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David Fincher’s remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has begun

Posted by LiveFor on May 6, 2010

Pre-production on David Fincher’s adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s novel, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, has begun. He is currently in Stockholm checking out locations for the shoot. Shooting is due to start filming in October.

According to The Playlist Fincher wants a “European look” for the film and is planning to shoot all the exteriors in Sweden. He is also keeping all the Swedish locations and not moving the story over to the USA which is a bit unusual for a remake.

No word on whether the characters of Lisbeth Salander or Mikael Blomqvist will be changed into being British or American.

No word on any casting and Carey Mulligan who has been rumoured to star in the remake has, so far, denied any involvement.

Do you want a remake of the film considering the original film was out last year (you can see the poster for the original above)? Who should star in it?

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BAFTAS 2010: The Winners – The Hurt Locker beat Avatar and Moon did well

Posted by LiveFor on February 21, 2010

Well it looks as if we Brits preferred the exploits of the bomb disposal team in Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker over James Cameron’s Avatar. Bigelow’s film won best film and director, original screenplay, cinematography, as well as editing and sound awards.

Well done to Duncan Jones who won Outstanding Debut (that’s him behind the BAFTA award below).

BEST FILM
* The Hurt Locker
Avatar
An Education
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
Up In the Air

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
* Fish Tank
An Education
In the Loop
Moon
Nowhere Boy

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
* Duncan Jones – Moon
Lucy Bailey, Andrew Thompson, Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock, David Pearson – Mugabe and the White African
Eran Creevy – Shifty
Stuart Hazeldine – Exam
Sam Taylor_Wood – Nowhere Boy

DIRECTOR
* The Hurt Locker – Kathryn Bigelow
Avatar – James Cameron
District 9 – Neill Blomkamp
An Education – Lone Scherfig
Inglourious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
* The Hurt Locker – Mark Boal
The Hangover – Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Inglourious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino
A Serious Man – Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Up – Bob Peterson, Pete Docter

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
* Up In the Air – Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner
District 9 – Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell
An Education – Nick Hornby
In the Loop – Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire – Geoffrey Fletcher

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
* A Prophet
Broken Embraces
Coco Before Chanel
Let the Right One In
The White Ribbon

ANIMATED FILM
* Up
Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox

LEADING ACTOR
* Colin Firth – A Single Man
Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
George Clooney – Up In The Air
Jeremy Renner – The Hurt Locker
Andy Serkis – Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

LEADING ACTRESS
* Carey Mulligan – An Education
Saoirse Ronan – The Lovely Bones
Gabourey Sidibe – Precious: Based On The Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire
Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia
Audrey Tautou – Coco Before Chanel

SUPPORTING ACTOR
* Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds
Alec Baldwin – It’s Complicated
Christian Mckay – Me And Orson Welles
Alfred Molina – An Education
Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
* Mo’nique – Precious: Based On The Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire
Anne-Marie Duff – Nowhere Boy
Vera Farmiga – Up In The Air
Anna Kendrick – Up In The Air
Kristin Scott Thomas – Nowhere Boy

ACADEMY FELLOWSHIP
Vanessa Redgrave

OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA
Joe Dunton

MUSIC
* Up – Michael Giacchino
Avatar – James Horner
Crazy Heart – T-Bone Burnett, Stephen Bruton
Fantastic Mr. Fox – Alexandre Desplat
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll – Chaz Jankel

CINEMATOGRAPHY
* The Hurt Locker – Barry Ackroyd
Avatar – Mauro Fiore
District 9 – Trent Opaloch
Inglourious Basterds – Robert Richardson
The Road – Javier Aguirresarobe

EDITING
* The Hurt Locker – Bob Murawski, Chris Innis
Avatar – Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua, James Cameron
District 9 – Julian Clarke
Inglourious Basterds – Sally Menke
Up in the Air – Dana E. Glauberman

PRODUCTION DESIGN
* Avatar – Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, Kim Sinclair
District 9 – Philip Ivey, Guy Poltgieter
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – Nominees TBC
Inglourious Basterds – David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds Wasco

COSTUME DESIGN
* The Young Victoria – Sandy Powell
Bright Star – Janet Patterson
Coco Before Chanel – Catherine Leterrier
An Education – Odile Dicks-Mireaux
A Single Man – Arianne Phillips

SOUND
* The Hurt Locker – Ray Beckett, Paul N. J. Ottosson, Craig Stauffer
Avatar – Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, Tony Johnson, Addison Teague
District 9 – Nominees TBC
Star Trek – Peter J. Devlin, Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer, Mark Stoeckinger, Ben Burtt
Up – Tom Myers, Michael Silvers, Michael Semanick

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
* Avatar – Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, Andrew R. Jones
District 9 – Dan Kaufman, Peter Muyzers, Robert Habros, Matt Aitken
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – John Richardson, Tim Burke, Tim Alexander, Nicolas Aithadi
The Hurt Locker – Richard Stutsman
Star Trek – Roger Guyett, Russell Earl, Paul Kavanagh, Burt Dalton

MAKEUP & HAIR
* The Young Victoria – Jenny Shircore
Coco Before Chanel – Thi Thanh Tu Nguyen, Jane Milon
An Education – Lizzie Yianni Georgiou
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – Sarah Monzani
Nine – Peter ‘Swords’ King

ORANGE RISING STAR AWARD
* Kristen Stewart
Jesse Eisenberg
Nicholas Hoult
Carey Mulligan
Tahar Rahim

Do you think the British Academy of Film and Television picked the right winners? Which way do you think the Oscars will go?

Pictures from BAFTA

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Vanity Fair – Cover girls. Which ones will make it big?

Posted by LiveFor on February 2, 2010


Some more fantastic photos by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair. These are all up and coming stars of the future. The Vanity Fair article gives a run down on each of the actresses, but my question is which of them will be huge stars and who will disappear?
From the left – Carey Mulligan (An Education, Doctor Who, Wall Street 2), Kristen Stewart (Twilight, The Runaways), Abbie Cornish (Bright Star), Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia! Chloe, Dear John), Rebecca Hall (Frost/Nixon), Emma Stone (Superbad, Zombieland), Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler), and Anna Kendrick (Up In The Air, Scott Pilgrim vs The World).

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – Teaser Trailer for Oliver Stone directed sequel

Posted by LiveFor on January 28, 2010

Emerging from a lengthy prison stint, Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) finds himself on the outside of a world he once dominated. Looking to repair his damaged relationship with his daughter (Carey Mulligan), Gekko forms an alliance with her fiancé Jacob (Shia LaBeouf), and Jacob begins to see him as a father figure. But Jacob learns the hard way that Gekko – still a master manipulator and player – is after something very different from redemption.

I was never really a fan of the first film so I am not sure if I like the look of this or not.

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Wall Street 2 – Photos of the cast by Annie Leibovitz

Posted by LiveFor on January 15, 2010


Vanity Fair have a preview of some lovely photos by the incredible Annie Leibovitz for Oliver Stone’s Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps.

First Showing have an update on the plot – Gekko (Michael Douglas) meets up with the “hungry young hedge-funder” Jake Moore (Shia LaBeouf) who is also dating Gekko’s estranged daughter Winnie (Carey Mulligan – Doctor Who, An Education). Jake believes that his boss (Josh Brolin) somehow had a hand in the death of Jake’s mentor and they go after revenge.

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Quentin Tarantino’s Top Films of 2009

Posted by LiveFor on December 15, 2009

He hasn’t seen a few films such as Avatar and The Lovely Bones, but his list of the top 8 is pretty good.

I agree with him on a few of them. However, I haven’t seen all of the films and I have to disagree with him and many other people on An Education being a great film. I thought it was absolutely dreadful – like a poor ITV Sunday evening drama with poor characterisation, ridiculous story and it seemed to lose its nerve half way through (yes I know it is based on a true story). After reading good things about it I really wanted to like it, but it sucked big ones. As for Carey Mulligan’s character everyone is raving on her performance which was good, but I just wanted to shake her character and say stop being so stupid….Hmm well that turned into a bit of a rant didn’t it!

Star Trek and Drag Me to Hell were both excellent.

I’ll let Quentin get on with it.
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What do you think of his list? Agree or disagree?

I’ve not posted my 2009 Year in Review which includes my Top 10 Movies.

Source: THR

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The Electric Slide – Dreadful poster for Ewan McGregor bank robber film

Posted by LiveFor on November 23, 2009

Based on the article “The Yankee Bandit: The Life and Times of Eddie Dodson, World’s Greatest Bank Robber”, written by Timothy Ford and published by GEAR Magazine, The Electric Slide tells the true story of suave hipster and celebrity-magnet Eddie Dodson (Ewan McGregor), who in 1980s Los Angeles owned and ran one of the city’s most stylish art deco furniture stores. Celebrities flocked to buy the latest pieces and Eddie was living the high life along with the Hollywood elite.

But when Eddie met cool and unimpressed Jenny (Carey Mulligan – An Education), he decided to do the most outrageous thing he could think of to win her attention – he robbed a bank. Eddie discovered in himself the uncanny ability to charm pretty bank tellers into emptying their drawers of cash and getting away with it. And Jenny discovered that a boyfriend who robbed banks was about as hot as it got.

Over a period of months, Eddie and Jenny robbed over 70 banks in the Los Angeles area, often narrowly escaping the increasingly frustrated FBI. When the authorities interviewed the tellers who had been robbed, each of the described Eddie “like a movie star, the most charming man they had ever met.” The media, jumping on the story, dubbed him “The Gentleman Bandit.” But Eddie’s criminal lucky streak would not last forever as the FBI closed in and angry loan sharks with unpaid debts threatened his life.

Directed by Tristan Patterson.

Source: Collider

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UPDATED: Keira Knightley beats Scarlett Johansson to My Fair Lady

Posted by LiveFor on October 26, 2009

600full-keira-knightleyUPDATE – 18/01/10:According to the Daily Mail Keira Knightley will not play Eliza Doolittle in the new movie version of My Fair Lady.

The Oscar-nominated actress has withdrawn herself from consideration for the role created by Audrey Hepburn in the landmark film based on the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical.

Over a period of two years, the 24-year-old star met producers Cameron Mackintosh and Duncan Kenworthy to discuss the possibility of playing the Covent Garden flower girl.

Now John Madden, who made Oscar triumph Shakespeare In Love and the forthcoming thriller The Debt, has signed on to make the film and has been busily building his team. Acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne will most likely create the dance sequences.

The film-makers are insistent that the role goes to a British actress. Among those now being asked to meet Madden is Carey Mulligan, nominated this week for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ Orange Rising Star Award – END OF UPDATE

24-year-old Kiera Knightley has beaten Scarlett Johansson to the part of Eliza Doolittle in a new film adaptation of My Fair Lady.

Joe Wright, who worked with Knightley in Pride and Prejudice, has been chosen to direct the film.

In August it was reported that Knightley had been forced to compete with Johansson, 24, for the role.

“I have two actresses as potential Elizas, one British, the other American,” said Sir Cameron Mackintosh, who is producing the film with Duncan Kenworthy, at the time. “You’d know their names, but I’m not letting on.”

Last week, Kenworthy said: “I think Keira would be absolutely fabulous in it.” Emma Thompson is writing the script for the film, for which Daniel Craig has been mooted as a possible Professor Henry Higgins.

Wright had been due to direct Cate Blanchett in Indian Summer, a film about the relationship between Countess Mountbatten of Burma and Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, but as previously reported this had been scrapped. The Indian government had expressed concern about its portrayal of the alleged love affair.

Thanks to Pam for sending me the news.

Source: The Telegraph

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An Education – International Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on August 27, 2009

In the post-war, pre-Beatles London suburbs, a bright schoolgirl is torn between studying for a place at Oxford and the rather more exciting alternative offered to her by a charismatic older man.

Starring Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard and Alfred Molina

Due out on 9th October 2009

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An Education – Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on July 15, 2009

Current thinking is that Carey Mulligan may well be nominated for an Oscar for her role in this.

An Education is the story of a teenage girl’s coming-of-age set in 1961 London, a city caught between the drab, post-war 1950s and the glamorous, more liberated decade to come. Jenny (Carey Mulligan) stands on the brink of becoming a woman: a brilliantly witty and attractive 16-year-old whose suburban life is about to be blown apart by the utterly unsuitable 30-something David (Peter Sarsgaard). Urbane and witty, David manages to charm her conservative parents Jack (Alfred Molina) and Marjorie (Cara Seymour). David introduces Jenny to a glittering new world of classical concerts and late-night suppers with his attractive friend and business partner, Danny (Dominic Cooper) and Danny’s girlfriend, the beautiful but vacuous Helen (Rosamund Pike). Just as Jenny’s family’s long-held dream of getting their brilliant daughter into Oxford seems within reach, Jenny is tempted by another kind of life.

Due for release on 9th October 2009.

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