Willem Dafoe wanted to be left alone while filming Togo

Rumors from the locals in Nordegg, Alberta would have it that while filming Togo last year, Willem Dafoe stayed at the Goldeye Centre: a wilderness lodge around 30 minutes of hard driving west of the village of Nordegg. I was told that the staff at Goldeye were told that Mr. Dafoe was not to be looked at or spoken to, unless he spoke to them, during his stay.  There's not a lot of folks up here. Everyone knows everyone's business. I can't confirm that the statement about the staff's vow of situational silence is true, as we left to travel south to Texas shortly after the information was rumored along to me. But this isn't an area where lying's a popular game for the locals to play.

Anyway, here's the the trailer for Togo: the Untold True Story, I guess. Read the rest

At Eternity's Gate looks so good it'll make you want to cut your own ear off

I heard a rumor that Willem Dafoe will be filming a movie for Disney near where I've been dry camping these past six months. All of the employees at the lodge where he'll be staying have been instructed to only speak to him if he talks to them first. Gross.

But not quite gross enough to keep me from wanting to see At Eternity's Gate, a new film starring Dafoe about the trials and tribulations in the life of Vincent Van Gogh. Read the rest