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Post by annemarie on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 12:24

[size=50]Clooney depicts American dream as nightmare in 'Suburbicon'[/size]





Actor George Clooney smiles as he arrives on a motorboat during the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)






THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Saturday, September 2, 2017, 5:42 AM

VENICE, Italy (AP) — George Clooney has arrived in Venice with a twisted tale of darkness at the heart of the American dream.

Clooney is at the Venice Film Festival as a director with "Suburbicon," a satirical thriller starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore as residents of a seemingly idyllic suburban community.

The film is based on a script by Joel and Ethan Coen and partly inspired by 1957 events in Levittown, Pennsylvania, where white residents erupted in fury at the arrival of a black family.



Actor George Clooney waves to photographers as he arrives on a motorboat during the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)




The images of white rage feel unnervingly contemporary, recalling recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Clooney has said it's an angry movie that he hopes will "pick some fights."



Actor George Clooney leaves on a boat during the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)




Clooney, Damon and Moore are all due on the festival's red carpet for the film's gala premiere later Saturday.

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Post by annemarie on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 12:30

You can see full picture of him in last nights evening out. I think it is navy.

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Post by party animal - not! on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 12:33

Profimedia.cz has loads more pix of this morning.

Have a feeling Stan has brought his son who is now part of his PR agency..........

I wonder if he's going to more events because Suburbicon has been nominated in several categories - maybe Benex will know............

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Post by benex on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 13:18

the movie is in the official competition so he can win for best picture, director, screenplay,actor and actress.
for now i read some good reviews

ah george will receive a special price tonight
http://www.amica.it/2017/08/31/festival-di-venezia-2017-george-clooney-ha-gia-vinto/
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Post by party animal - not! on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 13:29

Thanks so much for your insight Benex.......exciting stuff!

I'm looking forward to seeing Noah Jupe as well. George said he was a real find..........

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Post by party animal - not! on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 16:24

Loads more pix on Getty of the photocall this morning including Alexandre Desplat and Grant.

And from the pix in Cernobbio it looks as if Ben and his wife are there too.........

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Post by Donnamarie on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 17:08

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Post by party animal - not! on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 17:17

The Press saw it for the first time today I think Donnamarie

Here are a few Instagram posts:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYidp8hF_NN/

George with his Mimmo Rotella award

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYiaz3chFZ4/

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Post by annemarie on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 17:19

[size=39]George Clooney, Matt Damon, Julianne Moore Talk ‘Suburbicon’, American Anger & Next President? – Venice[/size]

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Following well-received morning screenings of George Clooney’s Suburbicon, the filmmaker and stars Matt Damon and Julianne Moore discussed the 1950s-set crime comedy/drama with international journalists at the Venice Film Festival. The SRO press conference quickly turned to the current state of America which the movie immediately calls to mind.

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George Clooney's 'Suburbicon': 1950s Idyll Crimes & Echoes Of Today's America Hit Venice


Suburbicon, based on a script the Coen brothers wrote in the 1980s and which Clooney and Grant Heslov updated, is a mix of satire, noir and social commentary. It’s also an “angry” film as Clooney noted this afternoon. “People are angry. We’re angry at ourselves, at the way the country is going, the way the world is going. This (film) seems to reflect that and I think that’s probably a fair thing to do. But I didn’t want this to just be a civics lesson. I wanted it to be funny, but it’s certainly angry and it got angrier as we were shooting.”



The plot features two juxtaposed stories unfolding in the titular, and supposedly idyllic, town. One centers on Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) a husband and father caught up in the sinister aftermath of a home invasion — and the awful choices he just continues to make. The other is about the Meyers, a black family that’s just moved in next door and is being violently attacked by a racist mob — and blamed for the unsettling occurrences at the neighbors’.
Damon, whose character uses his son’s bike as getaway transportation in one desperate scene, today said, “It’s the definition of white privilege where you’re riding around your neighborhood on a bicycle, covered in blood and murdering people — and the African American family is getting blamed for it.”
In these days of “Make America Great Again” rhetoric, a theme at this festival has been the perception that the mid-20th century is that ideal period to which MAGA supporters seek a return. Guillermo del Toro talked about it the other day in reference to his The Shape Of Water, and Clooney today noted it as well.
“The Eisenhower 50s were great if you were a straight white male,” said Clooney. “Lift up the veil and you see problems of the country that it hasn’t come to terms with. Unfortunately these issues are never out of vogue in our country and we’re still trying to exorcise them.”
The racial tensions in Suburbicon are based on real events in 1950s Levittown, Pa but also immediately call to mind the recent tragedy in Charlottesville, Va.
The film was shot a year ago and so there would have been no way to predict what happened in Charlottesville would transpire shortly before Suburbicon‘s premiere, Damon noted. But the project was nevertheless born during the U.S. presidential campaign when Clooney was watching speeches about “building fences and scapegoating minorities.”
Films, he said, “are used to put a pin in history. That’s when they work really well. (Today) it’s the angriest I’ve ever seen the country, and I lived during Watergate. There’s a dark cloud living over our country right now.” But Clooney allowed he is an “optimist” and believes in the youth of America, and the ability of government to work.
Moore plays the dual roles of Damon’s wife and sister-in-law. Asked if as a mother herself she believes that younger generations will do better than the current one, she responded: “The only way they will is if the generation before them is doing that as well.” With that, she turned to the controversy in the U.S. about Civil War statues which kicked off the violence in Charlottesville. “In the U.S., people are arguing about monuments. They must be removed. You simply cannot have these figures from the Civil War in town squares and universities for our children to see.”
Clooney added, “I grew up in Kentucky and they would come to my hometown to do Civil War reenactments and they’d go to the townspeople and you got to pick if you wanted to be a Union or a Rebel soldier. You wanted to be the Rebel, it was fun. You didn’t really understand the history of the Confederate flag… Now, if you want to wear it on your t-shirt or hang it off of your front lawn have at it, good luck with your neighbors. But to hang it on a public building where partially African American taxpayers are paying for it? That cannot stand and we have to come to terms with those things.”
Clooney is revered here and his press conference was typically jammed today. It was also lighthearted at times, despite the intense talk on such serious subjects.
To wit: Damon was asked how Clooney has evolved since they’ve known one another. “The key is when he gives you a piece of direction, you do the exact opposite,” he grinned. “It’s like he’s the greatest director in the world. You are always locked in, know exactly what to do and it’s great.”
Then Clooney fielded one final question: Would he like to be the next president? “Oh, that sounds like fun,” he said, and added, “I’d like anybody to be the next president — and right away please.” Cue applause and laughter in the room.
Oscar Isaac and Noah Jupe (The Night Manager) also star in Suburbicon which has its official world premiere in competition tonight.
Paramount releases the Black Bear Pictures-backed production that’s produced by Clooney, Heslov and Teddy Schwarzman on October 27 domestically.

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Post by annemarie on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 17:21

Getty has images of them on their way.

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Post by party animal - not! on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 17:28

Thanks for the heads up Annemarie

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Post by Donnamarie on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 17:29

Right annemarie.  Just came across a few pics on Getty of them leaving the hotel for the premiere.  Amal looks really stunning.  Wish I could see a better picture of Lysa.  Looks like she is wearing a beautiful white gown.  George as always looks dapper in his tux. He is looking slim and fit.
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Post by party animal - not! on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 17:35

The red carpet coverage has just started

http://www.labiennale.org/it/cinema/2017/streaming-cinema

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Post by Donnamarie on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 20:11

Thanks annemarie for posting the Deadline article and for all your other posts today.  Much appreciated flower
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Post by annemarie on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 20:26

Your very welcome.

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