'Consideration' takes aim at awards season
NEW YORK — Christopher Guest‘s “For Your Consideration” is a biting satire if celebrity ego, overbearing Hollywood media and the insidious power of awards season.
So how much comedic license was the director taking?
“None of this is exaggerated,” he told an audience at a Lincoln Center screening Tuesday. “If anything, it’s toned down.”
Guest said he based the pic — in which boorish execs casually suggest revamping the subject of a film mid-shoot and Fred Willard, as a vapid anchorman, sports a faux-hawk — on his observations of what can happen with a big-budget project.
The writer-director joined Parker Posey, co-scribe/thesp Eugene Levy and other cast members at the screening, where Guest said his trademark mockumentaries such as “Waiting for Guffman” and “Best in Show” are likely a thing of the past. “I’ve covered that material, and now it’s time to move to something else.”