Wikileaks has a huge new database of emails and other information from last year's Sony hack -- 30,000 documents and 173,000 emails from a heist that has been linked to North Korean anger over "The Interview." The revelations proved damaging to Sony back in December, especially high-level executive conversations about race, President Obama and superstar salaries. Now that the documents are so easily searchable, many interesting new nuggets can be found.
In this exchange -- discovered by Salon in the documents provided by Wikileaks -- between then-Sony Pictures chairwoman Amy Pascal and director Cameron Crowe ("Say Anything," "Vanilla Sky"), the two Hollywood veterans discuss Crowe's forthcoming film "Aloha," a romantic comedy starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams and Bill Murray.
There's a sharp elbow thrown at Bill Murray, a nasty joke from Crowe about Bruce Jenner, and Crowe's opinion that the acting in "Aloha" is better than the performances in "Say Anything." We've redacted their email addresses.
They have this conversation about Cooper and Stone, in which Crowe calls Cooper "an odd bird" and Pascal notes that Stone "isn't bigger than the movie."
From Cameron Crowe to Pascal:
Frankly Bradley is such an odd bird getting him right is tricky but he's fine now so lets just let him cook where he is and take care of our girl... And her nuances ... Little moves on her are huge as u know
On Mar 31, 2014, at 11:27 PM, "Pascal, Amy" wrote:
She isn't bigger than the movie
Now she needs to ignite it to get it to the next level and it's gonna be a cross between an idea she has about herself and an actual self that he makes her pay attention to (much to her shock)
On Mar 31, 2014, at 11:23 PM, "Cameron Crowe" wrote:
Big lesson from today
You don't slip Emma in
Let's give her fanfare again
Movie has now earned it
Then there's this exchange, in which Crowe discusses "Say Anything" and seems to take a backhanded swipe at Murray:
On Mar 31, 2014, at 10:22 PM, Pascal, Amy wrote:
Exactly the movie belongs to Bradley more than I realized in the process
On Mar 31, 2014, at 10:17 PM, "Cameron Crowe" wrote:
Smart. Feel a little bit like we did on “Say Anything” — the movie tilted toward Cusack,
the script tilted toward Ione Skye. But our acting is better here all around, so we can hopefully
get everything. Frankly, we have great options on all the performances except Bill Murray…
who pretty much is what you saw.
On Mar 31, 2014, at 10:12 PM, Pascal, Amy wrote:
I love the movie and want to make sure my feelings are about the movie not first draft crush
On Mar 31, 2014, at 10:11 PM, "Cameron Crowe"wrote:
Editors were blown away that you wanted to see it again immediately.
I think they’re not used to that kind of personal commitment.
And there's also this, evidently the kind of joke Hollywood makes when no one is looking:
On Oct 6, 2014, at 9:29 AM, Pascal, Amy wrote:
> DID YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SHOW ME THIS WEEK?
Crowe to Pascal:
DOES BRUCE JENNER WANT BOOBS? HELL YES I HAVE SOMETHING
TO SHOW YOU!!!! (looking at tuesday)
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