Archive for February, 2007

Stephen Frears: Would You like an Oscar with your Prius?

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Stephen Frears may not be entirely comfortable as an Oscar nominee. Lucy Gray remembers a conversation with him — back in 1985 — when he was focused on keeping his production costs down and his financial expectations about the same. Since then, things have changed a little, but a recent check-in with the director of such films as Dangerous Liaisons and The Grifters (as well as this year’s Oscar-nominated The Queen) gave Lucy the impression that nice-guy Frears isn’t all that motivated by the award


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