The US actor/director is set to spend a bunch of time in Australia, Angelina Jolie has confirmed her new film Unbroken in will be made in New South Wales and Queensland.
The film – backed by Universal Studios – is based on Laura Hillenvrand’s best-selling book and is the story of Olympian Louis Zamperini, who survived 47 days in a life raft after a plane crash in World War II only to be imprisoned in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. No pressure, the book has sat in the New York Times Best Seller List for 147 weeks :
It is Ms Jolie’s second foray into directing, after her 2011 film In the Land of Blood and Honey.
Unbroken will be shot in regional NSW, Fox Studios in Sydney and Village Roadshow Studios on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The film is expected to create more than 300 jobs.
It stars Jack O’Connell as Louis Zamperini, emerging stars Garrett Hedlund, Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock.
Ms Jolie took several of her children scouting for locations around Tamworth earlier this year, visiting the Tamworth region, travelling to Werris Creek to look at a number of possible locations to be used in the film.
Ms Jolie’s partner, fellow actor Brad Pitt is expected to visit his family when he finishes filming a new movie, Fury, in the UK. Jolie is setting up camp in the exclusive Sydney suburb of Vaucluse for the 4 month shoot.
The finalised films for the 2012 AIAF Program were in March after reviewing more than 2000. Organisers say they’re excited, that 2012 is particularly good year for auteur animation. And of course, we’ll be sure to keep up the very fine AIAF traditions of special prizes and surprise screenings :: Read the full article »»»»
In his 1998 survey – Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human – Harold Bloom provides an analysis of each of Shakespeare’s 38 plays, “twenty-four of which are masterpieces.” Written as a companion to the general reader and theatergoer.
Bloom declares that bardolatry ought to be even more of a secular religion than it already is. Bloom contends in this work that Shakespeare Invented Humanity, in that he prescribed the now common practice of Overhearing Ourselves, which he says drives our changes.
I’m not suggesting that Roland Emmerich’s latest film – Anonymous – in which the filmmakers introduce an alternative history of the Bard, then promptly sets about dismantling all we think we know, and all we’ve learnt about Shakespeare, is in anyway based on fact, it’s a little more ambiguous in it’s take on possibilities. If shakespeare had written a 39th play though, Anonymous could very well have been his plot. Critics have been short on praise for Emmerich – the director of Independence Day, Godzilla and The Day After Tomorrow – most squarking that taking on a British period drama was a huge misdemeanor for one of Hollywood’s blockbuster kings. Read the full article »»»»