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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon September 1st, 2008, 1:56 am

"Duchess" a disappointing showcase for Knightley
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080901/en_nm/film_duchess_dc_1

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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon September 8th, 2008, 4:56 pm

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b27777_casting_couch_smiths_fresh_pharaoh_alba.html?sid=rss_topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories

Will Smith never struck us as a Bangles fan, but he is about to walk like an Egyptian.

The king of summer is trying his hand at being a god, signing on to star in The Last Pharaoh as a onetime ruler of Egypt.

According to Variety, Smith will play Taharqa in the long-gestating production, a pharaoh who was among the best military tacticians of his time who battled Assyrian invaders circa 677 B.C.

Not July 4, 677, mind you, but with Smith as star we can probably guess which way the battle lines will fall.

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Postby Leyland » Mon September 8th, 2008, 6:09 pm

I'd like to see The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, set during WWII, when released in the US: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0914798/ I don't know anything about it other than seeing it in the upcoming films on IMDb.

And this film, Changeling, set in the 1920's, looks interesting: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0824747/
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Postby diamondlil » Mon September 8th, 2008, 8:28 pm

I am interested in seeing The Boy in Striped Pyjamas, but with some reservations. I am not sure what they are going to the ending to make it more palatable to the viewing audience
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Postby Divia » Mon September 8th, 2008, 10:34 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:"Duchess" a disappointing showcase for Knightley
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080901/en_nm/film_duchess_dc_1

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I dislike Knightly, so I'm just as glad. I might have actually watched the movie had a better actress played the part.
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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri September 12th, 2008, 5:55 pm

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni0565432/

Thewlis' Agony At Nazi Role

12 September 2008 5:10 AM, PDT

David Thewlis found it impossible to prepare for his latest role as a Nazi concentration camp leader - because he couldn't understand the motivations of someone so evil.

The British actor admits his part in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas was hard work - but reveals he read history books to familiarise himself with the period in which the film is set.

He says, "Trying to understand someone who was impossible to comprehend was a real challenge. It was difficult to get my head around his motivation.

"I usually base my performances on people I've met, which was impossible playing a monster such as this. I did a lot of research to familiarise myself with the period."

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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue September 16th, 2008, 1:55 am

A movie about Charles Darwin, based on a book by his great-great-grandson, is going to be out in 2009:
Creation
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0974014/

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Postby LCW » Tue September 16th, 2008, 2:26 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:A movie about Charles Darwin, based on a book by his great-great-grandson, is going to be out in 2009:
Creation
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0974014/

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Now that's something I'd love to see. There is a really beautiful love story between Charles and his wife, Emma, and I'm dying to see how they handle it. I've always thought someone should write about it but outside of the Scientific community, at least here in the USA, he's so controversial so I doubt it would get picked up. But the movie should be interesting!
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue September 16th, 2008, 2:28 am

Apprently the actors they have listed are not the ones playing them, I just read a piece saying that it's actualy Rosamind Pike and Joseph Fiennes, not Jennifer Connelly and her husband Paul Bettany.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu September 18th, 2008, 5:03 pm

Ok, now I'm confused!

Actors Do Battle In Darwin Biopics
http://www.imdb.com/news/ni0568736/

18 September 2008 9:12 AM, PDT

Joseph Fiennes and Rosamund Pike are to go head-to-head with real-life couple Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly - in movies about naturalist Charles Darwin.

All four Hollywood stars are lining up to appear in films about Darwin, who developed the controversial theory of evolution, which argued that humans descended from apes.

Bettany and Connelly have started shooting their flick, Creation, while Fiennes and Pike are preparing for similar roles in Mrs Darwin.

And the former Bond girl insists her own fascination with Darwin's theories have helped her in the role.

She says, "I'm definitely a Darwinist, but playing his wife has been a real eye-opener. She was very religious and his discoveries placed a heavy strain on their marriage. We are exploring different angles to his story."

The films are set to coincide with the bicentenary of Darwin's birth in 2009.

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I guess there's going to be two different movies about Darwin out next year. But I do not see an IMDB page for "Mrs Darwin" as of yet.

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