On Movies: Joseph Gordon-levitt’s ‘don Jon’: Getting Past That Objectification Thing

Movies with political themes to be screened at Cinepolitica Extra Time festival in Bucharest this week

I think anybody who’s making anything has those thoughts and feelings. And I certainly did.” But then Gordon-Levitt finished the first draft of his script and showed it to Rian Johnson, his director on Looper and Brick. “And when Rian said you really have something here, from that point forward I was resolved to leave my doubts aside and finish the thing.” It didn’t hurt any that he had spent 2011 working with Johnson, and with Christopher Nolan on Inception and Steven Spielberg on Lincoln. Formidable directors, all. “I was certainly paying a lot of attention to what they were doing,” he says. “But I also have always been really fascinated with every facet of the moviemaking process. The truth is that an actor’s performance is not just made by the actor. So much of that performance has to do with the camera, the editing, the music, et cetera. . . . And with Don Jon, I was just envisioning all of those elements together while I was writing it and figured, I should direct this. “I know how I want to shoot it.

Writer/director/star Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson in "Don Jon," his directing debut, opening Friday.

Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feed-back on her articles by e-mailing irina.popescu@romania-insider.com Leave a reply Cinepolitica Extra Time, an off-season event of the Cinepolitica International Film Festival, will run at Elvire Popesco cinema in Bucharest between September 23 and September 25. Five movies with political themes will be screened during the event, namely the documentary All That Glitters directed by Tomas Kudrna, US documentary The Central Park Five, The Exam directed by Peter Bergendy, The Company You Keep directed by Robert Redford, and political thriller Closed Circuit. The first movie All That Glitters, scheduled for September 23, 18:00, focuses on a hot topic for Romanian society in the context of the recent protest and debates against Rosia Montana gold mining project: the fate of villagers in Kyrgyzstan, facing tons of cyanide resulting from exploiting a gold mine. One of the best documentaries of 2012 according to The New York Times, namely The Central Park Five will be screened from 20:00. On September 24, film lovers can attend the screening of Hungarian movie The Exam, at 18:00, followed by Robert Redfords The Company You Keep at 20:00. The event ends with the screening of the political thriller Closed Circuit, on September 24, 20:00. The entire program of Cinepolitica Extra Time event here . Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com