New York City is subsumed in arctic winds, dark nights, and white lights, its life unfolds, for it is an extraordinary hive of the imagination, the greatest house ever built, and nothing exists that can check its vitality. One night in winter, Peter Lake (Colin Farrell), orphan and master-mechanic, attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the love between Peter, an Irish burglar in his early 20's, and Beverly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay), a young girl, who is dying. Written by
When questioned by the Los Angeles Times about why Warner Bros. believed that he's the right man to write and direct the film, Akiva Goldsman replied: "I'm the kind of romantic that likes to find the meaning in things. Just in its natural course, life is sufficiently hard. And if you can find the hope underneath that, that there is connectedness and some reason to it, then there's some comfort in that. That's what I've learned anyway. And I think that feeling is in the movie." See more »
When Peter Lake is trying to crack the safe and discovers Beverly Penn, the safe's handle switches from horizontal (just turned by Lake to open it) to vertical, then back to horizontal in subsequent shots. See more »
What if, once upon a time, there were no stars in the sky at all? What if the stars are not what we think? What if the light from afar doesn't come from the rays of distant suns, but from our wings as we turn into angels? Destiny calls to each of us. And there is a world behind the world where we are all connected, all part of a great and moving plan. Magic is everywhere around us. You just have to look. Look. Look closely. For even time and distance are not what they ...
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The opening logos for Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, and Weed Road Pictures all end by being placed on old-fashioned paper. See more »
When I first saw the trailer for this film, I thought it looked pretty good and definitely wanted to see it. Well, I just got back from seeing it and it was so much better than I imagined. It was a completely magical and beautiful story that had me from the beginning. The music (Hans Zimmer and Rupert Gregson-Williams) was wonderful, the cinematography (Caleb Deschanel) was breathtaking, the acting (Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly & Russell Crowe) was top notch & very touching and the writing & directing by first time director, Oscar winning screenplay writer Akiva Goldsman, was outstanding! If you are in the mood for a magical tale with heart and wonderment, give Winter's Tale a go. :)
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