Sunday, September 9, 2007

OSCAR BUZZ FOR GEORGE CLOONEY FOR MICHAEL CLAYTON


DIRECTED BY TONY GILROY


















CINEMATOGRAPHY ROBERT ELSWIT













Michael Clayton (George Clooney) is an in-house "fixer" at one of the largest corporate law firms in New York. A former criminal prosecutor, Clayton takes care of Kenner, Bach & Ledeen's dirtiest work at the behest of the firm's co-founder Marty Bach (Sydney Pollack). Though burned out and hardly content with his job as a fixer, his divorce, a failed business venture and mounting debt have left Clayton inextricably tied to the firm. At U/North, meanwhile, the career of litigator Karen Crowder (Tilda Swinton) rests on the multi-million dollar settlement of a class action suit that Clayton's firm is leading to a seemingly successful conclusion. But when Kenner Bach's brilliant and guilt-ridden attorney Arthur Edens (Tom Wilkinson) sabotages the U/North case, Clayton faces the biggest challenge of his career and his life.

Courtesy of Warner Brothers

9 comments:

Paper Fan Club said...

Steven, do you have a release date for this one?

Johnskibeat said...

I must catch this one.
Just reviewed 1408... check it out.
http://johnskibeat.blogspot.com/

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Ash said...

Really like Clooney, he's a big name actor, has shown considerable talent behind the camera but is prepared to take risks. He's made brave decisions such as Solaris which held very little in the way of mass appeal but was a beautiful film. He's always worth watching and has come along way since Return of the Killer Tomatoes.

Ash.

caricature said...

George Clooney Rocks!

NeoAuteur said...

Sounds interesting! I'll try to catch the movie when it comes out.

Calista said...

Maybe, maybe...

How is everything with you?!

Paper Fan Club said...

Thanks for posting the release date. Lots of buzz about this one at the TIFF. Go George!

Jim said...

I'm a huge Clooney fan. Can't wait to ee this one. CHeck out my "The Brave One" review on http://marketsaw.blogspot.com

Ciao!