Sunday, December 9, 2018






Friday, December 7, 2018


Random Fuzzy

This is what was the subject of their earlier statements issued Nov. 30

11/21/2018 Appearance, Stipulations and Waivers (*Sealed Document* This appearance stipulation and waiver is submitted with and relates only to the judgment on the bifurcated issue of child custody and visitation )
Filed by Respondent
11/21/2018 Notice - Entry of Judgment (*Sealed Document* *Judgment on bifurcated issue of child custody and visitation. Jurisidcation is reserved over termination of marital status and over all financial issues. )
Filed by Respondent
11/21/2018 Judgment - Reserved Issues - Uncontested (*Sealed Document* Jurisdiction is reserved over termination of marital status and financial issues )
Filed by Respondent


The Nov. 30 statements:
“A custody arrangement was agreed to weeks ago, and has been signed by both parties and the judge,” Samantha Bley DeJean said in a statement to Reuters and ET.
“The agreement, which is based on the recommendations of the child custody evaluator, eliminates the need for a trial. The filing and details of the agreement are confidential to protect the best interests of the children.”

A source close to Jolie said that she “is very pleased to be entering the next stage and relieved with progress for the health of their family.”

A source tells PEOPLE, “It is not permanent but rather a temporary agreement in place, for now, to keep things moving along in the right direction.”
Again, it is always important to read carefully and focus only on the actual quotes.  They put a lot of thought into the precise wording of their statements.  What does not appear within quotation marks are the writers' own presumptions and, as in this case with Reuters, is total trash.  All the actual quotes are above.  They normally issue statements to the AP.  They decided to give Reuters a try but Reuters' tabloid-level reporting is a far cry from the professionalism and accuracy AP reliably provides.  Even ET wrote it better than Reuters.


The 11/21 filing is officially a judgement which is why they are through to the next stage, but what makes up the judgement is a temporary agreement -- which means the judgement is temporary as well.

It means they've met most but not all of the safeguards that the DCFS put in place and the court has given them tentative clearance.  The family has already become much healthier but they can't yet be given a full clean bill of health.   This new stage is a probationary period for them.  This is why they refer to it as the next stage and not the final stage. They are not out of this yet. 
We will be stronger when we come out of this because that's what we're determined to do as a family."
The 11/21 filings refer only to the bifurcated issue of custody and visitation while jurisdiction is reserved on all other issues because from the start, the dissolution filing was only about the children and their ability to be with Brad.  The DCFS compelled Angelina to file the petition in order to keep the children with her when they enforced a Child Safety Plan and then to maintain the filing as part of a compromise agreement that included clearing Brad of abuse charges. 
"The job of the DCFS is to make sure the children are in a safe and secure situation. As we said earlier this week, childcare professionals encouraged a legal agreement accepted and signed by both sides that was in the best interest of the children. Angelina said from the beginning that she felt she had to take action for the health of the family and is relieved that after their 8-week involvement, the DCFS is now satisfied the safeguards are put in place that will allow the children to heal.
Keeping the filing until they obtain court clearance is the safeguard imposed by the DCFS to ensure that the children fully heal and that family reunification is not rushed.  There is obviously a huge difference between filing the petition and actually obtaining a divorce and they have been careful to make the distinction by referring to it as the filing.
"We’re all just healing from the events that led to the filing . . . They’re not healing from divorce. They’re healing from some . . . from life, from things in life.”
The children's recovery and readiness is the only issue that they needed the court to rule on and the 11/21 filing makes clear that it is the only subject of the judgement.  "Jurisdiction is reserved on termination of marital status and financial issues" because they have no intention of obtaining a judgement on those.  They do not intend to divorce and they do not intend to divide their joint marital properties.  Aside from the fact that they have an iron clad prenup they could easily enforce, in a clear and obvious sign that they are not splitting in any way, shape or form, they have substantially added to their commingled financial interests further binding the two of them together: Brad has a 1/3 stake in the DeMille by virtue of his $8M "loan" while Angelina has the remaining 2/3 and they've increased their investment in and are expanding the operations of Miraval.

From the start, their long term goal has been family reunification so they can resume their normal family life together the way it was before the plane incident.  They are very close.
"I understand that Brad is frustrated but feel that it is incumbent upon us to help this family achieve their long-term reunification goals in a smooth and expeditious manner....Is it not the end goal that within the next 6-12 months Brad is enjoying frequent and continuous contact with all of the children on a joint custodial basis?"

I am coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer."

None of it’s easy. It’s very, very difficult, a very painful situation, and I just want my family healthy"

Angelina has “tried to bridge the gap between the kids and their dad. She’s worked to achieve reinstatement for them.

Angelina remains focused on healing her family. She continues to support the reconciliation of the children with Brad.
More than a year over the original time estimate for reunification, reinstatement and reconciliation has finally occurred between Brad and the children. 
Angelina "is very pleased to be entering the next stage and relieved with progress for the health of their family."
By the end of the Summer effort, the children could already spend up to a week alone with Brad -- but it was not entirely by their own free will since they were made aware they were under a court order.  The 11/21 "Judgment" is on "child custody and visitation" because the question on whether the children are genuinely happy to again live full time with Brad has not yet been answered to the satisfaction of Dr, Katz.  The custody evaluator needs to see that the relationship between Brad and the kids stays on solid ground and continues to grow healthier.  When Dr, Katz is convinced that the children are able to thrive living full time with both parents during this probationary stage, he can give them a full clean bill of health and discharge them.  At that point the judgement which is the temporary agreement can be set aside, the petition filing can be dismissed and full family reunification will be officially complete.


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The interesting division of labor has Spiegel filing the documents and Bley issuing the public statement.


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The Blast has been caught lying and making things up again.  It is a waste of time reading it's fabrications and distortions.

ALL custody related records have been SEALED.  Like the rest of the public The Blast can only see the listing.  It did not and cannot see the documents.

After Laura Wasser was replaced there have been no leaks and with their 07/20/2018 filing they made doubly sure there would be no leaks of any filings.  There is NO WAY The Blast or ANYONE else can access the sealed documents.  Even the clerk typing the Case Summary cannot see it.  

Do not be duped into clicking on trash from The Blast. Us, Page Six. TMZ, E and the rest.


-- Fussy


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Tuesday, December 4, 2018





Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative is dedicated to providing justice and support for victims

By Sally Holmes Dec 4, 2018


Angelina Jolie is doubling down in her fight against the stigma of rape. Launched in 2012 by Jolie and then UK Foreign Secretary William Hague, Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict is a global initiative focused not just on stopping assaults, but also the social stigma faced by survivors of sexual violence, and providing justice for victims.
"Sexual violence in conflict is still a taboo subject," Jolie tells Marie Claire in an exclusive interview of why this stigma exists. "Female and male survivors, and children born of this rape, are often treated as if they are the ones who have done something wrong. They are rejected and stigmatized, while their attackers go unpunished. That’s what has to change, and breaking the taboo is part of that."

Leading the global effort is the United Kingdom, and since the launch of PSVI, the UK has provided thousands of survivors with medical, social, and legal support, assisted organizations in local communities supporting survivors, and trained over 17,000 military and police officers on how to prevent and respond to sexual violence, and created guidelines to help strengthen the collection of evidence and documentation to bring perpetrators to justice. In addition to finding ways to make it easier for survivors to report crimes in cases where they cannot go to their local authorities, Jolie is also fighting to address shortfalls in funding commitments from Governments for protection, psychosocial support, and other programs to support survivors, as well as reparations to help survivors rebuild their lives. She is also calling for establishing an international, investigative body that can take action in determining if a crime of sexual violence has taken place, collect evidence, and enable rapid and effective prosecution. 

This is just the beginning. 

"Our partners in this effort are victims speaking out, local NGOs and governments from around the world as well as militaries," Jolie says. "We have to solve this comprehensively. We need to go to the heart of where there are abuses and make changes, and press for new practices and accountability. To take one example, 37 countries still exempt perpetrators of rape from prosecution if they are either married to their victims, or agree to marry them afterwards. Over 60 countries don’t include male survivors within the scope of their sexual violence legislation. So we have to change laws as well as attitudes. And we have to find ways to have successful prosecutions, so that it is no longer a crime for which there is impunity."

As part of this effort, PSVI, held a film festival in London in November. Fighting Stigma Through Film aimed to specifically address the social aspect of the cause, the discrimination that survivors of war zone rape face, Jolie explains.

"I do think film has the power to make us live inside another person’s experience in a way that is unique and different," she says. "But it is also a really important way of opening up a conversation, and saying that yes, these things happen or happened in our country and we need to address them. Too often after a war, sexual violence is the subject no one wants to talk about, that gets swept under the carpet. And if no one talks about it, there is no justice and n



And the conversation can't just be just with other women, Jolie stresses. To make change happen, this needs to be a topic both men and women are informed about. "I don’t just speak to my daughters. I speak to them with their brothers," she explains. "That is maybe the first most important distinction. This is not just a problem for women, and the solution is working with women and men. And girls and boys. Not only are men and boys also victims of these crimes, but those who are perpetrating these crimes need to have other men remind them what it really is to be a man. A man with a healthy relationship to women. And all societies need to be clear about not tolerating this behavior." 

You can learn more about this issue and the initiative here.


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Monday, December 3, 2018


David Oyelowo: My Children Have Playdates With Angelina Jolie’s Kids

David Oyelowo, 42 and Angelina Jolie, 43 have been friends for years thanks to their children.

“We mainly know each other because we both have lots of kids and they have play dates now and then. I think that’s partly why we were drawn to playing parents together,” Oyelowo told Us at the Ebony Power 100 Gala on Friday, November 30. in Beverly Hills.

Oyelow and his wife, Jessica, have three sons and a daughter.

When Oyelowo and the Oscar winner were filming their new Peter Pan and Alice In Wonderland-inspired movie, they had lots of young visitors. “All the kids came to enjoy and see what their parents were doing, “ he told Us. “It was a very child-friendly set and both of us are producers on it. We were the bosses, so we allowed our families to come and say 'hi.'”

Oyelowo loved every minute working with Jolie. “Myself and Angelina Jolie play the parents of Alice and Peter,” he explained. “It was a beautiful experience to shoot. Angie, who has been a friend of mine for a very long time, was heaven.”

Shooting wrapped on Come Away in October, and now Oyelowo is getting ready for the holidays. He will spend Christmas in Los Angeles with relatives from Australia, England and other parts of the U.S.


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Sunday, December 2, 2018



December 1, Saturday

Timothee Chalamet, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke

Amazon VP - Finance Dan Jedda

Plan B: Jeremy Kleiner, Dede Gardner

Kristen Hart, Amazon Video VP Greg Hart

Polish actress Joanna Kulig



David and Jessica Oyelowo
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Friday, November 30, 2018


Random Fuzzy
“A custody arrangement was agreed to weeks ago, and has been signed by both parties and the judge,” Samantha Bley DeJean said in a statement to Reuters.
“The agreement, which is based on the recommendations of the child custody evaluator, eliminates the need for a trial. The filing and details of the agreement are confidential to protect the best interests of the children.”

A source close to Jolie said that she “is very pleased to be entering the next stage and relieved with progress for the health of their family.”

A source tells PEOPLE, “It is not permanent but rather a temporary agreement in place, for now, to keep things moving along in the right direction.”

Since the beginning, Angelina's stated intent and objectives have remained the same:
This decision was made for the health of the family. - Sept. 20, 2016

"(The DeMille) is a big jump forward for us, and we’re all trying to do our best to heal our family." - July 2017

"I just want my family healthy." - September 13, 2017

Angelina remains focused on healing her family.  She continues to support the reconciliation of the children with Brad. - August 29, 2018

- It is always important to focus only on the actual quotes.  They put a lot of thought into the precise wording of their statements.  What exactly was said, like "the health of their family" -- and what was not.  Neither Bley Dejean nor the "sources" mention "divorce."  Not even the "filing" which is how they referred to it in the past. 
"We’re all just healing from the events that led to the filing . . . They’re not healing from divorce. They’re healing from some . . . from life, from things in life.”

Angelina has “tried to bridge the gap between the kids and their dad. She’s worked to achieve reinstatement for them. But it’s now between Brad, his kids, and the court. The court will determine things.”
- As of May 30, the children were still closed down to Brad, they did not have a relationship with him and did not want to be alone with him.  By August, after the Summer effort which was effectively court intervention, the children had started to open up to him.  They are finally making "progress for the health of the family" and they are very "relieved."  They are way past the 6 to 12 months that the trauma specialists had originally thought it would take for the family to achieve reunification.  They need to make further progress to comply with the safeguards the DCFS imposed to make sure the children recover fully and reunification is not rushed.
"Angelina said from the beginning that she felt she had to take action for the health of the family and is relieved that after their 8-week involvement, the DCFS is now satisfied the safeguards are put in place that will allow the children to heal."   
The mental health experts and the court have cleared them to the "next stage" -- not yet full clearance but "moving along in the right direction."


- The agreement was signed "weeks ago."  The agreement takes the place of the Stipulation Re Custody and Therapy signed on October 26, 2016 which memorialized the therapeutic process and incorporated recommendations by the DCFS.  That stipulation has largely been set aside since the psychiatric team took over from the trauma specialists.  This new agreement would outline the practical plan designed by the mental health professionals and finalized thru the hearings to help the family solidify and build on the progress they've already made so they can be ready and cleared for full reunification.  These are the "recommendations of the child custody evaluator" based on interviews with the children and the psychiatric team looking after them. 

The May 30 Order stated that "a review hearing shall be scheduled to take place the week of August 13 or as soon thereafter as possible for further interim orders pending the completion of the custody evaluation."   The review hearing took place that week followed by a status conference on Aug. 21.  No interim orders were issued or apparently needed.   Dr. Katz's post-summer custody evaluation would have been completed at around that time.  By that point, the family would have already had several custody evaluations, most by Dr, Katz.  The first likely took place in December 2016 since Wasser wrote on Dec. 1 that they wanted a custody evaluation to "commence immediately."

- Brad's Sept. 12 sealed responsive declaration was his response to the conclusions and recommendations of the mental health experts -- the family's psychiatrists and the custody evaluator -- following their review of the results of the summer effort.

- Dr. Katz had already submitted his custody evaluation report by the time he filed a 2nd declaration of his qualifications on Oct. 12.   Dr. Katz was appointed by the court to perform custody evaluations on January 9, 2017 and had first submitted the declaration of his qualifications on January 25, 2017.  Court-connected evaluators are required to submit their qualifications each year after their appointment. Dr. Katz is a private evaluator.

- When they signed the first S&O to Extend Judge Ouderkirk's appointment on Oct. 24 and which they filed on Nov. 5,  they were already set.  The necessary hearings had already taken place.  The filing of the first S&O raised public expectations for a custody-related development by Dec. 4, directly leading to Bley Dejean's statement.  The 2nd S&O signed the day before the statement was released is a step away, giving them again more breathing room after the first had served its purpose.
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We will be stronger when we come out of this because that's what we're determined to do as a family."
“I am coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer."
- Getting relations between Brad and the children to be stronger and closer than it was before the plane incident may be a life-long goal but they've risen considerably from the depths.  After dealing with the children's resistance to Brad for two years, they are understandably "very pleased" to finally reach this stage. 

"We care for each other and care about our family, and we are both working towards the same goal.”
- In each of his 3 interviews since September, 2016, Brad made a point to mention the people he loves and who love him in turn: 
"I know the people who love me know me. And that's enough for me."  - April 2017

 “I’m not suicidal or something. There’s still much beauty in the world and a lot of love. And a lot of love to be given." - May 2017

"I have a responsibility to myself and my family to remain true and authentic. I treat people whom I love honestly and sincerely. " - November 2018
For two years, the children were distrustful of Brad and totally rebuffed him.  In the above, Brad is talking about the only member of the family who loves and knows him, the beauty who is the reason why he did not sink into suicidal despair, who gives him and receives from him a lot of love, whom he loves honestly and sincerely -- Angelina.  Brad was determined to publicly express his feelings and looked for a way to insert them in his interviews.


-- Fussy

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11/05/2018 Stipulation and Order (RE: Stipulation to Extend Appointment of Privately Compensated Temporary Judge and Order Thereon )
Filed by Respondent
11/02/2018 Order - After Hearing (THIS IS A SEALED DOCUMENT Regarding 10/8/18 and 10/9/18 hearings )
Filed by Attorney 
10/12/2018 Declaration (of private child custody evaluator )
Filed by Other
09/12/2018 Responsive Declaration (This is a Sealed Document )
Filed by Respondent



Thursday, November 29, 2018

Documents Filed
11/28/2018 Minute Order
11/28/2018 Stipulation and Order (Re: Stipulation To Extend Appointment Of Privately Compensated Temporary Judge )
Filed by Respondent

11/05/2018 Stipulation and Order (RE: Stipulation to Extend Appointment of Privately Compensated Temporary Judge and Order Thereon )
Filed by Respondent

02/06/2018 Minute Order
02/06/2018 Stipulation and Order (to Extend Appointment of Temporary Judge )
Filed by Respondent

01/09/2017 Minute Order
01/09/2017 Stipulation and Order (For Apptmnt of Privately Compensated Temporary Judge Honorable John W. Ouderkirk (Ret) - Filed and Entered on 2017-01-09 )


Proceedings Held
11/28/2018 at 8:30 AM in Stanley Mosk Dept. - 1, Weintraub, Debre Katz, Presiding
Non-Appearance Case Review - Granted

02/06/2018 at 8:30 AM in Stanley Mosk Dept. - 1, Weintraub, Debre Katz, Presiding
Non-Appearance Case Review - Granted

01/09/2017 at 3:00 PM in Stanley Mosk Dept. - 1, Brazile, Kevin C., Presiding
Non-Appearance Case Review - Held - Order Made

All of the above refer to the appointment or the extensions of the appointment of Judge Ouderkirk

The first stipulation extending Judge Ouderkirk's appointment for another year was signed Dec. 20, 2017 -- just 11 days before the Dec 31, 2017 completion date of the original appointment that was signed Jan. 9, 2017.  While Judge Ouderkirk signed his consent to continue to serve as Temporary Judge on Dec. 22, the Stipulation was only filed and the Order officially appointing the Judge was only signed by the court on Feb. 6, 2018 -- over a month after the completion date of the original appointment.  Their attorneys signed a 2nd Stipulation extending the Judge's appointment to June 30, 2019 on Oct. 24, 2018 -- two months before the Dec. 31, 2018 completion date of the extension.  It was filed in court and signed into an Order on Nov. 5.  A 3rd S&O on the same was filed and signed into an Order on Nov. 28. I have not seen the actual Nov. 28 documents.

Judging from the dates that the original extension was signed and filed, timeliness was not a major concern.  The timing of the public filing of the two latest S&Os, less than a month apart and far in advance of the completion dates, is likely only nominally about the Judge's appointment and more part of a broader public strategy.  They are well aware that dates will be widely reported.

The Blast has been caught lying and making things up again.  After the Case Summary originally listed the S&O as having been filed on Nov. 26, they claimed on the 27th to have seen the documents and that Angelina had filed it even though the listing clearly states "Filed by Respondent."  The listing date was subsequently changed to Nov. 28, the date Judge Debre Weintraub signed the Order.  There was nothing for anyone to see on Nov. 27 because the Stipulation and Order had not yet been officially filed and signed.  It would not have been available for public view since it was still waiting for the Judge's review and signature.  The Blast continues to add to the mountain of evidence that it is as dishonest as it is dumb.  It has no credibility.  What it prints are mostly lies and fabrications.   Don't waste your time.  Stop giving it clicks.

-- Fussy

The big interview with Hollywood star Brad Pitt about films, Trump and Swiss watches


Only a Swiss watch can do that! For the first time, Brad Pitt left the USA for a brand event. An interview in times of Trump about films and time.

Peter Hossli on November 25, 2018, 11:50 am

Selfie in Beijing: Peter Lindbergh photographs Breitling boss Georges Kern with Hollywood superstars Brad Pitt and Daniel Wu (from left).

He is already a bit proud, Georges Kern, 53, the boss of the Swiss watch manufacturer Breitling. " Brad Pitt has never done such a thing," he says at the 5-star hotel in Beijing where he will be staying this week. "He has never traveled to another country for the cause of a brand." Lightness joins pride. "I believe it only when he has set his feet on Chinese soil."

The next day he is there. Brad Pitt sits relaxed at the round table in a windowless room in the futuristic Phoenix Center in the city center. He landed on time, with an entourage of six people. There are strong guards outside the door. On the wall hangs a drawing on which storks dance. The jacket of the tuxedo hangs on Pitts chair, the bow tie loosens on the neck. Next to him are fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh , 74, and actor Daniel Wu, 44. The three Breitling brand ambassadors receive journalists. The questions are addressed to Brad Pitt.


Mr. Pitt, you promote the Breitling watches in Beijing. How could CEO Georges Kern convince you to be a brand ambassador?
I love watches. They radiate something very masculine. My father gave me my first watch. The history of the analog clock is centuries old, yet it has never lost its effect and purpose.

How do you explain the timelessness?
Watchmakers have constantly reinvented their craft. They are great people.



How often do you wear a watch?
Actually daily. I rarely go out of the house without a clock, although the phone shows me the exact time. But a mechanical watch gives me much more than time. You feel their importance, they radiate elegance.

What do you do if you have three hours more time each day?
I would try to create something creative.

Mr. Pitt, you are known for your love of architecture. Which is your favorite building?
Pitt looks at Daniel Wu:  You would have to ask Daniel, he's a trained architect. I'm just a fan, a tourist who likes to look at beautiful houses.

There must be a building in the world that you particularly value.
If I were to call a single building, all the other good buildings would be worth less.

Beijing is famous for architecture. Which houses will you visit during your visit?
This is my first time in Beijing and I am really looking forward to the diversity of the houses. For example, to the new headquarters of China Central Television of Koolhaas and in particular to the Olympic Stadium, the bird's nest of Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. I am deeply impressed by rooms based on the Feng Shui principle.

Is architecture as important to you as the cinema?
Not only the architecture, I follow the creative work of people in different areas. I am particularly impressed by art.

Star-Coup: Georges Kern launches Breitling in China with Brad Pitt as ambassador of his watches.

Not only are you an actor, you also produce a number of serious films through your production company Plan B. Three of them - "Vice," "Beautiful Boy," and "If Beale Street Could Talk" - are considered current contenders for an Oscar. What do you do better than other producers?
A few years ago, with two friends, I started a small business to tell stories that are close to our hearts. The whole thing feels a bit like a band practicing in the garage.

"Vice" is a critical film about the time of US President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Which fabrics are you looking for?
These are films that are difficult to finance. We always follow the same principle: If we like a project, we do it. We are amazed ourselves how far we have come with it.

You're not just a filmmaker, you're a global superstar. What is your responsibility in this role?
I have a responsibility to myself and my family to remain true and authentic. I treat people whom I love honestly and sincerely.

You have over 80 rolls of film. How many figures have become part of you?
In a movie, I'm fixated on a figure between three and six months. Every facial expression, every word is enormously important. As soon as the film is turned off, I forget everything, as if someone pressed the reset button. This will give me space for the next movie. It happens that someone addresses me with a quote from a movie that I have no memory of.

You just shot "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," again with director Quentin Tarantino. Why do you harmonize with him?
At the same time we made the breakthrough, he with "Reservoir Dogs", I with "Legends of the Fall". In one of his first screenplays ever - "True Romance" - I got a small role. Since then we are moving in similar spheres. Quentin is a real original that can touch you.

You emphasize the importance of choosing to participate in democracy.  Why do you say that?
Is your question a joke? You ask an American ...

… fully aware …
The answer is no secret. It is in bright neon colors. We have to choose to reposition ourselves. The verdict on the present time is still pending. To secure the future, we have to choose.

Seeking help, Pitt looks at a media adviser and asks if he has expressed that diplomatically enough, the hidden criticism of US President Trump . He nods and says, "Thanks, that's it." Pitt grabs his coat, pulls the bowtie tight, hurries across the red carpet to the gala Georges Kern celebrates with him.

via google translate

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In each of his 3 interviews I've read since September, 2016, Brad has always mentioned the people he loves and who love him.

"I'm really good at cutting myself off, and it's been a problem. I need to be more accessible, especially to the ones I love."
"Family first. People on their deathbeds don't talk about what they obtained or were awarded. They talk about their loved ones or their regrets."
"I know the people who love me know me. And that's enough for me."  - April 2017

 "There’s still much beauty in the world and a lot of love. And a lot of love to be given." - May 2017

"I have a responsibility to me and my family to remain true and authentic. I treat people whom I love honestly and sincerely. " - November 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018





That’s funny. I don’t want to take up too much of your time, but I can’t wait for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. I was just curious how that shoot’s been going, and how it might differ from your previous collaborations with Quentin.
RICHARDSON: It’s a very close relationship right now, we’ve been through numerous films. I think it’s going to be, no jinx, but I think it’s going to be a fantastic film. It’s something extremely unusual and rare, it’s been going very well. It’s tumultuous of course, there are harder days than others, even when you have more days. I’m on day 89 right now, so when you think that you’re day 89, almost 100 days, and I just finished a film in 36 or 37 or whatever it was. It feels as if it’s supposedly luxurious, but you find it is not quite as luxurious as you would anticipate.

Also the caliber of talent on screen, that cast is just insane.
RICHARDSON: Insane, it’s beautiful. To work with Leo together with Brad …

Is it exciting to frame up a shot with two movie stars as huge as Leo and Brad in the same frame?
RICHARDSON: Yeah! It’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, contemporary versions. These are two massive stars, and talented, and Margot [Robbie] is also phenomenal and wonderful to be around. There’s a number of people that you’ll see within the film that haven’t had as much exposure, that are remarkable. We’ve got Dakota Fanning in the movie, and she is—man is she a powerhouse. It’s a great cast.

What’s the tone of it, because it seems like a really big piece that’s taking on a lot.
RICHARDSON: It does, and I think the tone of it is difficult to describe, because it’s very fresh. It oscillates between humorous, serious, spooky; it’s playful, it’s not easily describable, but it’s very, very Quentin. Of course Al Pacino was in it, you’ve got remarkable monologues, but you also have remarkable small set pieces. It’s going to be a tremendously unique film.

That’s great. You guys shot on 70 mm for Hateful Eight, is there anything special in store for audiences on this one, cinematography-wise?
RICHARDSON: Not in terms of lensing, we’re doing anamorphic 35, but we didn’t trespass into the 70mm realm for financial reasons principally. The budget, there are a hundred sets or something, so they needed to cut back somewhere, and the added cost of 70 is quite remarkable. And it also has tremendous limitations, like no zooms. And Quentin wanted zooms in the film, so it required us to go to the 35 anamorphic.

Saturday, November 24, 2018




Nov. 24, Saturday

PSVI film, BFI




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Friday, November 23, 2018



Nov. 23, Friday

PSVI film festival, BFI London





Sophie, Countess of Wessex




Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt






 



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