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Recap: IMDB Twitter Chat

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Here’s a recap of yesterday’s Twitter chat that Cameron did with IMDB. I’ve reformatted it to make it easier to read (one paragraph answers, no hashtags, etc.).

For some reason romantic comedies seem to be a lost genre. What makes Aloha unique?

Only a matter of time until some reinvents the genre and makes it fresh again. It always begins with the characters, and the twists that make it real and unique. A great romantic comedy always has aches, along with the laughs. “Silver Linings Playbook” was a great romantic comedy. The new movie “The Overnight” is excellent, as was “Skeleton Twins.” “Aloha” has a lot of elements, one being romantic comedy in the style of the movie “Ninotchka,” that was a favorite of Emma Stone’s too. 

How did you choose the cast?

Everything began with the great Emma Stone then we built from there. Emma was the catalyst. Bradley next. Then Rachel became available.   Krasinski, McBride, Bill Murray. One by one, a dream cast developed. Always such a thrill to have Alec Baldwin with us too. We had a great time on “Elizabethtown.”

Aloha looks like a collision of the past & the future for Bradley’s character. Is that accurate?

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May 15, 2015

Jerry Maguire Reflections

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Cuba Gooding Jr., Leigh Steinberg & Tom Cruise

Technology can be a good thing. After a 60 minutes report that mentioned sports agent Drew Rosenhaus as a main inspiration for Jerry Maguire, CNBC sports business reporter Darren Rovell had a Twitter chat with Cameron to discusse some of the inspirations behind the titular character. Here’s an excerpt from Darren’s SportsBiz column from a weeks ago:

“Original idea was inspired by a magazine photo (of late agent Gary) Wichard and The Boz (Brian Bosworth),” Crowe responded.

I then asked him who he had in mind when shaping who Jerry Maguire became.

“Leigh (Steinberg), (San Francisco 49ers safety) Tim McDonald, Drew & Mac Bledsoe, Jim Ursay and so many others opened doors,” Crowe wrote. “But Maguire was pure fiction, as was (his nemesis Bob) Sugar.

Many in the sports biz industry think Jerry Maguire was good for the industry, others think it was bad. The good is it showed how ruthless the industry was, how hard it was. The bad was it made everyone want to be a sports agent. Your thoughts?

Crowe: Great question. I think anything that shows the real human struggles behind the scenes of any institution is ultimately a good thing. Hopefully the movie showed the giddy highs and brutal lows of the industry and how it always comes down to personal relationships — wife, agent, family — all are together living and dying on every play.

Was there ever an interest in a Jerry Maguire 2?

Crowe: Nope, don’t really believe in sequels. As for the future, I have an idea on where Jerry might be now, but I’ll leave it at this. Jerry and Marcee Tidwell always exchange the best Christmas cards of the season. I always thought those two understood each other.

 

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Nov 19, 2011

Social Media Catch Up . . .

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You’re following Cameron on Twitter or Facebook, right? He’s been sharing some pretty cool pics of late from the set of We Bought A Zoo (including a visit from the real Benjamin Mee) and his scoring sessions with Jonsi. Here’s just a few to whet your appetite in case you aren’t yet . . .

    

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Aug 29, 2011

Cameron Joins Social Media & Shares Exclusive Zoo/PJ20 Photos

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Cameron Crowe's photo: Sometimes life looks like an album cover.  Zoo Shoot Day # 19.
That’s right everyone. Cameron has joined the ranks of social media. You will be able to see his exclusive pictures and thoughts via Twitter or Facebook. I’ve embedded the first images here (simply hover over the picture to read Cameron’s thoughts on that pic) and will be creating a real time link on the site in the coming days.

Cameron Crowe's photo: Matt, Stephanie, Colin and Maggie.  The Mee Family.  Zoo Shoot Day # 1.

Cameron Crowe's photo: The Return of Patrick Fugit... Zoo Shoot Day # 42

Cameron Crowe's photo: Matt Damon, and a large Grizzly named Bart.  Zoo Shoot Day # 53.

Cameron Crowe's photo: PJ20 coming soon.

Cameron Crowe's photo: Memories... on our way to the final cut...

Cameron Crowe's photo: Home stretch for PJ20...
Cameron Crowe's photo: FIrst day, this lion wheeled around, lifting his leg and peed on me.

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May 4, 2011

David Crosby: Remember My Name Coming Soon!


  • Almost Famous- Starz
  • E-Town- Amazon,Hulu
  • Fast Times- Cinemax
  • Jerry Maguire- Amazon, Hulu
  • Vanilla Sky- Hulu