Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

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Avoiding the world with movie news

Strange, difficult day news-wise -- assassinations scare me -- and I feel like a schmuck for not talking about it and continuing with A) my work and B) obsessing over the trivia of my tiny little life.

So I fully admit I'm avoiding the world with tidbits from IMDb's Entertainment News page. Two items caught my eye:
1) The Coen Brothers plan hope to make a Spaghetti Western:
Filmmaking siblings Joel and Ethan Coen are set to make their goriest film ever - a Spaghetti Western featuring scenes of primitive torture methods. The brothers, whose notoriously gory new film No Country for Old Men has been tipped for Oscar glory, are desperate to make a film about the days of cowboys and Indians battling it out in the Wild West of America. But - as Joel warns - it won't be one for the faint-hearted. He says, "We've written a western with a lot of violence in it. There's scalping and hanging ... it's good. Indians torturing people with ants, cutting their eyelids off." Ethan adds, "It's a proper western, a real western, set in the 1870s. It's got a scene that no one will ever forget because of one particular chicken."
And if you don't want to think about torture (which I understand), think about 2) Helena Bonham Carter's breasts:
Actress Helena Bonham Carter has pointed out one major inaccuracy in new movie Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - the size of her breasts. The 41-year-old star was pregnant with her and boyfriend Tim Burton's second child during much of the filming of Steven Sondheim's musical about a barbaric London barber, and she admits the changing appearance of her chest is more than noticeable in the final edit. She tells British magazine Heat, "There's no continuity. The first half of filming I wasn't pregnant, and the second half I was. And because we didn't shoot in order, I start off with huge breasts, then I walk upstairs and I've got tangerines again." Bonham Carter gave birth to a baby girl in London earlier this month.

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