Ellen Greene and Frank Oz pose for their 20x24 Polaroid portraits before a screening of Little Shop of Horrors at the 50th NYFF; September 29th 2012
A video I took of Ellen Greene singing Somewhere That’s Green from Little Shop of Horrors with Alan Menken on piano during the New York Film Festival’s presentation of the newly restored director’s cut of the musical.
Alan and Ellen surprised the audience by singing some of the songs from the film/show, with Alan singing Suddenly Seymour, Mean Green Mother From Outer Space, Dentist, and Little Shop of Horrors, then Ellen finished with this song, and cue the standing ovation.
No one quite like Ellen Greene. She’s so one of a kind and amazing. I admit I first knew of her in Pushing Daisies and Heroes, but then I saw the rest of her work and she is just so excellent. And also looking amazing for 61!
Ang Lee at the 50th New York Film Festival for his HBO Directors Dialogues at Walter Reade Theater; September 29th 2012
The first thing to say about the New York Film Festival, which opens tonight (with Ang Lee’s adaptation of “Life of Pi”) and runs through October 14th, is that its main-slate selections and many sidebars, laid end-to-end in time, would seemingly take a sleepless month to exhaust. Here I’ll call attention to a few treasures I’ve seen and a few others I anticipate…
Continue reading Richard Brody on the 2012 New York Film Festival: http://nyr.kr/P0cJAc