Charlotte Gainsbourg, who has that French thing of looking like a teenager and a 40 year old at the same time, interviewed on Time about her collaboration with Beck, among other things, ici.
How long can I stay away from this work I need to do? Quite a while, I think.
Up In The Air = All Over The Place. I'm calling this one busted: Jason Reitman couldn't direct traffic. The movie's unevenness (is it indie? Comedy? Fincheresque life lesson modern post-9/11 thingy? Let's ape the wedding sequence from The Deer Hunter and see what happens!) could be down to the script's bastard upbringing OR a second unit / assistant director shooting lots of pick ups OR studio meddling: I have no idea. But it's a fucking melange.
The actors are terrific. Vera Farmiga is amazing - almost steals it from Clooney, and Melanie Lynskey is the movie's moral center. But the female actors are also filmed like shit - who lit this movie? Did they have to go with second takes or what? Or were they just going for the Charlotte Gainsbourg thing? (They didn't get it.)
Still, no fighting robots. Are movies with stories in them still, y'know, worth making these days? I was watching an old episode of The X-Files on TV (season 2 maybe) and it was better written, better shot, more intelligent and in control of itself than this.