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'Fifty Shades of Grey' Director: Working With EL James Was "Really, Really Frustrating" (Q&A)
Hollywood Reporter ^

Posted on 02/10/2015 4:09:33 PM PST by Perdogg

Like Fifty Shades of Grey's Anastasia Steele, Sam Taylor-Johnson was a wide-eyed innocent—she'd directed only one feature, 2009 indie Nowhere Boy—when she got hired to direct the much-anticipated big-screen adaptation of EL James' phenomenally successful erotic novel. But during an 18-month whirlwind ride, Taylor-Johnson explored the world of S&M, overcame casting troubles (Dakota Johnson stars opposite Irish actor Jamie Dornan, who replaced Charlie Hunnam) and endured daily battles with the book's highly opinionated author. Ahead of the film's Feb. 11 premiere at Berlinale, the 47-year-old British director and mother of four (she's married to actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson) reveals all the bruises, battles and benefits of working on one of Hollywood's hottest projects.

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: mommyporn; porn; pornography; sadomasochism
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1 posted on 02/10/2015 4:09:33 PM PST by Perdogg
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I hope all these people come down with HIV or Ebola.


2 posted on 02/10/2015 4:10:38 PM PST by steve86 (Prophecies of Maelmhaedhoc O’Morgair (Latin form: Malachy))
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I hope all these people come down with HIV or Ebola.

Don't hold back. You are amongst friends, here!

3 posted on 02/10/2015 4:12:35 PM PST by Captainpaintball (Immigration without assimilation is the death of a nation -- FUJB!!!)
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To: Perdogg

when Vince Flynn’s novels make it the big screen I sure hope the director doesn’t try to alter the screenplay so its not true to the book.


4 posted on 02/10/2015 4:16:49 PM PST by RginTN
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To: steve86

Well, that’s not very nice. You know what they say, Different Strokes for....Ahh, let me rephrase that.


5 posted on 02/10/2015 4:20:39 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Perdogg

I guess you shouldn’t work with EL James unless you can take a beating.


6 posted on 02/10/2015 4:21:12 PM PST by MeganC (You can ignore reality, but reality won't ignore you.)
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To: Perdogg

Cry me a river.


7 posted on 02/10/2015 4:21:50 PM PST by Politicalkiddo ("If this be treason, make the most of it!"- Patrick Henry)
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To: Perdogg

This will be a flash in the pan. I hope they all go broke.


8 posted on 02/10/2015 4:23:03 PM PST by Vermont Lt (Ebola: Death is a lagging indicator.)
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To: MeganC

Reading that hag’s writing is like getting beaten.


9 posted on 02/10/2015 4:23:50 PM PST by Vermont Lt (Ebola: Death is a lagging indicator.)
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To: Perdogg

“EL James was very hands-on with the film.”

Because, you know, when your claim to fame is to write a badly spelled, badly edited, horribly written fanfiction story loosely based on a hokey, badly written novel (Twilight), you know so much about film-making. /sarc

I don’t generally complain about how people make a living or what people choose to consume, but man...I cannot understand what sort of person would actually want to go see this movie. Is it the same impulse that makes people rubberneck at a car accident?

Please, film gods, make this one lose lots and lots of money.


10 posted on 02/10/2015 4:32:32 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is always intense!)
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“Because, you know, when your claim to fame is to write a badly spelled, badly edited, horribly written fanfiction story loosely based on a hokey, badly written novel (Twilight), you know so much about film-making. /sarc”

Actually, before she decided to become an “author”, her career was in film and television, behind the scenes. So she might actually have some knowledge in that area. Who knows?


11 posted on 02/10/2015 4:39:01 PM PST by Boogieman
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Really? Wow. I stand corrected, about that at least.

My opinion on her writing skills is etched in Adamantium, LOL.


12 posted on 02/10/2015 4:41:56 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is always intense!)
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To: Perdogg
Do people not understand that erotica novels have been around for ages? There is simply nothing new here. And I'm not talking about the books from two centuries ago. Browse Amazon and you'll see thousands of modern selections of erotica, BDSM, and pretty much any flavor of kink that might .. uh, float your boat. I'm simply perplexed at the hysteria over this book and now movie. The power of marketing is impressive -- but why THIS book?
13 posted on 02/10/2015 4:46:17 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Perdogg

A long long time ago I had a girl friend(sub) into that Dom - Sub whip action thing. To much work for the dom, no thank you. NEVER again.


14 posted on 02/10/2015 4:49:12 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: workerbee
The power of marketing is impressive -- but why THIS book?

I was wondering that myself. I've been mocking its audience as...how shall I phrase this delicately...probably a little naive for the subject matter. Nevertheless, the book was an undeniable hit. It doesn't have to be good, it just has to sell. Same, unfortunately, with the movie, but if I had to bet, it wouldn't be that this is the next Star Wars. But I've been wrong before.

15 posted on 02/10/2015 4:56:28 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Perdogg

trashy novel poorly written....no doubt the movie will make Hollyweird millions


16 posted on 02/10/2015 5:11:14 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Perdogg

I’d be embarrassed to admit I read this.
Let alone go to the movie


17 posted on 02/10/2015 5:41:17 PM PST by goodnesswins (I think we've reached PEAK TYRANNY now.....)
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To: workerbee

You have answered your own question. Generally, Hollywood is out of ideas and the studio found a cheap movie to make.


18 posted on 02/10/2015 6:47:37 PM PST by Perdogg (I'm on a no Carb diet- NO Christie Ayotte Romney or Bush - stay outta da Bushes)
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We bought a used video game for $2.99 and it gave us weeks of fun. I cannot remember the last time a movie gave me that much value.


19 posted on 02/10/2015 6:52:07 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Perdogg

Fifty Shades of Sin.


20 posted on 02/10/2015 7:16:48 PM PST by Rodm
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