His films, which are usually coming of age tales set in small rural towns, have been categorized as belonging to the Southern Gothic tradition. Green’s dialog often has an obtuse, semi-poetic quality.
He made the two quick films Pleasant Grove and Physical Pinball, at the North Carolina School of the Arts prior to his feature film debut in 2000, the critically-acclaimed George Washington, which he both wrote and directed. He followed in 2003 with All the Real Girls and Undertow in 2004. In 2007, Snow Angels, his very first film developed from a screenplay as an alternative than his own writing, was adapted from a Stewart O’Nan novel. The film was debuted at Sundance in January 2007 and stars Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale. It will be released by Warner Independent Pictures.
A film version of the John Kennedy Toole novel A Confederacy of Dunces was scheduled for release in 2005, but will not actually began production due to difficulties pertaining to the publisher’s rights. The film was to star Will Ferrell as Ignatius and Lily Tomlin as Ignatius’s mother. A staged reading of the script took place at the 8th Nantucket Film Festival, read by Ferrell as Ignatius, Anne Meara as his mother, Paul Rudd as Officer Mancuso, Kristen Johnston as Lana Lee, Mos Def as Burma Jones, Rosie Perez as Darlene, Olympia Dukakis as Santa Battaglia and Miss Trixie, Natasha Lyonne as Myrna, Alan Cumming as Dorian Green, John Shea as Gonzales, Jesse Eisenberg as George, John Conlon as Robichaux & Mr. Clyde, Jace Alexander as Bartender Ben, Celia Weston as Miss Anne, Miss Inez & Mrs. Levy and Dan Hedaya as Mr. Levy.
Goat, a screenplay adapted by Green from the Brad Land memoir, was at one point in pre-production with Emile Hirsch set to star, however the status of this project is currently unknown. The Pineapple Express, a comedy produced by Judd Apatow, written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and starring Rogen and James Franco is currently in production and slated to be released in August 2008.
In March 2007, it was reported that Warner Independent Pictures had inked a deal with Green to write and direct a screen adaptation of the nonfiction John Grisham book The Innocent Man.
It has been suggested, even by the director himself, that Green’s films take a good deal of influence from the works of fellow Texan Terrence Malick[citation necessary]. Malick himself aided as an executive producer of Green’s 2004 film Undertow. Green has suggested that no other director has used voice previously mentioned narration so well, citing Malick’s classic 1978 film Days of Heaven as the principal source of inspiration for Undertow. However, Green’s films
, particularly All the Real Girls, tend to be a lot more actor-driven.
|Name||David Gordon Green|
|Date of Birth||09-Apr-1975|
|Place of Birth||America|