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Good Shepherd, Cosmo
  • Jeffrey Wells reports that The Good Shepherd will not be shown to critics or awards groups until 4 December.

  • A scan of an article from Cosmopolitan magazine. Thanks to Julie.

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    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 14th, 2006 10:18 am (UTC) (Link)
    I just wanted to thank you for all the fabulous information you provide on my favourite movie star,(it's a small list, just Matt and Jonny Depp)I really appreciate your site, and take a look every day, even on weekends am I obssessed?

    Anyway one more dumb question for you, why are there so few pics from the Bourne Ultimatum filming. When he was doing the Good Shepherd and The Departed last year, there were loads, but for Bourne hardly anything.

    Is there a reason why the production company is being so tight-fisted with pics? MP
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 14th, 2006 10:41 am (UTC) (Link)
    Bourne's not filming in NY or LA where there are lots of photo agencies ready with photographers to snap a few easy pics. There actually weren't that many pics of Good Shepherd or Departed filming, just pics of Matt and other cast members walking to the set usually.

    The production company won't release any stills from the movies for months - any pics at this stage would be unauthorised paparazzi photos. The Spanish production company is releasing quite a bit of information on Bourne filming in Madrid, so we should get some photos from there soon (especially as they're filming at very familiar outdoor locations).
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 14th, 2006 11:49 am (UTC) (Link)
    Thanks for the comprehensive explanation about the photos.

    I'm looking forward to the Good Shepherd, sounds much more my type of film than the Departed. The story is a really good one, and Matt is such a fantastic actor I know he can pull it off. I'll see it whatever the critics say.

    My only criticism of it is that due to the period of time it covers and the complex issues involved it might have been better served as a prestigious TV movie project like Band of Brothers or Into the West, then time constraints wouldn't have been such an issue and characters would have time to develop.

    I'm really hoping it doesn't get butchered like All the Pretty Horses. A great film ruined by Harvey Weinstein's heavy-handed editing. MP
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 14th, 2006 10:29 am (UTC) (Link)


    "The Good Shepherd will not be shown to critics or awards groups until 4 December."

    Is this good or bad? Is it a good sign to give an early screening to the critics or awards?
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 14th, 2006 10:47 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: TGS

    The sceptics or naysayers would claim the studio is trying to limit negative word on the film until the last moment, when it will be screened at the press junket, or very close to that time.

    The reality is probably that editing is going right to the wire, and they just won't be finished in time for earlier long lead publications or advance screenings. We know the editing on this film has been a nightmare (similar to 'Margaret' actually), and that the studio wants a film substantially shorter than the one De Niro is happy with (just like All the Pretty Horses).

    It doesn't allow time for positive buzz to grow, but it also proves that nobody's seen the finished cut of the film at this stage, and nobody can be sure of what it's actually like - good or bad.

    Most of the fancied Oscar films will have been seen by that stage (if not all of them), and this one could sneak up from behind. They wouldn't have done very late reshoots some weeks back if they didn't think the film could be improved by some late re-touching. Have faith.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 14th, 2006 12:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: TGS

    Thank you Felicity. I'll surely keep up my faith in this film :-)

    Why is there no photos of Isabella? I get to see Violet atleast once a week. Wish I can see how Isabella is growing up. At this age they grow up soo fast.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 14th, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: TGS

    I've answered this before, but Ben and Jen don't stray far from LA and their usual haunts. They are easy to find, photograph and sell the pics.

    Matt's filming around the world and harder to track down - there have been no personal pics at all during Bourne filming so far. And maybe family pics of Matt are harder to sell (non-famous wife and all).
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 14th, 2006 08:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
    A story and photo from Madrid about the filming of Bourne Ultimatum:

    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 15th, 2006 12:09 am (UTC) (Link)
    Hey, thanks for the info, Also, if u would like to know there is a new part added to thegoodshepherdmovie.com, called a look inside! pretty cool.

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