Here’s the story (abridged version): we interviewed filmmaker Cary Fukunaga at SXSW ‘09 for his feature film, SIN NOMBRE. After the interview, I gave Cary a GATW sticker and he liked the logo so much, he signed a SIN NOMBRE poster promising he was going to put our sticker in his next film. Little did he know that his next film was going to be a period piece, but the man still stuck (get it?) with his word. Fukunaga emailed me on February 17th to let me know he did, in fact, put the GATW logo in JANE EYRE. He couldn’t use the actual sticker, of course, for obvious reasons, but he did put our logo somewhere in the film. He explained the difficulties of it and how he learned a valuable lesson: “never promise to put a sticker in your next film.”
As badly as I wanted to share the entire email (it’s full of nice things - Fukunaga is a wonderful man), I had to hold off so I could give our readers a chance at winning an autographed poster of JANE EYRE, signed by Fukunaga and actors Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender. But our good friend Weston Green of MakingOf spotted the logo in the film during his first viewing of it. In an interview with Fukunaga the next day, Green brought up the logo’s presence in the film, and proceeded to gift Fukunaga with a number of items for use in his next film. It’s a hilarious interview, and is just another amusing part of one of the best GATW experiences we’ve had to date.
Here’s how we’re going to do the contest: 1) go see JANE EYRE and fill out the form below telling us where the GATW logo is in the film. Describe the scene as much as possible (who’s in it, what they’re doing, etc.). Also, watch the video below and tell us how many beanies the interviewer (the amazing Weston Green) gives Fukunaga. Deadline ends at 11:59 PM on April 1st. On April 2, we will select a winner via random drawing and notify them by email and announcing on the site. Good luck, movie lovers!
JANE EYRE opens Friday in NY and LA and expands wider on March 18th.