Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.
The citizens of Rome are hungry. Coriolanus, the hero of Rome, a great soldier and a man of inflexible self-belief despises the people. His extreme views ignite a mass riot. Rome is bloody. Manipulated and out-maneuvered by politicians and even his own mother Volumnia, Coriolanus is banished from Rome. He offers his life or his services to his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius. Written by
One line states that Coriolanus, played by Ralph Fiennes, "has grown from man to dragon." In the film Red Dragon (2002), Fiennes' character wished to become a dragon. See more »
When the angry Roman mob marches to the grain depot, a camera crew are seen walking in front of them during a wide shot. This crew are part of the story, filming the protest for the Roman news, which the Volscians watch later on. See more »
Before we proceed any further, hear me speak. You are all resolved rather to die than to famish?
First, you know Caius Martius is chief enemy to the people.
We know it.
Let us kill him. And we'll have corn at our own price.
We are accounted poor citizens, the patricians of good. The leanness that afflicts us, the object of our misery, our suffering, is a gain to them.
Let us revenge this with our sticks, ere we become rakes.
No more talking on it. Come!
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I just got out of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) North American Premier Gala event of Coriolanus. The movie was both gripping and powerful. Yes it is always nice to see a film with cast and director in hand to introduce the film and take credit at is completion, but this movie definitely earned the audiences standing ovation. Some may fear a presentation in Iambic Pentameter though the script and delivery made every line understandable. Setting Shakespeare in a modern day Roman city state was smart. I enjoyed ever minute of this film and if you are a fan of good story telling, Shakespeare or war movies, you will enjoy Coriolanus.
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