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Film Productions / Re: Lady Bird
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Film Productions / Re: Lady Bird
« Last post by Steve 7216 on November 24, 2017, 10:27:05 PM »
I figure that Saoirse knows Scarlett through Richard Curtis.  There's a photo of Saoirse and Richard Curtis at an About Time screening in London back in 2013.

I reckon its likely that Saoirse will work with Scarlett some time down the track.  Saoirse's at the age where she's forming the network of friends/contacts who are going to influence her carreer going forward.  For example Greta Gerwig as a role model.  Maybe Saoirse and Scarlett could eventually collborate on a short film or something of that ilk.

Scarlett is highly opinionated and strongly feminist so it will be interesting how much of that rubs off on Saoirse.  (Although having said that Saoirse is obviously very much her own person with her own views.)  Scarlett's in contact with a wide range of opinion makers and trend setters, probably more so than Saoirse.  She's also very widely read.

It's interesting to try to gauge where Saoirse's career might go in the next five or ten years.  It might be a bit more than just acting in other people's films.  A few years ago she formed a small production company back in Ireland.  It's probably just a shell at present.  But I tend to think that in the long term she'll want to boost the (small) film industry in Ireland and provide work opportunities for talented young Irish people.

Saoirse's commented on the lack of interesting/challenging material for young actresses.  Maybe she'll aim to do something about that down the track.  She's got the intellect to do it.  She just needs to build up her experience and contacts.

On another note, Lady Bird's Tomatometer performance is starting to get some attention:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2017/11/24/lady-bird-is-five-rave-reviews-away-from-a-rotten-tomatoes-record/#3393b26645b4

Thanks for the additional info MM.  LB just might slide out of the top ten this weekend.  TBOEM has higher grosses than I would've expected based upon the performance of the film compared to LB during the first two weeks of each film's run.  LB was doing better, but the box office services are privy to sophisticated tracking numbers we aren't able to access.  My hope is it can make up the difference because A24 is adding about 50 extra locations starting today.  Naturally, new "runs" will help a film increase its average per location.  It's not surprising TBOEM has higher theater averages based on a lesser total theater count, but they are a bit greater than I expected.  Roman Israel etc. is doing better than expected, but the film is booked in over 1,600 locations.  LB needs a strong Friday and Saturday to make the top ten.

Saoirse's appearance on Saturday Night Live should help moving forward following Saturday evening.  I'm just a little disappointed in A24.  I saw LB yesterday at a multiplex in Pompano Beach.  There was not one basic poster nor a standee.  Nothing.
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Film Productions / Re: Lady Bird
« Last post by MMSouth on November 24, 2017, 09:26:59 PM »
I figure that Saoirse knows Scarlett through Richard Curtis.  There's a photo of Saoirse and Richard Curtis at an About Time screening in London back in 2013.

I reckon it's likely that Saoirse will work with Scarlett some time down the track.  Saoirse's at the age where she's forming the network of friends/contacts who are going to influence her career going forward.  For example Greta Gerwig as a role model.  Maybe Saoirse and Scarlett could eventually collaborate on a short film or something of that ilk.

Scarlett is highly opinionated and strongly feminist so it will be interesting how much of that rubs off on Saoirse.  (Although having said that Saoirse is obviously very much her own person with her own views.)  Scarlett's in contact with a wide range of opinion makers and trend setters, probably more so than Saoirse.  She's also very widely read.

It's interesting to try to gauge where Saoirse's career might go in the next five or ten years.  It might be a bit more than just acting in other people's films.  A few years ago she formed a small production company back in Ireland.  It's probably just a shell at present.  But I tend to think that in the long term she'll want to boost the (small) film industry in Ireland and provide work opportunities for talented young Irish people.

Saoirse's commented on the lack of interesting/challenging material for young actresses.  Maybe she'll aim to do something about that down the track.  She's got the intellect to do it.  She just needs to build up her experience and contacts.

On another note, Lady Bird's Tomatometer performance is starting to get some attention:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2017/11/24/lady-bird-is-five-rave-reviews-away-from-a-rotten-tomatoes-record/#3393b26645b4

And finally a mention of SITB in the new ScreenDaily interview at the following link:

https://www.screendaily.com/interviews/how-saoirse-ronans-lady-bird-character-was-inspired-by-greta-gerwig/5124381.article

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As Ronan heads deeper into awards season and prepares to shoot the romance Sweetness In The Belly in 2018, she reflects on which role was her breakout success. Atonement would seem the obvious answer, but she is not so sure. “I almost feel like it was Brooklyn,” she says. “Brooklyn was when I really noticed it had changed, maybe because it was an adult film. People adored it. When we were going through Brooklyn, I was like, ‘This doesn’t happen very often.’ It was once in a blue moon and it’s so great Lady Bird is getting the same kind of love.”
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Film Productions / Re: Lady Bird
« Last post by Steve 7216 on November 24, 2017, 04:26:22 PM »
Who is this Curtis girl?
Daughter of Richard, Excellent writer from the few things I read of hers, and friend of Saoirse (And Beanie.)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BRw6V5TDWx-/?hl=en&taken-by=scarcurtis]www.instagram.com/p/BRw6V5TDWx-/?hl=en&taken-by=scarcurtis]https://www.instagram.com/p/BRw6V5TDWx-/?hl=en&taken-by=scarcurtis

Oh, she's a writer like her father.  The last film (About Time) I saw that he wrote was sweet and well done overall.
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Film Productions / Re: Lady Bird
« Last post by jlent on November 24, 2017, 02:33:50 PM »
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Film Productions / Re: Loving Vincent
« Last post by Steve 7216 on November 24, 2017, 01:21:46 PM »
Cover art, thanks to Amazon.ca. A good thing for Irish actors!



Striking image indeed.
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Film Productions / Re: Lady Bird
« Last post by Steve 7216 on November 24, 2017, 01:20:47 PM »
Steve,

Saoirse worked on a photoshoot with Mary McCartney for Brooklyn in October 2015.  Refer to the links below:

https://www.instagram.com/p/9PPmILzhq5/?hl=en&taken-by=maryamccartney
25 October 2015
"maryamccartney Love this actress X she is the real deal #SaoirseRonan so gorgeous to photograph  #ilovemyjob"

https://www.instagram.com/p/BAU5EdCzhv-/?hl=en&taken-by=maryamccartney
10 January 2016
"maryamccartney Congratulations #saoirseronan on your BAFTA nomination X loved photographing you"

Paul McCartney's wife Linda was a highly regarded photographer.  I guess Mary followed a similar career path to her mum.

At 5:00 where Saoirse talks about having dinner with Richard Curtis and his wife Emma ("Oh Bollocks..."), that's Scarlett Curtis's family.

Saoirse's voice still sounds scratchy at times.  Maybe too much press over the past three weeks.

Scarlett's been hanging out with Beanie.  I think Beanie's a fair bit slimmer than in the film.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb3VqQTD0WC/?hl=en&taken-by=scarcurtis

I don't remember if it was last year or in 15 when I saw them, but those are beautiful photos MM.  You're right about BF.  There was another photo recently where she definitely was quite a bit trimmer than in LB.  O.K.  So, I'm not one to follow personal lives off the screen.  Who is this Curtis girl?
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Film Productions / Re: Lady Bird
« Last post by jlent on November 24, 2017, 01:19:55 PM »
At 5:00 where Saoirse talks about having dinner with Richard Curtis and his wife Emma ("Oh Bollocks..."), that's Scarlett Curtis's family.
I loved Saoirse's comment about going to dinner at the Curtises and she's amazed that the conversation around the dinner table sounds exactly the same as dinner conversations in Curtis's movies. I think of the dinner conversation with Hugh Grant's character's family and Julia Roberts in Notting Hill.
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Film Productions / Re: Loving Vincent
« Last post by MarkRoick on November 24, 2017, 11:42:15 AM »
Cover art, thanks to Amazon.ca. A good thing for Irish actors!

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Film Productions / Re: Lady Bird
« Last post by MMSouth on November 24, 2017, 10:03:11 AM »
Steve,

Saoirse worked on a photoshoot with Mary McCartney for Brooklyn in October 2015.  Refer to the links below:

https://www.instagram.com/p/9PPmILzhq5/?hl=en&taken-by=maryamccartney
25 October 2015
"maryamccartney Love this actress X she is the real deal #SaoirseRonan so gorgeous to photograph  #ilovemyjob"

https://www.instagram.com/p/BAU5EdCzhv-/?hl=en&taken-by=maryamccartney
10 January 2016
"maryamccartney Congratulations #saoirseronan on your BAFTA nomination X loved photographing you"

Paul McCartney's wife Linda was a highly regarded photographer.  I guess Mary followed a similar career path to her mum.

At 5:00 where Saoirse talks about having dinner with Richard Curtis and his partner Emma ("Oh Bollocks..."), that's Scarlett Curtis's family.

Saoirse's voice still sounds scratchy at times.  Maybe too much press over the past three weeks.

Scarlett's been hanging out with Beanie.  I think Beanie's a fair bit slimmer than in the film.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb3VqQTD0WC/?hl=en&taken-by=scarcurtis
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