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William Orbit talks about his work on 'W.E.'

Madonna has been touted for Oscar success with her debut feature film 'W.E.'.
The 52-year-old singer has directed the movie - a two-tier tale about Britain's King Edward VIII's relationship with American Wallis Simpson and a modern story regarding a woman called Wally Simpson - and while many are expecting it to fail, music producer William Orbit says people will be surprised by how good it is.
William - who has worked with Madonna on the soundtrack for the movie - said: 'I've done two pieces of score music for the film.'
'It's hard to describe but they're quite moody as they come at pivotal moment during the romance. I've watched the film several times and it's really good.'
'It's definitely Oscar-worthy and I'm not just saying that. I wouldn't comment on her past acting abilities so you know by me saying what I have that it's really a great film. I definitely think Madonna could be up for an Oscar for Best Director.'
William says Madonna - who will debut the film at the Venice Film Festival in September - is great working with people even though can be quite 'autocratic'.
He told 'She has a very good eye and a great way with people. I'm not saying anything new by revealing she's autocratic but as long as people share the same vision then it works and this film really does.'



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I'm very pleased to hear that William Orbit worked with her on the films soundtrack. That could be a good indication that she may utilize him again for her next album.

C. Gordon

I KEEP reading about W.E. being her debut film. It's not, is it??!!!! Idiot ill-informed press...
Still, perhaps it is. I always suspected the film crew made Filth And Wisdom, not her!! (Ooooooh, that smarts!!!!)


I think when artists are lucky to be at Madonna's level, they reach a point in their life when they choose to put out music because it's a pleasure, not because the need to put a roof over their heads. Let's face it, MAdonna doesn't need to financially put out music anymore She's established in the rock and roll hall of fame. She doesn't need to prove anything anymore. So in a way she's in position to start her career with directing. She's been talking about this sense at least 1992. Do I think she will retire from music... no of course not. She loves what she does. But I also think she's happy to know that she no longer in a place where she has work for it. She can put out music and tour these days based on more of relaxed ease and because she wants too and for her fans. Not becasue she has to. Long live the queen.

Confessing Dita

Wow, Kool Kyle: don't you like people to be successful?

Madonna is almost a true all-rounder: singer, songwriter, dancer, performer, model, writer, fashion designer, business woman (think 'Hard Candy' gyms), theatre producer ('Jesus Hopped the A Train' in London), and has had some good acting moments (loved her in 'Evita' and 'Up for Grabs').

It would be great for her to be successful as a Director and, if the film *is* good, then I for one would be delighted at her success as a Director.

Barbra Streisand and Cher have both had highly successful careers as actresses and director (Streisand), yet still managed to keep an also successful music career going. Hell, Cher won the Oscar for Best Actress for 'Moonstruck' in 1987, yet then went on to win a Grammy for 'Believe' 13 years later!!!

Talented people CAN have it all!

You go, M!

P.S. I think she kissed her music career goodbye (temporarily, hopefully) with 'Hard Candy'! LOL ;-)


When a star such as Madonna has achieved all there is to be achieved in her field then naturally she would want to move on to other challenges. The music world no longer challenges her the way in which it used to, she has achieved everything... not just in sales or awards but in boundary pushing, visionary inducing and inspirational ways too... we see GaGa doing now what Madonna did decades ago, nobody does anything nowadays that Madonna already hasnt. Shes done the post feminism thing, the gay rights thing, the single parent thing, the race thing, the sexism thing, shes sold more than any other, earned more than any other, become a global legend and tackled every issue to boot. Music for her is now a pleasure, whenever she feels like it, nothing left to prove. Music should be her add on career now whilst another more challenging one inspires her, directing is just that. The person whom calls the shots for real. I really hope Madonna excells at this, i hope her longtime detractors give her a chance, the mere fact shes still around proves everything, proves that she has stood the test of time and will only go away when she see's fit. I cant wait for her music, but life observing Madonna is like watching a mad roller coaster of a ride, you never know where it is gonna take you next and thats why its so fun. So let the GaGa's take her music crown, Madonna has been there and done it anyway, and survived, it is they who have everyhing to prove, not Madonna. She has earned her right to search elsewhere for challenges.


I think she is waiting til September to have a legitimate chance at getting nominated at the Oscars. Films that come out later have a better chance than the earlier ones. I'm pretty positive that she has been craving an Oscar for a long time, so she's trying as a director.

john Suddes

if he has saw the movie and it is good why is it not going to be ready for release until September

Kool Kyle

Oh my God, if she wins an Oscar for best director, she will kiss her music career goodbye.

I hope the movie flops. I miss music Madonna

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