Hollywood Moment

That’s Walter Salles, director of The Motorcycle Diaries, outside The Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. We attended a roundtable/press conference for all the nominees for Best Foreign Language Picture. I left my camera at home but Serpico took photos, so more are on the way as he sends them. He was enamored of Salles though, so this is the first. I personally found all of them to be bigshot-y…it was like watching a bunch of Hollywood directors up there, the only difference being that most of them didn’t speak English and had interpreters in tow. I love how Hollywood treats foreign directors as if they’re so arty and independent just because they’re foreign. Meanwhile every one of the nominated films could pass for Hollywood schlock if the languages were changed to English.

But it was an entertaining day. More photos of Zhang Yimou et al to come.

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