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Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) may be looking for love in the 19th century, but Thomas Vinterberg’s (The Hunt) adaptation of the classic Thomas Hardy novel Far from the Madding Crowd still feels surprisingly relevant. Bathsheba is an independent, career driven woman who suddenly finds herself with three men vying for her hand in marriage, a sheep farmer (Matthias Schoenaerts), a cocky solider (Tom Sturridge) and a wealthy farm owner (Michael Sheen). All three have pros and cons so while in New York City promoting the upcoming release, I opted to find out how Schoenaerts and Sheen would sell Mr. Oak and Boldwood in modern times - by creating an online dating profile. Find out what they said and what Mulligan thinks Bathsheba should have on her own page in the video below, and be sure to keep an eye out for my full interviews with all three as we »
- Perri Nemiroff
It’s All About Love: Vinterberg Revamps Hardy’s Classic Romance
Inevitably, we would have seen some filmmaker tackle a revamp of Thomas Hardy’s classic 1874 novel Far From the Madding Crowd, so it’s mostly surprising to note that it wasn’t Michael Winterbottom, who has made several Hardy adaptations since the 1990s. Instead, Danish director Thomas Vinterberg takes the reins from director John Schlesinger, who previously held credit for a famous 1967 adaptation starring Julie Christie, with Terence Stamp, Peter Finch and Alan Bates as the trio of suitors (and let’s not forget to mention a modern reimagining of this novel, the comic strip serial Tamara Drewe, made into a film by Stephen Frears in 2010). Curiously, this is Vinterberg’s follow-up to his 2012 critically acclaimed title The Hunt, which won Mads Mikkelsen Best Actor at Cannes and received an Oscar nod for Best Foreign Language Film, making »
- Nicholas Bell
Carey Mulligan proves that she can carry a movie as the incandescent and powerful Bathsheba in "The Hunt" director Thomas Vinterberg's gorgeous realization of the Thomas Hardy classic "Far from the Madding Crowd." Julie Christie played the role at the height of her powers in John Schlesinger's stormy 1967 romance. Casting is everything in this movie. Rising Belgian star Matthias Schoenaerts ("Rust and Bone") shares real chemistry with Mulligan as the stalwart and loving salt of the earth once played by Alan Bates. We're rooting for him, while Michael Sheen ("Masters of Sex") is the more mature hapless gentleman neighbor who proposes marriage (Peter Finch). The weakest link is young Tom Sturridge ("On the Road") as the rakish sergeant (Terence Stamp) who sweeps Bathsheba off her feet, which is hard to believe. The movie already opened in Vinterberg's native Denmark and some other territories, hence the early trade reviews below. »
- Anne Thompson
Spirited and headstrong, Bathsheba finds herself caught between a number of suitors: farmer Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), middle-aged bachelor William Boldwood (Michael Sheen) and reckless soldier Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge).
Mulligan's brilliant lead turn sees her break into song for the third time in her big screen career (after Shame and Inside Llewyn Davis), duetting with Michael Sheen on folk tune 'Let No Man Steal Your Thyme'.
However, Mulligan joked to Digital Spy that she wanted the scene cut from the film.
"I always get nervous about singing, so there was a singing scene that I campaigned to get cut out the film," she said. "I was rejected!
"It's not my thing, it's always a bit nerve-wracking, but I got to work with Michael Sheen »
Far From The Madding Crowd Fox Searchlight Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya . Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: B+ Director: Thomas Vinterberg Screenwriter: David Nicholls Cast: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge, Juno Temple Screened at: Dolby88, NYC, 4/18.15 Opens: May 1, 2015 The ignoble strife that forms a theme in “Far from the Madding Crowd” exists within the Victorian society in which Thomas Hardy’s novel is located. But the principal strife is within the mind of Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), an independent woman who suddenly inherits her uncle’s farm and becomes the mistress, or employer, of some two dozen farm hands. Whenever Bathsheba has time [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far From The Madding Crowd is the story of Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), a fiercely independent and spirited young woman who inherits her uncle’s farm. Financially autonomous (a rarity in Victorian times), beautiful and headstrong – she attracts three very different but determined suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions, while trying to maintain her own independence, explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardship through resilience and perseverance.
Fox Searchlight presents a DNA Production of Far From The Madding Crowd, directed by Thomas Vinterberg, written by David Nicholls from the Thomas Hardy novel and starring Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen and Tom Sturridge. »
- Movie Geeks
Today we hold the 2015 Summer Box Office Draft as Laremy is still looking for that ever-elusive second draft victory and with the first pick in today's draft he may have a juggernaut that can't be beat. Along with that we take a listen to the new trailer for Black Mass starring Johnny Depp, review Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner, listen to a voice mail, play some game, scatter shot some news and are on our way. We hope you enjoy. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave »
- Brad Brevet
The films will be followed by the festival’s UK Celebration Gala.
The Newport Beach Film Festival UK Celebration is supported by BMW, Visit Newport Beach, Ted Baker London, Movado, Air New Zealand, Me Hotel London, British American Business Council – Orange County, BritWeek and Screen International.
The festival runs from April 23-30. For further details click here. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
From the excellent ensemble cast, to the gorgeous cinematography and the romantic tension that threads through the story, there are many pleasures to be had in the upcoming "Far From The Madding Crowd." But one that might surprise you is a song from the film's star, Carey Mulligan. Well, today we have the exclusive rendition from the film's soundtrack. Co-starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge, and Juno Temple, the adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel, from director Thomas Vinterberg, tells the story of the independent and strong-willed Bathsheba Everdene, who finds three men vying for heart. During a dinner sequence with two of her suitors present, Bathsheba sings the traditional ballad "Let No Man Steal Your Thyme," perhaps as a warning she will not be easily swayed. Mulligan is joined by Michael Sheen partway through the tune. "Far From The Madding Crowd" opens on May 1st. The soundtrack featuring this song and the score. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
One of our 41 Most Anticipated Movies Of Summer 2015, "Far From The Madding Crowd" is not what is presently understood as a seasonal blockbuster. It's based on a literary classic, rather than a comic book. And it's from a director not known for explosions leveling entire cities, but for deep drama and complex characters. So basically, it's right up our alley, and today comes a few new looks at the movie. A trio of new TV spots provide another look at the sweeping drama based on the novel by Thomas Hardy, and new images give us a closer look at the top shelf cast for Thomas Vinterberg's film, including Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen and Tom Sturridge. And finally, a couple more clips have arrived as well. "Far From The Madding Crowd" arrives on May 1st. Watch below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
To celebrate the release of Far From The Madding Crowd, in UK cinemas May 1st from Fox Searchlight, we’ve got two stunning picnic merch packs to giveaway!
Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far From The Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching wilfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.
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- Dan Bullock
Romantic and funny and smart and wise and just plain different. This is a historical costume dramedy romp about gardening. How cool is that? I’m “biast” (pro): love the cast
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Historical fantasy! Nope, there are no dragons or wizards or magic. But it’s fantasy nevertheless. And of a very welcome sort. Of a very necessary sort.
In Paris in 1682, King Louis Xiv is preparing to move his court from the Louvre in the city to the countryside palace at Versailles, and he wants gardens that he likens, not in any metaphorical way, to the divine: “Heaven shall be here,” he commands. No small task, then, for royal gardener and landscape architect André Le Notre. And Le Notre takes a real chance when he dares to hire, for one section of the gardens, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
The actress fell from her horse while filming one of the movie's key scenes, and later "slumped over" during filming of another crucial scene with Matthias Schoenaerts.
Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, she explained that the health and safety team on the film were concerned about the cast filming with sheep, but let her ride a horse.
"They let me ride a horse and I did have a concussion after coming off," said Mulligan. "I was genuinely concussed for about six weeks of the filming; there are parts I don't remember!
"When we shot the last scene of the film, I came racing round the corner and got thrown off and landed on my head. Ten minutes later, we were filming the big declaration scene and I just dropped to my knees. »
In this excerpt from the Guardian Film Show Xan Brooks, Peter Bradshaw and Henry Barnes get tangled in the weeds of Alan Rickman's romance about the building of a garden for King Louis Xiv. A Little Chaos stars Kate Winslet as a landscape gardener employed to make the Sun King's vision a reality, while Matthias Schoenaerts and Rickman himself co-star. A Little Chaos is released in the UK on Friday 17 May Continue reading »
- Xan Brooks, Henry Barnes, Peter Bradshaw, Caterina Monzani, Richard Sprenger and Andrea Salvatici
Carey Mulligan spent hours standing in a bath full of sheep droppings while filming 'Far From The Madding Crowd'. The 29-year-old actress - who stars as farm owner Bathsheba Everdene in the film adaptation of the 1874 novel of the same name by Thomas Hardy - recalled a particular scene in the movie in which her character tries to impress love interest Gabriel Oak by wading in to a sheep bath. Speaking at the London premiere of her new movie, Carey said: ''That was so much fun, although slightly disgusting by the end of the day. The sheep were doing their business in the water. ''The boys whinged constantly but they were wearing wetsuits under their costumes - I was wearing no wetsuit, so I was basically swimming in sheep s*** all day, which was a joy.'' In the film, Carey's character is torn between romances with three men, »
Thomas Vinterberg, director of the Danish Oscar Nominated drama The Hunt, brings Thomas Harding's classic novel Far From The Madding Crowd, with Carey Mulligan leading the cast as the headstrong Bathsheba Everdene. Two new clips have come our way, giving us a great look at what to expect when the romantic drama hits our screen next month. Released: 1st May Synopsis: Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far From The Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching wilfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Director: Alan Rickman; Screenwriter: Alan Rickman, Jeremy Brock, Alison Deegan; Starring: Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Jennifer Ehle, Matthias Schoenaerts, Helen McCrory; Running time: 117 mins; Certificate: 12A
The famous gardens at Versailles provide the backdrop for this dewy-eyed period romance with Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts, although they have to wade through a lot of mud before the flowers come into bloom. Alan Rickman directs in a laissez-faire style as well as playing a supporting role as the French 'Sun King' Louis Xiv who presides over their efforts to create horticultural perfection. It's the stuff of Sunday night TV drama, for winding down with tea and cake. Very civilised.
The problem is that Rickman had obviously hoped to get pulses racing with 17th-century mores creating a pressure cooker environment for landscape architect Sabine De Barra (Winslet) and the King's master landscaper Andre Le Notre (Schoenaerts) as they get to »
A new television promo for Far from the Madding Crowd has been unveiled.
Bathsheba's social status has attracted three suitors from various walks of life, despite the fact that she has no intention of marrying.
Michael Sheen portrays the aristocratic William Boldwood, while Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone) is humble sheep farmer Gabriel Oak and Tom Sturridge (On the Road) is military sergeant Frank Troy.
Danish director Vinterberg is well known to international audiences as one of the developers of the naturalistic Dogme 95 filmmaking style.
Far from the Madding Crowd opens on May 1 in the Us and the UK. »
The period comedy/romance "A Little Chaos" hasn't had the easiest ride. Selected as the Closing Night film at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, it was met with a rather muted response. Then, after being scheduled for a theatrical release in March, the film was pushed back and will now get a simultaneous VOD/limited release bow in the summer. Not exactly what we expect from a movie starring Kate Winslet, but today you can get your own sense of the film with seven clips. Read More: First Look At Kate Winslet In 'A Little Chaos' Alan Rickman directs and stars in the movie alongside Matthias Schoenaerts and Helen McCrory, and the story follows the clash between an architect and a landscape designer who work together in building one of the main gardens at King Louis Xiv’s palace at Versailles in 17th century France. It's »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The middle of Spring actually means a new selection of summer blockbusters to look forward to, and with a ton of big-budget films slated to come out within the next few months and beyond, the summer of 2015 looks like one to remember.
From the new Mad Max (which is already on our end-of -year top ten list event though we haven’t yet seen it) to Avengers, Poltergeists, male strippers, talking teddy bears, and a reboot of the Jurassic Park franchise, this summer’s trips to the theaters will be jam-packed with sequels and new tales. From May 1st right through to the end of August, some of the movies on our list could wind up on year-end “best of” lists or even receive some Oscar talk by December.
Grab your calendar, because Wamg has a rundown of this summer’s films we’re most excited about, so check them out below! »
- Movie Geeks
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