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Kristen is #49 on the IMDb STARmeter this week! (Edit: #44 as of 9/15/19) Olivier Assayas and Kristen Stewart: Watch a Free Documentary About Their Collaboration on ‘Personal Shopper’ Kristen rumored to be cast to play the lead role in the biographical thriller "Against All Enemies" Kristen Voted #5 for Best Lead Performance in The Village Voice Film Poll Kristen a possible contender for another NYFCC Award for Personal Shopper according to Awards Watch Refinery29 Has Finally Made Kristen's Directorial Debut "Come Swim" Available to View in its Entirety Kristen's Chanel Ad Continues to Rack Up Millions of Views and Cracks Ad Age's Viral Video Top 10 Chart Wondering About the Status of Kristen's Planned Short Film on Gun Control in Light of the Recent Tragedy in Las Vegas New "Gabrielle: The New Fragrance by Chanel" Commerical Released Today! Personal Shopper on Collider's "The Best Films of 2017 So Far" List View all posts >


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As far as genre, when it comes to Kristen's films, it would be the most similar to Drake Doremus' [i]Equals[/i], although the similarities won't abound. But when it comes to all the movies which have been released in the history of film, it will be the most similar to Ridley Scott's [b]Blade Runner[/b], although there will definitely be a lost of differences as well. Other films that will be at least a bit influential to my screenplay are Fritz Lang's "Metropolis", Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "A Clockwork Orange", Steven Spielberg's "A.I. Artificial Intelligence", "Ready Player One" and "Minority Report", Luc Besson's "Lucy", Andrew Nicol's "Gattaca", George Lucas' "THX 1138" and "Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope", Michael Radford's "1984", The Wachowski's "The Matrix", Rupert Sanders' "Ghost in the Shell", Michael Anderson's "Logan's Run", The Hughes Brothers' "The Book of Eli", Terry Gilliam's "Brazil", Alex Garland's "Annihilation" and "Ex Machina", Paul Verhoeven's "Total Recall", Jean-Luc Godard's "Alphaville", Bong Joon Ho's "Snowpiercer", James McTeigue's "V for Vendetta", Katherine Bigelow's "Strange Days", Alfonso Cuaron's "Children of Men", and Alex Proyas' "Dark City" and "I, Robot". [quote]From the sound of things, it looks to be an action movie, which is interesting as that's a genre Kristen seems to want to get more into.[/quote] By action, I meant, action in an "action speaks louder than words" sort of way, focusing on the character conveying things through her actions instead of by mere words. While there will be a bit of action interspersed, such as fight and chase sequences, it's predominantly a futuristic sci-fi drama, with a bit of action and pretty much everything else interspersed. So now it appears more like [i]Alien[/i] meets [b]Jaws[/b]. [quote]LL, that's quite an ambitious project you have there. Lots of very interesting work and I'm sure you must be learning a lot by delving into such a project. I also think it's good to tailor it to Kristen's acting style as that should help mold deep and interesting characters and story, which are what her forte usually is. [/quote] Going into the project, since I never wrote a screenplay before, I initially thought that formatting it would be one of the biggest challenges I would face. Turns out, by using screenwriting software, the process is relatively simple. Sure, there are scene headings, parenthetical directions and other formatting techniques that need to be followed. However, most of it comes down to dialogue and action, so here is where I concentrate most of my effort on. In my opinion, dialogue is the brain of the script, action is the heart of the script and the underlying story is the soul of the script. I didn't want to write a talking heads script, so I will use as much action as possible while cutting dialogue to a minimum and focus primarily on telling the story by have the actors show it by their actions rather than just say it with words. And yes, Ron, I will test the limits of Kristen's acting range and I will run her character through the wringer, so to speak. [quote]I think I like this trailer better than the first one. Film mixes some hard core fighting with comedy and/or comedy relief. I like that. [/quote] While I too did like it a bit better than the first trailer, I'm sorta baffled as to why more of the humor that Elizabeth Banks spoke of with regard to Kristen's role in CA wasn't included. The official Sony pictures CA trailer #2 on YouTube has much more views (nearly 2 million as of now) and a much higher like-to-dislike ratio, compared to the Film Select trailer, which shows that the interest in the film appears to be quite high:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voYLots_ZOg That being said, many of the top comments on the thread of this video mention how the maker of the trailer seem to care more about the soundtrack than the film itself--something we were critical of during the release of the first trailer. Oddly enough, promoters of CA are still sticking with this marketing strategy. [quote]In more positive news, Seberg got a very good review at the London Film Festival from Paul Heath of The Hollywood News. https://www.thehollywoodnews.com/2019/10/04/seberg-review-dir-benedict-andrews-2019-lff/[/quote] For some strange reason this url link to the same article, without the "https" extension, links one directly to the site www.thehollywoodnews.com/2019/10/04/seberg-review-dir-benedict-andrews-2019-lff/ In this case, I'm guessing the "s" which stands for secure in https, is preventing the plain text from being read, even preventing the web page from being accessed, perhaps because it's encrypted. Strange, as I rarely come across a url address with an https extension that does this. Makes one wonder why this critic praises the lead actor, director and screenwriter, while most of the other critics only single out Kristen for praise. Can someone get Kristen a film featuring a director and screenplay worthy of her talent? Speaking of screenplays, the reason why I haven't posted anything on Kristen's board for the past few weeks was because I've devoted most of my free time and energy trying to finish the first draft of my screenplay. I'm currently near the end of the second act and am about to venture into the third. It's been especially tough treading over the past few days, trying to fill in some of the plot holes in the storyline, avoid movie cliches as much as I possibly can, fleshing out the characters and showing how they will react under extreme situations, attempting to make some of the more unbelievable scenes, more realistic and believable so that viewers won't have to overly suspend their disbelief. One of the driving forces behind my goal of writing this screenplay, which keeps me motivated, is to tailor it to Kristen's strengths as an actor, create material suitable for independent filmmaking, craft something which will appeal to a wide range of demographic moviegoer groups, as in four-quadrant, in hopes that she will direct and act in a film based on this script as well as bring something to the table that's in a way, similar to other films released in the past, but also different in the manner in which it presents its underlying moral premise. While I realize the following phrase is overly ambitious in scope and will never reach such a level of grandeur, my motto for the screenplay remains, "The movie that will end all movies", for after all, it's a contemporary version, futuristic for that matter, describing the eventuality for all of humanity, my take on how some things will end to make way for a new and better beginning, which is loosely based on the greatest story ever told, well at least in my humble opinion. [quote]Right, this was a young adult movie which had huge appeal to a large audience. That's something those who hate of the film probably don't take into consideration. It wasn't meant for everyone, and it would seem that most films aren't made for everyone but have more appeal to certain audiences. [/quote] Yeah Ron, [i]The Twilight Saga[/i] films are by no means four-quadrant movies, as by its definition, it supposed to appeal to both male and female audiences as well as the over and under 25 years of age demographic. "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" film franchises fit the definition of four-quadrant films much better. What you wrote is the gist of what Peter Travers stated in a movie review published in Rolling Stone: https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-reviews/twilight-2-252836/ Here are my favorite excerpts from his review, which I absolutely agree with: [quote]Bummer. The vampires have no fangs. The humans are humdrum. The special effects and makeup define cheeseball. And the movie crowds in so many characters from Stephenie Meyer’s book that Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen) is less a director than a traffic cop. But there’s a reason that Twilight has already become the movie equivalent of a bestseller: The love story has teeth. Props to Kristen Stewart, 18, and Robert Pattinson, 22, for playing this uncool-girl-meets-undead-boy story with genuine romantic ardor. They’re both terrific. Even when the movie gets really silly, they never do. Stewart (Panic Room, Into the Wild) brings just the right blend of ferocity and feeling to the role of Bella Swan, the loner from Phoenix who leaves her mom to live with her police-chief dad in rarely sunny (hint! hint!) Washington state. My advice: Focus on Pattinson and Stewart. They make you understand why the books sold 17 million copies. [/quote] To further paraphrase what you and Peter Travers have stated, the primary reason [i]The Twilight Saga[/i] worked was because the onscreen romance that Kristen and Robert Pattinson had was believable and palpable. Isn't that the main thing audiences want in a coming-of-age chick flick? Kristen and Robert delivered, millions of fans of the Twilight books were pleased, and that's all that really matters in the grand scheme of things. No, this film wasn't designed to win any Academy Awards. It was made to appeal especially to female moviegoers who yearn to see love and romance in a manner in which is depicted in romance novels--albeit romance novels for young adults. This is why the amount of money this film would eventually gross caught everyone by surprise as the makers of this film were definitely targeted a niche audience--which in my humble opinion, did not include the average heterosexual male from any age group or demographic for that matter. Being that Twilight has become one of the most commercially successful female oriented films of all time, I would say, despite the movie's glaring flaws, this film franchise succeeded in large part because of how Kristen portrayed Bella Swan. While chick flicks are not my cup of tea, unless they have, either believable performances by its leads, as was true with the first installment of Twilight where Kristen and Rob had undeniable chemistry, or if it has an ingenious storyline, which in my opinion, it did not. Besides the good chemistry Kristen and Robert had, other aspects of this film which made it watchable was director Katherine Hardwicke's ability to capture a gothic atmosphere that was dark and mysterious but not off-putting in a way a sadistic vampiric horror film would usually depict such an ambience. Another thing I admittedly liked about this film was its soundtrack which contained songs such as Muse's "Supermassive Black Hole", Linkin Park's "Leave Out All the Rest", Paramore's "Decode", Iron & Wine's "Flightless Bird, American Mouth", Blue Foundation's "Eyes On Fire", The Black Ghosts' "Full Moon", Carter Burwell's "Bella's Lullaby", and Radiohead's "15 Step", which played during the end credits of the movie but not included in the original soundtrack. Make that #44 on the IMDb Starmeter this week. Not bad at all for an actress who stars in mostly small budget indies. View all replies >