Today when the life expectancy has increased and the quality of the older people is fortunately better, it is not surprising that sexuality is also normal for people to move from the sixties. I think in the movies there is a double standard. Why, especially in actresses, if they exceed forty years and just do not get film roles, is only interested in women for thirty years? The actors still manage, few, important papers. Humanity is composed of human beings of different ages why do we see as the most natural sexuality in young couples in middle age and not, in fact middle age sex is safer, by experience and by the absence of pregnancy unwanted sixteen, for example. Who does not find attractive now Pierce Brosnan? Why Thomas Crown in the sex scene found it excellent? Surely if he did now was it to everyone's taste? and yet still very handsome and attractive. It is my opinion.
This isn't about Love Punch but I found this tidbit in the NY Times that indicates this wasn't meant to be their first film together. They were to star in an earlier version of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Any writer knows the sinking feeling: This line, this draft, this entire project, is not quite working. Time to face that frustratingly blank page again. Revisions are not any easier when the starting point involves someone else’s words.
David O. Russell wrote 20 drafts of the screenplay for “Silver Linings Playbook,” based on a novel by Matthew Quick. Ol Parker did 43, for four directors, before “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” was done. Tony Kushner’s first pass at “Lincoln,” based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals” and other sources, was 500 pages long.
Lucy Alibar, who adapted “Beasts of the Southern Wild” with its director, Benh Zeitlin, from her own one-act play, found that her highly personal material needed to be rethought almost entirely for the screen. Chris Terrio spent a year researching the facts behind “Argo,” then worried that he was straying too far into fiction.
Here these writers, all hopefuls for the best adapted screenplay Oscar — alongside contenders like Stephen Chbosky for “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” David Magee for “Life of Pi” and Ben Lewin for “The Sessions” — share details about their process, inspiration and doggedness to get every word just right.
Hired by the producer Graham Broadbent to adapt Deborah Moggach’s novel “These Foolish Things,” Mr. Parker spent three and a half years revising “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” a process he called “a nightmare that I hope to never repeat.”
The parade of directors each wanted something different, he said. “Can they take a journey, like in ‘City Slickers’?” one asked. Another version called for the story, about a retirees’ hotel in India, to skew younger — “Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan, hanging on a beach in Goa and taking drugs,” Mr. Parker said. By the time John Madden (“Shakespeare in Love”) came on to direct, Mr. Parker had had it. “I was like, I’m done, I hate the film, I’m written out,” he said. “John, in his ruthlessly polite way, wouldn’t let me quit.”
Instead Mr. Parker spent months on the set in India, writing dialogue specifically for the cast. “Bill Nighy has an idiosyncratic delivery,” he said. With Maggie Smith “you think you’re having a touching moment, and she says something lacerating.” (Playing a racist yet heartwarming biddy, Ms. Smith is a best-supporting-actress hopeful.)
But it was Judi Dench who was instrumental in getting the film made, and made with the right demographic. “I did a disgraceful thing to get Judi to do the movie, which was heinously embarrassing, that I’ve never told her,” Mr. Parker said. After seeing that Ms. Dench was known to say “What larks, Pip!” — a phrase from Charles Dickens — “I plopped that into the script,” Mr. Parker said.
“Judi’s daughter read the script first,” he continued, “and got to that part and said, ‘Oh my God, Mum, you have to do this, because she talks exactly like you.’ ”
Posted: March 21, 2013 by filmmusicreporter in Film Scoring Assignments
Jean-Michel Bernard is scoring the upcoming romantic comedy Love Punch. The film is written and directed by Joel Hopkins and stars Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan as a divorced couple who have to reunite when their pension is stolen by an unscrupulous businessman. Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Louise Bourgoin and Laurent Lafitte are co-starring.
Tim Perell (Shortbus, The Rebound) and Nicola Usborne are producing for Process Media, Clement Miserez (Faces in the Crowd) is producing for Radar Films and Jean-Charles Levy (The Tall Man) is producing for Love Punch Limited.
Hopkins previously collaborated with composer Dickon Hinchliffe on his last feature Last Chance Harvey starring Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson. Love Punch is currently in post-production and is expected to premiere later this year.
Michel-Bernard whose previous film scoring credits include Michel Gondry’s The Science of Sleep and Be Kind Rewind, as well as the Oscar-nominated drama Madame Bovary also has the French drama Cadences Obstinées coming up. The film is directed by Fanny Ardant and stars Nuno Lopes, Ricardo Pereira, Asia Argento, Gérard Depardieu and Tudor Istodor. The movie has recently finished principal photography and is expected to be release later in 2013.
Those dates have been up for awhile and I'm suspect about those Norway and Denmark dates. This is French/UK production so it should be released there first and there's been no official trailer or poster even released anywhere yet.
TIFF List 2013: A List of All The Announced Films At The Toronto International Film Festival
The Toronto International Film Festival has started announcing what is shaping up to be an epic lineup for its its 38th edition.
By Peter Knegt July 23, 2013 |
So far, 75 films have been announced (last year, the festival eventually had 289 feature films in the program, a number this year should roughly end up equaling), including new films from Ron Howard, Kelly Reichardt, John Wells, Jean-Marc Vallée, Paul Haggis, Nicole Holofcener, Atom Egoyan, Jason Reitman, Ralph Fiennes, Paul Haggis, Richard Ayoade, David Gordon Green, Alfonso Cuarón, Jonathan Glazer, Liza Johnson, and directorial debuts of "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner, as well as actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Keanu Reeves, Mike Myers and Jason Bateman.
Below is a list of all the titles announced, with descriptions provided by the festival. The festival runs September 5-15, 2013.
The Love Punch Joel Hopkins, France World Premiere
Retirement at last! Middle-aged and divorced, company owner Richard Jones is looking forward to a worry-free existence as he arrives at his office on his last day of work. Much to his dismay, he discovers that the management buyout of his company was fraudulent. The company is now bankrupt and the employee pension fund — including his own — has been embezzled. Enlisting the help of his ex-wife Kate, Richard sets out to track down the shady businessman behind the fraud. Before they know it, Richard and Kate are caught up in a cat-and-mouse caper across Europe in a whirlwind of intrigue, mad chases and jewellery theft that could restore Richard’s future — and might just rekindle the couple’s romance. Starring Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan.
And here is a link to the "trailer/promo" that was circulating several months ago. It's not the official thing, but it is quite funny if you haven't seen it already!! The link will stay active till July 30th, 2013.