See some unfinished Oscar-bait at NYFF [UPDATED]


[For the next few weeks, Flixist will be covering the 2011 New York Film Festival. We’ll be bringing you reviews, interviews, and whatever awesome things we can scrape from the Lincoln Center carpeting, so make sure to come back and check out all the festival has to offer here.

UPDATE: It turns out all of my guesses were wrong. According to Deadline, the film is Martin Scorsese’s adaptation Hugo, which, if you all remember, was one of my entries for the Flixist 2011 Mega Sweet Fall Movie Preview of Radness, so that’s pretty cool too. 

ORIGINAL STORY: It’s festival time here in America, but a number of movies by notable directors such as David Fincher (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Martin Scorsese (Hugo), Clint Eastwood (J Edgar), and Stephen Spielberg (War Horse) have yet to be finished. Fortunately, the people at the New York Film Festival have announced that they will be screening an unfinished film by a “legendary” director… so it’s probably going to be one of the ones I mentioned. Members of the Film Society of Lincoln Center can purchase tickets starting tomorrow (Oct 6) for $16 each at the Avery Fisher Hall. Non-members Plebians can purchase their tickets on Friday (Oct 7) for $20 each. Purchases are limited to 2 tickets per person, and all of them must be purchased in person at the Avery Fisher Hall box office.

I think this is kind of interesting, but I am also conflicted. On one hand, I think it would be cool to see the unfinished versus the finished and get a sense of what the director actually envisioned in the end, but then again… it’s not what the director envisioned. I guess it depends on how interested you are in the process of that particular film. If I had to guess, based off of absolutely nothing, I think the film will be J Edgar, although War Horse the play is going on less than 100 yards away, so maybe it’ll be that. Or maybe it will be The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. One way or another, we’ll know by Friday.