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the mystery master

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http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2012/04/26/frank-or-francis-musical-jack-black/



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ooh Jack Black, thank you for being such a tease! Any which way you paint it, this film is going to be A M A Z I N G !! starry

Great to be hearing something about Frank Or Francis from one of the actors, wonderful find tues, thank you for posting! flowerface



it is always kind of frustrating MTV vids cannot be viewed outside the US, but for our American members and guests:



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Good to hear something, Because everything has been so vague I wondered if it actually was going to take place. I look forward to it with great excitement, I must say!



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I agree Lady T.  Though, with a script that's so significant and genre specific, I'm sure there are probably many rewrites to not only appease Kaufman but the studio as well.

It's most certainly a tricky movie to do in the current era but i think if it's going to be done, Kaufman is certainly the person to get it right. 

Oh, and Cage singing - I wouldn't miss this one, even for a bag of BBQ corn chips!  LOL!



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I agree Meg! I think this is the first time we have heard from any of the actors involved with the project, although Charlie Kaufman has mentioned it himself. I find this an exciting combination of genre and writer, cannot wait! starry



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Has someone posted this Vanity Fair interview with Jack Black already? Apologies if so! 

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http://www.vanityfair.com/online/oscars/2012/05/jack-black-bernie-charlie-kaufman-frank-or-francis-school-of-rock-sequel-

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I’m also excited for the new Charlie Kaufman movie, Frank or Francis. What’s it like working with Charlie, and can you tell us anything about your character?

We haven’t started formal rehearsals yet, but he’s an incredible guy. He’s had some ideas about what Francis is like and what he sounds like and what I should study. I can’t tell you much about the character though, sorry.

The screenplay satirizes Hollywood, which seems like a dangerous game to play for an actor. Were you tentative about getting involved?

No, I’m all for it! That’s what made me extra into it. It’s necessary and it’s profound. Our country is super celebrity-obsessed and the world, especially the United States, really needs a movie like this to examine our need to be famous.



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Here is another with interesting film insights including it having a 'powerfully surrealistic tone' . 

http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/jack-black-talks-musical-aspects-of-frank-of-francis-says-charlie-kaufmans-film-has-a-powerfully-surrealistic-tone#

After high-profile roles in commercial fare such as “School Of Rock,” “Nacho Libre” and “The Big Year,” Jack Black has tapped into a series of smaller and more idiosyncratic opportunities, starting with Richard Linklater’s true-crime dramedy “Bernie.” But the comedian and actor has even bigger challenges on the horizon with “Frank Or Francis,” Charlie Kaufman’s follow-up to his 2008 film “Synecdoche, New York.” While appearing at theSXSW Film Festival for the local premiere of “Bernie,” Black revealed he didn’t know how soon shooting was set to begin, but he characterized the film to The Playlist as an incisive portrait of celebrity culture.

 

“It’s really an incredible look at our entertainment-obsessed society,” Black said Wednesday in Austin. “It’s the most original film about Hollywood that I’ve ever read. I love it and I’m very excited about it.”

Black, of course, is no stranger to music-oriented entertainment, having spent more than a decade as one half of the rock & roll act Tenacious D. But despite reports that “Frank Or Francis” is “set to music,” he said that he’s not yet sure how extensive it might be. “It’s a musical, but I don’t know how much of it will be sung and how much will just be spoken,” Black explained. “I haven’t heard the music yet; that’s still in production.”

Black describes the film as an art-imitating-life tale of the relationship between film bloggers and the people whom they write about. “The character is a blogger, a guy who’s obsessed with a particular filmmaker and feels that he’s better than that filmmaker,” he revealed. “[He] feels that that filmmaker who everyone hails as the greatest writer-director of our time basically does not live up to his personal heroes, who are totally obscure European filmmakers that no one’s ever heard of -- that are mostly made up by Charlie Kaufman.”

Fans of “Synecdoche, New York” recognize that much of that film's appeal lies in its sophisticated, dreamlike, metatextual folds, even if deciphering them is a challenge for many mainstream moviegoers. When asked whether “Frank Or Francis” would follow the same challenging direction taken by 'Synecdoche' or be (comparatively) more accessible, like the films Kaufman made with Spike Jonze, “Being John Malkovich” and “Adaptation,” Black said "Frank Or Francis" shouldn’t be a total brain-scrambler.

“It’s more accessible in that ‘Synecdoche’ was very much going in and out of a dream state,” he said. “It was more of a science fiction that it never could [exist] outside of the realm of possibility. This one feels slightly more rooted in reality, but it still has a powerfully surrealistic tone.” Black added that it offers a particularly savvy dissection of the obsessive attention that celebrity-worship inspires. “There’s some just beautifully written examinations of celebrity as a mental illness that blow my mind.”

“He’s always blown my mind,” Black added. “He’s always been my favorite writer, so it’s a thrill to be working on something like that.”



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The topic is so interesting and original, I can't wait to see it, and such a cast, it is bound to be an experience. I bet it will be a real buzz topic in Hollywood, how could it not be!



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This one feels slightly more rooted in reality, but it still has a powerfully surrealistic tone.” Black added that it offers a particularly savvy dissection of the obsessive attention that celebrity-worship inspires. “There’s some just beautifully written examinations of celebrity as a mental illness that blow my mind.”

Thanks for posting these two interview with Jack Black, looks like this film will be as sublime as Adaptation.



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