Thursday, January 02, 2014

Auteur Watch - Angela Bassett

Wait... who?  Angela Bassett?  One of the most gorgeous women ever, and she wants to direct?  Well, it's understandable.  After doing two films with John Sayles, just about anyone would think to themselves, "Geez.  If that bozo can do it..."  Well, she's just got the one film so far in pre-production called Book of the Year.  The plot: a guy writes a book that becomes a success, and he doesn't know how to deal with said success.  Oh, please.  A film about books?  Who's got time to read anymore?  Kinda reminds me of the tall crook from Home Alone 1 and 2 who directed a movie called Rookie of the Year.  It was a humbling way for Daniel Stern to deal with the success of the first two Home Alone movies.  Poor guy; he only directed television after that.  But here's hoping Angela has a long and successful directing career... just as long as she doesn't stay behind the camera too long!!

Update: Book of the Year is apparently gone, and has morphed into a TV movie about Whitney Houston called Whitney.  Welp, I just hope it's not completely like Ray or Jersey Boys, but it probably should try to be.  She did have a hell of a lot of #1's!  Sure, maybe I'm just saying that to dig a thorn into the side of my Beatles friends, but I sort of grew up with her music.  It's a shame how her life turned out.

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