Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Creators Of "Babel" Feuding
The creative team behind "Amores Perros," "21 Grams" and "Babel" are apparently feuding. Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu banned writer Guillermo Arriaga from attending the world debut of "Babel" at Cannes because he wanted to get more glory. (It worked, since Inarritu won Best Director.) On the other hand, Arriaga won Best Screenplay at Cannes the year before when Tommy Lee Jones debuted "The Three Burials of Melqiades Estrada" while inarritu has never done a film without the writer. And wil it hurt the movie's Oscar chances? Well, I don't think it's ultimate Oscar chances are so great since "Babel" uses all their tricks -- again -- and seems a lesser movie for it. Yeah, they'll probably still give it writing and supporting acting nods (for Brad Pitt) but I think that's as far as it goes.