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14 items from 2016


Why Kenneth Branagh Loves Mysteries, from ‘Wallander’ to ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ (Emmy Watch)

26 June 2016 10:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Kenneth Branagh fell into his love affair with the “Wallander” mysteries by Swedish author Henning Mankell (1948 – 2015) for “the sheer pleasure of the reading,” he told me over the phone. “It was novel by novel. I’m not usually a kind of completist in this regard, but each novel did send me to the next one, and I did read them in order, and I did find myself drawn in, hypnotically. I didn’t feel I’d met anyone quite like this before or this landscape.”

The novels are set in Sweden, in and around the town of Ystad, 35 miles south-east of the city of Malmö, in the southern province of Skåne. And that’s where the PBS Mystery series (four seasons, from 2009 through 2016) is also filmed. “It’s vast and flat,” said Branagh. “It has a strong regional dialect. It’s a curious, forgotten, unfashionable pocket of land. Over 60 percent »

- Anne Thompson

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Why Kenneth Branagh Loves Mysteries, from ‘Wallander’ to ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ (Emmy Watch)

26 June 2016 10:01 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Kenneth Branagh fell into his love affair with the “Wallander” mysteries by Swedish author Henning Mankell (1948 – 2015) for “the sheer pleasure of the reading,” he told me over the phone. “It was novel by novel. I’m not usually a kind of completist in this regard, but each novel did send me to the next one, and I did read them in order, and I did find myself drawn in, hypnotically. I didn’t feel I’d met anyone quite like this before or this landscape.”

The novels are set in Sweden, in and around the town of Ystad, 35 miles south-east of the city of Malmö, in the southern province of Skåne. And that’s where the PBS Mystery series (four seasons, from 2009 through 2016) is also filmed. “It’s vast and flat,” said Branagh. “It has a strong regional dialect. It’s a curious, forgotten, unfashionable pocket of land. Over 60 percent »

- Anne Thompson

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Remembering Alan Young, Voice of Scrooge McDuck, and Other Reel-Important People We Lost in May

31 May 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Giorgio Albertazzi (1923-2016) - Italian Actor. His film credits include Last Year at Marienbad, Le Notti Bianchi and the Italian dub of Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet. He died on May 28. (THR) Moidele Bickel (1937-2016) - Costume Designer. She earned an Oscar nomination for her work on Queen Margot. She also did the costumes for The White Ribbon and was a wardrobe supervisor on Valmont. She died on May 16. (DiePresse) Joe Fleishaker (1954-2016...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Romeo and Juliet review – Zeffirelli's honey-drenched Shakespeare

19 May 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

It may look old-fashioned in places, but the Italian director’s lively version of Shakespeare, stuffed with beautiful actors, has elegance and charm

Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 movie version of Romeo and Juliet is back on re-release; high-minded and lively, with heartbreakingly beautiful actors on show, and all shot in a kind of honeycomb-sunglow light. It does look a bit trad in some ways: there are old fashioned doublet-and-hose costumes (codpieces and all), lots of roistering laughter, stage school sword-fighting and some very literal line readings.

There’s also the syrupy Love theme, composed for the film, which later became notorious as the soppy-sad background music for Simon Bates’ Our Tune on Radio 1. But this is an attractive and spectacular piece of work, robustly using real outdoor locations and groundbreakingly casting young actors close to the characters’ supposed age. (When Ian McKellen and Francesca Annis starred in the RSC’s 1976 production, »

- Peter Bradshaw

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First trailer for Romeo and Juliet sequel series Still Star-Crossed

18 May 2016 5:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A trailer has arrived online for ABC’s upcoming period drama Still Star-Crossed, which is based Melinda Taub’s 2013 novel of the same name and serves as a sequel to William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet; take a look here…

Still Star-Crossed,” a period drama from Shondaland, picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet ends, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate. The series is based on the book by Melinda Taub.

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- Amie Cranswick

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Maggie Grace mesmerizes us with her reading of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116

29 April 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Shakespeare wrote about just about every aspect of the human experience. But he may be most often quoted and best remembered for writing about love. The Bard’s love poetry captured Maggie Grace’s attention immediately when she discovered it at age 12 or 13. “I would memorize the sonnets,” the Lost alum told us. “My Bible teacher called some of the love poetry I had pasted in the front of my notebook ‘shameless erotica.’ Some of them are quite bawdy if you read into them a little.” As a teen, Grace “couldn’t imagine saying [the sonnets] aloud to anyone.” Since then, she’s recited them at friends’ weddings, and she delivered a transfixing reading of Sonnet 116 for HitFix’s video series celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare. (April 23 marked 400 years since Shakespeare’s death in 1616.) Those who watched Shakespeare in Love will remember the £50 wager between Will Shakespeare and Lord Wessex, to be judged »

- Emily Rome

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‘Still Star-Crossed’: Romeo & Juliet Sequel ABC Pilot Finds Its Romeo In ‘Scream Queens’ Alum Lucien Laviscount

25 April 2016 4:11 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Young British actor Lucien Laviscount (Scream Queens) has been cast as Romeo opposite Clara Rugaard’s Juliet in ABC drama pilot Still Star-Crossed, from Shondaland and ABC Studios. Written by Heather Mitchell based on the book by Melinda Taub, Still Star-Crossed is set in 16th century Verona and picks up where William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet left off. Because of the premise, both Romeo and Juliet are guest-starring roles in the pilot, which charts the treachery… »

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These actors prove why you can’t escape Shakespeare — and why you don’t want to

22 April 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

For four centuries, all the world has been his stage. William Shakespeare, arguably the greatest writer of all time, has influenced the English language and storytelling in countless ways since he penned his plays and poems in the 16th and 17th centuries. This Saturday, April 23, marks 400 years since his death, and it is also the day traditionally recognized as his birthday. Shakespeare’s queens, kings, fairies, fools, and lovers have entranced people across the globe, as his plays continue to resonate with us in new stagings again and again. Thoughout the history of film, a medium invented centuries after his death, the Bard’s work has ignited the imagination of such actors and directors as Laurence Olivier, Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh, Baz Luhrmann, Julie Taymor, and Joss Whedon, who have shown us the enduring power of his words. “I always believed that there was something inherently cinematic about Shakespeare, particularly »

- Emily Rome

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‘Still Star-Crossed’: Romeo & Juliet Sequel ABC Pilot Finds Its Juliet

15 April 2016 2:50 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Danish actress Clara Rugaard has been cast as Romeo’s Juliet in ABC drama pilot Still Star-Crossed, from Shondaland and ABC Studios. Written by Heather Mitchell based on the book by Melinda Taub, Still Star-Crossed is set in 16th century Verona and picks up where William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet left off. Because of the premise, both Romeo and Juliet are guest-starring roles in the pilot, which charts the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the… »

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Theater Review: Chicago Lyric Opera’s Energetic ‘Romeo and Juliet’

1 March 2016 8:39 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The familiar story of the “star crossed lovers” by William Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet,” has been given as many interpretations over the years as there are stars in the sky. The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the operatic French version, with a bright and venerate staging.

Play Rating: 4.0/5.0

There are many duets in this opera, as can be expected, and the two vocalists – Joseph Calleja and Susannah Phillips – are up to the task of portraying the title characters with energetic and purposeful stage personas. The famous couple come to life, and the vocal actors provide them something extra – an authentic sense of true love, and all the fate that this love creates. “Romeo and Juliet” is a tragedy in the Shakespeare canon, but the Lyric Opera production generates a hopeful sense of “tis better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all” (kudos to another British poet, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Shondaland’s ‘Still Star-Crossed’ Romeo & Juliet Sequel: Michael Offer To Direct

5 February 2016 5:19 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Michael Offer is back in Shondaland. The helmer, who directed the pilot for the Shonda Rhimes-produced hit ABC drama How To Get Away With Murder, has been tapped to direct the latest ABC drama pilot from Rhimes and Betsy Beers’ production company — Still Star-Crossed. The Romeo and Juliet sequel was written by Heather Mitchell (Scandal) based on the book by Melinda Taub. Set in 16th century Verona, it picks up where William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet left off, charting… »

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Romeo & Juliet sequel Still Star-Crossed gets pilot order from ABC

29 January 2016 12:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If you are itching to know what happens after to the Houses of Montague and Capulet following the deaths of Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, then ABC may have just the thing for you…

The network has placed a pilot order for Still Star-Crossed, an adaptation of Melinda Taub’s 2013 novel of the same name; the book has been adapted for the small screen by Heather Mitchell, who will also executive produce the project alongside Shonda Rhimes.

Taking place in 16th century Verona, Still Star-Crossed “picks up where William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet left off, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate.” »

- Gary Collinson

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BFI launches Shakespeare on Film; British films to tour 110 countries

25 January 2016 3:11 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Events will include an international tour of British Shakespeare films and a nationwide simulcast of Ian McKellen’s Richard III.

The BFI has launched Shakespeare on Film, a programme of events and film screenings to take place throughout 2016 marking 400 years since the playwright’s death.

The programme includes an international tour of 18 British Shakespeare films to 110 countries, including Cuba, Iraq, Russia and the Us, supported by the British Council.

On April 28, Ian McKellen will present a screening of his 1995 film Richard III in cinemas across the UK. An on-stage discussion with McKellen and director Richard Loncraine will take place at BFI Southbank and will be simulcast around the country after the film.

McKellen will also travel to the Shanghai International Film Festival on June 11 to take place in a Shakespeare-themed event.

Also part of the season are the previously announced 4K restorations of Franceo Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo And Juliet and Akira Kurosawa’s Ran, the latter »

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The Definitive Romantic Comedies: 50-41

9 January 2016 4:03 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

We all have predisposed notions about the infamous “romantic comedy.” As with other genres, there’s a large subsection of offerings, giving it a bad name. But, for every tired, cliché-driven comedy, there is another impressive offering that redefines the genre, garners plenty of laughs, and tells an honest story about love and relationships, however warped they may be. In the coming weeks, we’ll take a look at the fifty romantic comedy films that should be seen. These may not all be classic films, but they certainly put a stamp on the industry and the genre we affectionately call “rom-coms.”

 #50. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Most of Wes Anderson’s films could be described as romantic comedies, but his 2012 effort stands out, as its central story focuses on young love and the need to find acceptance. In Anderson’s world, while quirks abound, true connections between characters are commonplace. With Moonrise Kingdom, »

- Joshua Gaul

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