I have added screen captures of the emotional and beautiful movie “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”, which is coming to DVD/Blu-Ray next March 27 (be sure to pre-order your copy). As far as I love all Sandy’s funny movies, her most dramatical ones are really close to my heart. I didn’t knew this book, and the movie was really touching – with amazing performances (I’m completely in love with Thomas Horn!). Be sure to watch it, if you didn’t yet.
Warner Bros’ year-end release Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close faced a challenge of being too late and too early — simultaneously. Its late December release and tight post-production schedule meant it wasn’t out in time for many year-end best-of lists, and as a result other films have taken the spotlight during the past month on the awards circuit. At the same time, for some it might be too early for a film that explores the horrors of the 9/11 tragedy. Still, the drama starring Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn and Max von Sydow did show up on the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Best Picture nominees list. (Warner Bros is promoting von Sydow’s performance with a new featurette that includes new sound bites, behind-the-scenes footage and clips; see it below). Bullock, von Sydow and Horn sat down with Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond for an AwardsLine Q&A following the first industry screening of the film in early December.
So, the nominees for the 84rd Academy Awards was announced a few minutes ago, and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close got a nod as Best Picture! Max von Sydow got also a nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Congratulations for cast and crew!
I added a few more HQ sized pictures in the gallery, all taken last December 15th. Check it:
Thursday morning on Today, Sandy sat with Matt Lauer to promote Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. She admitted that she doesn’t have quite the large part that some would expect. “I’m actually in there for about 24 minutes,” said Bullock. “There might be more, but I don’t know how many moments like this there will be. With stories like this. With directors and casts like this … you can’t say no to that.”