TIFF Roundup: what the stars had to say about Toronto, its fest—and its hot dogs
Now that the red carpets, press conferences and, of course, parties have all wrapped up, it’s time to take stock of how things went down at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. And what better way to start than to see what kind of impression the festival made on the various visitors who flooded the streets of King West for 10 days? Below, some of our favourite reactions to TIFF, Toronto and its hotdogs.
• Roger Ebert: “Success at Toronto has an uncanny way of predicting Academy winners.” [Chicago Sun-Times]
• Tom Hanks: “This is one of the great festivals in the world now.” [Toronto Star]
• Halle Berry: “I love being here. I think this is an amazing festival.” [Toronto Star]
• Joshua Jackson: “To have our film here means that we’re putting our film on the same level as the best films in the world, so that feels pretty good.” [Globe and Mail]
• Joseph Gordon-Levitt: “This is a festival that’s full of cinephiles. It doesn’t have the air of glitz and glamour as much, and I really like that about it. It’s more about the films.” [Toronto Star]
• Vanity Fair’s Julie Miller: “The downtown area was eerily clean and seemingly devoid of traffic-slowing obstacles.” [Vanity Fair]
Checking Toronto’s Ego
• Andy Samberg: “I’m on the fence about Canada.” [Jpags]
• Tom Hanks: “If I truly had power, I’d be water-skiing right now.” [Torontolife.com]
Bill Murray-ist Take on the Toronto-Chicago Relationship
Bill Murray: “The unique things about the Chicago dog are sliced tomatoes and celery salt. But we’re still there with the pickles, and the grilling’s okay. We’ve got a lot more in common [with Toronto-style hotdogs] than you think.” [CTV]
One thought on “TIFF Roundup: what the stars had to say about Toronto, its fest—and its hot dogs”
You’ve taken quotes out of context to try and make them seem negative (particularly the eerily clean one which was a very positive article), or “checking Toronto’s ego” (the usual Canadian tall poppy syndrome stuff). Nice try at digging up dirt, where it appears there was very little dirt dished.
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