5 items from 2017
Ben Mortimer Sep 13, 2017
Eddie Izzard is back on the big screen this weekend in Victoria & Abdul. It's the new film from director Stephen Frears, a sort-of follow-up to Mrs Brown that sees Dame Judi Dench playing Queen Victoria in a story that's recently been discovered about her later life. We got a chance to chat with Eddie Izzard about his role in the movie, and potentially directing...
Could you clear something up for me, as I swear I heard a hint of it in the film - did you give Bertie a slight German accent?
Maybe mentally. He did have a tapped ‘r’, because his first years there was German in it, but it was only the hint of it, I didn’t overtly push it.
I was watching your interview this morning on This Morning, »
Sofia Coppola’s dreamy, ‘woman’s eye’ adaptation of a Us civil war story brings the battleground indoors
Thomas Cullinan’s 1966 novel The Beguiled (Aka A Painted Devil), about a wounded Union soldier taken into a southern girls’ academy during the Us civil war, was first brought to the screen by director Don Siegel in 1971. With posters declaring that leading man Clint Eastwood “has never been in a deadlier spot!”, Siegel’s film was a horror-inflected psychodrama, full of sinewy interior monologues, and foreshadowing some of the male paranoia themes of Eastwood’s directorial debut Play Misty for Me. Now, writer-director Sofia Coppola revisits this story with a sly, sensuous adaptation that earned her the best director award at Cannes, making her the first woman to take that prize since Yuliya Solntseva won for Chronicle of Flaming Years in 1961. Despite closely mirroring the narrative of Siegel’s film (the screenplay »
- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic
Clint Eastwood is one of those rare Hollywood stars who is a legend both in front of and behind the camera. While he's best known to most audiences as an actor, with decades of iconic performances, but he has also established himself as one of our finest filmmakers as well. In recent years, the multi-hyphenate has focused his energies more on filmmaking and less in acting, with his last on screen performance coming in his 2012 baseball movie entitled Trouble With the Curve, where he played an aging baseball scout. During an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival, the Hollywood icon suggested that he eventually will make his return to acting.
Variety attended a master class being put on by the actor-filmmaker at the Cannes Film Festival, where he discussed a variety of topics. The filmmaker stated that he does miss performing "once in a while but not often," while hinting »
Clint Eastwood made his directorial debut by helming The Beguiled: The Storyteller, a 12-minute documentary about director Don Siegel that was shot on location during production of The Beguiled, released in 1971. Sadly, it's not been made available publicly since then. Eastwood directed his first feature, Play Misty for Me, later that year and steadily honed his talents on the big screen, even as he took on a wide variety of projects that reflected his personal interests. As both producer and director, he earned Academy Awards for Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby. In recent years he's been increasingly attracted to real-life stories, such as Invictus, J. Edgar, Jersey Boys, American Sniper and Sully. Now he's ready to take on another project that is drawn from...
- Peter Martin
Clint Eastwood made his directorial debut by helming The Beguiled: The Storyteller, a 12-minute documentary about director Don Siegel that was shot on location during production of The Beguiled, released in 1971. Sadly, it has not been made available publicly since then. Eastwood directed his first feature, Play Misty for Me, later that year and steadily honed his talents on a wide variety of projects that reflected his personal interests. As both producer and director, he earned Academy...
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5 items from 2017
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