Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Future, present, past
Southpaw is just past its first weekend in theaters, but there's already news about Jake's upcoming movies. Word today is that Demolition will open the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Now we just need the trailer!
But you know the Southpaw promotion hasn't stopped. Here's the third part of the Youtube sessions with Eminem:
Andrew Freud interviews Jake, Rachel and 50:
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Brokeback Mountain. As the Venice Film Festival and TIFF announce their lineups, we can't help but think back to the heady festival days of 2005. There will no doubt be many remembrances of BBM. Out has one of the first looks back with an oral history of the film.
Jake has been asked about the anniversary, with regard to the recent Supreme Court decision on marriage equality:
(Starts around the 1:50 mark.)
You can also hear jake talk more about the decision here (around 1:17).
Interesting excerpts from the Out story:
Hathaway: When I got the part and had my first rehearsal, one of the things Ang told me was: “On the night Lureen and Jack first meet, that’s her Brokeback Mountain, the only one she ever got.” So that kind of fed into the bitterness.
Gyllenhaal: I’d known Heath for a really long time before that movie. We were friends. We went to a sort of boot camp, where we’d all hang out and learn to ride. Heath already knew how to ride really well, but we’d ride and hang out on the ranch outside of Los Angeles. It was really, really amazing.
Gyllenhaal: For the first month of shooting we all lived by this river in little trailers, and I had my dog there. We all just lived on a campground and would walk to set. You know, in a world driven by commerce, particularly in the movie business, there’s no time spent together—relationships are fleeting. But in the old-school way, people really used to spend their time together. They became a family. And that’s what Ang created on the movie. It’s why we are all still close— not just bonded by the success of the film, but bonded by the experience. It was an intimate project in that way. We’d wake up and make breakfast for each other, and hang out. Heath and Michelle fell in love. It was a really special, special time.
Gyllenhaal: That line [“I don’t know how to quit you”] has moved, it has been mocked, it has been everything in between, but I remember coming out of that scene, off that ridge of the hill, and seeing a number of the crew, some of whom didn’t even know what the movie was about, crying. When I first read that line, I was like, What is that? Now I realize that anybody who has loved knows what that feels like. The interesting part of casting us at such a young age was that we didn’t completely understand what we were involved in, and that’s the beauty of the movie as well.
Gyllenhaal: While there are many parts of the real story that are sad, one of the saddest things is that I won’t be able to exchange ideas creatively with Heath again, because that was one of the most beautiful things to come out of that.
So poignant. And heart-breaking. But it's good to remember the happy times.