Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Informant ! Preview/Synopsis

The Informant ! Sept. 19

Directed by Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh ( Traffic, Che ) Starring Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Joel McHale, Frank Welker, Candy Clark, Melanie Lynsky, Rusty Schwimmer, Thomas F. Wilson, Clancy Brown. Written by Scott Z Burns ( The Bourne Ultimatum ) Cinematography by Soderbergh, Edited by Oscar winner Stephen Mirrone ( Traffic, Babel ) Original music by three time Oscar winner Marvin Hamlisch ( The Way We Were, The Sting )

Another whistle blower film much like The Insider, but this time it's a about true life high executive Marc Whitacre, who works for a large agricultural giant, Archer Daniels Midland in the early 1990's, that has been invloved in price fixing. Whiteacre agrees to go undercover for the government and wear a wire for three years. Even though Whitecre uncovers the companies wrong doings, the tide turns a negative wave on him as his bi-polar disorder and recklessness dovetails into major infranctions on his part that do not bode well for him.

Rated R for language. 108 min.

Oscar chances ? Report is that Damon went method for the role and gained 30 lbs to portray the bloated Whitacre, and that it's his career best yet. The film has a possibility now with the category at 10 nominations and Soderbergh could also earn a screenwriting nomination.

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Started to really pay attention to film ( movies ) what was going on in front of the camera, but more interestingly, behind it as well at about as far back as age 10. Motion pictures ( when good ) are a fascinating medium. All the work and prep that goes into filmmaking. It's an amazing process !