Goodbye, Les Bleus!
Heartbreaking moment… See you in 2016…
Mathieu Valbuena celebrates his goal by getting a piggyback ride from Olivier Giroud (20.06.14)
This will be my fondest memory of this tournament
I read an interview with Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes on the Empire’s website the other day. (It was originally published in 2008) One thing that has been stuck in my mind is Edgar’s comment on the attempted American remake:
'I'm still very, very proud of it (Spaced). The one good thing that came out of the (attempted) American remake is how painful it was. It just brought it home how precious it was to me, Simon and Jessica. The fact that it would make me physically sick to think that someone else was abusing our child. It just made that fact even clearer than it already was.’
When I read that, the Ant-Man debacle came to mind instantly. I can’t help but think that is exactly how he would feel about being forced off the project that he had been working on for almost eight years. Well, technically speaking, Ant-Man is not his own project, but without him, there wouldn’t even have been the idea of a film adaption in the first place. The whole director vs studio thing has been done to death on the internet by many people and some are on Edgar’s side and some support Marvel. I’m not here to write a lengthy article on it. It’s just that what Edgar said in the Spaced interview suddenly made me feel all the more sorry for him. He’s known to be a perfectionist and the above words obviously show that he’s a genuine artist who really cares about his work. Those who keep slagging him off and saying he’s arrogant, please just think about it - if it was you, what would YOU do if you’re forced to do something you don’t like to your ‘baby’? Something that makes it even not recognisable as yours? Marvel don’t want to take risks and that’s fine by me but Edgar Wright, who’s never been and will never be a yes-man, simply didn’t want to see his ‘baby’ abused in front his own eyes and decided to walk away. What’s arrogant about that??? In fact it takes a huge lot of courage to make such decision as an individual. I’m sure there’re people who would have just compromised.
Edgar hasn’t made any comments on his departure apart from the soon-deleted photoshoped picture on Twitter. But I think he’s probably been badly hurting inside. Judging from all the articles and interviews I’ve read, he is the kind of artist who is always sensitive to people’s opinions on his work. He takes them to heart. I just hope he’ll recover from this setback soon and bring us joy like he has over the years with Spaced, the Cornetto Trilogy and the Scott Pilgrim film. (By the way, Scott Pilgrim vs the World is my favourite film of his and I couldn’t believe it kind of flopped commercially. But that’s another story.) My heart goes out to him and wish him success in whatever he does in future.
PS. English is not my first language. Hopefully what I wrote wasn’t difficult to read.
Some of my favourite Edgar Wright photos. All HQ.
I simply have no idea whyI’d never heard of him until recently. I did know Hot Fuzz though. He’s the most handsome and the cutest director ever!!!
I’ll never understand why Gabriel Macht didn’t become famous until Suits.He is the most good-looking actor I can ever think of,no exaggeration.AND,he’s got talent and seems generally a very likable and humble person.It’s absolutely criminal that he spent over a decade in the business before he finally really ‘made it’.
'You're Dr. Bailey.You don't hide from a fight.You don't give up.You strive for greatness.You,Dr. Bailey,you are a doer.'
One of my favourite moments on Grey’s Anatomy season two and the reason why I like George so much.
The lovely T.R. Knight….Just found this photo on a Spanish website and I’m wondering if there’s a bigger version of this photo anywhere?Thanks in advance if anyone could help.
Edit: I happened to see the original big version of this photo when I was reading this article about the play he did with Patrick Stewart:A Life in the Theatre Problem solved now!
Thanks for the link.Actually I’ve already read that article.It seems that he wasn’t treated very well by Rhimes and the production team.My opinion is that if the Washington incident had never happened,his character wouldn’t necessarily have been heading the way it did which confused him and he wouldn’t have fallen out with Rhimes and subsequently asked for release from such a big show.