Sleeping Beauty (2011) Poster


Emily Browning forbid her father from seeing the film.
Was the first Australian movie to premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival since Moulin Rouge! (2001) a decade before.
Director and writer Julia Leigh originally based the idea she had for the film on a recurring nightmare she had that someone was watching her while she slept.
Emily Browning replaced Mia Wasikowska who dropped out to do Jane Eyre (2011).
Before filming, Emily Browning was urged by director Julia Leigh to watch Lars von Trier's Antichrist (2009) and study Charlotte Gainsbourg's performance.
The 66 page first draft of the screenplay made the 2008 Black List, a list of the top un-produced screenplays in Hollywood voted on by industry professionals.
The story that Man 1 (Peter Carroll) recounts is "The Thirtieth Year", the title story from a collection of short stories by Ingeborg Bachmann, an Austrian poet/ writer. The collection was published on 1961.
The position of the game of Go used by the lecturer as an example is from a championship match of 1938 between master Shusai Meijin and challenger Kitani Minoru. The game was made known by a Nobel prizewinning writer Kawabata in his book "The Master of Go". The lecturer asks what possibly could cause the Master to make the fatal mistake on move 130. A likely answer is that the Shusai was overcome with anger at his opponent earlier using Shusai's own tricks against him, and emotion took over his reason prompting him to make a hasty move.
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