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I'll answer the question first. I might, though I probably shouldn't say that I might. For each year I make an internal plan to read all of the books on which upcoming films are based. Guess how many I usually get through? But given that I'd never trade F Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" for any film version that might ever exist, I should probably try and read source material quicker once I know it's going to be a movie. I weep proactively, for example, for anyone who sees August: Osage County first as a movie (if it's not good) without having previously known the brilliance of the play. With this year's "Adapted" crowd, I have actually had read/experienced at least five of them... plus all the superhero stuff, 'natch.
intimate knowledge *before* seeing the movies, 2013 edition
This topic is on the mind since I've posted my predictions »
- NATHANIEL R
Writer/director/actor Peter Mullan's Paradise, a movie about the founding of legendary Scottish soccer team Celtic Football Club by a priest in 1887, is creating buzz among buyers. The movie, billed as Gangs of New York meets Field of Dreams in Victorian Glasgow, is being shopped in Cannes by movie director and producer Peter Broughan. Photos: Star-Studded Jury Lands in Cannes Broughan, whose directing résumé includes Rob Roy, told The Hollywood Reporter he was exceptionally busy because he has a "project that everyone wants." The movie details the story of Irish Marist priest Brother Walfrid, who founded the soccer club at a catholic
- Stuart Kemp
In Cannes to raise funds for his long-cherished project Silence, Martin Scorsese sits on a yacht in his best grey suit, sipping champagne. “The subject matter is very close to my heart,” he tells Total Film. “I’ve been working on it since I first read the book [Shusaku Endo’s 1966 masterpiece of the same name] in 1989.” Having finally overcome legal matters and wrangled a workable script by scribe Jay Cocks (The Age Of Innocence, Gangs Of New York), Scorsese hopes to shoot in 2014. He describes the project as a “smaller film”...
- Jamie Graham
Chicago – ABC announced their 2013-14 schedule this morning and revealed an aggressive slate of new programming, including four new comedies and four new dramas. Tuesday nights will be entirely new, anchored by “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”. Their hit shows aren’t really moving other than “The Neighbors” slidng to Friday nights and “Dancing with the Stars” downsized to one night. They also revealed that they will air a special based on the hit Pixar trilogy, “Toy Story of Terror,” in October 2013.
Full schedule below with an asterisk for new show. New show descriptions below that. “Suburgatory” is being held for mid-season.
7pm “Dancing with the Stars”
7pm “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”*
8pm “The Goldbergs”*
8:30pm “Trophy Wife”*
9pm “Lucky 7”*
7pm “The Middle”
7:30pm “Back in the Game”*
8pm “Modern Family”
8:30pm “Super Fun Night”*
7pm “Once »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
ABC’ opened the floodgates on Friday evening, ordering seven new dramas and five comedies for the 2013-14 season.
“Shield,” the drama loosely linked to Marvel’s “Avengers” film franchise, has been a hot property ever since it came together last summer. A sneak peek of ABC Studios’ “Shield” will run Sunday in the season finale of “Once Upon a Time.”
- Cynthia Littleton
Way back in 1897, the Moscow Art Theatre was born. Playwright Anton Chekhov collaborated with many actors and directors and in particular a man called Constantin Stanislavski, a man who pioneered method acting with what he called ‘Theatrical truth’.
Bounce forward a few decades later in the 1940′s and 50′s to the group theatre in New York city and a man called Lee Strasberg who, along with others at the now world famous ‘Actors Studio’, popularized the work of Stanislavski to create what is now known today as ‘Method’ acting. Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman are just a few famous names to go through the actors studio, and are now possibly the most famous (with the exception of Daniel Day Lewis) advocates of getting into character by living and breathing every nuance of the world they inhabit.
Here listed for your discretion, is a »
- Shaun Lappin
Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most gifted, versatile and successful actors of our time. He’s become king of the (dramatic) world, and he did it despite delivering much of his dialogue in ridiculous accents. That’s talent! We love the guy, but sometimes the dialect is a tad bit distracting. We hope someday his director will stand up to him and scream “Just Read The Damn Lines, Leo!” Thankfully, he seems to have reigned it in for The Great Gatsby, but for old times sake let’s revisit his past vocal travesties!
5. Gangs Of New York (2002)
The first of three Martin Scorsese movies on this list. Sorry Marty, but Leo’s got the worst Irish accent this side of the Lucky Charms guy.
4. J. Edgar (2011)
We feel bad taking a shot at Leo for merely doing an impression of a person who actually existed. But we’re pretty »
- Jordan Runtagh
Set in the 17th Century, the story follows Father Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield), a Portugese Jesuit priest who travels to Japan to confront his mentor, after rumors surfaced that he had abandoned the church. Ken Watanabe will portray Father Rodrigues' Japanese interpreter. Japanese actor Issei Ogata also stars in an unspecified role.
Martin Scorsese co-wrote the screenplay with Jay Cocks (Gangs of New York). Emmett/Furla Films is co-financing the project alongside Belgian producer Paul Breuls, with location scouting currently underway before production begins this summer.
After two decades of false starts and near misses, the director can now look forward to shooting his long-gestating adaptation of Japanese novelist Shusaku Endo’s novel next summer.
The project, which also will feature Ken Watanabe, is sure to catch the attention of international distributors at the upcoming Cannes market, which marks a new experience for the director, who has headed the Cannes jury and presented four movies in competition.
Sinking into a sofa in his midtown Manhattan office on a recent morning, Scorsese reflected on the planned pic, which he holds particularly dear to his heart. The subject matter — the very roots of religious faith — has long fascinated him, from his childhood »
- Scott Foundas
Whether playing the king of the world, an overzealous pilot in the throes of agony or an inexorable slaveowner, it seems that DiCaprio is sure to throw in a few aggressive shouts. Enjoy the supercut above (be warned: it contains some Nsfw language) and let us know in the comment section which scream should rule them all. (Use the list below as a reference.)
"The Great Gatsby," "Django Unchained," "Titanic," "The Beach," "J. Edgar," "Revolutionary Road," "Blood Diamond," "The Aviator," "Catch Me If You Can," "Romeo + Juliet," "Inception," "Shutter Island," "The Man In The Iron Mask," "Celebrity," "Body Of Lies," "Gangs Of New York," "This Boy's Life," "The Basketball Diaries," "Total Eclipse," "Inception"
- The Huffington Post
3-time Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis is known for his intensely focused, meticulously researched performances that mark him as one of the few actors of his generation who can truly claim to fully transform themselves from role to role, movie to movie. There is no doubt that he is a dramatic powerhouse, whether he's earnestly arguing for the abolition of slavery in "Lincoln," threatening to slice up whoever gets in his way in "Gangs Of New York" or embodying someone stricken with cerebral palsy in "My Left Foot." His talent can't be denied, but can he tell a joke on the big screen? At least one major director doesn't think so. Currently doing the press rounds overseas for "I'm So Excited," Pedro Almodovar told The Yorkshire Post that while he admires Method actors, they don't have the chops to be funny. “To me 'Saturday Night Live' seems like cabaret, the »
- Kevin Jagernauth
An interesting video take by Ali Shirazi on some, not the usual, Scorsese films. It makes me think there will come a time when Gangs of New York is re-evaluated. »
- Sasha Stone
Pope Francis movie in the works? Friend of the Poor: The Pope Francis Story is the working title of a projected English-language biopic about the recently elected pope, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires. According to the National Catholic Register‘s Joseph Pronechen, German-born producer and Catholic convert Christian Peschken (listed on the IMDb as Chris Peschken) decided to make a movie about the first American pope (as in, from the Americas) after watching Pope Francis appear on the balcony at the Vatican on the day of his election. The National Catholic Register report states that an "European investment group has already approved a $25-million budget" for Friend of the Poor: The Pope Francis Story — which doesn’t even have a screenplay ready. Amg Films, a company that specializes in Catholic-themed movies, would handle sales. Peschken has invited Spanish filmmaker Antonio Cuadri, whose best known effort is probably the »
- Andre Soares
Joshua Budich It's been a great week for Martin Scorsese fans. They were busy pouring over the acclaimed director's commentary for Criterion's restored Richard III release; now we bring you several images from a Scorsese tribute exhibition organized by Spoke Art at New York's Bold Hype Gallery — where Marty popped by to make an appearance. In case you missed it, check out these great images from a variety of artists, including Joshua Budich, Ibraheem Youssef, stencil wizard Epyon5. We're kind of obsessing over the Daniel Day-Lewis artwork inspired by Scorsese's historical drama Gangs of New York. Mustaches don't get much sexier than that. Enjoy this preview, then head to website Geek Art for more. To watch fantastic Scorsese commentary on...
- Alison Nastasi
According to International Digital Times, Lawrence Gilliard Jr. is in talks to join the cast of The Walking Dead in its upcoming fourth season as Roy Stark. This would mean that the actor - perhaps best known for playing D'Angelo Barksdale in The Wire - will meet up with another actor from that series, Chad Coleman (who plays Tyrese). He has also appeared in The Waterboy, Gangs of New York and Lie to Me. We first heard about the introduction of Roy Stark when it was revealed after the conclusion of season three that AMC were on the hunt for the character, who will be a series regular, described as "a former army medic who is deeply haunted by his past". »
Actor Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (below), star of 'Gangs of New York' and Adam Sandler comedy 'The Waterboy', is being lined up for a role in the fourth season of AMC's hit zombie TV show 'The Walking Dead'. The 41-year old star, who has has made numerous appearances in TV shows in more recent years as well as appearing more recently in David Guy Levy's horror thriller 'Would You Rather' alongside Brittany Snow and Jeffrey Combs, will be set to play the role of Roy Stark, a former Army medic haunted by his past. Season 4, due this coming October, will also enjoy more prominent roles for returning players Emily Kinney (Beth), Chad Coleman (Tyreese), Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha) and Melissa Ponzio (Karen). »
Image Entertainment has acquired the U.S. and Canadian rights to Nick Murphy’s Blood. The police thriller stars Paul Bettany, Mark Strong, Brian Cox and Stephen Graham. Check out the press release for more details.
Los Angeles, April 19, 2013 – Image Entertainment, Inc., a subsidiary of Rlj Entertainment (Nasdaq: Rlje), has acquired all U.S. and Canadian rights to Nick Murphy’s thriller Blood from Im Global genre division Octane. The film stars Paul Bettany (A Beautiful Mind, Master and Commander), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Sherlock Holmes), Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Identity) and Stephen Graham (Gangs of New York, “Boardwalk Empire”). The film was produced by Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, The Kite Runner, Jarhead), the BBC, and executive produced by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes. Bill Bromiley, Chief Acquisitions Officer for Image Entertainment made today’s announcement.
“Blood had a great buzz among critics during its »
- Andy Greene
Saturday Night Live’s Jason Sudeikis and X-Men actress Rose Byrne will co-star in the indie drama Tumbledown. According to The Wrap, Byrne will play a widow from Maine who attracts Sudeiki’s character, a writer from New York. Interested in writing a piece about her husband, a folk music singer, Sudeikis’ character will show up in Byrne’s small town to investigate. Sean Mewshaw (Gangs of New York) is set to direct in what will be his debut. Joining Sudeikis and Byrne are a handful of talented actors that include Michael McKean (Planes, Trains and Automobiles), Beau Bridges (The Descendants), Olivia Munn (The Newsroom), Blythe Danner (Meet the Parents) and Joe Manganiello [ Read More ]
- Sarah Anne Luoma
There’s something inherently lonely and tortured about being a director. Yes, you’re the tyrant of the set and dictator of the vision, but you’re also the man (or woman) behind the curtain, the puppet master who never appears on stage….unless you’re Clint Eastwood or Quentin Tarantino. Or Alfred Hitchcock….or Roman Polanski…Anyway, the point is that you may be the genius behind a film, and celebrated as such, but you’re no superstar. There’s a reason why they are often referred to as voyeurs.
But the upside is that, once you’re an established money-maker, you can afford to be creative in your guises. That is, to put your dream on screen. Most directors have at some stage championed their baby, a cherished passion project which is their love letter to their craft. However, it’s quite galling how this endeavor often falls on deaf ears. »
- Scott Patterson
There are few directors still plying their trade today who can rival Martin Scorsese when it comes to the quality and variety of their filmography. The native New Yorker has frequently created brutal and violent stories featuring deeply flawed and morally questionable protagonists, covering such sombre subjects as guilt, greed, machismo and mental instability along the way. However, despite these dark elements which give his work such an incisive edge; his movies are always energetic and vibrant affairs and represent pure escapist cinema at its best.
Not only does he deliver movies filled with unforgettable images, but also equally unforgettable soundtracks. In addition to being a master storyteller, Marty is also a master of the pop soundtrack, with so many of his movies reverberating with his love of pop, Motown and rock and roll.
Just a quick glance over some of Scorsese’s masterpieces and immediately you are hit with »
- Rob Keeling
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