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13 items from 2015

Howards End, Press, Broken: BBC Announces Eight New Dramas

29 December 2015 4:35 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The BBC has commissioned eight new dramas, six of which will air on BBC One. Included among these are a four one-hour episode adaptation of the E.M. Forster novel, Howards End. Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, and Vanessa Redgrave starred in a 1992 feature film adaptation of the same name.

Also commissioned are six one-hour episodes of newspaper drama, Press, written by Doctor Foster's Mike Bartlett, and six one-hour episodes of a state-of-the-nation drama, Broken, from writer Jimmy McGovern.



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BFI Review – A Room with a View (1985)

7 December 2015 2:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A Room with a View, 1985.

Directed by James Ivory.

Starring Helena Bonham CarterMaggie SmithDenholm ElliottJudi DenchSimon CallowJulian SandsDaniel Day-LewisFabia DrakePatrick GodfreyRupert GravesJoan Henley and Rosemary Leach.


A young woman, Lucy, falls for a man while in Florence. Returning home, she is due to marry another until she realises that the Florentine romance is due to live in the same village…

Merchat Ivory productions were renowned for period films including Howards End, Maurice and A Room with a View. The latter boasted a cast that would become icons of the British film industry, including Helena Bonham Carter, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Daniel Day Lewis. Based on the 1908-published E.M. Forster novel of the same name, A Room with a View has the balance of taking place between two mesmerising locations (The beauty of Italy’s Florence and the quaint »

- Simon Columb

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Sense and Sensibility

30 November 2015 8:25 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Emma Thompson both wrote and stars in this latter-day Jane Austen adaptation, blessed with fine locations and costumes, a congenial cast and attentive direction by Ang Lee. Kate Winslet consolidates her newfound stardom as a second Austen husband-seeker, lost in a maze of family intrigues and betrayals. But none are so severe as to prevent faith, hope and charity from prevailing in the end. Sense and Sensibility Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1995 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 136 min. / Ship Date November 10, 2015 / available through Twilight Time Movies / 29.95 Starring Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Gemma Jones, Tom Wilkinson, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, Greg Wise, Lucy Steele, Harriet Walter, Imelda Staunton, Emilie François, Robert Hardy, Hugh Laurie. Cinematography Michael Coulter Original Music Patrick Doyle Written by Emma Thompson from the book by Jane Austen Produced by Lindsay Doran Directed by Ang Lee

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Jane Austen is certainly back in the chips these days, »

- Glenn Erickson

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‘Steve Jobs’: Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s Interesting Relationship with Oscar

14 October 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

When it comes to screenwriters most moviegoers would have a hard time naming more than a handful. Yet, Aaron Sorkin, whose latest film, Steve Jobs, is earning stellar reviews and garnering major Oscar buzz, is as much a celebrity as those in front of the camera.

Sorkin, whose career has spanned over 20 years and included work for stage, television, and the big screen, has become synonymous with sharp dialogue and streamlined storytelling and fans of the wordsmith’s recent works have seen him recognized by the Academy (2010’s The Social Network earned a best adapted screenplay Oscar, 2011’s Moneyball earned a best adapted screenplay nom), however, those recent accolades came after years of receiving the cold shoulder.

In 1993, director Rob Reiner‘s adaptation of Sorkin’s play, A Few Good Men, was nominated for four Oscars. Sorkin wrote the screenplay for the film, adapting his own work for the screen, »

- Patrick Shanley

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Music Box acquires 'Flowers'

12 October 2015 4:35 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The distributor has picked up North American rights from Film Factory Entertainment to Spain’s foreign-language Oscar contender. Separately, Cohen Media Group has acquired 30 films from the Merchant Ivory Productions library .

Jon Garaño and Jose Mari Goenaga directed Flowers (Loreak), Spain’s first Oscar selection in the Basque language of Euskara.

The film follows three women whose lives collide through a tragic event.

Music Box Films opens the film at New York’s Paris Theater on October 30 followed by Los Angeles November 27.

Cohen Media Group chairman and CEO Charles S Cohen has acquired 30 films from the Merchant Ivory Productions library including Howards End, Maurice, Shakespeare Wallah and Heat And Dust. Cohen Media Group will restore and re-release the titles under the Cohen Film Collection in association with James Ivory. »

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Cohen Media Group Picks Up 30 Merchant Ivory Productions for Restoration and Re-issue

12 October 2015 3:09 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The deal involves buying the Merchant Ivory brand, reports Variety, along with global distribution rights to 21 features and 9 documentaries and shorts. James Ivory will continue to supervise the brand as creative director of the collection. He will consult with Charles S. Cohen on the restoration, re-release and marketing of each film. The deal does not include studio films “A Room With a View,” “Mr. and Mrs. Bridge,” “Jefferson in Paris” and “Remains of the Day.” The filmmaking team of producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory partnered in Merchant Ivory for a series of English-language films in India starting with 1963’s “The Householder,” starring Shashi Kapoor, followed by 1965’s “Shakespeare Wallah.”   Moving to the United States and England, Merchant Ivory collaborated with screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala on such films as  “Howards End,” based on the E.M. Forster novel, which was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including best »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Howards End,’ Merchant Ivory Library Bought by Cohen Media Group

12 October 2015 1:28 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Charles S. Cohen’s Cohen Media Group has acquired 30 films produced by Merchant Ivory Productions for restoration and re-release — including “Howards End,” “Maurice” and “Heat and Dust.”

The overall deal includes the acquisition of the Merchant Ivory brand and the worldwide distribution rights to 21 features, along with nine documentaries and shorts. James Ivory will collaborate with Cohen and serve as creative director, consulting on restoration, re-release and promotion of each of the 30 films.

The deal does not include several high-profile studio-backed films, including “A Room With a View,” “Mr. and Mrs. Bridge,” “Jefferson in Paris” and “Remains of the Day.”

Merchant Ivory was formed by producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory in the early 1960s with the initial aim of making English-language films in India for international audiences. Its first release was 1963’s “The Householder,” starring Shashi Kapoor, followed by 1965’s “Shakespeare Wallah.”

The company then began shooting in »

- Dave McNary

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Cohen Films Acquires Merchant Ivory Library

12 October 2015 12:59 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Cohen Media Group acquired the 30 titles that constitute many of the prestige films generated by Merchant Ivory Productions partners Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory. There are 21 features, nine documentaries and shorts and Charles S. Cohen pans to restore and rerelease them as part of the Cohen Film Collection. Merchant died in 2005. Among the films in the library are Howards End, Maurice, Shakespeare Wallah and Heat and Dust. Here is the inventory: Features The H… »

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Time Machine: Burton and Bonham Carter Sporting Matching Hairdos on the Oscars' Red Carpet

24 April 2015 7:44 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter at the Academy Awards Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter on the Oscars' Red Carpet Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter sported matching hairdos upon their arrival at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Tim Burton's global blockbuster Alice in Wonderland, in which Helena Bonham Carter is one of the featured players (as the Red Queen), won Oscars for Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction. Bonham Carter was a Best Supporting Actress nominee for Tom Hooper's The King's Speech (as another queen, Elizabeth). Helena Bonham Carter: Career boosted by Oscar nomination Helena Bonham Carter's film career began in earnest in James Ivory's 1986 Best Picture Oscar nominee A Room with a View, in which she romanced Julian Sands. She kept on working without creating too much of a stir – e.g., Lady Jane, »

- D. Zhea

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Interview: Wamg Talks To Effie Gray Producer Donald Rosenfeld

2 April 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Coming to theater on April 3rd is the film Effie Gray.

The film explores the fascinating, true story of the relationship between Victorian England’s greatest mind, John Ruskin, and his teenage bride, Euphemia “Effie” Gray, who leaves him for the Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais.

Effie Gray is the first original screenplay written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Emma Thompson. In this impeccably crafted period drama, Thompson delicately and incisively probes the marital politics of the Victorian Era, and beyond.

Dakota Fanning stars as Effie Gray Ruskin. The cast includes Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Tom Sturridge, David Suchet, Greg Wise, Claudia Cardinale, James Fox, Sir Derek Jacobi and Robbie Coltrane.

The film is produced by Andreas Roald (Terrence Malick’s Voyage Of Time) and Donald Rosenfeld (Malick’s Tree Of Life and Voyage Of Time).

Producer Donald Rosenfeld spent 1987 to 1998 as President of Merchant Ivory Productions, in charge of the financing »

- Michelle McCue

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16 hottest forums posts: What are the worst Oscar wins you can never get over?

14 March 2015 12:34 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Join the fiery discussion going on right now in our infamous message boards where Hollywood stars, directors, execs and other honchos hide behind cyber-nicknames. Sample comments below with links to those hot threads. See more here. -Break- Worst Oscar wins you can't get over - Click here to discuss Berlin2002: Kim Basinger and Octavia Spencer come on down! Kim Basinger is in possession of an Oscar at the expense of Julianne "Boogie Nights" Moore? No way. Basinger is pretty in "L.A. Confidential" and that's about it. Being pretty is her strongest acting talent. Julianne Moore on the other hand walked a dangerous tightrope in what could have been a joke of a performance in the hands of a lesser actress. adamunc: I'm not a fan of Unforgiven or The English Patient, so their wins over Howards End and Fargo, respectively, irk me. I also thought L.A. Confidential was 17,468 times better than Titanic, »

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Oscar Sunday Will Be Veterans’ Day for Sony Classics Team

13 February 2015 12:40 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures Classics heads into the Feb. 22 Oscars with 18 nominations. Aside from being a company record, those noms represent two words associated with Spc: loyalty and longevity.

Toppers Michael Barker and Tom Bernard are proud that so many of their nominees are veterans of past Spc films. “With Julianne Moore, we go back to ‘Vanya on 42nd Street,’” says Barker. “We’ve worked with Wim Wenders (in the docu race) since ‘Wings of Desire.’ Tom Cross, the editor of ‘Whiplash,’ was an assistant to Tim Squyres on ‘Crouching Tiger.’”

Barker rattles off a list that also includes director Bennett Miller, writer Dan Futterman, Mark Ruffalo, and the team on Mike Leigh’s “Mr. Turner”: costume designer Jacqueline Durran, d.p. Dick Pope and composer Gary Yershon. And aside from the nominees themselves, Spc’s former collaborators include people associated with the films in contention, such as “Still Alice »

- Tim Gray

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Berlin Film Review: ‘Angelica’

11 February 2015 10:33 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sigmund Freud would have surely had a field day with writer-director Mitchell Lichtenstein, who has now devoted not one but two movies to women with metaphorical steel traps between their legs. In Lichtenstein’s 2007 debut, “Teeth,” the woman in question was a sexually curious teen suffering from an acute case of vagina dentata. In Lichtenstein’s latest, “Angelica,” the focus is on a wife and mother whose fragile health demands that she abstain from all pleasures of the flesh — a dietary restriction that leads to many strange bumps (and humps) in the night. The result is a looney psychosexual potboiler with one foot in “Masterpiece Theater” finery and the other in outre camp abandon, never fully satisfying on either count, but at least partly redeemed by a finely calibrated star turn from Jena Malone. Lacking the shock scares needed to sate the mainstream horror crowd, the film’s commercial prospects are decidedly limited. »

- Scott Foundas

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