Archive for February, 2008

29
Feb
08

New Ways: Both for AIDS “and” Global Warming

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Bill Condon, 2004. Kinsey

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Thurman Rice: There’s a cure for syphilis… and it’s called abstinence.
Alfred Kinsey: Penicillin works just as well!

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29
Feb
08

Tight Spot

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Bill Condon

“The real question is the tension between everyone’s specific sexuality and the desire to belong, to fit in, to feel like a part of the group.”
Bill Condon

29
Feb
08

It was the moment

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Stephen Daldry, 2002. The Hours. Meryl Streep

Clarissa Vaughn: I remember one morning getting up at dawn, there was such a sense of possibility. You know, that feeling? And I remember thinking to myself: So, this is the beginning of happiness. This is where it starts. And of course there will always be more. It never occurred to me it wasn’t the beginning. It was happiness. It was the moment. Right then.

29
Feb
08

Denial

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Stephen Daldry

“I get frustrated about it because they say, ‘How can a man talk about women?’ I say, ‘Steven Spielberg didn’t need to be an alien to talk about E.T. You don’t need to be a dog to direct Lassie.’ It seems to be a denial of the process of imagination, which is a posh word for ‘guesswork.'”

Stephen Daldry

28
Feb
08

The Handsomest Bludgeon

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 Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers of
No Country for Old Men, 2007. Winner of the 80th Academy Award for the Best Picture

“… This is also for my partner John Barlow. Without you, honey, this would be hardware. Thank you so much. Thank you.”

Scott Rudin

28
Feb
08

Freeheld

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Cynthia Wade and Vanessa Roth, 2007. Freeheld. Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree.
Winner of the 80th Academy Award for the Best Short Documentary

“It was Lieutenant Laurel Hester’s dying wish that her fight for, against discrimination would make a difference for all the same sex couples across the country that face discrimination every day. Discrimination that I don’t face as a married woman.” Cynthia Wade

20
Feb
08

Delicacy and nerve

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Kenny (Rami Malek) in The War At Home.

“I don’t think they wanted to hold anything back despite it being unappealing subject matter, perhaps, to some viewers. If they were going to tell the story, they wanted to do it as thoroughly as possible, to really explore all the facets of a young man coming out. To be able to go to those lengths speaks very highly of the writer, Rob Lotterstein — to be able to take a risk like that, which is definitely a big risk. Besides having a young man come out, but to really go to those lengths of explaining the precautions that need to be taken is an extra step that probably didn’t have to happen, but because we all felt so good about it, it seemed like the right thing to do.”

Rami Malek