The Weinstein Company Purchases BLUE VALENTINE at Sundance; Might Also Land THE TILLMAN STORY

     January 29, 2010

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While some may have thought The Weinstein Company was down for the count, Harvey Weinstein has finally pulled the trigger at Sundance as his company purchased director Derek Cianfrance’s relationship drama Blue Valentine – which stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams – for just over $1 million. Also, according to Variety, TWC is close to landing the documentary The Tillman Story, which is about former NFL player Pat Tillman and the cover up by our government after he died.

While I haven’t seen The Tillman Story, the buzz in Park City is the film is really good.  But I did see Blue Valentine and it’s fantastic.  You know how everyone always says how good someone’s performance is?  Trust me when I say, Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams are amazing in this film, which is about the beginning and ending of a couple’s relationship.  Director Cianfrance cuts back and forth during the movie and he uses bright colors and film for the beginning of the relationship, and close-ups with the Red camera for the end.   It’s a great way to show the difference in time.  With how good the movie is, it’s no surprise it landed a distributor.  More from Sundance soon.

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