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I went and saw “Good Time” in the theater the first weekend

Nov 25, 2013

Star Is Forever Rising

Gerwig has been branded an “it girl” time and time again over the past several years, but her highest grossing movies, “No Strings Attached” and “Arthur,” aren’t known as “Greta Gerwig movies.” No, “Greta Gerwig movies” are things like “Frances Ha” and “Mistress America” her collaborations with indie honcho and romantic partner Noah Baumbach as well as talky dramedies like “Hannah Takes the Stairs” and “Lola Versus,” both of which belong to moncler outlet online the so called mumblecore genre. None of those topped $5 million at the domestic box office, though last year’s “20th Century Women” did manage nearly $6 million in revenue. Gerwig, 34, has plenty of art house cred, but do mainstream audiences examine her sensibilities with the same enthusiasm?

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At indie distributor A24s offices, I sat down with Gerwig last week to discuss her career evolution, “Lady Bird,” the support she’s received from her industry pals and the movie’s depiction of middle class weariness.

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Before we dive into “Lady Bird,” I must tell you I’m obsessed with “Jackie.”

It’s true. I was a big fan of the filmmaker, Pablo Larran. I had loved his films “No” and “The Club,” but I thought of him primarily as a Spanish language filmmaker. He made movies in [Latin America], and I thought I probably wasn’t going to be in one of his movies because that’s not my skill set. But I admired them greatly https://www.moncleroutletssale.com , and then I heard he was making it and was interested in me being in it. As an actor, I just go off the director. I never ask how big the part is. I don’t look at it from the perspective of, “Is this going to be good for my career?” I just look for directors, and I think part of that is I knew I always wanted to be a director. For me, working with great directors is not only a great experience as an actor; it’s a great experience as a person who wants to do this.

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It’s so great. It’s so beautiful. I love that filmmaker, [Sebastan Lelio]. He also made “Gloria,” which had meant so much to me. I saw them at [the Telluride Film Festival], actually, right before “Lady Bird” premiered. Pablo said, “Don’t worry, it’s going to be great. Even if it isn’t, no one will say it to your face.” Which I always thought was pretty great. They watched it, and they were so wonderful about it. So “Jackie” was meaningful to me because I loved making it and I loved getting to play a part where I was completely transformed. That’s how I learned my job. I feel so part of the filmmaking community. It’s amazing how much people support each other.

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Such good work! It’s always interesting to me how it’s always a small group of people. When you actually get in there moncler outlet store and you look at why all these great films are coming out of this place at this time, you realize they all know each other. The first version of that or not the first version, but a big version was the French New Wave. Those filmmakers knew each other and were writing about film and thinking about film. It happened again with American films of the ’70s. Scorsese, De Palma, Spielberg, Lucas and Coppola all were friends. They were just kids.

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Do you feel like you have been able to establish that for yourself?

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The Dupes. The Dupses. But yeah, it’s a very nice thing to feel like that’s all connected.

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Well, for me I just keep making the work. You live through the moment you’re living through in terms of how people see you, but in terms of the project you’re doing, whether it’s acting in something like “Jackie” or writing and directing this film, I can’t control how anyone sees me, so I make no attempt to do so. I just try to keep my eye on the thing that is most challenging and most alive to me in that moment. I figure knock on wood I’ll have a long career, and at the end of it the assessment will be whatever it is.

You don’t do it until you do it Moncler Outlet , is the thing. Nobody knows what you have in you until you’ve done it, so I just keep pushing those boundaries, and I figure it will all come out in the wash.

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I mean, cheap moncler he directed it. He directed the shit out of it, and that’s great.

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