Israeli author Amos Oz, one of the country’s most widely acclaimed writers and a pre-eminent voice in its embattled peace movement, died today after a battle with cancer, his daughter announced. He was 79.
As is well known, Natalie adapted his novel “A Tale of Love and Darkness” in her first feature film as a director three years ago. She has paid tribute to his memory in this Instagram post:
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My heart is broken. Today we lost a soul, a mind, a heart, Amos Oz, who brought so much beauty, so much love, and a vision of peace to our lives. Please hold him in your hearts and read his gorgeous books. My most loving embrace to his family, which he loved extremely. Photo by @jasonkempin/@gettyentertainment.
I wish all the Natalie fans had enjoyed a wonderful Christmas day. While we wait for the “Lucy in the Sky” trailer, we have some great tidbits:
–Pop Sugar has an interesting article about the surprising reason Natalie’s makeup in Vox Lux took 4 hours to do.
-Speaking of Vox Lux, Alex Billington and Mike Eisenberg collaborate on this interesting First Word podcast to review Brady Corbet´s movie.
–Annihilation is receiving a lot of praise from critics this year. The film directed by Alex Garland has been nominated in the best picture category by the Online Film Critics Society Today. Also, we have a great analysis of the final scene of the movie in this article for The Atlantic.
-To end with a funny note, Vulture echoes this story about an Annihilation gingerbread lighthouse made by Girl Code actress Shalyah Evans and her baker mother Catherine Stegman:
A few days ago, we were able to watch an excerpt of an interview for MTV News hosted by Joshua Horowitz. Well … finally we have the full video and some funny pictures taken during the meeting:
Neither “Pale Blue Dot” nor “Life on Earth”. According to ERC Box Office, Noah Hawley’s first feature film as director will be titled Lucy in the Sky:
Noah Hawley's PALE BLUE DOT is now titled LUCY IN THE SKY. Release date is still TBA. Pic stars Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz.
— Exhibitor Relations Co. (@ERCboxoffice) December 21, 2018
Does this mean that the well-known Beatles song will be heard on the soundtrack? We will see…
It also seems that the trailer will be available in the next few days:
— TrailerTrack (@trailertrack) December 21, 2018
MTV News has a short, funny Instagram video with Natalie, in which she tells to Joshua Horowitz that the opening ‘Up’ made her cry… and that she just removed a rotten banana from her car:
And a second round of Vox Lux screenings for Natalie and Brady in New York today…
Again, Natalie and director Brady Corbet attended a couple of Q&A´s after the screenings of Vox Lux at the Film Forum and AMC Lincoln Square in NYC. we have some instagram photos…
Some of the makeup and hairdressing technicians involved in the shooting of Vox Lux continue to share photos in Instagram. Here we have a few samples. Thanks to Edenliao for the find:
Natalie has joined other artists such as Martin Scorsese, Helen Mirren, Samuel L. Jackson, Spike Lee, Ron Howard or Steve Martin to give a master class promoted by MasterClass.com. This site offers access to excellence by allowing anyone to take classes online with the best in the world. The curriculum for each MasterClass is designed by the instructor, and each class includes extensive pre-recorded video content, a class workbook, interactive assignments, and community activities.
This master class by Natalie will be available in early 2019…