|LITTLE WOMENTREVOR NOAHOSCAR|
Take that, Game of Thrones Starbucks cup. Little Women just one-upped the famous background prop error of the HBO fantasy series with not one, but two modern water bottles sitting in the background of Greta Gerwig‘s Oscar-nominated period piece, just waiting to steal the scene from Timothée Chalamet. Sorry, Timmy.
One of the defining elements of Gerwig’s astounding adaptation of Little Women is its detailed set design — the houses and rooms of the film set in post-Civil War America packed with objects and knick-knacks that communicate the overwhelming warmth of the film. But maybe not detailed enough.
An avid fan of Little Women spotted a modern Hydroflask and water bottle sitting in the background of the scene in the film when the March sisters storm Laurie’s Chalamet house after Amy Florence Pugh has been punished by her teacher. In the shot of Chalamet watching the energetic girls tear through his study room, you can spot the two modern objects that shouldn’t be sitting in an 1861 Massachusetts house.
This is my third time rewatching little women and I just noticed there is hydro flask and water bottle. pic.twitter.com/v3n4fOuCXV
— ????? @ladyunagi March 31, 2020
The water bottles were spotted by Madelyn Rancourt, who posted the image on TikTok, where it was went viral and spread to Twitter. Rancourt would follow up with a second TikTok video showing Little Women stars Saoirse Ronan, Chalamet, and Dern discussing this very scene with Gerwig for a Vanity Fair video, with none of them appearing any the wiser.
It’s a pretty big goof on Gerwig and her crew’s part, but it’s by no means the worst prop error to show up in a major feature film or TV show.
EXCLUSIVE: Three episodes in, the digital The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah is making the leap to linear television. Starting on Monday, March 23, The Daily Social Distancing Show, produced and distributed remotely, with Noah and the The Daily Show team working from their homes, will air weeknights in The Daily Show‘s 11 PM time slot on Comedy Central, part of ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Brands Group.
Following the production shutdown of all late-night shows at the end of last week amid an escalating COVID-19 pandemic, they started to return one by one with online videos featuring the hosts doing monologues and remote celebrity interviews from their homes. Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon’s videos have migrated to TV, opening that night’s rerun of CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, respectively.
The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah launched on Wednesday, a couple of days after The Tonight Show, The Late Show and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live started their daily videos.
From the start, The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah, distributed via the program’s online and social channels, was the most elaborate among its YouTube-bound late-night brethren, featuring complex editing involving numerous short clips as well as images and graphics. It has been a ratings success, with the digital series amassing 3+ million viewers per episode within 24 hours of release on YouTube alone.
Now The Daily Show is the first late-night program to forego reruns, with a goal for new content to fill the show’s 11-11:30 PM slot nightly. The Daily Social Distancing Show also will continue to be available on the series' social channels. That is expected to set a template for the other late-night shows, many of which are longer in length on linear TV, making the transition more difficult. It also involves bringing homemade video production up to meet the broadcast standards.
The Daily Social Distancing Show‘s digital editions have varied in length between 12-18 min with no commercials, so expanding the episodes to fill a 20something minute slot with no commercials won’t be a stretch. The show also tested monologues, celebrity interviews and pieces with correspondents over the last three nights. Moving forward, Noah will also continue the donation drive supporting the charities No Kid Hungry and City Harvest.
Over the three digital editions, The Daily Show has covered an Italian success story, the closing of the U.S.-Canada border, America’s governors taking matters into their own hands amid President Trump’s misinformation and spring breakers insisting on partying. Plus Daily Show Correspondents Roy Wood Jr. and Jaboukie Young-White have checked in...
The 2006 Oscars will forever be remembered as the infamous ceremony where “Crash” beat “Brokeback Mountain” for Best Picture. Ang Lee’s groundbreaking gay romance was the critical favorite and it won three of the eight Oscars it was nominated for that year: Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score. Headlining actors Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal both earned Oscar nominations for their performances. The actors were asked to present during the 2007 Oscars telecast, but Gyllenhaal revealed in a recent interview with Another Man magazine via NME that Ledger turned down the opportunity because it would mean making jokes at the expense of the gay “Brokeback” love story.
“I mean, I remember they wanted to do an opening for the Academy Awards that year that was sort of joking about it,” Gyllenhaal said. “And Heath refused. I was sort of at the time, 'Oh, okay... whatever.' I'm always like, ‘It's all in good fun.’ And Heath said, 'It's not a joke to me — I don't want to make any jokes about it.’”
Gyllenhaal, “That's the thing I loved about Heath. He would never joke. Someone wanted to make a joke about the story or whatever, he was like, 'No. This is about love. Like, that's it, man. Like, no.'”
Ledger was nominated in the Best Actor category but lost to “Capote” star Philip Seymour Hoffman. Gyllenhaal lost to George Clooney in “Syriana” for Best Supporting Actor. “Brokeback Mountain” marked the first Oscar nominations for both actors. Ledger would go on to be nominated and win his Oscar in the Best Supporting Actor race for his role as the Joker in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight.” Ledger received the Academy Award posthumously. “Brokeback” remains Gyllenhaal’s sole Oscar nomination to date.
Gyllenhaal has previously spoken about Ledger’s disdain for “Brokeback Mountain” jokes, but this is the first time the actor has revealed his late co-star turned down the Oscars. Gyllenhaal told “Today” in July 2019 that “Brokeback” marked a pivotal moment in his career. “It opened tons of doors,” he said. “It was crazy. It was amazing. It's defined my career in different ways. [But the film] is bigger than me...It has become not ours anymore. It's the world's.”
Read Gyllenhaal’s latest interview in its entirety on the Another Man website.