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The Filmmakers Podcast #103: How to Make a Period Drama

Here’s the latest episode of the The Filmmakers Podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on the official podcast site, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

For those unfamiliar, with the series, The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about how to make films from micro budget indie films to bigger budget studio films and everything in-between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Guests will come on and chat about their film making experiences from directors, writers, producers, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and distributors. They also shoot the breeze about their new films, The Dare, World of Darkness,
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Review: The Aftermath

Please welcome guest contributor J.B.

When I saw The Aftermath, the latest from Testament of Youth director James Kent, starring Kiera Knightley, Jason Clarke and Alexander Skarsgård, last weekend, I was seated next to an older man with a notepad who I assumed was a journalist. I chatted briefly with him before the film started, and when the lights went up and the credits began to roll, I asked him what he thought. His response: “I interviewed her [Knightley] when she did Atonement with James McAvoy. She was so good in that.”

That's a pretty fair takeaway from The Aftermath, which casts Knightley as Rachel, a bereaved military wife recently arrived in Hamburg in 1946 to join her estranged husband, Lewis (Jason Clarke), an officer in the British Army tasked with overseeing the rebuilding of the war-torn city and ferreting out any remaining Nazi-sympathizers...
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Win Run-Of-Engagement Passes To See The Aftermath In St. Louis

The Aftermath is set in postwar Germany in 1945. Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.

Directed by James Kent with a screenplay by Joe Shrapnel & Anna Waterhouse (Race) and Rhidian Brook, based upon Brook’s novel, the filmmaking team includes director of photography Franz Lustig, production designer Sonja Klaus, editor Beverly Mills, costume designer Bojana Nikitovič, music by Martin Phipps and casting by Nina Gold.

The Aftermath opens in St. Louis this Friday,
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Film Review: ‘The Aftermath’ is Strained & Illicit Romance During War

Chicago – One of the roots of the sexual revolution in America was World War II (as it was the roots of many social movements). The stakes of life and death in an instant motivates the softest of puppy love to passion. “The Aftermath” takes that time honored emotional intensity into a right-after-the-war romance.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

The film – adapted from a novel by Rhidian Brook – is set in the devastated port city of Hamburg, which was destroyed by Allies bombers in the mid 1940s. Shortly after the German surrender, the British were assigned to start the rebuilding process, and set up a system for tribunals and construction. Against this backdrop is the particulars of the romantic triangle. Keira Knightley continues her reliable path of deep resonance as the conflicted woman torn between two lovers, and Jason Clarke surprises as the husband in the triangle who values his duty as much as his wife.
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Richard Gere Series ‘MotherFatherSon’ Sold to Multiple Territories

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BBC Studios, the British public broadcaster’s commercial arm, has announced a raft of territory sales for Richard Gere starrer “MotherFatherSon,” a drama series written by Tom Rob Smith, Emmy-nominated for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace.” The show will screen Tuesday at Series Mania, France, in the International Panorama section.

Buyers for the eight-part thriller include HBO for Central and Eastern Europe, Tvnz in New Zealand, RTP2 in Portugal, Ruv in Iceland, Catchplay in Taiwan, Zee Café in India and Amedia in Russia. The show will be shown on BBC First in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and South Africa.

Gere stars in his first television role for 30 years alongside Helen McCrory and Billy Howle. The cast also includes Sarah Lancashire, Paul Ready, Danny Sapiani (“Black Panther”), Joseph Mawle (“Game of Thrones”) and Sinéad Cusack (“Call the Midwife”). The director is James Kent, who will attend the Series Mania screening.
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‘The Aftermath’ Review: A Superficial Look at Love and Loss

It’s almost impressive how The Aftermath studiously avoids being interesting. It features characters going through real hardship in a setting filled with strife, and yet the film never rises above a middling melodrama. The story should delve into interesting questions of guilt and responsibility, and instead it reduces everything to marriage problems and personal rebellion. If the film wasn’t so lovingly shot and earnestly acted, James Kent’s movie would be kind of gross with how it uses real suffering as a springboard into nothing. What should be a difficult story about love and loss fails to conjure …
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Movie Review – The Aftermath (2019)

The Aftermath, 2019.

Directed by James Kent.

Starring Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Clarke, Flora Thiemann, Alexander Scheer, Fionn O’Shea, Frederick Preston, Anna Katharina Schimrigk, Jack Laskey, Joseph Arkley, Kate Phillips, Tom Bell, and Martin Compston.

Synopsis:

Post World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.

It’s easy to imagine what probably inclined director James Kent (Testament of Youth) to adapt Rhidian Brook’s book The Aftermath into a movie (the novelist also serves as one of three writers on the script in addition to Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse), as mining immediate post-World War II Germany for dramatic romance on paper seems to yield untapped potential. And while I can’t speak for the quality of the book itself, the film is as dry and dull as they come.
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Horse Drama ‘The Mustang’ Sprints Ahead of Star-Crossed ‘The Aftermath’

Horse Drama ‘The Mustang’ Sprints Ahead of Star-Crossed ‘The Aftermath’
Plenty of new movies are hitting arthouses. Two prime players platformed high-profile films, but neither Sundance opener “The Mustang” (Focus Features) nor “The Aftermath” (Fox Searchlight) passed the $20,000 per-theater average that stands as a minimum gauge for long-term specialized success. Like last week’s opener “Gloria Bell” (A24) — which expanded decently this weekend — both are aimed at the older demo who can be counted on to turn up in theaters as films broaden.

With the awards season in the rearview, it’s been a while since so many quality subtitled films are on display at once. Sure, an Oscar nomination helps to brand a foreign-language film, but several movies are holding their own anyway, especially starry family drama “Everybody Knows” (Focus), headlined by Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.

Opening

The Mustang (Focus) – Metacritic: 76; Festivals include: Sundance 2019

$76,000 in 4 theaters; PTA: $19,000

Like last year’s “The Sisters Brothers,” this English-language drama set
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‘The Mustang’ and Matthias Schoenaerts Ride Into Indie Box Office

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A slew of new releases hit the indie box office this weekend, with the top per screen average going to Focus Features’ “The Mustang,” which stars Matthias Schoenaerts as a violent prison inmate who undergoes a personal transformation when he is entered into a mustang taming program.

Released on five screens in Los Angeles and New York, the film grossed $94,750 for an average of $18,950. Critics have hailed the performances of Schoenaerts and co-star Bruce Dern, as well as the direction of Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, giving the film a 95 percent Rotten Tomatoes score.

Also Read: 'Captain Marvel' Scores $69 Million in Second Weekend at Box Office

Less impressive was Fox Searchlight’s “The Aftermath,” which also released this weekend on five screens in L.A. and New York and grossed $57,000 for a per screen average of $11,500. Set after the end of World War II, the film stars Keira Knightley and
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Win Passes to an Advance Screening of The Aftermath

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For your chance to receive a pair of complimentary passes to see the new film The Aftermath starring Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, and Jason Clarke at the Maple Theater in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan on Wednesday, March 27th at 7:00 Pm, just look for the “Enter the Contest” box further down on this page. But hurry because the contest ends soon and there are only a limited number of passes available and when they’re gone, they’re gone! No purchase necessary!

About The Film

The Aftermath: The Aftermath is set in postwar Germany in 1946. Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home,
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Movie Review – The Aftermath (2019)

The Aftermath, 2019.

Directed by James Kent.

Starring Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Clarke, Jannik Schümann, Kate Phillips, and Martin Compston.

Synopsis:

Post World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.

The Aftermath presents itself in the trailers as a stereotypical period romance involving a fractured husband and wife relationship and temptation arising from an attractive forbidden presence in the house. What it actually is, is an examination of grief and the different coping strategies people use to deal with their pain. Whilst at times it’s slightly cheesy and clumsily handled, The Aftermath is an interesting but flawed film.

Rachael (Knightley) arrives in Hamburg to live with her husband (Clarke) who has been off fighting the war and has to stay to help with the reconstruction. They’re
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Keira Knightley Says Her Love Scene in Atonement Was the 'Best Sex Scene I’ve Done'

Keira Knightley Says Her Love Scene in Atonement Was the 'Best Sex Scene I’ve Done'
Keira Knightley is looking back at one of her most memorable sex scenes to film.

Knightley, 33, opened up about her memorable love scene with James McAvoy in the 2007 film Atonement.

“The best sex scene I’ve done onscreen is the one in Atonement, on the bookshelf,” the actress told Vulture. “It was both the best sex scene, but also [the best] to shoot.”

In the past, several actors and actresses have pointed out how different sex scenes in films are from real life — noting at times how uncomfortable filming them can be — but Knightley said Atonement director Joe Wright made the process easy.
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Alexander Skarsgård Times Two: ‘The Aftermath’ & ‘The Hummingbird Project’ – Specialty B.O. Preview

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Alexander Skarsgård Times Two: ‘The Aftermath’ & ‘The Hummingbird Project’ – Specialty B.O. Preview
Alexander Skarsgård is doing double time this weekend. The actor stars in two new Specialty titles heading out into a crowded field, including The Aftermath from Fox Searchlight and The Hummingbird Project from The Orchard. The Aftermath, starring Keira Knightley and Jason Clarke, heads to New York and L.A. Friday ahead of a target of a few hundred theaters by early next month. Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård and Salma Hayek front The Hummingbird Project from The Orchard, launching in four New York and L.A. theaters, while Focus Features is bowing Sundance’s The Mustang with Matthias Schoenaerts, Connie Britton and Bruce Dern. Cohen Media Group is taking Chinese director Jia Zhang-ke’s Cannes debut Ash Is Purest White to select locations on both coasts. The company is hoping to take advantage of the Lunar New Year and slow slate of foreign fare. Oscilloscope picked up doc Combat Obscura
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Keira Knightley Talks ‘Aftermath,’ Alexander Skarsgård and Another Itchy Wardrobe

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Keira Knightley Talks ‘Aftermath,’ Alexander Skarsgård and Another Itchy Wardrobe
The reigning queen of period pieces, Keira Knightley, knows a thing or two about historical clothing.

“Lining. Lining is always important,” the Oscar-nominated actress playfully advised on Wednesday at the premiere of her post-wwii drama “Aftermath.” “If you get a lot of itchy stuff always put lining in it. I have learned that from having done a number of these. Now I know, always ask for lining.”

Reflecting on the script that highlights a love triangle in the midst of rebuilding Germany in 1946, Knightley told Variety, “I read it and thought I can’t do another World War II film. And then it just really stuck in my head, and I think it is because what I never realized was that the real triumph of that generation was actually that they managed to rebuild that continent. It was utterly destroyed by that conflict…I thought, God, I never actually thought
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Keira Knightley Reveals Her Favorite Sex Scene — and What Made It ‘Utterly Comfortable’

Keira Knightley Reveals Her Favorite Sex Scene — and What Made It ‘Utterly Comfortable’
Few actors seem to enjoy shooting sex scenes, but some go more smoothly than others. With her latest romantic drama soon to arrive in theaters, Keira Knightley spoke to Vulture about the most comfortable such experience she’s had on a film set. “The best sex scene I’ve done onscreen is the one in ‘Atonement,’ on the bookshelf,” said Knightley. “It was both the best sex scene, but also [the best] to shoot.”

Credit for that goes to director Joe Wright, who “choreographed the scene within an inch of its life. It was absolutely, ‘Foot goes up there, hand goes up there. So both me and James [McAvoy] felt utterly comfortable and not exposed, and like we could deal with it. It’s never gonna be fun, but we could deal with it.”

Knightley’s latest film is “The Aftermath,” which was directed by James Kent and called upon the actress to
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‘The Aftermath’: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgard Get It On in Flimsy WWII Film

‘The Aftermath’: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgard Get It On in Flimsy WWII Film
It doesn’t take much to see that the problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Those problems added up to immortal romance cinema for Bogie and Bergman in Casablanca. Things are not so lucky for the love triangle at the core of The Aftermath, a stuffy, soggy slog of a movie that fails to generate sparks or a lick of dramatic sense. Director James Kent — striking out after his striking debut with Testament of Youth — adapts Rhidian Brook’s
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Win movie merchandise with The Aftermath

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The Aftermath is released in UK cinemas today through Fox Searchlight Pictures. The film stars Academy Award®-nominee Keira Knightley, Emmy Award®-winner Alexander Skarsgård and Jason Clarke, and is directed by James Kent (Testament of Youth) with a screenplay by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse (Race), and Rhidian Brook, based on Brook’s novel of the same name. We have 5 fantastic merchandise bundles from The Aftermath to give away.

The Aftermath is set in post war Germany in 1946. Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision. They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter.
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Win ‘The Aftermath’ Goodies

The Aftermath is released in cinemas today through Fox Searchlight Pictures. The film stars Academy Award®-nominee Keira Knightley, Emmy Award®-winner Alexander Skarsgård and Jason Clarke, and is directed by James Kent (Testament of Youth) with a screenplay by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse (Race), and Rhidian Brook, based on Brook’s novel of the same name.

The Aftermath is set in post war Germany in 1946. Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision. They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.
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UK box office preview: Can 'Fighting With My Family' wrestle top spot from 'The Lego Movie 2'?

UK box office preview: Can 'Fighting With My Family' wrestle top spot from 'The Lego Movie 2'?
The Aftermath’ with Keira Knightley is another new opener.

Stephen Merchant’s solo directorial debut Fighting With My Family leads the openers at the UK box office this weekend, and will look to dethrone three-time champion The Lego Movie 2 from the summit.

The film, which premiered as a ‘secret screening’ in Sundance this year, follows a family of wrestlers from Norwich, as siblings Saraya and Zak work to make it in the WWE. Screen Stars of Tomorrow Florence Pugh (2016) and Jack Lowden (2014) lead the cast, which also includes Nick Frost, Lena Headey and executive producer and former wrestler Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
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Allan Hunter and Carol Morley discuss Out Of Blue Photo: Glasgow Film Festival

Tuesday morning at the Glasgow Film Festival began with a second chance to see one of the most unusual and most popular films in its selection, The Man Who Feels No Pain, and there was a host of other catch-up opportunities to entertain film fans before the evening’s films began. These included Chained For Life, a black comedy about attitudes to disability in the film industry, with star Adam Pearson attending to answer questions afterwards. James Kent and Jack Arbuthnott were also on the red carpet for their film, The Aftermath, which deals with complicated relationships and the process of recovery after World War Two, whilst artist Peter Howson, director Charlie Paul and producer Lucy Paul attended a screening of Prophecy for an discussion with Hardeep Singh Kohli.

Adam Pearson talks Chained For Life Photo: Stuart Crawford
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