GATW Appears in JANE EYRE, with Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska

One time I was in a movie called JANE EYRE, kind of. Below is the kind and endearing email from the film’s director, Cary Fukunaga (SIN NOMBRE), explaining why’s logo appears in the film, and a screenshot of where said cameo takes place. This one was of the defining moments in my career as a journalist when I thought, “I must be doing something right.” 


The GATW sticker I gave him:


And here’s the screenshot from the film. This takes place toward the end when St John Rivers (Jamie Bell) is talking to Jane Eyre (Mia Wasikowska) in the school’s classroom. What  a cool moment in my life.


My pal Weston Green even conducted a hilarious interview with Fukunaga about it.

(Note: Fukunaga’s email was posted after getting his blessing. He’s a really, really nice guy.)

From the GATW Archives: Spot GATW in JANE EYRE, get a signed poster by director Cary Fukunaga and actors Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender

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.

From the GATW Archives: Video Interview: IT MIGHT GET LOUD director Davis Guggenheim


You may know who Davis Guggenhiem is. If you’re big into documentaries, than you’ve most-likely seen his Academy Award-winning film AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, which starred former Vice President Al Gore, who campaigned to spread knowledge about the issue of global warming.

A few weeks ago, I sat down with Davis to talk about his new kick-ass rockumentary, IT MIGHT GET LOUD. The documentary focuses on the careers of three of the greatest live guitar players: Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, U2’s The Edge, and The White Stripes’ Jack White.

The interview runs a little long, clocking in at almost eleven minutes. Since Davis’ answers to my questions were so detailed and interesting, I didn’t want to cut anything out! I really enjoy doing interviews like this, because you can tell in his responses how much passion he put into this film. Enjoy!