0 Comments Roman Polanski calls #MeToo movement collective hysteria BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Oscar-winning film maker Roman Polanski has said the #MeToo movement, which sheds light on sexual misconduct of powerful men in Hollywood, is “collective hysteria” and “total hypocrisy”. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/roman-polanski-calls-metoo-movement-collective-hysteria-36889498.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36889496.ece/7a5eb/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_e4abb9ef-c05b-47b2-8077-29b560bf41f0_1 Email Oscar-winning film maker Roman Polanski has said the #MeToo movement, which sheds light on sexual misconduct of powerful men in Hollywood, is “collective hysteria” and “total hypocrisy”. Mr Polanski made the comment to Newsweek Polska in an interview given just days before the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences stripped him of his near 50-year membership, citing a case in 1977 in which he … [Read more...] about Roman Polanski calls #MeToo movement collective hysteria
Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski says the #MeToo movement that sheds light on sexual misconduct of powerful men in Hollywood is "collective hysteria" and "total hypocrisy."Polanski made the comment to the Polish edition of Newsweek in a recent interview given just days before the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences stripped him of his nearly 50-year membership, citing a case in 1977 in which he pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a minor.The interview was published this week and the footnote said it was done before the May 3 Academy decision.In his interview Polanski said that to him, #MeToo is a "collective hysteria of the kind that sometimes happens in the society.""Everyone is trying to sign up, chiefly out of fear," he said, comparing it to North Korea's public mourning for its leaders when everyone cries so much that "you can't help laughing.""To me this is total hypocrisy," he said, but did not elaborate.He was in Poland last week promoting his latest movie, "Based … [Read more...] about Filmmaker Roman Polanski calls #MeToo ‘collective hysteria’
On Tuesday night, Trevor Noah slammed “The Appalling Schneiderman” after the bombshell report that revealed a history of physical abuse. The New Yorker broke the story that NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was accused by four women of being violent towards them which included slapping and choking and they claimed he threatened to wiretap their phones if they spoke out. Within three hours of the story being published and upon mounting pressure, Schneiderman resigned. “I thought I’ve heard it all, but this guy? He’s like the one guy they wouldn’t let into Westworld,” Noah reacted. “They’d be like, ‘We do some crazy sh*t, but you’re a freak, man!'” The Daily Show host noted that not only was Schneiderman a strong political opponent to President Trump, but he was also a self-proclaimed “advocate for women” in the wake of the #MeToo movement. “So it seems like this guy was trying to put Harvey … [Read more...] about Trevor Noah Tears Into Schneiderman for #MeToo Hypocrisy: Like If Mueller Was Vacationing With Putin
CANNES, France — For the first time, the Cannes Film Festival banned selfies on the red carpet. The organization is taking the new rule so seriously that when journalists retrieve their press passes this year, they are also given a bright red postcard reminding them of the rule, decrying “offenders will be denied entrance to the screenings.”Off the red carpet, however? Apparently anything goes. At the opening news conference here on Tuesday, meant to introduce the star-studded jury to the media, reporters toting cellphones gathered en masse at the front of the room. When the eight jury members — including president Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Ava DuVernay — arrived at their seats, the journalists remained, snapping photos of celebrities just mere inches from their face.Eventually, a moderator shooed the crowd away so the event could commence. But the instant the news conference concluded, many rushed to the stage again, seeking autographs. One … [Read more...] about Cannes jury speaks out on the first festival of the #MeToo era
The experience of watching a few dozen or more films inside two weeks at the Cannes Film Festival can be jarring, exhilarating and exhausting — even for those who live and breathe cinema.Jessica Chastain, an actress and regular attendee of the French Riviera festival, last year reflected on her time spent on the Cannes jury shortly after they selected Ruben Ostlund's "The Square" as the Palme d'Or winner. She was both overwhelmed and disappointed."This is the first time I've watched 20 films in 10 days, and I love movies," said Chastain. "The one thing I really took from this experience is how the world views women, from the female characters that I saw represented. And it was quite disturbing to me, to be honest."On the cusp of the 71st Cannes, which begins Tuesday with the premiere of Asghar Farhadi's "Everybody Knows," with Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, Chastain's piercing criticism still hovers over a festival that finds itself, unlike it has in decades, in tumult.This … [Read more...] about Is Cannes ready to adapt to the age of #MeToo?