, but can't say I didn't enjoyed every second of it #NightcrawlerMovie

Ailsa Scott ‏@ailsas 9m

Wow. What a film to end the fest on! Incredible debut from Dan Gilroy & Jake Gyllenhaal is f***ing incredible! #NIGHTCRAWLER #FantasticFest

Alicia Rutledge ‏@aliwiththecia 8m

#NightcrawlerMovie, I say GODDAMN. Jake Gyllenhaal is brilliant, I wanted to punch him in the face. Brilliant! #fantasticfest

Taco ‏@JaviFuentes 9m

NIGHTCRAWLER was a great vehicle for Jake Gyllenhaal. His performance was amazing and LA looked beautiful. #FantasticFest

Meredith Borders ‏@xymarla 8m

Jake Gyllenhaal is a real inspiring self-starter in NIGHTCRAWLER. #FantasticFest

Jon Partridge ‏@Texas_Jon 5m

Jake Gyllenhaal has created a cinematic character reminiscent of Travis Bickle. Really intense creepy & impressive work. #NightcrawlerMovie

Mercedes ‏@DuskySprngfield 1m

I like to think that Jake Gyllenhaal in NIGHTCRAWLER is the illegitimate son of Patrick Bateman bent on winning his dad's approval.

UltraViolet said...

Great minds, Monica. Probably some repeat tweets in there:


if NIGHTCRAWLER is a media satire it's not a very sharp one but it is a funny, gorgeous LA thriller. /went over like crazy here too whatever that means. lotsa fun, pretty thin.


Jake Gyllenhaal gives the performance of Jared Leto's career in Nightcrawler.


NIGHTCRAWLER is pretty terrific and Jake Gyllenhaal is great in it. Everyone should see it on Oct. 31. Are you happy, ‪@fantasticfest?


Jake Gyllenhaal has created a cinematic character reminiscent of Travis Bickle. Really intense creepy & impressive work. ‪#NightcrawlerMovie

You are so right on the money. Gyllenhaal is so damn frightening in it.


Nightcrawler...Whoa! Pitch-black thriller with (surprisingly) lots of uncomfortable laughs. Jake Gyllenhaal was outstanding.

Jake Gyllenhaal is the ultimate American dreamer ‪#NightcrawlerMovie ‪#FantasticFest


#Nightcrawler is a very tense and wildly funny film. Jake Gyllenhaal is fantastically creepy. ‪#FantasticFest ‪@SeeNIGHTCRAWLER

Gyllenhaal's a good actor. Not sure why he has gotten so much flack. Glad NIGHTCRAWLER's getting him good reviews

Jake Gyllenhall's character in ‪#NightCrawlerMovie is f%cking creepy - a perfect performance. Awesome movie to wrap up ‪#FantasticFest!

Harry Knowles ‏‪@headgeek666‬ 7m
DanGilroy's NIGHTCRAWLER reveals the vultures of tragedy - this is Jake Gyllenhall has his TAXI DRIVER... Fucking amaze balls!

finished Nightcrawler. Jake Gyllenhaal pulls off extremely creepy eerily well. ‪#FantasticFest


‪#NightcrawlerMovie is something special. Dark, disturbing, smart & powerful. Gyllenhaal may be the most evil character on screen this year!

Jake Gyllenhaal is a real inspiring self-starter in NIGHTCRAWLER. ‪#FantasticFest

NIGHTCRAWLER was a great vehicle for Jake Gyllenhaal. His performance was amazing and LA looked beautiful.


‪#NightcrawlerMovie, I say GODDAMN. Jake Gyllenhaal is brilliant, I wanted to punch him in the face. Brilliant! ‪#fantasticfest

Matt Singer ‏‪@mattsinger‬ 10m
Jake Gyllenhaal is a good actor. Not sure why he has, until recently, gotten so much flack. Glad NIGHTCRAWLER's getting him good reviews.




NIGHTCRAWLER - best American film of the year so far. Brutal takedown of the media. Oscar caliber Jake Gyllenhaal.


NIGHTCRAWLER is gripping, dark, and razor-sharp satire/neo-noir. Gyllenhaal is so fantastically creepy and PERFECT.


Wow. What a film to end the fest on! Incredible debut from Dan Gilroy & Jake Gyllenhaal is f***ing incredible! ‪#NIGHTCRAWLER ‪#FantasticFest


I've never been so creeped out by Jake Gyllenhaal, but can't say I didn't enjoyed every second of it ‪#NightcrawlerMovie


NIGHTCRAWLER is like AMERICAN PSYCHO of local TV news. Jake Gyllenhaal's performance is intense. Stunning directorial debut! ‪#fantasticfest


‪#NightcrawlerMovie is one of the best films I've seen this year ‪#FantasticFest. Jake Gyllenhaal gives the performance of a lifetime.

Nightcrawler is dark, weird, and awesome. Jake Gyllenhaal's best performance ever, in my opinion. ‪#FantasticFest

NIGHTCRAWLER - Dark & brooding w/ amazing cinematography from Robert Elswitt. Gyllenhaal's best performance since ZODIAC ‪#NightcrawlerMovie


Jake Gyllenhaal is incredible in NIGHTCRAWLER. Best I've ever seen him./
I spelled Gyllenhaal wrong. I might still be spelling it wrong, but he's terrifying in ‪#NightcrawlerMovie ‪#FantasticFest

NIGHTCRAWLER was AMAAAZZZINNNGG. Perfect closing night film for ‪#FantasticFest. Gyllenhaal was unbelievably good. ‪#Nightcrawlermovie

Jake Gyllenhaal was a fireball of brilliance in NIGHTCRAWLER. One of the best films of the year. Blown. Away.

Gyllenhall in NIGHTCRAWLER is seriously next level. HIS EYES! AHHHHH! ‪#FantasticFest

UltraViolet said...

And more:

Jake Gyllenhall is a lock for awards season. What a performance. ‪#FantasticFest ‪#NightcrawlerMovie/ I spelled Gyllenhaal wrong. I might still be spelling it wrong, but he's terrifying in ‪#NightcrawlerMovie ‪#FantasticFest

Jake Gyllenhaal delivers what is probably his best performance yet. I was completely floored by his acting and the writing and direction.


‪#NightcrawlerMovie is awesome in ways I never expected. Jake Gyllenhaal is an absolute psychopath. (What a way to end ‪#FantasticFest!)

Devin Faraci ‏‪@devincf‬ 15m

NIGHTCRAWLER: Jake Gyllenhaal adds a new creepy weirdo to the cinematic hall of fame. Great, darkly funny movie.


Just saw ‪#NightcrawlerMovie here at ‪#FantasticFest. What a great way to end the festival. Gyllenhaal is simply amazing in it. Now to party..


NIGHTCRAWLER: Jake Gyllenhaal's psychotic performance anchors this slick, morally reprehensible, blackly comic thriller. Kind of incredible.

NIGHTCRAWLER is the real deal. Gyllenhaal is doing some KING OF COMEDY level De Niro work. Absolutely mesmerizing. ‪#FantasticFest

Jake Gyllenhaal is such an insane little weirdo in Nightcrawler and I'm mega into it. When is his TED talk?


‪#NightcrawlerMovie Love this film. Gyllenhaal is menacing, darkly charismatic. Support this great film. ‪#FantasticFest


‪#FantasticFest ends on a high. ‪#NightcrawlerMovie is terrific! Once again, Jake Gyllenhaal nails it! Someone give this guy an award!

Ok, ‪#nightcrawlermovie is freaking tense. gyllenhall is like the American psycho of photojournalists.


Jake Gyllenhall is maybe the worst person of all time in NIGHTCRAWLER. Great performance. ‪#FantasticFest

NIGHTCRAWLER: Someday I hope to meet a video cameraman as motivated as Jake Gyllenhaal. ‪#FantasticFest

William Goss ‏‪@williambgoss‬
Nightcrawler: maybe not all that incisive as a satire, but Gyllenhaal gives an awesomely vicious performance w/ the m'lady up to 11. ‪#FF2014

Last movie of ‪#FantasticFest was ‪#NightcrawlerMovie with Jake Gyllenhall. Shit the bed it was brilliant! Can't wait to see it again.

Gyllenhaal, LA, & sleaze. Nightcrawler is awesome '70s-grade satire that'd be a perfect double bill w/ Network. Or Anchorman.

Eric Vespe ‏‪@EricVespe‬ 7m
Nightcrawler is a throwback to '70s star vehicle thrillers. Jake Gyllenhaal's Lou Bloom is the new great cinematic creeper.

Nightcrawler contemplates what happens when Travis Bickle has Wikipedia at his disposal. Probably the best Gyllenhaal's ever been.

Fast-talking sociopathic videographer rigs scenes to find success. Amazing performance by Jake Gyllenhaal.


I like to think that Jake Gyllenhaal in NIGHTCRAWLER is the illegitimate son of Patrick Bateman bent on winning his dad's approval.

Holy crap! ‪#nightcrawler was amazing!!!! What a ride. Thanks for bringing it to the fest for us to enjoy!! ‪#FantasticFest

Just saw ‪#Nightcrawler at ‪#FantasticFest and it's absolutely amazing.

When I compared Dan Gilroy to Judas Priest, holy shit I wasn't kidding! ‪#Nightcrawler was astoundingly awesome! ‪#FantasticFest

‪#NIGHTCRAWLER is gripping, creepy and surprisingly funny in a perverse way. Superb directorial debut from Dan Gilroy.

‪#Nightcrawler is supremely entertaining. Perfect creepy performance from Jake G. Super slick debut feature for Dan Gilroy

‪#Nightcrawler is a very tense and wildly funny film. Jake Gyllenhaal is fantastically creepy. ‪#FantasticFest ‪@SeeNIGHTCRAWLER

Gyllenhaal is really, truly incredible in NIGHTCRAWLER. The film doesn't quite cohere around him, but his work is mesmerizing

Piruleta said...

Here is the Empire's link http://www.empireonline.com/reviews/review.asp?FID=138812

And here is the UK poster http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=42276

Monica said...

thanks, piruleta! <3

Jess said...

Well Dan Gilroy continues the promotion of NG, he was on Fox this morning.

That UK poster is my favorite, I would not mind having a copy for my wall. Happy to see Fantastic Fest was apparently a success. I just wish Open Road would do something to break the movie from being seen as a genre movie. It's really a message on society's need for information no matter how grotesque.

Sag Actor said...

Wow, thanks for all the updates, NC looks so amazing, and the Fantastic Fest response to the movie is awesome, wish I could have been there.

UltraViolet said...

Yeah, I saw an update from Nightcrawler about the instagram account, but it's all the same promos/posters we've seen. After an auspicious start, the promotion has been routine.

Thanks, Piruleta! That looks like a five-star review from Empire, however, which is great.

The FantasticFest folks seemed to love it. Here are a few more tweets:

NIGHTCRAWLER is as close to TAXI DRIVER as we can get in today's age. Neither hero or villain, Gyllenhaal runs with it. #FantasticFest

"Nightcrawler" was so frickin good. Jake Gyllenhaal continues to be perfect. #FantasticFest #NightcrawlerMovie

Just saw #NightcrawlerMovie at #FantasticFest Jake Gyllenhaal walks the line between humor and intensity like a west coast Patrick Bateman

Jake Fuckin' Gyllenhall, guys. Major props to Tony Gilroy.

Gyllenhaal's Lou is an instant classic. Middle name may be Oscar...

Closing Film: "Nightcrawler" - what a flick. Slick, propulsive thriller-satire - Jake Gyllenhall is outstanding

A gut wrenching and biting satire, NIGHTCRAWLER is how you close a film festival! Excellent film! My favorite of Fantastic Fest.

Man, #NightcrawlerMovie is one of the most gripping character studies I've seen since AMERICAN PSYCHO. Brilliant film.

NIGHTCRAWLER is comic bit of dark intensity. Stomach churning in anxiety, morally disgusting in the best possible way. Great

There are no words for how great Nightcrawler was. Just go see it. Very original and astounding.

Watched @SeeNIGHTCRAWLER twice at the same day at #FantasticFest. Jake Gyllenhaal should win an oscar for his mesmerizing performance.

Fascinated by #NightcrawlerMovie. It was disturbing yet funny with NO moral compass. You HAVE to see it. Jake Gyllenhaal was so good.

NIGHTCRAWLER: Jake Gyllenhaal pwns. A coyote in the night. One of the best characters I saw in a #fantasticfest flick. Comes out 10/31.

Monica said...

Scans: Empire Magazine

UltraViolet said...

Jake set to appear in Theater of War at BAM on Sunday:

Jake Gyllenhaal, Reg E. Cathey, Frances McDormand, and David Strathairn perform a dramatic reading of scenes from Sophocles’ Ajax and Philoctetes, in conjunction with this season’s presentation of Basetrack, followed by a discussion about the visible and invisible wounds of war.

Theater of War is an innovative public health project that presents powerful dramatic readings as a catalyst for town hall discussions in military communities about combat and deployment-related stress, psychological injury, alcohol and substance abuse, suicide, and the impact of military service on families and communities. For the past five years, this groundbreaking theater project has been used to open up crucial dialogue, break down stigmas, and encourage health-seeking behavior on military installations worldwide for more than 50,000 service members, veterans, and their families—and has also been presented to mixed audiences to help bridge the growing divide between military and civilian communities.

Anonymous said...

These pictures are from Demolition and Rachel McAdams is there, she probably dates him secretly. He wouldn`t let go such a beautiful woman.

http://katrinamiraglia.blogspot.ro/2014/09/on-set-of-demolition-ft-jake-gyllenhaal.html

Bonnie said...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-mZ2GGxHV1Zc/VB9Tf70nkII/AAAAAAAABO0/ZaGB5TJS3nQ/s640/blogger-image-163023748.jpg

That definitely looks like Rachel to me.

Jess said...

Wow the Beyond Fest is a free screening tonight. Wish I was there. I see that another NC still was released with a caption today. I wonder if this is Open Road's way of building a PR campaign?

Monica said...

Tapley didn't like Gone Girl, so:

Kristopher Tapley
‏@kristapley
Want some real throbbing marriage metaphor to chew on? Watch "Enemy."

Jess said...

"Tapley didn't like Gone Girl, so:"

He will probably be in the minority critics as I understand a preview was shown to a bunch of major critics and it was called Ben Affleck best acting performance ever which supposed is possible. And of course Fincher can do no wrong, again keeping my lips zipped. The movie is being lauded as Oscar worthy which is no surprise (biting my tongue).

Monica said...

Yes, he's in the minority, but I agree with one of the things he said about the film on twitter that is what I felt after reading the book.

bobbyanna said...

Oh, I bet the Gone Girl gang is definitely going to be in the Awards season hunt, for sure. I think the combination of Fincher, and Ben Affleck is pretty powerful. Reese Witherspoon is producing, and she has the clout of CAA behind her.

So there's Jake, Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbach, Probably Steve Carrell from Foxcatcher, and Michael Keaton is getting a lot of buzz. Put Ben Affleck in the group and then there's Jeremy Renner's movie, Brad Pitt's movie, Fury, and Unbroken all not yet out.

Lots of choices for supporting actors too, but I'd bet Neil Patrick Harris generates some interest.

Jess said...

Well there is a little interest in the Nightcrawler the movie in LA tonight. I wonder how many of those people thinks its an XMEN spinoff? Lol

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1548508508696600

Monica said...

Beyond fest:

Mandy Rodgers ‏@Mkr512 4h

Jake Gyllenhaal KILLS IT in #NightCrawler. One of the best movies I've seen all year. Didn't even find him attractive anymore. #Oscars4All

Michael McClain ‏@michael_mcclain 5h

Nightcrawler lives up to the hype. Beautifully shot and executed, and it’s the most iconic performance I’ve ever seen from Jake Gyllenhaal.

edgarwright ‏@edgarwright 5h

Nightcrawler is King Of Comedy for the TMZ age. A fantastic LA movie with a scary good Jake Gyllenhaal. Thanks #BeyondFest & @yogoldsmith.

Aaron Neuwirth ‏@AaronsPS4 6h

Jake Gyllenhaal has given three of the best performances of the year in two movies. #Nightcrawler #Enemy

A.B. ‏@imaramblr 6h

Nightcrawler w/ Jake Gyllenhaal was awesome and fucked! #beyondfest

Trevor Schoenfeld ‏@Schofizzy 6h

Fascinated with economics lesson inside NIGHTCRAWLER, absolutely incredible. Oh yeah and Jake Gyllenhaal is electric.


bobbyanna said...

Electric. I like that. ; )

BlueJean said...

"Jake Gyllenhaal has given three of the best performances of the year in two movies. #Nightcrawler #Enemy."

Ooh! I like that! ;)

I'm not on Twitter, so thanks for posting all the tweets here, guys! They're so much fun to read!

Monica said...

More:

Jeff Goldsmith ‏@yogoldsmith 2h

@edgarwright Great seeing ya & I also loved Nightcrawler @BeyondFest - it was a great sociopathic character study & Jake Gyllenhaal rocked!

CHRIS LOCKEY ‏@ChrisLockey 3h

Dan Gilroy's NIGHTCRAWLER will blow your fucking mind. Jake Gyllenhaal masterfully redefines "antihero" in his best performance. #BeyondFest

Alex Suskind ‏@AlexJSuskind 26m

Gonna start using Jake Gyllenhaal’s NIGHTCRAWLER monologue for future cover letters

Alex Suskind ‏@AlexJSuskind 25m

@mrleosylver To Whom it May Concern: If you want to win the lottery, you have to make the money to buy a ticket, and I AM THAT TICKET


bobbyanna said...

Monica, here's Edgar Wright's tweet. He really liked Jake

"Nightcrawler is King Of Comedy for the TMZ age. A fantastic LA movie with a scary good Jake Gyllenhaal. Thanks #BeyondFest & @yogoldsmith"

Anonymous said...

Elijah Wood‏@woodelijah·9ζ™‚ι–“
@SeeNIGHTCRAWLER exceptional film. totally floored. an incredible performance from Gyllenhaal #FantasticFest #NightcrawlerMovie

Anonymous said...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-mZ2GGxHV1Zc/VB9Tf70nkII/AAAAAAAABO0/ZaGB5TJS3nQ/s640/blogger-image-163023748.jpg

This does not like like Rachel McAdams to me at all.

Glad Nightcrawler is getting a lot of great press.

Anonymous said...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-mZ2GGxHV1Zc/VB9Tf70nkII/AAAAAAAABO0/ZaGB5TJS3nQ/s640/blogger-image-163023748.jpg

It is definitely Rachel McAdams, there was some tweet (copied above) she has been seen on the Demolition set earlier in WTC as well.

As for awards I would say that for Southpaw he has more chances, if Weinstein will manage to relase it in December however, then voices for nominations can be split out and he will not get any. Boxing dramas are very successful on Academy awards (Ali, Raging Bull, Fighter). If SP is not going to be released in December though, then they`d need to wait another year to be noticed by Academy.

Monica said...

From twitter:

Jay- Z and Beyonce at #GlobalCitizenFestival

We were apparently right next to Jake Gyllenhall side stage. But I'm dumb & didnt realize.


Southpaw will debut next year, anon.

Piruleta said...

Interview with Fuqua

“Equalizer” is set in Boston, “Southpaw” is set in Boston…

FUQUA: “Southpaw” is set in New York, but I shot it in Pittsburgh. I did a week in New York, then I had to shoot a lot of it in Pittsburgh, my hometown.

What are we expecting from that? I just saw “Nightcrawler,” he’s amazing in that.

FUQUA: I love him in “Nightcrawler.” Wait until you see him in “Southpaw,” you’re gonna believe he’s a boxer, you won’t even recognize him.

Did he pack on the weight?

FUQUA: He got to light heavyweight, ripped to shreds, a whole different look, a whole different attitude. I took him to every fight, trained him. Me and Denzel have the same boxing trainer, he’s been boxing for 20 years, I’ve been boxing for 15. Every day took him to Mayweather’s gym, had him training in New York at the Church gym, at Pound for Pound in LA, in Pittsburgh my office was a full-size ring, we took over a whole building. I immersed him in that, and when you see him I promise you it’s gonna blow you away.


http://www.blackfilm.com/read/2014/09/exclusive-antoine-fuqua-talks-the-equalizer-and-southpaw/

Anonymous said...

Betty Rose ‏@BettyRoseTattoo 1h
Ran into #JakeGyllenhaal walking a German Shepherd puppy last night in #SOHO 😍🐢😍 #iLoveNYC

Jess said...

'walking a German Shepherd puppy last night in #SOHO "


Awwww, Attticus is proud I am sure. BTW I believe Naomi Watts was on set of Demolition and she (the blonde lead actress of the movie who often wears her hair up) lives in NYC.

A suggestion perhaps to inquiring minds you could always email the blogger about the mystery blonde.

Rachel McAdams Fan Forum said...

That is definitely Rachel, and these photos confirm the rumours we had a few weeks ago of Rachel being on set with Jake.

Hagen said...

"Nightcrawler" will be screened at the Rome Film Festival (October 16th to 25th). The movie seems to work fine internationally and gets very strong reviews from German critics, for example from Filmstarts.de (5 out of 5 stars) and Programmkino.de ("an oustanding movie").

bobbyanna said...

Thanks Hagen! That's good to know.

BlueJean said...

Hi Rachel McAdams Fan Forum! :)

Piruleta said...

Some quotes from Gylroy, nothing exactly new but interesting nonetheless:

“The way we approached the film in a meta sense was we approached it as a success story,” Gilroy said. “So once we understood that and we realized we weren’t going to apply any moral filter to it, Jake came up with the idea in discussing the symbol of the character, of a nocturnal animal who would come down out of the woods at night and feed. The image that we came up with living in Los Angeles was of a coyote.”

“Jake very quickly decided he was going to try to lose weight. We never had a set goal of how much weight he’s going to lose, but over a period of 10 weeks before shooting, he lost about 28 pounds. It was a little nerve wracking, one, to see him that way. It all makes sense now, but the first time you see Jake in dailies when he looks like that, it was a little bit shocking and unnerving. I was ready to go for it in a second, but the other unnerving thing was once you start shooting, you’re committed to the look. For Jake that meant running or biking 15 miles a day and eating kale, then coming to the set and doing 18 hour days. For him it was extraordinarily physically demanding as well as obviously creatively demanding.”

“What I liked about the longer hair, given also the gaunt look, is it gave him a very feral quality. It was great because he could do things with his hair. He could slick it back in the Mexican restaurant and then it would fall down and he’d look like Crispin Glover with this weird thing coming up here. Then he could push it off to the side, so it gave him a lot of different looks.”

“I started off in journalism so I’ve always been interested in journalism, but the news element for this story particularly came when I discovered this world of stringers/nightcrawlers in Los Angeles. When I realized that just every night from 10 to 6 there was a group of a dozen maniacs who go out and drive 100 miles and hour with 15 scanners going. Automatically in my research I understood that they were really in the coal mine feeding this fire that these new organizations do. Michael Moore brought this up I think really vividly in Bowling for Columbine, the idea of news purveying fear in order to generate ratings. And looking at the statistics of how much is devoted to crime and how much is devoted to actual news. It just became more and more interesting the more I looked into it.”


http://www.movieswithbutter.com/blogs/nightcrawler-turns-jake-gyllenhaal-coyote-864187

there's not a spanish release date yet for Nightcrawler :(

Piruleta said...

I meant "Gilroy" lol sorry

bobbyanna said...

Found this little gem of Jake backstage in Central park for the concert this weekend. On instagram:

http://instagram.com/p/tiSS8RjDbU/

Jess said...

It's page six but still exciting:


http://pagesix.com/2014/09/29/jake-gyllanhaal-pores-over-scrips-in-tribeca/

Anonymous said...

" MTC ‏@MTC_NYC · 5h4 hours ago
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Anonymous said...

" MTC ‏@MTC_NYC · 5h4 hours ago
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UltraViolet said...

I wonder if Jake will have time to go to Rome. Lots of tweets about NC from London critic screenings today, as well as some from the Zurich Film Festival. A couple of negatives but mostly glowing.

Piruleta, there was some great stuff in there from Gilroy. Thanks for posting. I might transfer that to the new post. It includes the photo Bobbyanna posted, as well as some others.

Thanks to Rachel McAdams forum for settling the photo issue :)

Jess, the Page Six item was interesting. I guess we'll find out from puppy sightings if Jake has really moved. I do wish someone could snag a photo of the dog.

Tickets on sale. Already snagged a pair :)

New post.