[Picture LINK] PHOTO from July 24, 2007, 5:15 PM EST. The Associated Press
We break in on the stream-of-conscious of a reporter on the set of a movie The Canyons, directed by Paul Schrader. It co-stars Lindsay Lohan.
MooPig in its quest to dispel bombast in this world, makes a point to intercede in Lohan's career right now. You see, Timmy, people who make movies invariably go for the celebrity fatale to augment the movies' pull on the paying public. It is a test of brazenness to catch a celeb' in an upswing or a downswing, and keep that intensity going on the film.
Director Paul Schrader is no fool, as we see in the following narrative :
Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan in Your Movie - NYTimes.com: "“The script has to be multi-charactered, relationship-based, full of sharp dialogue, set in contemporary locations and have a certain outré value. Cinema for the post-theatrical era. We could attract interesting actors and create a profile for the film via social media. It would be something that we own.” (STEPHEN RODRICK. Published: January 10, 2013. HERE) ... "
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¶ Like Schrader, Ellis was at a crossroads. After his early successes, “Less Than Zero” and “American Psycho,” Ellis’s books hadn’t sold as well, and tired of the novel as an art form, he moved to L.A., looking to break into movies. But nothing had gone into production recently, and he was itching to get something made. He went to work on the script while Pope strategized.
¶ Schrader could talk a good game, but it was Pope who would have to implement the plan. Pope suggested making “The Canyons” the most open film ever. There would be daily Facebook updates, and the cast would be made up entirely of actors selected from audition tapes sent to the movie’s Web site. "
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" ... Pope argued that this populist approach could be applied to financing as well. He explained Kickstarter to Schrader: all they had to do was come up with some good prizes, and kids of all ages would pledge money online to be associated with artist outlaws like Schrader and Ellis. Soon, the film was offering donors a Schrader script-critique for $5,001 and a week working out with Ellis and his trainer for $3,000. In a month, they raised more than $150,000.
" ... Pope reached out to Lohan. Ellis was skeptical, afraid of the melodrama Lohan would bring to the project. But Pope and Schrader reminded Ellis of what he said in an essay for The Daily Beast the previous year: “Do [Americans] really want manners? Civility? Empire courtesy? No. They want reality, no matter how crazy the celeb who brings it on has become.”
" ... Lohan. The first child of a drug-abusing, felonious stock trader and a failed dancer, Lohan survived her Long Island childhood, moved to Hollywood and became America’s newest sweetheart with winning turns in “The Parent Trap” and “Mean Girls.” She cut an album that went platinum. In 2006, she was the best thing in Robert Altman’s “Prairie Home Companion.” The future was hers to write." ... Then — as the voice-over in an “E! True Hollywood Story” would put it — it all fell apart. Big-budget films need insurance in case an actress dies or becomes incapacitated and can’t go on with a role. Lohan’s misadventures made her uninsurable, her work dried up and she settled in as a generation’s snarky punch line.
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" ... Lindsay Lohan posing nude in Playboy? If I want to see naked, overpaid, crackheads with daddy issues I'll just go buy Penthouse![ ... ]
Q: How bad is Lindsay Lohan's meltdown?
A: So bad Al Gore is making a documentary about it! ... "
And that is why we keep hearing about Lindsay Lohan, the incurable, in everyday media ... because she is fostered along by directors and leeches who would make a buck at her disdain.
[Picture LINK]" ... NEW YORK – Lindsay Lohan’s antics made gossip headlines time and time again in 2012. But it seems her stint working on “The Canyons” this summer was such a catastrophe that even the New York Times couldn’t resist taking an in-depth look at the train wreck that is Lindsay Lohan. Times contributor Stephen Rodrick delves into Lohan’s days filming the Bret Eaton Ellis flick, alleging the actress’ time was filled with drinking and driving, pill popping and random disappearances. ... "
Lindsay Lohan is 26 years old, born in 1986. We are curious when she will sing happy birthday to Prince William.