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Will Alexander Payne's NEBRASKA Follow the Footsteps of THE DESCENDANTS, SIDEWAYS, & ABOUT SCHMIDT?

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#1 ShawnMR


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 02:22 PM

The first trailer for Alexander Payne's Nebraska made its way online today, leaving his fans anticipating the film even more after positive receptions at Telluride and Cannes. The latter festival saw star Bruce Dern take home a trophy for his leading role. You can check out the trailer below this article, but first, let's take a look at Payne's underrated--yet impressive--history at the box office.


Although Payne's resume is relatively short, the writer/director has made an impact on film fans since 1999's Election. The box office disappointment (grossing $17 million against its $17 million negative costs) became an underground hit and introduced mainstream crowds to the young filmmaker. Three years later, his About Schmidt endeared audiences through Jack Nicholson's and Kathy Bates' Oscar-nominated roles. That flick went on to amass $65 million stateside and $106 million overall.


Payne escalated his success significantly with 2004's Sideways, a film that netted five Oscar nominations and his first personal Academy Award (Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay)... (more)


Full story: http://www.boxoffice...paynes-nebraska

Edited by ShawnMR, 17 September 2013 - 02:23 PM.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 02:43 PM

Well its supposed to be really good.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 02:44 PM


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 02:44 PM

I'd say no, from a box-office perspective. Bruce Dern is no Jack Nicholson (in terms of A-list name value), it's a black-n-white movie, and there are a ton of high-profile Oscar contenders to steal its thunder. I think any grosses will be pretty modest.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:07 PM

What Tele said. 


I hope its great, it looks great but Black and White plus no A-list cast this won't fly with the average movie goer. 


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