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Mr. Turner (2014)

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An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life.

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 19 wins & 62 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... JMW Turner
... William Turner Snr
... Hannah Danby
... Sophia Booth
... Mr Booth
... Sarah Danby
... Evelina
Amy Dawson ... Georgiana
... Mary Somerville
Martin Savage ... Benjamin Robert Haydon
... George Jones
Niall Buggy ... John Carew
... Sir William Beechey
Tom Edden ... CR Leslie
... David Roberts
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Mr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty. Written by Entertainment One

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Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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31 October 2014 (UK)  »

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Bay Turner  »

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Budget:

£8,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$109,000, 19 December 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,958,546

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,187,026
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The poem recited by Turner, "Be still, my dear Molly, be still", is taken from one of his notebooks (held by the Tate Gallery in London). See more »

Goofs

While in the dinning room, the shadows on the painting of the horse change dramatically while Turner is singing and talking with the pianist. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
J.M.W. Turner: The sun is God! Ha ha ha!
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Crazy Credits

"a United Kingdom/French Republic/Federal Republic of Germany co-production" See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Piano Sonata N°8 in c minor, op. 13
, commonly known as "Sonata Pathétique"
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
(1798-1799)
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Beautiful, absorbing, masterly executed on all accounts
2 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

First: if you think the film-event of the year is the latest James Bond, then, obviously you should not go and see this film. (There are so many reviewers here with the opinion that this is a boring, plot less film that this seems to be something needing to be pointed out.) In fact, what we have here is a film with much humour, acted out in scenes and in somewhat appropriately arcane dialogue. There is drama and touching depictions of the human condition. And as for plot, we are given some engaging beautiful scenes from the life of Mr. Turner, as indeed we would have learnt to expect from Mr.Mike Leigh. Personally, if I had to name a favourite Mike Leigh film, it would have been All Or Nothing, but now, after experiencing this rich tapestry of depth, history and beauty, I have to conclude that the film Mr.Turner is so far, for all involved in this project of collaboration, a most profound crowning achievement. Take part of it with open eyes, ears, hearts and minds.


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