Friday, November 27, 2015

Master babble

The Hollywood Reporter has posted the transcript of Jake Gyllenhaal's Hollywood Masters conversation. And there is some Grade A Gyllenbabble in it. Like all conversations that are transcribed, some things just don't translate. And sometimes, Jake's mind doesn't, either. It's a great read. And I hope someday we can see the whole thing. But we do at least have the part where he tales about Brokeback Mountain and Heath Ledger:

Some excerpts:

GALLOWAY: How did you prepare for that?

GYLLENHAAL: Heath and I spent a lot of time, a lot of things were just about... The biggest thing, and this is going to sound odd, but the biggest thing that I did was: I had not spent a ton of time around animals as a kid. It wasn't a connection that I had that was just in me. Heath, you know, would walk up to a horse and could like silence the horse. [LAUGHTER] Do you know what I mean? Just literally he'd be like, "Shh shh." And he'd be like [MAKES HORSE SOUND]. [LAUGHTER] And then he'd be like, "I'm going to get on you now." [MAKES HORSE SOUND]. And then he'd get on the horse. I'd be like, "I'm going to get on you." They'd be like “Pfft, f—k off!”

... sometimes there are very simple things that are enough. You know? Sometimes you can be in a scene and you can start literally moving your body in the way that you would emotionally, and it will access that feeling. You don't have to go back and think about how this person yelled at you when you were a baby, and blah, blah, blah. You just have to hunch over and all of a sudden. When you hold, particularly for me in that scene, when you hold a woman in your arms who's saying "what's going on?" That's enough for me. You know? And I can't give her an answer. That's enough for me.

Again, I would again bring up Amy, but there was this moment last night, it was like 3 a.m. and we were exhausted. She had done two super-brutal scenes, very hard emotional scenes, and she was just spent. And sometimes, when you’re in that space, you’re trying to find anything you can — like coffee or running down the street — to get motivation. And she just said, “That was too perfect. Can we just do it again, just one more?” And there was something about her not wanting to have regret, wanting to know when she walked home back to her trailer — she went home at 5 a.m. — that, “All right, I left as much as I could on the table.”

There are lots of great parts to the interview. And some poignant moments.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Master of the Univers(ity)

Loyola Marymount University honored Jake Gyllenhaal today, as one of the Masters of Hollywood, "a new series from LMU School of Film and TV that examines the careers of award-winning filmmakers and successful executives." The conversations are taped but it doesn't look like they will show the whole event. But there are pictures!

Not a great photo, but that last one was too funny not to share.

SAG Awards Southpaw screening Thursday night in L.A.

Lots of onset photos, as well.

And a bit of video. Moviemaking is exciting, isn't it!

Will post more later!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Video mash

As Jake Gyllenhaal films Nocturnal Animals and does some light awards promotion for Southpaw, the DVD comes out in the U.S.

There's not much other news after the avalanche of Southpaw and Everest. So let's take a look at some old videos floating around. I hadn't seen this one before - Jake and Jason Clarke discuss Everest:

They had good chemistry in interviews. Would love to have seen more promo from them together.

All of Jake's movie kisses:

We've posted these or others like them before, but it's fun to revisit - Celeb life, Parts 1 and 2:

Breakout Performer:

Jake Gyllenhaal star file:

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Off and on camera

Working on uploading Jake Gyllenhaal's Off Camera interview. It's a wonderful hourlong talk between Jake and Sam Jones. In the meantime, enjoy some Off Camera photos. And here's the audio of the talk.

More Everest video. The sound of the film:

SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of Everest from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

IMDb interview:

Meet the guides:

What famous actors would Jake and Jason take to Everest:

We asked Jake Gyllenhaal and Jason Clarke which famous actors they'd choose to bring on an "Everest" climb. Their choices were... interesting!

Posted by BuzzFeed Celeb on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Some Jake photos from the Instagram of stylists Clare and Nina Hallworth:

Nice shots of Jake from Toronto:

(Off Camera gifs from 30 Seconds To A Beautiful War.)

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Mountain time

Everest premieres this week across the globe, starting on IMAX screens in the U.S. before opening wider next weekend. Vanity Fair published a series of behind-the-scenes photos. They were taken by Greg Williams, who shot those beautiful black-and-white photos in Venice earlier this month.

From Venice.

Some Demolition from TO:

Introduction of the film at Roy Thomson Hall on premiere night:

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Just a tease

The Demolition trailer has everyone wondering why we have to wait until April to see the whole thing.

Come on, studio heads. Turn our smiles into frowns and let everyone see Demolition!

Preview of Jake on a series called Off Camera:

Preview of Jake at work with producing partner, Riva Marker: