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Edward Norton Chisels STONE
Edward Norton is not a man to give a casual answer. When discussing the spiritual journey of the title character of STONE, or his preparations to play the prisoner manipulating his way to parole, he conveys his committment to finding the right voice, literally and figuratively, for Stone. The story is gritty, but the themes… Read More »
Neil Burger Unveils THE ILLUSIONIST
When I spoke with Neil Burger on July 31, 2006, it was impossible to not start with his previous film, INTERVIEW WITH THE ASSASSIN. Both that film and THE ILLUSIONIST deal with what is real and what is a clever bit of misdirection. His newest film, though, boasts not just a fiendishly clever plot, but also… Read More »
Edward Norton Remakes THE PAINTED VEIL
Edward Norton doesn’t seem to have just coped with the added headaches that come with being a producer as well as an actor in THE PAINTED VEIL, he seems to have thrived with the challenge of dealing with them. Norton spent years trying to bring M. Somerset Maugham’s novel to the screen for a second time, including the… Read More »