Burn After Reading

Posted: May 30, 2008 in Uncategorized
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Burn After Reading is an upcoming comedy film, set for a September 12, 2008 release, starring John Malkovich, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand and Brad Pitt, and made by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film is due to premiere on August 27, 2008 when it will open the 2008 Venice Film Festival.

According to the Coens the plot will focus on the world of the CIA, physical fitness in Washington, D.C., and internet dating. The film is the brothers’ first since the Academy Award winning No Country For Old Men and has been described by Tilda Swinton as “…a kind of monster caper movie. All of us are monsters – like, true monsters. It’s ridiculous. It’s much lighter than ‘No Country for Old Men.'”

The title of the film is an allusion to former CIA director Stansfield Turner’s book Burn Before Reading: Presidents, CIA Directors, and Secret Intelligence.

This looks like it could be much more fun than No Country for old men, more along the lines of Fargo and the Big Lebowski. Which is fine by me. As much as I enjoyed “No Country” it was a bit dark, I prefer my dark with a bit more light.


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