All posts tagged: Anatomy

Shonda Rhimes on Meeting Taylor Swift in Her ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Office

Shonda Rhimes on Meeting Taylor Swift in Her ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Office

[ad_1] Shonda Rhimes took a moment to reflect on meeting Taylor Swift for the first time in her Grey’s Anatomy office before her song, “White Horse,” was used at the beginning of season five of the hit ABC series. In a conversation with People for its special Grey’s issue, the showrunner recalled when the Grammy-winning artist came by her office and performed her popular song, “Love Story,” in 2008. “I remember she was an interesting artist,” Rhimes told the publication. “It’s so funny because, back then, she showed up in my office with bare feet. She went off and played ‘Love Story’ and was like, ‘I really love your show.’ I had no idea who she was. I was like, ‘This kid’s adorable. Like, I love this song. The song was really good.’” Grey’s executive producer Betsy Beers also chimed in on how a lot of the time on the long-running series, they get to meet people before they have their big break and are just starting their careers. “I mean, Taylor Swift came into …

Shonda Rhimes Had to Hire Security After Grey’s Anatomy Fans Got Mean

Shonda Rhimes Had to Hire Security After Grey’s Anatomy Fans Got Mean

[ad_1] Shonda Rhimes revealed she had to hire private security following season finales of Grey’s Anatomy before stepping down as showrunner in 2015. The prolific writer sat down for an interview with The Sunday Times ahead of Bridgerton season three, part one, dropping on Netflix next month. Over the course of the conversation, Rhimes discussed how she used to regularly engage with fans of her shows on social media but has mostly stepped back in the past few years. “Social media changed. Fans have passionate feelings, and I was always fine with that,” she told the U.K. publication. “I understand that the characters felt like their friends. They were my imaginary friends too. That’s why I was writing them. And I think people just had very strong feelings about what happened with their friends. But then it became weird.” She explained that after every season finale of Grey’s, she had to have a police car parked outside her house for a week because she was getting death threats from fans who were unhappy with how …

‘Anatomy of a Fall’ review: An enrapturing courtroom drama about little details

‘Anatomy of a Fall’ review: An enrapturing courtroom drama about little details

[ad_1] Justine Triet’s thoroughly engaging Anatomy of a Fall examines the way information reveals character, and vice versa, during an unfolding murder trial. Sandra, a German novelist played  by Sandra Hüller, is accused of killing her husband, Samuel (Samuel Theis), at their isolated French cabin. A year later in the courtroom, their relationship is placed under a microscope, carefully scrutinized and picked apart for all the world to see. This includes their blind adolescent son, Daniel (Milo Machado Graner), the only witness to his father’s death; Daniel also found Samuel’s body after he seemingly fell from a high window, leaving odd blood-spatter patterns nearby and dying on impact. However, before any of the plot unfolds, Triet and co-writer Arthur Harari lure us in with mementos and pieces of music, including perhaps the most amusing and absurd use of a 50 Cent song in recent memory; an instrumental cover of his upbeat, energetic 2003 single “P.I.M.P” is an important plot point! Alongside the courtroom dialogue, these details play an equally vital part in unearthing the characters’ …

Anatomy of a Fall Set for China Theatrical Release

Anatomy of a Fall Set for China Theatrical Release

[ad_1] French legal drama Anatomy of a Fall‘s against-the-odds global box-office run isn’t over just yet. The acclaimed courtroom thriller, which won the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or in 2023 and the Oscar for best original screenplay last week, has secured a nationwide theatrical release date in China on March 29. Chinese specialty distributor Road Pictures will handle the local marketing and release of Anatomy of a Fall in partnership with the state-backed China Film Group. The film’s writer and director Justine Triet will attend a local premiere event in Beijing on March 24. Anatomy of a Fall is being positioned as a specialty release, but its feminist themes could align well with a recent trend of women-focused stories being a major box-office force in China. Greta Gerwig’s Barbie defied early expectations last year to become a word-of-mouth hit by resonating with China’s young urban women, while actor-director Jia Ling’s recent boxing transformation drama YOLO is the country’s biggest blockbuster this year with a total of $470 million in ticket sales. Anatomy of a Fall stars …

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Recap: Why Ellen Pompeo Returned for Season 20 Premiere

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Recap: Why Ellen Pompeo Returned for Season 20 Premiere

[ad_1] The doctors were back in for the season 20 premiere of Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday — and a familiar face was still there with them. Longtime series star Ellen Pompeo announced last year that she would be stepping back from the show and appearing only as a recurring star in season 20, leaving some fans to wonder why she was featured in the promos for the upcoming season. However, the reason quickly became clear. The episode, titled “We’ve Only Just Begun,” picked up immediately following the events of the season 19 finale, meaning Pompeo’s Dr. Meredith Grey had not yet left for Boston to pursue her Alzheimer’s reach — and was instead in the thick of yet another disorderly day at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital while facing a potential threat to her happy ever after. After a chaotic night for the interns ends with all of their jobs in jeopardy, Dr. Nick Marsh (Scott Speedman) is unsure if he can leave the program behind and go with Meredith to Boston. Not only that, but the Grey Sloan …

Sarah Paulson, Ex-‘Grey’s Anatomy’ EP Team for ‘Untamed’ Drama Series

Sarah Paulson, Ex-‘Grey’s Anatomy’ EP Team for ‘Untamed’ Drama Series

[ad_1] Warner Bros. TV has lined up a powerhouse creative team for an adaptation of Glennon Doyle’s best-selling book Untamed. Sarah Paulson is set to star in the drama, and former Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 showrunner Krista Vernoff will adapt Doyle’s memoir. Warners and Bad Robot, which has rights to the book, plan to take the project to potential buyers in the coming weeks. Reps for Warner Bros. TV and Bad Robot declined comment. Jessie Nelson (Apple’s Little Voice, Waitress: The Musical), Vernoff’s producing partner and husband Alexandre Schmitt and Andrew Stearn (via the trio’s Trip the Light Productions) will also serve as executive producers. Untamed marks Vernoff’s first TV project since she left Grey’s and Station 19 at the end of the 2022-23 season, as well as her first work after exiting an overall deal with ABC Signature. The J.J. Abrams-led Bad Robot snagged rights to Untamed back in 2020; Nelson and Doyle were attached to co-write the first episode at that time. It was previously shopped at HBO Max (now Max) but …

Ryan Gosling joyfully reacts to Anatomy of The Fall dog clapping at Oscars

Ryan Gosling joyfully reacts to Anatomy of The Fall dog clapping at Oscars

[ad_1] Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Ryan Gosling’s reaction to the Anatomy of The Fall star Messi the dog clapping in the audience has gone viral on social media. As Robert Downey Jr accepted his Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, cameras caught the Barbie star’s reaction after showing Anatomy of The Fall scene stealer, Messi the dog, clapping with his paws in the audience. The 41-year-old actor was overjoyed at the sight of the adorable pup. Messi is the only dog to win an award at the Cannes Festival, winning the Palm Dog award for his role in Anatomy of The Fall. Internet users took to social media to call Gosling’s reaction relatable, with one person writing: “Such golden retriever energy from Gosling.” Another added: “They really had Messi, the dog from Anatomy of a Fall, applauding Robert Downey Jr after his acceptance speech lol.” “Ryan Gosling going, …

Oscars hopefuls complained to Academy about Anatomy of a Fall dog’s event attendance

Oscars hopefuls complained to Academy about Anatomy of a Fall dog’s event attendance

[ad_1] Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse Loughrey Get our The Life Cinematic email for free Messi, the four-legged star of the Oscar-nominated Anatomy of a Fall, will not be at Sunday’s Hollywood ceremony. The Border Collie, who appeared alongside Sandra Hüller in Justine Triet’s crime thriller, made quite a splash at February’s Oscar Nominees’ Luncheon when attendees, such as Ryan Gosling and Billie Eilish, lined up to cuddle him. “It’s crazy, I think he’s much more famous here than in France,” Triet, who is up for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay at the 96th Academy Awards, said at the time. While Messi isn’t technically an Oscar nominee, his presence still appeared to irk several movie companies that have titles in contention at the 2024 Oscars. According to a source who spoke to The Hollywood Reporter, multiple companies felt that Messi provided Anatomy of a Fall an unfair advantage during the open voting window. The Independent has contacted the Academy for comment. At the …

You Can Actually Rent Anatomy of a Fall’s Murder Chalet on Airbnb

You Can Actually Rent Anatomy of a Fall’s Murder Chalet on Airbnb

[ad_1] Cue the steel drums, because the remote, suspense-filled chalet at the center of Justine Triet’s Oscar-nominated thriller, Anatomy of a Fall, is actually available to rent on Airbnb. In the French-language film, which is up for five Academy Awards next weekend, Sandra Hüller stars as a German writer living in the Alps when her husband, Samuel (Samuel Theis), either falls or is pushed to his death from their home’s upper-story window. Hüller’s character, also named Sandra, emerges as the prime suspect and stands trial, an experience that engulfs the couple’s young son, Daniel (Milo Machado Graner), and—inadvertently—the family dog, Snoop (played by Messi—a canine who has become beloved on the awards circuit). What viewers may not remember is that in the moments before his untimely demise, Samuel (who was a struggling writer himself) was renovating the attic of the chalet in order to boost the family’s finances by making it an Airbnb. Although Samuel checked out of the lodging under sinister circumstances, his last wish came true: The actual Villarembert, France, home where the …

The Anatomy of an Apology

The Anatomy of an Apology

[ad_1] Source: David Geghamyan/Pexels One thing we can all be guaranteed, even in a healthy love, is the need for repair during and after conflict. Yet, effective communication through conflict remains elusive for many couples. There are two kinds of apologies that every couple should practice getting better at: (1) in the moment and (2) after a regrettable incident or fight. In-the Moment Apologies In-the-moment apologies can be short and to the point. A simple formula is to name the specific thing that you’re apologizing for, express authentic regret, and ask if your partner accepts your apology. Example: “I’m sorry for saying __________. It was hurtful; I regret it. Do you accept my apology?” The key elements of the apology are expressing your understanding and validating both directly and with your authentic regret. The best way to convey your understanding is by being very specific about the thing you’re apologizing for. Being vague is lazy at best and manipulative at worst. Apologies After a Fight or Regrettable Incident The second type of apology focuses on …