Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Men Who Stare At Goats Preview/Synopsis + Trailer

The Men Who Stere At Goats Nov. 6

Directorial debut by writer Grant Heslov ( Good Night and Good Luck ) Starring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey, Stephen Lang, Robert Patrick, JK Simmons, Stephen Root, Rebecca Mader. Written by Peter Straughan ( How To Lose Friends and Alienate People ) Cinematography by multiple Oscar nominee and winner Robert Elswit ( There Will Be Blood ) Edited by Tatiana S. Riegel ( Lars and The Real Girl ) Original Music by Golden Globe nominee Rolfe Kent ( Reign Over Me, The Wedding Crashers )

Based on the semi controsversial book by John Ronson, about the U.S. Army's exploration of new age concepts and connections between the paranormal miliatry programs and psychological techniques used for interrogation in the war on terror.

The film will be about how a reporter, Bob Wilson ( McGregor ) by accident thinks he's got the story of a lifetime, when he meets Lyn Cassady ( Clooney )where Lyn reveals to Bob that he spent 20 years in a top secret military team used and trained to have psychic powers. The title of the film comes from actual true events from attempts to kill goats by just staring at them. The tone of the film is said to have a Coen brothers like feel to it.

Oscar chances ? Most of the popular word of mouth comes from the Jeff Bridges character in support. Possibles for screenplay and cinematography as well.

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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 !