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Oscar Nominated Moody Pt.2: From Fagin to Merlin - But No Harry Potter

19 June 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Ron Moody as Fagin in 'Oliver!' based on Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist.' Ron Moody as Fagin in Dickens musical 'Oliver!': Box office and critical hit (See previous post: "Ron Moody: 'Oliver!' Actor, Academy Award Nominee Dead at 91.") Although British made, Oliver! turned out to be an elephantine release along the lines of – exclamation point or no – Gypsy, Star!, Hello Dolly!, and other Hollywood mega-musicals from the mid'-50s to the early '70s.[1] But however bloated and conventional the final result, and a cast whose best-known name was that of director Carol Reed's nephew, Oliver Reed, Oliver! found countless fans.[2] The mostly British production became a huge financial and critical success in the U.S. at a time when star-studded mega-musicals had become perilous – at times downright disastrous – ventures.[3] Upon the American release of Oliver! in Dec. 1968, frequently acerbic The »

- Andre Soares

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Rip Ron Moody, Famed Fagin of 'Oliver!'

12 June 2015 7:58 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Sometimes an actor stumbles into a role that defines a career. Ron Moody, who died Thursday at the age of 91, sang his way in. A journeyman British movie and television actor and musical revue performer, he was 36 in 1960 when he accepted the role of Fagin, master of a gang of child pickpockets, in Lionel Bart’s musical stage version of Charles Dickens’ "Oliver Twist" after two other actors had turned the part down. (Watch Moody perform "You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two" in the video below.) "Fate destined me to play Fagin; it was the part of a lifetime," Moody once said. He played Fagin again in "Oliver!" Carol Reed’s Oscar-winning 1968 film. That time Fagin won Moody a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. Moody had turned down an offer to go to Broadway with "Oliver!" after the musical’s London run because he felt it would trap him. »

- Aljean Harmetz

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Ron Moody Dies: ‘Oliver!’s Fagin Was 91

11 June 2015 3:47 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

A Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee for Carol Reed’s 1968 film musical, Oliver!, Ron Moody has died. He was 91. Moody, who was born in Tottenham in 1924, originated the iconic role of Fagin in Lionel Bart’s West End stage version of Charles DickensOliver Twist in 1960. He went on to portray the petty criminal who leads a gang of pickpocketing children in the 1968 Best Picture Oscar winning feature for which he was nominated as Best Actor. He won the Golden Globe… »

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Ron Moody Dies: ‘Oliver!’s Fagin Was 91

11 June 2015 3:47 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

A Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee for Carol Reed’s 1968 film musical, Oliver!, Ron Moody has died. He was 91. Moody, who was born in Tottenham in 1924, originated the iconic role of Fagin in Lionel Bart’s West End stage version of Charles DickensOliver Twist in 1960. He went on to portray the petty criminal who leads a gang of pickpocketing children in the 1968 Best Picture Oscar winning feature for which he was nominated as Best Actor. He won the Golden Globe… »

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‘Oliver!’ Star Ron Moody Dies at 91

11 June 2015 3:35 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The actor Ron Moody, who played Fagin in the movie “Oliver!,” has died at the age of 91.

“He brought joy to his family and to the hearts of many and will be greatly missed. He was singing until the end,” Moody’s widow Therese Blackbourn Moody told the BBC.

Moody is best known for the role of the criminal Fagin in the Charles Dickens adaptation “Oliver!,” a role that earned him Oscar and BAFTA nominations, as well as a Golden Globe win in 1969. The film received 11 Oscar nomination and took home six statuettes, including for film and director for Carol Reed.

Moody first appeared as Fagin in Lionel Bart’s West End stage adaptation in 1960, and won a Tony when he returned to the role for a Broadway revival in 1984.

“Fate destined me to play Fagin. It was the part of a lifetime,” he said.

The depiction of Fagin in the source novel, »

- Leo Barraclough

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BBC’s ‘Dickensian’ To Interweave Classic Characters; Stephen Rea & More Cast

1 June 2015 5:40 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

In a sort of super-literary-hero mash-up, filming has just begun on Dickensian, an ambitious 20-part BBC One period drama that brings together some of Charles Dickens’ most iconic characters. Stephen Rea has joined the cast as Inspector Bucket from Bleak House while Shirley Valentine Oscar nominee Pauline Collins is Mrs Gamp from Martin Chuzzlewit, and Caroline Quentin (Dancing On The Edge) plays Oliver Twist’s Mrs Bumble. SpooksPeter Firth and The Imitation Game‘s Tuppe… »

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The Callow Way – Why Cannes Still Matters

18 May 2015 3:23 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week Neil Calloway looks at what winning the Palme d’Or can do to your box office…

So we are in the middle of the Cannes Film Festival, and it’s easy to dismiss it as a two-week publicity vehicle for beautiful actresses to get photographed next to middle-aged European film directors on the Croisette, or a time for oligarchs and their trophy wives to entertain fading Hollywood stars on their super yachts. However, the importance of the festival to the film industry cannot be understated.

Cannes is the biggest film industry event of the year; the Oscars comes close but that only lasts one night. It is, in fact, one of the biggest annual events of any kind. As William Goldman points out in Hype and Glory, his entertaining memoir of sitting on the juries for both Cannes and the Miss America Pageant, the World Cup and Olympics are bigger, »

- Neil Calloway

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Thn Talks BAFTAs & ‘Boxtrolls’ With Anthony Stacchi & Graham Annable

10 February 2015 4:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

If BAFTA could hand out an award for oddest movie, it would surely be won by The Boxtrolls, which is the latest animated offering from Laika, producers of Coraline and Paranorman. This tale of a society dictated by cheese and overrun by cardboard-wearing creatures was in the running for Best Animated Film.

We spoke to directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable to chew the fat, or at least the rind, over what went into the making of this eccentric chapter in the history of stop motion animation. I’m a huge fan of the medium – my Dad used to be such an animator back in the day – and I was interested to hear what the pair had to say about the project, which appears defiantly old-fashioned in this age of CGI…

Thn: There’s a British flavour to the film, coming from the source novel (Here Be Monsters by Alan »

- Steve Palace

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Edgar Wright Is Working On A Steampunk Charles Dickens Adaptation, Get The Details

1 February 2015 2:44 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Edgar Wright has been working to fill up his plate after departing Marvel.s Ant-Man. He quickly moved on to sci-fi film, Grasshopper Jungle and a rock-and-roll car chase film, entitled Baby Driver, and now his latest project will turn Charles Dickens. classic novel Oliver Twist into a steampunk adventure. The new project, entitled Dodge and Twist stems from Oliver Twist but is also based somewhat off of a book of the same title written by former Doctor Who comic writer, Tony Lee. The story will be a be set in 19th century, Victorian steampunk England and while it does share some qualities with Lee.s novel, Wright.s name attached promises a more comedic element to it. According to Film Divider, the project has been in the works for a while. First, screenwriter Cole Haddon of the Dracula TV series penned a script, then Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours and Slumdog »

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Geoffrey Rush To Play "Oliver!" Composer

29 January 2015 12:24 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Geoffrey Rush is set to play composer and lyricist Lionel Bart for the musical feature "Consider Yourself" at BBC Films. Bart wrote the score for "Oliver!," the legendary musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist".

Bart was an untrained musician who couldn’t read or write music and yet became the first person to have three West End musicals running and at one point was earning more in song royalties than the Beatles. Even so, he still managed to lose it all. 

Vadim Jean directs the project which boasts a superb British cast including Stephen Fry, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan, Matt Lucas, Michelle Dockery and Al Weaver. Award-winning composer Elliot Davis penned the script while Jean and Paul Brooks are producing.  

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Berlin: Geoffrey Rush to Star in ‘Consider Yourself: The Lionel Bart Story’

28 January 2015 6:13 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Geoffrey Rush will star in the musical “Consider Yourself: The Lionel Bart Story” with Stephen Fry, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan, Matt Lucas, Michelle Dockery and Al Weaver.

Good Universe will launch international sales next week at the Berlin Film Festival.

Vadim Jean (“Breaking the Bank”) is directing the musical drama about the life of composer-lyricist Bart, best known for writing the score for “Oliver!”

Elliot Davis, whose credits include “Loserville: The Musical,” is on board to write the script. He and Martin Koch, who won a Tony for “Billy Elliot the Musical,” will write the music and original score.

Weaver will play young Bart, a prodigy who could neither read nor write music. Rush will portray the older version of the composer, who lost his fortune after backing a string of flops.

“Oliver!” was based on Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist” and was the first modern British musical to be transferred successfully to Broadway. »

- Dave McNary

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Geoffrey Rush To Play ‘Oliver!’ Composer Lionel Bart In Vadim Jean’s ‘Consider Yourself’

28 January 2015 1:06 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech) will play composer-lyricist Lionel Bart, who famously wrote the score for Oliver!, in Vadim Jean’s musical feature Consider Yourself. Joining Rush is a stellar cast including Stephen Fry (Sherlock Holmes), Olivia Colman (Broadchurch), Eddie Marsan (Snow White And The Huntsman), Matt Lucas (Alice In Wonderland), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) and Al Weaver (Marie Antoinette) as the younger Bart.

Consider Yourself (the title comes from one of the best-known songs from Oliver!, Bart’s musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist) tells the story of an untrained musician who couldn’t read or write music and yet became the first person to have three West End musicals running. At one point in the early 1960’s, Bart was earning more in song royalties than the Beatles — and still managed to lose it all. The film charts his rise and fall, using Bart’s catalogue of songs, »

- Ali Jaafar

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Weitz to Script 'Star Wars' Spin-off, West Directing 'Blob' Remake and Reynolds Happy 'Deadpool' is On the Way

26 January 2015 4:24 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Chris Weitz (About A Boy, Cinderella) is coming on to rewrite the script for Gareth Edwards' Star Wars spin-off after Gary Whitta bounced after completing a first draft. THR Simon West (The Mechanic, The Expendables 2) will direct a remake of the 1958 horror classic The Blob, which will likely be a complete nightmare with West saying things such as, "With modern CGI we can now fully realize the potential of The Blob. The world I create will be totally believable, immersive and emotionally satisfying. It's a thrill to introduce an enduring icon to a wider audience and a whole new era of fans." Ummmm, apparently you missed what made the first movie such a classic. Good luck with that as this won't be the first time it has been remade, but hopefully the last. Deadline Ryan Reynolds spoke with MTV about Deadpool finally getting off the ground telling the site, »

- Brad Brevet

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Edgar Wright Rewriting Steampunk ‘Oliver Twist’ Sequel ‘Dodge and Twist’

26 January 2015 4:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Even as Edgar Wright preps his next two directorial efforts, he’s found time to work on another screenplay. Wright has submitted a rewrite of Dodge and Twist, an action-oriented steampunk sequel to Charles DickensOliver Twist. Think Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, only with Oliver and the Artful Dodger. More details on the Edgar Wright Dodge and […]

The post Edgar Wright Rewriting Steampunk ‘Oliver Twist’ Sequel ‘Dodge and Twist’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Edgar Wright Pens Steampunk "Oliver Twist 2"

26 January 2015 2:07 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Edgar Wright has reportedly performed a re-write on "Dodge and Twist," an action-centric, steampunk-style sequel to the Charles Dickens classic "Oliver Twist" says FilmDivider.

Sounding like it takes the Dickens story and gives it a Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes"-style twist, the action picks up two decades after the novel's events. Oliver is now a cop, and the Artful Dodger is still a thief.

The two face off as Oliver tries to stop the Dodger from stealing the Crown Jewels. Characters from the original tale, other Dickens novels and history will feature in the film including a young Queen Victoria.

Wright takes over from Cole Haddon and Simon Beaufoy who penned previous drafts. Despite the title, the film is Not based on Tony Lee's novel of the same name. Ahmet Zappa and Matt Tolmach will reportedly produce. »

- Garth Franklin

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Edgar Wright Revising Script For Oliver Twist Sequel Dodge And Twist; Eddie Redmayne And Andrew Garfield Rumored To Star

26 January 2015 2:02 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The folks over at Film Divider (via Coming Soon) have revealed the specifics of what British filmmaker Edgar Wright has been up to since he bowed out of Marvel’s Ant-Man last year. In a surprising – and utterly exciting – turn of events, it transpires that Wright has recently submitted a script revision for Sony’s Dodge And Twist. If the name hasn’t rung a bell, then perhaps you weren’t paying attention during English.

The project originated back in 2013 when the studio jumped on The Odd Life Of Timothy Green scribe Ahmet Zappa’s original spinoff idea. Described as a steampunk sequel to Charles Dickens’ classic work of literature, Oliver Twist, Zappa’s take would pick up 20 years after the events of that novel. Two decades on, Oliver is now a police officer who is still at loggerheads with the Artful Dodger, who now attempts to steal the crown jewels. »

- Gem Seddon

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