Friday, November 17, 2006

Is "Bobby" This Year's "Crash?"

The Hollywood Reporter compares the two, making the very useful point that "Bobby" will resonate strongly with the Academy voters (they're dominated by older people and Bobby Kennedy is someone they surely remember and admire). There's also a lengthy, nice chat with Emilio Estevex. Two highlight: he leaves LA and ends up at a tiny little beach town to work on the script and the lady who checks him in asks what he's working on and then says she was there the day Bobby died and later married two men so they could avoid Vietnam. Her story became one of the main threads of the film. And the Ambassador was being demolished literally as they filmed the movie. Good stuff.

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