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Casey Affleck Talks I'm Still Here
Reveals what could be a sort of spoiler

17 September 2010  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: The New York Times

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This could be considered a spoiler for a film that's out today, so please think about how much you want to know about I'm Still Here before reading on.

Ready?

Casey Affleck, ace actor, brother of Ben and director of I'm Still Here, talked to The New York Times about his Joaquin Phoenix 'documentary' recently and revealed what many already suspected: it's less a documentary and more "performance art".

“It’s a terrific performance, it’s the performance of his career,” said Affleck, before confirming that "virtually none" of the film was real. "I never intended to trick anybody. The idea of a quote, hoax, unquote, never entered my mind.”

Affleck said that there are clues in the movie - the camera technique becomes more sophisticated as the film goes on - but admits that there's no slam-dunk moment where the film shows its hand.

If you want to judge the results for yourself, the film's out today. For more from Affleck, head on over to the New York Times.


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RE: Casey Affleck Talks I'm Still Here
There isn't any truth in “I’m Still Here”. There was mostly an overall performance done shown within the “documentary” about Joaquin Phoenix’s downward spiral. Director of “I’m Still Here,” Casey Affleck, told all about the truth after it was released last week and wrecked by film critics. I read this here: ttp://personalmoneystore.com/moneyblog/2010/09/17/affle ck-phoenix-im-still-here-hoax/]Affleck says Joaquin Phoenix meltdown in I'm Still Here is a hoax Just about everything abou More

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RE: Does anybody care?
From what i hear the film sucks ass so kind of a complete waste of time. Phoenix tried to do something cool and unusual but i hear it's pretty self indulgent. Andy Kaufman can rest peacefully! More

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