1. John Powers talks with Fresh Air’s Terry Gross about the hottest ticket at this year’s Cannes Film Festival —

"Hilariously, the hottest ticket at Cannes was for Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, Lost River… which turned out to be not a good film. You realize that Ryan Gosling has seen a lot of movies and liked a lot of them and so about every minute or two you could identify some other famous director he was copying. It started off a bit like Terrence Malick and Harmony Korine. A few minutes later, it turned into David Lynch and then along the way, it turned into Nicholas Winding Refn, with whom Ryan Gosling has worked a lot and it was this big, bloody or fake bloody, apocalyptic crazy melodrama with bright colors and darkness and bullies and people murdering rats and all sorts of other stuff that would seem powerful if you were putting it together and if you were David Lynch…and so the discussion became: "Was this the worst film a director ever had premiered at Cannes?"
But it wasn’t. … In truth, he was trying to make a genuinely good movie, and I respect that impulse more than somebody cautiously making a small little movie that’s perfectly done for their first film.”  

You can listen to the rest of John Powers’ recap of the festival here. 
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    John Powers talks with Fresh Air’s Terry Gross about the hottest ticket at this year’s Cannes Film Festival

    "Hilariously, the hottest ticket at Cannes was for Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, Lost River… which turned out to be not a good film. You realize that Ryan Gosling has seen a lot of movies and liked a lot of them and so about every minute or two you could identify some other famous director he was copying. It started off a bit like Terrence Malick and Harmony Korine. A few minutes later, it turned into David Lynch and then along the way, it turned into Nicholas Winding Refn, with whom Ryan Gosling has worked a lot and it was this big, bloody or fake bloody, apocalyptic crazy melodrama with bright colors and darkness and bullies and people murdering rats and all sorts of other stuff that would seem powerful if you were putting it together and if you were David Lynch…and so the discussion became: "Was this the worst film a director ever had premiered at Cannes?"

    But it wasn’t. … In truth, he was trying to make a genuinely good movie, and I respect that impulse more than somebody cautiously making a small little movie that’s perfectly done for their first film.”  

    You can listen to the rest of John Powers’ recap of the festival here

    Photo credit:Tim P.Whitby/Getty Images Europe

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  1. Ryan Gosling directed his first film, Lost River. It was just announced that it will be premiering at the Cannes Film Festival next month.  
(Hear Fresh Air’s interview with Gosling, while you’re at it)

    Ryan Gosling directed his first film, Lost River. It was just announced that it will be premiering at the Cannes Film Festival next month.  

    (Hear Fresh Air’s interview with Gosling, while you’re at it)

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  1. "I was about to become a father again… and I have always had a fire inside me, just like my father did, and my grandfather did, and my great grandfather did, and I didn’t want my son to have it… I started thinking about legacy… That and Ryan told me that he had always dreamed of robbing a bank and riding a motorcycle into a u-haul truck."

    — Director Derek Cianfrance, speaking about the inspiration for his new film A PLACE BEYOND THE PINES at a Q & A after the premiere of the film at the Toronto International Film Festival, Friday, September 7th, 2012.  Ryan Gosling plays a motorcycling bank robber who has a infant son.  Cianfrance and Gosling collaborated on the 2010 film Blue Valentine.



    ***Update: A Place Beyond the Pines was just purchased by Focus Features which means it will be coming to theaters soon.

     


    Fresh Air producers Ann Marie Baldonado and Lauren Krenzel are currently attending the Toronto International Film Festival.

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  1. Posted on 3 January, 2012

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    Happy Caucus Night, folks.

    Happy Caucus Night, folks.

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  1. Posted on 20 December, 2011

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    Hey Girl, did you know Ryan Gosling was on Fresh Air?  View in High-Res

    Hey Girl, did you know Ryan Gosling was on Fresh Air

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  1. Well Ryan Gosling clears that debate up….(h/t sophiebiblio)

    Well Ryan Gosling clears that debate up….(h/t sophiebiblio)

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  1. David Edelstein reviews Drive: The hero of Drive is called “Driver” because that’s what he does, and in a thriller this self-consciously existential, what he does is who he is. View in High-Res

    David Edelstein reviews Drive: The hero of Drive is called “Driver” because that’s what he does, and in a thriller this self-consciously existential, what he does is who he is.

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  1. Posted on 21 June, 2011

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Christina Hendricks wanted for Wonder Woman movie
Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Bronson) has revealed he’d cast Mad Men star Christina Hendricks as Wonder Woman if he ever got to make a movie about the superheroine.Refn recently worked with Hendricks on Drive. The film stars Ryan Gosling as a stuntman, and has been earning rave reviews across the festival circuit.The director’s long been attempting to get his version of Wonder Woman onto the big screen. “If I get to do it, she’s going to be it,” Refn told Vulture of his dream casting.

But…what about me? I can see this, though. She’s tall and voluptuous and Diana IS an Amazon warrior princess.

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    Christina Hendricks wanted for Wonder Woman movie

    Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Bronson) has revealed he’d cast Mad Men star Christina Hendricks as Wonder Woman if he ever got to make a movie about the superheroine.

    Refn recently worked with Hendricks on Drive. The film stars Ryan Gosling as a stuntman, and has been earning rave reviews across the festival circuit.

    The director’s long been attempting to get his version of Wonder Woman onto the big screen. “If I get to do it, she’s going to be it,” Refn told Vulture of his dream casting.

    But…what about me? I can see this, though. She’s tall and voluptuous and Diana IS an Amazon warrior princess.

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  1. I frankly found it hard to watch Michelle Williams without thinking about her break-up with Heath Ledger, the father of her child, and the impact of his subsequent death. That’s not a problem, though — if anything, it makes her seem more vulnerable.

    — Film critic David Edelstein, on the Ryan Gosling/Michelle Williams drama Blue Valentine.

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  1. 
Ryan Gosling On Blue Valentine’s initial NC-17 rating: "I  was very confused. It seems like I don’t really understand this rating  system. I was told it’s because my character performs oral sex on his  wife, and I thought, ‘There’s plenty of movies with men receiving oral  sex from women with R ratings.’ It seemed like a double standard." View in High-Res

    Ryan Gosling On Blue Valentine’s initial NC-17 rating: "I was very confused. It seems like I don’t really understand this rating system. I was told it’s because my character performs oral sex on his wife, and I thought, ‘There’s plenty of movies with men receiving oral sex from women with R ratings.’ It seemed like a double standard."

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  1. Posted on 14 December, 2010

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[Photograph by Mario Testino]

Tomorrow’s Guest: Ryan Gosling View in High-Res

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    [Photograph by Mario Testino]

    Tomorrow’s Guest: Ryan Gosling

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