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“United 93” (2006) Paul Greengrass took a straight, fact-based approach to tell the story of the passengers who tried to take back the plane. “World Trade Center” (2006) Oliver Stone‘s drama told the events from the perspective of first responders. “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” (2011) Stephen Daldry‘s adaptation of the Jonathan Safron Foer novel followed a kid who lost his father in the attacks. “Reign Over Me” (2007) Adam Sandler played a man who was still struggling five years after the attacks killed his wife and daughter. “Remember Me” (2010) The Robert Pattinson drama stirred controversy by having a twist ending that culminated in the 9/11 attacks. »
- Linda Ge
Sometimes you’ve got to let go of those that are trying to make a name for themselves in any way possible and focus on those that have honestly done the work to make their fame. Stephen Daldry has for some time been a noted name in Hollywood since he has been responsible for some truly inspiring stories such as Billy Elliott and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. His love of film making has made him one of the top names in the business and has won him a great deal of awards and nominations throughout his career. So here are
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I became a huge Jeffrey Wright fan the second I saw him in the film The Manchurian Candidate. While his role as a fallen soldier who was subjected to brain manipulation wasn’t a huge role, his character still had an impact on me. After that I saw him in Broken Flowers where again, he wasn’t the lead or had a tremendous part, but I just remembered him. Even in the movie Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close his part lasted all of five minutes but I can remember it as clear as day. The point I’m making is that Jeffrey Wright
- Nat Berman
Stephen Daldry is developing a movie to direct for Working Title about refugee Yusra Mardini, the teenage swimmer who fled Syria and competed in last year’s Olympic Games.
Mardini, who’s now 18, and her sister Sarah left their hometown in 2015 after their house was destroyed in the Syrian Civil War. After reaching Turkey, they arranged to be smuggled into Greece by a boat, which began sinking after the motor stopped working. Mardini, her sister and two other people who were able to swim pushed the boat, which contained 14 other refugees, for more than three hours until it reached the island of Lesbos.
The women eventually settled in Berlin. Ysura was a member of the Refugee Olympic Athletes Team and competed in the 100-meter freestyle and the 100-meter butterfly.
- Dave McNary
4 items from 2017
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