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Photos, All the pretty horses
  • Photos of Matt and Lucy visiting a florist in LA are at the Daily Mail.

  • Billy Bob Thornton talked about All the pretty horses at EW.

    All the Pretty Horses was a difficult experience for you [with Miramax recutting the theatrical release and dumping Daniel Lanois' score]. You still have the original version — the one Matt Damon raved about. Is there any chance that fans will eventually get to see that cut?
    You know, in a perfect world, I would show my cut with Dan’s music in theaters across the country for people who know about that and just want to see [it]. In other words, not to put it out as a movie [to make money] in theaters, or not to put it on DVD to be bought. But to just invite people for free. If there were a theater big enough, it’s like, “For all you people who have kind of agreed with me here and you really want to see this and you don’t mind sitting there for two hours and 42 minutes.” That whole idea about there being a five-hour cut or something? That never existed. There was never a five-hour cut. There was not even a three-hour cut. It was 2:42. Which is the same length as The English Patient.

    And it was also what they had hired you to do, because they had conceded it would be a three-hour epic.
    That’s right. They wanted me to make a three-hour movie. And then once I made it, they said, “No, no, we have to cut it to under three hours.” I said, “You see, if you designed a house to be 12,000 square feet and you’ve already built it, and then they said it can only be 7,000 feet because of some zoning thing. You have to cut off 5,000 feet of this house… and you’re an architect… can you imagine?” So same story. Look, not everybody wants to watch a two hour and 42 minute movie, but for anybody who does, the two hour and 42 minute cut with Dan’s music is better.

    When’s the last time you watched it?
    Oh, years.

    Is it excruciating to watch?
    A little bit. I mean, it’s heartbreaking to watch. What I’ve done over the years, a few friends of mine, I would show them scenes from it, with Dan’s music and my cut of the scenes, just to show them. And they’d watch that and go, “Okay, I get it.” You saw the movie, the one that played in theaters, and it’s a good movie. I was proud of it. I thought it should’ve done better than it did but they advertised it as a love story between Matt and Penelope [Cruz] and that’s not what it was. I begged them not to, but that’s what they did. She’s out of the movie a little over halfway through. It’s [really] about those three kids. It’s about the end of the west. But of course, the posters: Matt and Penelope airbrushed staring at each other.
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 16th, 2014 11:11 am (UTC) (Link)


    Note - the caption on some of the photo agency sites and a pic of Instagram (same outfits) is 'Matt and Lucy going to marriage counseling in Brentwood'.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 16th, 2014 12:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photos

    Well, you know.. paparazzis...

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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 16th, 2014 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Kyle Taylor ‏@kftaylor
    I don't want to brag but I sat next to John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon and Joel Mchale at dinner last night #notbragging #nobigdeal
    From: cindiest Date: April 18th, 2014 04:59 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Tweet

    I really like Joel Mchale a lot. The thought that he became/stayed friends with Matty makes me so darn glad.

    Thank you.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 17th, 2014 02:27 am (UTC) (Link)

    Throwback article

    Here's a throwback interview with Matt and Ben from 1997, just before GWH came out.

    Hilarious picture of Ben in a clown outfit.

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 17th, 2014 03:01 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Throwback article

    I bought the original magazine at the time. Still got it.
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 17th, 2014 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Doug Ellin #tbt on the set of Entourage

    From: cindiest Date: April 17th, 2014 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Wow. Someone telling the truth. That's awesome.
    From: cindiest Date: April 18th, 2014 05:01 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Upcoming conference

    Thank you!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 18th, 2014 03:40 am (UTC) (Link)

    David Letterman on water / fracking

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 18th, 2014 06:22 am (UTC) (Link)

    Photos, Transcendence

    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 19th, 2014 01:08 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photos, Transcendence

    Interesting about Transcendence first being offered to Matt. I haven't followed the movie and when I looked at reviews today (which are horrible) I thought that Matt would have been a much better choice than Depp to play a conflicted genius type.

    But since the reviews are so scathing, I guess Matt knew what he was doing when he turned it down.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 18th, 2014 11:59 pm (UTC) (Link)


    The Omaze runners-up have received signed copies of books etc in recent days. Here's a Matt and Ben t-shirt someone received.

    Valerie ‏@ValW517
    Absolutely LOVE this shirt from @omaze @BenAffleck #MattDamon 😂- happy to support @EasternCongo and @Water ! #charity
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: April 19th, 2014 12:10 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Omaze

    someone instagramed their signed script.
    i haven't gotten the digital thank you letter for my own donation though.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 20th, 2014 06:42 am (UTC) (Link)


    Lucy has been sick. There was a reference on Twitter to a nurse being with her the last two nights.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 20th, 2014 12:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Note

    Oh, no! A nurse? This sounds serious. Can you tell if she has been at home or is in the hospital? It must have come on her quickly, as she was out and about a couple of days ago.

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    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 20th, 2014 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)


    so patient confidentiality goes out the window if your famous or married to someone famous - this is wrong, the nurse had no right in putting that on twitter
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 21st, 2014 04:01 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Note

    To be fair they didn't say what it was about. Perhaps the nurse asked Matt for permission.
    Reo Roma From: Reo Roma Date: April 23rd, 2014 12:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Movie cut

    Oh...if it were up to me I'D WATCH A 5 HOUR MOVIE UNCUT WITH MATT DAMON and some of my other favorite actors (mostly his buddies) OH YEAH! And I missed seeing them so thank you for the pics ;)
    Reo Roma From: Reo Roma Date: April 24th, 2014 01:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Movie cut

    Take that back...I'd ONLY watch Matt for 5 hours and all the other ones for like 3 hours or something ;)
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