Posts tagged film
Posts tagged film
Inception recast → Idris Elba as Cobb, Richard Ayoade as Arthur, Anthony Mackie as Robert Fischer, Zoe Saldana as Ariadne, Jamie Foxx as Eames, Kerry Washington as Mal, Forest Whitaker as Yusuf, Michael K. Williams as Saito, Jeffrey Wright as Browning, Danny Glover as Maurice Fischer, and Gina Torres as Miles
Inspired by this quote: “Imagine a film such as Inception with an entire cast of black people – do you think it would be successful? Would people watch it? But no one questions the fact that everyone’s white. That’s what we have to change.” - Idris Elba (x)
Holy wow…I would have been all over this.
I adore dressing sequences in period films.
I am really intrigued by this. Hope there’s a way for me to view it stateside.
We’ve shared some fan-taken on-set photos from the production; now we have our first OFFICIAL set of photos released today - one above, the other below.
Recapping… British actor/writer/director/producer Amma Asante’s period drama, titled Belle, about the trials and tribulations of a mixed-race girl, in the 1700s, stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Miranda Richardson, Tom Wilkinson, Sarah Gadon, Sam Claflin, and Matthew Goode.
Mbatha-Raw is of course playing the lead role, Belle.
The project, which was developed and supported by the British Film Institute, with Bankside Films, the UK-based international film sales company repping the £6.5 million ($10.1 million) film, which also co-stars Tom Felton (from the Harry Potter movies), Sam Reid (playing Belle’s love interest), James Norton and Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey).
Damian Jones (The Iron Lady) is producing, while executive producers are Steve Christian, Julie Goldstein, Ivan Dunleavy, Steve Norris, Phil Hunt and Compton Ross.
The story takes place in the 1780s, is based on a true story - specifically, the true story of Dido Belle, a mixed-race woman raised as an aristocrat in 18th-century England; it follows Belle, adopted into an aristocratic family, who faces class and color prejudices. As she blossoms into a young woman, she develops a relationship with a vicar’s son who is an advocate for slave emancipation.
Her full name was Dido Elizabeth Belle, born 1761, died 1804; she was the illegitimate daughter of John Lindsay (a white British Naval officer) and an African slave woman known only as Belle.
We’ll continue to watch Belle, so any developments will be reported here.
It’s expected to be delivered in spring 2013.
Costumes look 1770’s, hair looks 1760’s, but I’ll take what I can get. Yay for historical films with non-white (*coughKeiraKnightleycough*) leads!
That is a fantastic costume. Holy wow.
Marilyn Monroe as Sugar Kane Kowalczyk, wearing a dress by Orry-Kelly - costume designer for Some Like It Hot, directed by Billy Wilder (1959)
I so wish they’d shot this film in color. The costumes are gorgeous and I can only imagine how they must have looked in full color.
From its initial inception up until right before the cameras started to roll, Marie Antoinette (1938) was designed to be shot in Technicolor. All of the sets and costumes were designed with color in mind. MGM went as far as to send the fox cape that Norma Shearer wears to New York to be specially dyed to match the blue of her eyes. Fearing that the addition of Technicolor would swell the already mammoth (for the time) $1.8-million budget, the production went before black-and-white cameras instead.
I saw this movie a few months ago. The costumes are exquisite.
My only gripe is that they didn’t film this in Technicolor as originally planned, because I’m sure the costumes were even more breathtaking in color.
Norma Shearer and Henry Stephenson on set of Marie Antoinette
Josephine Baker gifs get an automatic reblog.
250 Films in 2012 | 187 | Siren of the Tropics (1927)
► Silent (34/50)
Shimmy, shimmy, shake.
The Millionairess (1960)
I’m watching this right now.
My only regret is that the film wasn’t shot in Technicolor as originally planned.
A magnetic presence, an actress in total command of her craft, Norma is also at her most unguarded here. She creates sudden, mysterious excitement-gestures, movements, reactions where the dividing line between the instinct and conscious theatrical effect seems to disappear. In prison: learning of her husband’s execution, she clings to the wall of her cell as if afraid the whole world is falling away, then collapses like someone shot through the heart. On the way to the guillotine: eyes fixed on the far side of despair and her mouth tightly, proudly closed with a wan smile.
Marie Antoinette (1938) Norma Shearer
Want that teddy.