The Human Stain (2003)
In the final installment of my conversation with the author of The Voyeur's Motel and the subject of Myles Kane and Josh Koury's documentary, Voyeur, Gay Talese envisions Anthony Hopkins playing the voyeur and notes that both Dustin Hoffman (Alan J Pakula's All the President's Men) and Jack Nicholson (Mike Nichols' Heartburn) played Carl Bernstein, so "anybody could play me", if the abandoned Steven Spielberg and Sam Mendes feature film had been cast. He remembers Nicole Kidman who starred opposite Hopkins in Robert Benton's adaptation of Philip Roth's The Human Stain as "what a cleaning lady!".
We start out with a discussion of his latest book which takes us to Voyeur, the film, that had its world premiere in the Spotlight
Arguably the best Star Trek film ever made, Nicholas Meyer’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), which was originally subtitled The Vengeance of Khan but was changed so as not to interfere with Richard Marquand’s Revenge of the Jedi which itself was changed to Return of the Jedi, celebrates its 35th anniversary this year and is the subject of an exclusive screening at Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre. The 113-minute film, which stars William Shatner and the crew of the Enterprise, will be screened on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 7:30 pm on Digital Cinema Projection (Dcp).
Please Note: Director Nicholas Meyer is scheduled to appear in person for a Q & A following the screening.
From the press release:
Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan
(35th Anniversary Screening)
Wednesday, May 31, at 7:30 Pm at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre
Followed by Q&A with
By: Carson Blackwelder
When it comes to acclaimed American authors, Philip Roth is right up there with the best of them—so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that his work has been translated from page to screen numerous times and to varying degrees of success.
Over the years, seven of the novelist’s books have been adapted to the big screen—with two of them coming out in 2016 alone: Indignation and American Pastoral. Before that, though, there was Goodbye, Columbus, Portnoy’s Complaint, The Human Stain, Elegy (based on The Dying Animal), and The Humbling.
Goodbye, Columbus (1969)—which starred Ali MacGraw and Richard Benjamin—earned Arnold Schulman a nomination for best adapted screenplay and was generally well-received by critics and did quite well at the box office.
Portnoy’s Complaint (1972)—which was adapted by Ernest Lehman—didn’t fare that
The Human Stain
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In November of 2014, a little more than a year after he had been fired from his long-time job as the CEO of Focus Features, James Schamus was invited to the German Film Academy to give a speech about the future of cinema. Naturally, the underlying assumption of the event was that it had one.
The talk began on a routine note, as Schamus name-checked Theodor Adorno, bridged the gap between George Méliès and Christopher Nolan, and pushed through the obligatory references to the rise of Netflix and the fall of DVD. And then, reaching the fifth point of a lecture that he had split into 23 discrete fragments, Schamus reframed the conversation,
The studio will expand the run a week later. The cast includes Uzo Aduba, David Strathairn, Jennifer Connelly, Rupert Evans, Peter Riegert and Dakota Fanning.
Lakeshore toppers Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing along with Andre Lamal. John Romano adopted Philip Roth’s novel, which was published in 1997.
“American Pastoral” follows Seymour “Swede” Levov, a legendary high school athlete, who grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father’s business. His seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter rebels by committing a deadly act of terrorism during the Vietnam War.
The book, published in 1997, is the first novel in Roth’s American postwar trilogy, followed by “I Married a Communist” and “The Human Stain.” Lakeshore has produced two
Indignation review by Paul Heath, Berlin Film Festoval, 2016. Indignation is the new film from celebrated American filmmaker James Schamus, the producer behind movies like Brokeback Mountain, Sense and Sensibility and The Ice Storm. Here, Schmaus moves to direct his first motion picture, a period drama based on The Human Stain writer Phillip Roth‘s novel, Indignation.
Leading the cast is rising star Logan Lerman. He plays the character of Marcus Messner, a working-class, Jewish student from New Jersey, who wins a scholarship to attend a prestigious Ohio college, thus avoiding the call-up for duty in the Korean War. There, he attracts the attention, and is attracted to, fellow student Olivia Hutton (Sarah Gadon), causing his sexual liberation, and the indignation of the title, most of which comes from the direction of
Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning have been previously announced as the female leads. McGregor will direct from John Romano’s adaptation of the Philip Roth novel, with filming scheduled for later this month in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Lakehore toppers Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing.
The story follows Seymour “Swede” Levov, a legendary high school athlete who grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father’s business. His perfect life shatters when his daughter rebels by becoming a revolutionary and committing a deadly act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War.
Lakeshore first attempted to develop “Pastoral” in 2003, picking it up when Paramount’s option lapsed. In 2012, it attached Fisher Stevens to direct and had Sidney Kimmel co-financing.
The daggers are out for Jason Schwartzman's novelist Philip Lewis Friedman in this acerbic comic character study that doubles as a rib-tickling guide in how to lose friends and alienate people. Indeed, it's the titular writer who is the architect of his own misery (not the critics) by treating people with disdain. Similarly, writer/director Alex Ross Perry challenges viewers by making his antihero so anti-everything.
Playing the erudite idiot is second nature to Schwartzman, having done so in films dating back to Wes Anderson's Rushmore, and it's hard to imagine anyone else hurling elaborate insults with the same devastatingly flat delivery. His arrogance is countered by a deliciously dense voiceover from Eric Bogosian who speaks with the air of superiority you would
The Exchange brought the feature to Cannes'15 to sell to international buyers. CAA holds domestic sales rights.
"The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight" is written, directed, and executive produced by Academy Award-winner Dustin Lance Black ("Milk," "J. Edgar") and produced by hit makers Bruna Papandrea ("Gone Girl," "Wild," "Warm Bodies"), Caroline Kaplan ("Time Out of Mind," "Boyhood," Letters to Juliet"), and Steve Hutensky ("2:22," "The Human Stain," "The Moon and the Sun").
Set over a 24-hour period, "The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight" follows Hadley (Steinfeld,) stuck at John F. Kennedy Airport and late to her father's second wedding in London, who meets the "perfect" young man in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver (Sheehan), he's British, and he's found his way to seat 18B. Hadley is in 18A. In this story about the mad fears when love first strikes, Hadley and Oliver make it clear that true love isn't what greeting cards peddle, it's an act of bravery that's well worth the leap.
"Robert and Hailee together are perfect" O'Shea went on to state "They are both identifiable and winning, the script is sharp, the production team is aces, I really think we could have 'When Harry Met Sally' for the younger generation."
Robert Sheehan is represented by The Gersh Agency and Lisa Richards Agency.
The long-in-development project is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Philip Roth. Phillip Noyce was previously attached to direct.
“Ewan’s talent goes far beyond his on-screen work, and we’re excited to be working with a director who is as passionate as we are about telling the story of ‘American Pastoral,’” Lakeshore CEO Tom Rosenberg said in a statement.
“It’s a great privilege to be working with Lakeshore on Phillip Roth’s astounding novel ‘American Pastoral,'” McGregor said. “I’ve wanted to direct for years and wanted to wait until I found a story that I ‘had’ to tell, and in this script I knew I had found that story.”
The screenplay was written by John Romano with filming scheduled for September in Pittsburgh.
Decades passed between initial adaptations of novelist Philip Roth’s novels (1969’s Goodbye Columbus; 1972’s Portnoy’s Complaint) before filmmakers like Robert Benton and Isabel Coixet mounted their own renditions to varied reception in the past decade or so with The Human Stain (2003) and Elegy (2008), respectively. After a decently received found footage horror film with 2012’s The Bay, seasoned director Barry Levinson adapts The Humbling, which, like Roth’s novel itself, initially received some of the same unfavorable notices from Venice and Toronto Int. Film Fests. But Roth’s novels are exactly the kind of difficult narratives that used to make for a tradition of daring cinema that’s been eclipsed by safety and sanitization in an effort to decrease offense and increase mass satisfaction. That’s not to say that Levinson is entirely successful
Lakeshore Entertainment are producing, having brought two previous Roth tomes to the screen, The Human Stain with Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman and Elegy with Penelope Cruz and Sir Ben Kingsley. Neither set the box office ablaze, so expect another complex and intelligent effort that will hopefully navigate that tricky path between honouring the book and creating something cinematic. John Romano (The Lincoln Lawyer) is writing the script.
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