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Depth in Foreign Films ~ Oscars’ Week

Depth in Foreign Films ~ Oscars’ Week

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Host Academy Governor Mark Johnson and directors

Oscars presents foreign film Foreign Films symposiums. Providing insight into the directors’ Oscar-nominated films.

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Gathering Saturday to attend the evening Nominees Symposium we found ourselves surrounded by many who attend every year. One family is attending for the 24th year, they did miss the first symposium.

Sitting in the theatre the white screen where the top films in history screened. Today the top foreign film directors surround me. The stories fill the sound of people’s stories and lives. Taking in all the emotions that the directors have developed. It is a true honor.

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Host Academy Governor Mark Johnson during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Oscar Week: Foreign Language Films 

This is the 60th year for the Foreign Film category; La Strada states, “It took The Academy 27 years to realize that not all great filmmaking is American.” Mark Johnson, Academy governor representing the Producers Branch and the chair of the Foreign Language Film Award Executive Committee, stated, “there is a depth in this category, foreign films, they are becoming more accessible. It is not necessary to make an American film.” This year the Academy nominated 5 films from 85 submitted foreign films. The nominted films are Tanna, Land Of Mine, Tori Erdmann, The Salesman, and A Man Called Ove.

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Foreign Film A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove brings the sense of losing a lifelong partner to reality. This may be something many will experience in their lifetime, but not understand until that time. Hannes Holm, The Director, talks about taking a novel to the film he says, “He felt like a thief taking the book story to film. The version is his not the author’s version of the book. Frederick Morheden, the novelist, told him yes!”

The story is of a husband losing his wife. The struggle with disorder and absence of her presence he becomes desperate with the struggle. He turns to enforcing association rules and gives up on life. He develops a most unlikely relationship.

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Holm’s discussed the film with us after the symposium. He feels that each time the movie is different. He believes that he is only fifty percent of a film. The audience is the other fifty percent. Holms is htrilled to be theatre where some of the world’s greatest films are screened.

This film’s nomination and awards also include: “Nominated – Best Foreign Language Film and Best Achievement for Makeup & Hairstyling (Love Larson & Eva von Bahr), 89th Academy Awards® Winner – Best European Comedy, 29th European Film Awards Winner – Best Actor (Rolf Lassgård), 2016 Seattle International Film Festival Golden Space Needle Award, Winner – Audience Award, Best Actor (Rolf Lassgård), Best Makeup (Love Larson & Eva Von Bahr), 2016 Guldbagge Awards, Winner – Audience Award, 2016 Mill Valley Film Festival & 2016 Traverse City Film Festival Winner – Audience Award for Best Film, 2016 Scottsdale International Film Festival.” This film may be viewed here Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft, and ViaPlay.

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Academy Governor Mark Johnson with directors of the Oscar® nominated foreign film “Tanna,” Bentley Dean and Martin Butler 

Foreign Film Tanna

Tanna, a South Pacific island, is a story about the Yakel Tribe. The love interest of Wawa may change the tribe’s world for generations to come. The film is cast by the tribe leaders. Its presentation is in their native language. Martin Butler and Bentley Dean, film directors, state, “This was a collaboration film.” JJ acted as the language and cultural interpreter for the film.

The film did present many hurdles. The island has no electricity. The filming and editing with solar power. Casting was done by tribal leaders. They did have a few issues the almost imploded the film. The tribe members had never seen a film. The crew created a natural warm. the environment for a cast that did not even have a sense of filmmaking to be comfortable and present their best acting. They filmed a lot to ensure a good presence. The story had no written script. The story is a collaborated dialog based on each day shooting best. There were no rehearsals.

The world primer was with tribe. The chief said, “This is our Movie.” This film’s awards also include: Awards: AACTA Award for Best Original Music Score, Special Mention for Feature-length Fiction Film Nominations: AACTA Award for Best Direction. You can view the film on Amazon.

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Director of the Oscar® nominated foreign film “Land of Mine”, Martin Zandvliet

Foreign Film Land of Mine

Land Of Mine, Under Sandet original title, is based on actual events after World War II German prisoners of war. They are ordered to clear over 2 million land mines on the Denmark shoreline.

Director, Martin Zandvloet, “This film is about how we view human beings. We need to be more aware of viewing human being’s as individuals. I am grateful to the editor for his insightful talent. The bricklayer he finds walking on set with a cup of coffee is the best job.”

This film awarded Best Canadian Film at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015. It won Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. The film also won Best Danish Film at the Bodil Award plus more. You can view this film here iTunes, GooglePlay, MicroSoft, & Via Play.

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Director of the Oscar® nominated foreign film “Toni Erdmann”, Maren Ade

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Toni Erdmannthe, a film about a jokester father and his very busy CEO daughter. He hires someone to play his daughter. He wonders who is going to pay that bill.

The film has received criticism regarding the length. Director, Maren Ade,states, “Took notes after premiere and was afraid to make those changes. She stewed a few days but left it.” The comedy is character driven. The play with the dentures developed from a set that was a gift while the director was a waitress.

Foreign Film The Salesman

The Salesman is about a couple begins performing Death of A Salesman their relationship begins to change. Asghar Farhadi, from Iran, was not in attendance at the symposium. He made a choice to stay away after the recent ban by the US President put in place a travel ban. He did send a message that he was honored to be nominated and had a lot of respect for the Academy. All directors present signed a letter in solidarity with Farhadi.

We had the honor of meeting actor Brian Avery after the event. He is thrilled for Oscars week. He found the films to be inspirational in talent and film. You can learn more about Avery’s acting career here.

The symposium provides a great insight to the processes of filmmaking and how it works world wide. Many film makers receive funding from their governments. Looking forward to the announcement at the 89th Oscars for Foreign Language Film 60th winner.

The Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

See the full pictures form the event here.

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood ~ Manson Family

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood ~ Manson Family

Quentin Tarantino’s latest screenplay, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is his new project, with a few hiccups in the beginning. This is about the Manson Family murders.

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Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio star in Columbia Pictures “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Screenplay Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

This screenplay looks at the Mason family cult and commune formed in California in the late 1960s. The notorious killing of Sharon Tate and four others August 9, 1969. The film release is the 50-year anniversary of the murders. They were involved in several other murders, thefts, and other crimes. The film’s budget $100,000,000.

IMBD synopsis states, “A faded TV actor and his stunt double embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry during the Helter Skelter reign of terror in 1969 Los Angeles.”

Actors Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

This film has top list actors including:

  • Sharon Tate actor Margot Robbie 
  • Rick Dalton actor Leonardo DiCaprio (took a pay cut to work with Tarantino)
  • Cliff Booth actor Brad Pitt (scheduling conflict prevented him from playing Rick Dalton)
  • Squeaky Fromme actor Dakota Fanning 
  • Marvin Shwarz actor Al Pacino 
  • George Spahn actor Burt Reynolds
  • Steve McQueen actor Damian Lewis
  • Kurt Russell 

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Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. 

Margot Robbie brings her talent to portray this living character as the character in this role. She took on Tony Harding in I, Tonya and brilliantly performed that role even the skating routines. The first look photos, she is Sharon Tate. You forget that this is Robbie. She presents the 1960s style in boots, mini-skirt, and black turtleneck. The blowout of the long blond hair the final touch, she looks more like Sharon Tate than herself. 

Filming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Tarantino’s film meets a few hiccups during production. The film was set to have distribution with The Weinstein Company. This posed an issue once the charges against Harvey Weinstein. Tarantino looked for a new distributor for the film to have several offers.

The casting meets with struggles with Brad Pitt having scheduling conflicts for the original role he was too play. Pitt is co-starring with Leonardo DiCaprio for the first time will co-star together. Al Pacino’s role, Marvin Shwarz, was specifically written for him to play. This is the first collaboration between Pacino and DiCaprio.

This film with top actors, director. and writer is sure to entertain. 

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Hollywood’s Award Season Begins ~ Golden Globes

Hollywood’s Award Season Begins ~ Golden Globes

Hollywood’s award season begins with the Golden Globes on January 7. This year is a memorable award season with the 90th year of the Academy Awards, the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globes, and 60th year of the  Grammys. The Golden Globes is the start of award season in Hollywood with the Oscars closing out the season.

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Moet Ambassador Charlie Farrell, HFPA President Meher Tatna, Golden Globe Ambassador Simone Garcia Johnson, host Seth Meyers, Dick Clark Productions CEO Allen Sharpiro, Producer Barry Adelman and Bevery Hills Mayor Lili Bosse at the Red Carpet Rollout 75th Golden Globe Awards Photo Magnus Sundhom for the HFPA.

Beverly Hills Mayor, Lili Bosse, proclaims January 7 as the Golden Globe Awards Day.  The ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton is known as “Hollywood’s Party.” Executive Chef Alberico Nunziata is bringing a farm to table meal for the celebrities to enjoy.  Many celebrities are wearing black as a showing solidarity of anti-sexual harassment group Time’s Up.

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Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse proclaming Janury 7 as the Golden Globe Awards Day with HFPA President Meher Tatna at the Red Carpet Rollout for the 75th Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Photo Magnus Sundhom for the HFPA.

The nominations announced December 11, 2017.  Sharon Stone, Alfre Woodard , Garrett Hedlund, and Kristen Bell announced the nominations. The Golden Globes honor the best in film and television domestic and foreign. Nominations include:

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Garrett Hedlund at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards nominations on Monday December 11, 2017 from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

  • CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
    • Frenesy Film-La Cinéfacture / Memento Films International / RT Features;
    • Sony Pictures Classics
  • DUNKIRK
    • Warner Bros. Pictures / Syncopy; Warner Bros. Pictures
  • THE POST
    • DreamWorks Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox
  • THE SHAPE OF WATER
    • Double Dare You; Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
    • Blueprint Pictures; Fox Searchlight Pictures

BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

  • THE DISASTER ARTIST
    • Good Universe / Point Grey / Ratpac-Dune / WB/New Line Pictures; A24
  • GET OUT
    • Blumhouse / QC Entertainment / Monkeypaw Productions; Universal Pictures
  • THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
    • Twentieth Century Fox; Twentieth Century Fox
  • I, TONYA
    • Clubhouse Pictures / LuckyChap Entertainment; NEON
  • LADY BIRD
    • IAC Films; A24

BEST MOTION PICTURE – ANIMATED

  • THE BOSS BABY
    • DreamWorks Animation LLC; Twentieth Century Fox
  • THE BREADWINNER
    • Cartoon Saloon / Aircraft Pictures / Melusine Productions; GKIDS
  • COCO
    • Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • FERDINAND
    • Blue Sky Studios; Twentieth Century Fox
  • LOVING VINCENT
    • Breakthru Films / Trademark Films; Good Deed Entertainment

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

  • THE CROWN NETFLIX
    • Left Bank Pictures / Sony Pictures Television
  • GAME OF THRONES HBO
    • HBO Entertainment / Bighead, Littlehead / Television
    • 360 / Startling Television
  • THE HANDMAID’S TALE HULU
    • MGM
  • STRANGER THINGS NETFLIX
    • Netflix
  • THIS IS US NBC
    • 20thCentury Fox Television

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

  • BLACK-ISH ABC
    • ABC Studios
  • THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL AMAZON
    • Amazon Studios
  • MASTER OF NONE NETFLIX
    • Universal Television / Oh Brudder Productions / Alan
    • Yang Productions / Fremulon Productions / 3 Arts Entertainment
  • SMILF SHOWTIME
    • ABC Signature Studios / SupahSmaht, Inc / Quantity
    • Entertainment / Groundswell Productions
  • WILL & GRACE NBC
    • Universal Television

See the full listing here.

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Golden Globe host Seth Meyers rolling out the Red Carpet for the 75th Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Photo Magnus Sundhom for the HFPA.

What are you looking forward fashion, entertainment, or speeches? Post your response here . Stay tuned we will have all your coverage from Hollywood’s Party. Golden Globes will broadcast live on January 7, 2018, on NBC. Seth Meyers is hosting the show.

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Only The Brave Movie Premiere ~ Granite Mountain Hotshots

Only The Brave Movie Premiere ~ Granite Mountain Hotshots

Only The Brave, the movie about the Granite Mountain Hotshots from Yarnell, premieres at the Tempe Marketplace at the Harkins Theater. This movie brings the story of the 20 hotshots who fought the Yarnell fire and 19 lost their lives June 30, 2013. “Donut” is the only survivor of this firefighting group. This film is bringing awareness and education about those who fight wildfires each summer while focusing on these brave 19 souls and one survivor.

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Only The Brave Phoenix Movie Premiere

 

One family member expressed her deepest loss from the fire. She lost her son and nephew. She honors their memories this evening by wearing her son’s pants and nephew’s belt.  The pain and loss are real for these families each day. Their loved ones made the ultimate sacrifice for their community, home, and family.  The evening honors those men who lost their lives fighting this lightning-caused fire to save the homes, lives, and beauty in Yarnell Arizona.Those men were fathers, sons, nephews, and brothers. They had homes and hobbies, but one day took the call as a first responder for wildfires. This evening brings many family members to tell the story of sacrifice and loss.

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Only The Brave Phoenix Movie Premiere

 

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Only The Brave Phoenix Movie Premiere

Amanda Marsh, the wife to firefighter Eric Marsh, joined the cast and crew this evening. She has made her message strong and proud in honor of the husband she lost. She has taken her pain and turned it to helping others. She created the Eric Marsh Foundation for Wildland Firefighters. This foundation provides assistance with, “heartbreak at its deepest level, and we have the ability and resources to help others dealing with the same loss and trauma” (Eric Marsh Foundation Website). This year our country is experiencing a loss of over 2 million acres due to wildland fires.  This film brings forward the battle and struggles these families and firefighters face to protect our homes, families, and wildlands.

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Tonight the premiere brought Hollywood actors to the Phoenix red carpet. They came to honor these men and to bring awareness to the struggles living their live fighting fires. Josh Brolin, his character is Eric Marsh in the film, in a behind the scenes clip states, “there should be a moment when the audience is educated on how tough it is to be a wildland firefighter.” The firefighters live in the most rugged conditions for weeks. They carry 40-50 lbs packs with their water, meals ready to eat, sleeping gear, and shower infrequently.

Miles Teller, his character is Donut in the film, says, “These guys go all over the country for two weeks at a time. They go home for two days to return for two more weeks. They do this for six to eight months each year. They work their butts off.”  The sacrifice these firefighters and their families make to protect our livelihoods.

Joseph Kosinski, film’s director, wanted to bring the vision to this film “that you do not need to carry a gun to be a hero. What firefighters do. That it is a war a war against mother nature. It felt grounded and real,” he states behind the scenes. This film brings this story to the scene. Eric Marsh brought this municipal firehouse to a Type 1 Crew hotshots.

Filming was in Santa Fé New Mexico for most of the film. The Yarnell part filmed last. James Dale Badge stated this evening, “We filmed Yarnell last. At that moment we had to trust that it was in us as actors. This is our job.” The film’s song, Hold the Light, is by Dierks Bentley, who grew up in Phoenix.  The sacrifice made by many to protect our wildlands, communities, and livelihood presents in this film. This film opens in theaters October 20, 2017. Check your local listing for times and tickets.

 

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