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The film tells the story of Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) who, as historian, novelist and member of the British secret service, played a decisive role around 1920 in setting the course for the new political order in the Middle East. As an educated young woman, for whom no suitable husband can be found in England, she journeys to Tehran. After a tragic love affair with diplomat and inveterate gambler Henry Cadogan, she decides to give up on her private life and discover the region as an explorer. Before the backdrop of the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire she learns languages, translates literature, meets with Muslim dignitaries in Cairo, Basra and Baghdad and earns their trust through her pluck and respect. »
- Gary Collinson
Nicole Kidman is featured in all her glory as Gertrude Bell in a new trailer for Werner Herzog’s “Queen of the Desert,” a sweeping film about the early 20th century explorer who helped redraw the map of the Middle East following World War I. The emphasis in this clip is on sweep. Robert Pattinson plays Lawrence, Damian Lewis plays Charles Doughty-Wylie and James Franco plays Henry Cadogan. ...Read More »
The gender gap in Hollywood may be something that is only now being openly discussed, but it has never really been much of a secret. While progress can be seen, slowly creeping into many genres, it is perhaps the biopic that seems to be desperately clinging on to an unconscious love of white men. Every year, we are bombarded with tales of heroic, interesting and complex men – towering historical figures that have shaped and influenced the world we live in. In fact, if you drew your information from cinema only, you could be forgiven for believing that women have contributed very little – such is the extent of erasure on display. You might even get quite excited about the latest film from writer-director Werner Herzog, titled Queen Of The Desert.
Starring Nicole Kidman, the film tells the story of Gertrude Bell, and her fascinating life spent travelling and working as a »
- Sarah Myles
"It is something that you in your world would never understand..." Atlas Distribution has debuted a new Us trailer for Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert, starring Nicole Kidman as the legendary Gertrude Bell, who was an important figure in Middle East relations in the early 1900s. This isn't the first trailer we've featured, however the other trailer was an international version, this new one has a much more epic, Lawrence of Arabia-esque feel. Which is what they're really selling it like, with Robert Pattinson playing T.E. Lawrence and everything, but it's really a story about Bell's life. The cast includes James Franco, Damian Lewis and Jenny Agutter. This trailer does really give everything its got to try and sell tickets. Here's the official Us trailer for Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert, found on Atlas' YouTube: The film tells the story of Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) who, »
- Alex Billington
After several documentaries, Werner Herzog returns to narrative features this year with Queen of the Desert. Nicole Kidman stars as Gertrude Bell, an English explorer sometimes described as the “female Lawrence of Arabia.” Along with the male Lawrence of Arabia (played here by Robert Pattinson), she helped shape the Middle East region as we know […]
- Angie Han
Werner Herzog‘s first narrative feature in quite some time will finally be arriving this fall, following a premiere at Berlin this year. Queen of the Desert tracks the story of legendary cartographer Gertrude Bell, a diplomatic explorer, who negotiated with Arab nations and helped establish the countries of Iraq and Jordan. Led by Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, James Franco, and Damian […] »
- Jordan Raup
Similar to today's movies, even the trailers for them are getting too long as domestic distributor Atlas Distribution has released a three-plus minute trailer for Werner Herzog's new movie Queen of the Desert starring Nicole Kidman as historian, novelist and member of the British secret service, Gertrude Bell, who played a decisive role around 1920 in setting the course for the new political order in the Middle East. Along with Kidman, the film co-stars Robert Pattinson, Damian Lewis and James Franco and as of right now does not have a planned release date as I expect Atlas will try and screen it at a couple of the upcoming Fall festivals before deciding where to ultimately place it. Give the trailer a watch below. sb id="1540441" height="360" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
There's no date yet for the U.S. release of Werner Herzog's "Queen Of The Desert," but with the domestic distributor Atlas unveiling an epic, 3-minute-plus new trailer, we imagine one is just around the corner. This promo is the best look yet at the sweeping period piece from the filmmaker, which is something different than we're used to from the auteur. Read More: Review: Werner Herzog's 'Queen Of The Desert' Starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco, And Robert Pattinson Nicole Kidman leads the film as Gertrude Bell, a British explorer, traveler, archaeologist, and political officer who made her influence known in the Middle East during the 1920s, helping to shape its future. She's joined by James Franco, Damian Lewis, and Robert Pattinson in the historical drama and this lengthy synopsis have everything you need to know about the flick: A true story of the life of British explorer and adventurer, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Say what you like about Ashton Kutcher's Jobs movie, but it did hold one ace up its sleeve that the Danny Boyle-directed biopic doesn't - an actor who actually resembles the character they're playing.
We take a look at a handful of stars who don't look anything like the real-life people they played.
As brilliant an actor as the Shame star is, it's clear from the trailers for Danny Boyle's biopic that little has been done to make Fassbender look like the man he's portraying. Ashton Kutcher has him beat in that department (as does Noah Wyle if you go all the way back to Pirates of Silicon Valley), but with the talent involved here we're expecting Steve Jobs to be a cut above Jobs.
Intriguingly, prior to Fassbender's casting Christian Bale was circling the role before bowing out due to worries »
Nicole Kidman could have taken her career in a number of different directions, but after dipping her toe in some studio misfires in the mid-2000's she continues to make daring choices that many other actors with her notoriety would shy away from. In the past two years she's starred in the polarizing "Stoker," the art house hit "The Railway Man," took on "Grace of Monaco" (a film that had a dramatically different original screenplay), made kids tremble as the villain in the family blockbuster "Paddington" and played Gertrude Bell in Werner Herzog's "Queen of the Desert" which debuted at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival. But, wait. There's more. Kidman has already finished shooting the big screen adaptation of "Lion," has a significant role in Billy Ray's remake of "The Secret in Their Eyes" and stars opposite Jason Bateman in his highly anticipated drama "The Family Fang" (which has »
- Gregory Ellwood
Guy Pearce (born October 5, 1967) is a British-Australian actor and musician. Pearce is well-known for his work on both film and television. In Australia, his breakout performances came in the series Neighbours and the film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. International audiences recognize him from L.A. Confidential, Memento, The Hurt Locker, […]
The post Guy Pearce Bio appeared first on uInterview. »
- Ryan McDonnell
You may have just drooled over those recent Matt Bomer shirtless pictures, but come Friday, you'll get to see him take it off - take it all off yet again - in the sequel Magic Mike Xxl. I visited the set last year with a few other reporters, and when we chatted with Bomer, we made sure to find out if his character, Ken, would be talking this time around - you know, more than one line. The sexy star opened up about what else we'll learn about his character, as well as the unlikely movie he compares this one too. Check out Bomer's interview, then find out what Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello had to say on the set. Considering your character, Ken, doesn't have many lines in the first Magic Mike, how much more will we hear you speak this time? "Well, I mean, more, but it is »
Screen Australia.s decision to hand back the rights of 1,200 titles to the producers, effective July 1, will result in the reissue on DVD and pay TV of some films and TV productions that have long been out of circulation.
While few if any producers expect to get rich from regaining the rights, the move has been widely welcomed.
The agency has clarified that the concession applies to all projects, including features, miniseries, series and telemovies funded by the Film Finance Corp. and during Screen Australia.s first year, that were released or broadcast in the seven years prior to December 31 2008.
The handover has been brought forward by six months. All rights minus a 1% copyright fee revert back to producers.
Producer Matt Carroll is looking forward to exploring the potential of new revenue sources for Passion, his 1993 drama about composer Percy Grainger, which starred Richard Roxburgh. Beyond Films handled the film directed by Peter Duncan. »
- Don Groves
Screen Australia is handing back the rights to 1,200 films to the producers, effective July 1.
The concession applies to films funded by the Film Finance Corp., the Australian Film Commission and during Screen Australia.s first year.
Titles include Muriel.s Wedding, The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert and Strictly Ballroom, which are among the handful of films which fully recouped their Ffc investment. The others that recouped. are Green Card (an Australian/French co-production), Napoleon, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Shine, Sirens, The Wog Boy and Wolf Creek.
In the Afc era Caddie and Picnic at Hanging Rock were among the profitable pictures.
Screen Producers Australia CEO Matt Deaner welcomed the move, telling If, "This is good news for producers developing sustainable businesses, the key to which is to retain and manage the rights in their work. When we empower small businesses to capitalise on their creative endeavours there is only »
- Don Groves
Hello again, dear readers. I’m guessing a lot of you got out to see Jurassic World this past weekend, considering how much money it made, and I hope that you enjoyed it as much as I did. And as the summer movie season continues, the Trailer Trashin’ column is back from its recent absence, with a look at the international trailer for director Werner Herzog’s new film Queen of the Desert.
Premise: A chronicle of the life of Gertrude Bell (Nicole Kidman), an English traveler, writer, archeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.
My take: German filmmaker Werner Herzog is a fascinating figure in every sense of the word. He has directed dozens of films, both fictional stories and documentaries, and established a style unlike that of anyone else in cinema. In the process, he has gone all »
- Timothy Monforton
Following the Cannes Film Festival, the Cannes President laid down the law about critics on their cell phones before, during, and after screenings, saying that Twitter was hurting film criticism. We invited Sound on Sight Editor in Chief Ricky D (first ever guest!) to discuss whether the social media platform is a good or bad thing for the industry. Plus, we’re really excited for the Sicario trailer, and we’re not so crazy about Carolina Panthers tackle Michael Oher in our Wtf of the Week. Unless we’ve decided Twitter is a bad thing, be sure to follow us @zdennis24 and @brianwelk, and subscribe to Sos This Week on iTunes.
Watch the trailer for Sicario, Cannes favorite from Denis Villeneuve Horror filmmaker Rob Zombie to direct Groucho Marx biopic Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt team up for sci-fi Passengers Week in Review: Tom Hanks to play hero »
- Brian Welk
Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.Above: Bound to get taken offline by the time you read this, hurry up and watch Star War Wars: All 6 Films At Once (Full Length)Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory visit the famed closet of the Criterion Collection and recount their experiences encountering Godard's Weekend and films by Antonioni.At the invaluable chrismarker.org, Chris Marker's short film 2084 (1984) has been remixed.At its premiere at the Berlinale, Queen of the Desert, Werner Herzog's long-awaited return to epic filmmaking, garnered an unfortunate, uneven response. Now the full trailer for the film is out, and we hope it grows in our estimation upon re-viewing. As a recap, read impressions from Daniel Kasman and Adam Cook, as well as our interview with long-time Herzog cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger about working on the film. »
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• Rewatching The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
In 1993, a low-budget feature film crew drove from Sydney to Alice Springs with a truck full of sensational costumes and a pink and lavender bus now considered a fixture of Australian cinema. The film they returned with would become a worldwide smash-hit and a watershed production for the Lgbt movement.
Writer-director Stephan Elliott’s inimitable The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a story about (as one character famously puts it) “a cock in a frock on a rock”. The film led to Academy award recognition for costume designers Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner, who won Oscars in 1995 after budget restrictions turned them into the wardrobe world’s equivalent of MacGyver-like problem solvers. For example, Hugo Weaving »
- Luke Buckmaster
London — Rumors that Damian Lewis could become the next James Bond have forced U.K. bookmakers to slash their odds on him taking the role. Meanwhile, 007 production company Eon Productions has released behind-the-scenes footage of the opening sequence of the latest Bond film, “Spectre.”
Odds on the former “Homeland” star stepping into Daniel Craig’s shoes have tightened from 25/1 to 3/1, according to Britain’s biggest bookmaker William Hill. The bookie’s favorite remains former “The Wire” and “Luther” star Idris Elba, who is 5/2. Other actors in the running include Tom Hardy (4/1), Henry Cavill (5/1), Michael Fassbender (7/1) and Orlando Bloom (12/1). The odds that “Spectre” will be Craig’s last appearance as Bond are 10/1.
“This is an unprecedented gamble, as for no apparent reason we have seen bets of up to £200 ($312) on Damian Lewis being named as the next Bond. This could well be significant and might herald the end of Daniel Craig »
- Leo Barraclough
Queen Of The Desert Trailer. Werner Herzog‘s Queen of the Desert (2015) movie trailer stars Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, James Franco, and Damian Lewis. Queen of the Desert‘s plot synopsis: “A chronicle of Gertrude Bell’s life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.”
The movie trailer for Werner Herzog’s new film is out, and it feels terribly flat to me. I’m a humongous Herzog fan. His documentaries and general style of verite that he infuses into even his fictional feature films is something I love about his work. He blurs that line between real life and dream-weaving better than anyone else, really. Though sometimes, he can get lost in atmosphere and nuance, forgetting that a through-line and structure is there for a reason.
The last fiction feature of Herzog’s I saw was Rescue Dawn, »
- Marco Margaritoff
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