Erscheinungsdatum: 13.01.2012, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: The Natural Actor, Autor: Caffrey, Mary Kate, Verlag: Cognella Academic Publishing, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: DRAMA // General, Rubrik: Belletristik // Lyrik, Dramatik, Essays, Seiten: 128, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 293 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
A young couple (James Marsden and Kate Bosworth) moves to a quaint southern town. Soon their perfect getaway turns out to become a living hell when dark secrets and lethal passions spiral out of control. Trapped by a pack of depraved locals led by a ruthless predator (Alexander Skarsgard, TV’s True Blood ), they face a night of agonizing suffering and endless bloodshed. Now their only hope for survival is to become more savage than their merciless torturers. Also starring two-time Academy Award Nominee James Woods (Best Actor, Salvador, 1986 and Best Supporting Actor, Ghosts of Mississippi, 1996). Special Features: Commentary with Writer/Director Rod Lurie Courting Controversy: Remaking a Classic The Dynamics of Power: The Ensemble Inside the Siege: The Ultimate Showdown Creating the Sumner House: The Production Design
Meet Steven Toast (Matt Berry, The IT Crowd, House of Fools) - actor, ladies' man and aficionado of some of Soho's finest drinking clubs. With the often misguided assistance of his old-school 'retro' agent Jane Plough (Doon Mackichan, Smack the Pony, Plebs) and peculiar flatmate Ed Howzer-Black (Robert Bathurst, Cold Feet, Downton Abbey), Toast faces a multitude of obstacles in his quest for fame and recognition. These include murderous director Acker Herron, arch-nemesis Ray Bloody' Purchase, submarines, Bruce Forsyth lookalikes, obsessive hoarders, Freemasonry, and the real Michael Ball. Special Features: Series 1: The Pilot Episode Audio Commentary with Michael Cumming (Director), Matt Berry (Writer), Arthur Mathews (Writer) and Kate Daughton (Producer) Burnt Toast, Making Toast, The Forsyth Sage, Toast and Purchase Art Film Dub Toast sings a song about London The Theme from Toast of London Unplugged 'My Name is Michael Ball' ... a short film about Michael Ball On the Analyst's Couch The Songs Series 2: Audio Commentary of Desperate Measures with Matt Berry (Writer) Arthur Matthews (Writer) Michael Cumming (Director) and Kate Daughton (Producer) Audio Commentary of Fool in Love with Matt Berry (Writer) Arthur Matthews (Writer) Michael Cumming (Director) and Kate Daughton (Producer) Mo' Burned Toast Series 2 Songs Deleted Scenes Steven Toast's Voiceover Showreel 'My Turn' Toast Autobiography On the Analyst's Couch Part II: Steven Toast recalls some of his most memorable stage roles.
Once upon a time, in the small town of Arcata in California, a rich and successful actor made a promise to a young, attractive and vulnerable girl: I shall love you. Look after you. I don't want to hurt you or oppress you, or deny you in any way. But the promise was broken. After being constantly abused and assaulted, the girl left, and the actor fell into a self destructive spiral: drink, no friends, no work. Now, left alone in a shabby basement flat, he is haunted by that promise, the girl to whom he made it, and himself. Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins stars opposite Kate Nelligan in renowned playwright David Mercer's intense, harrowing screenplay, for which producer Peter Willes received a Silver Medal for Outstanding Creative Achievement from the Royal Television Society. First screened as part of ITV s Sunday Night Drama anthology, The Arcata Promise showcases a tour-de-force performance from one of the world's most significant and respected actors.
Steven Toast (Matt Berry, The IT Crowd, House of Fools) is back. Struggling actor and resident of Soho's famous theatreland, the hapless thespian returns for more misadventures alongside his inept agent Jane Plough (Doon Mackichan, Smack the Pony, Plebs) and peculiar flatmate Ed Howzer-Black (Robert Bathurst, Cold Feet, Downton Abbey). This time he faces, amongst other challenges, a prostitutes’ and celebrity blow-football tournament, the horror of being buried alive, freemasonry, and of course, his arch-nemesis Ray 'Bloody' Purchase. Can Toast win out and secure the glamorous acting roles he's sure his immense talent deserves? Special Features: Audio Commentary of Desperate Measures with Matt Berry (Writer) Arthur Matthews (Writer) Michael Cumming (Director) and Kate Daughton (Producer) Audio Commentary of Fool in Love with Matt Berry (Writer) Arthur Matthews (Writer) Michael Cumming (Director) and Kate Daughton (Producer) Mo' Burned Toast Series 2 Songs Deleted Scenes Steven Toast's Voiceover Showreel 'My Turn' Toast Autobiography On the Analyst's Couch Part II: Steven Toast recalls some of his most memorable stage roles.
In Dublin, two shop assistants share a room. One, Kate (Rita Tushingham), is a quiet, rather naïve young woman, while the other, Baba (Lynn Redgrave), is vivacious and ebullient with an eye for the boys. But when the two befriend a quiet, middle-aged writer (Peter Finch, Network, he makes a beeline for the shy, and lonely Kate. A bittersweet story of an extraordinary romance. Beautifully scripted by Edna O'Brien from her own best-selling novel, and brilliantly directed by regular Woodfall collaborator Desmond Davies. This film went on to win a Golden Globe whilst both Tushingham, and Redgrave (for only her second credited performance) were nominated for BAFTAs. Special features: Presented in High Definition Rita Tushingham on Girl With Green Eyes (2018, 7 mins): the actor recalls her time on the film Film Poetry: Desmond Davis (2018, 24 mins): director Desmond Davis discusses his career, including his work on Woodfall Food For a Blluuusssshhhhh (1959, 31 mins): surrealist-influenced student film by Free Cinema pioneer Elizabeth Russell The Peaches (1964, 16 mins): coming-of-age fantasy by Walter Lassally Illustrated booklet with new writing by Melanie Williams and Michael Brooke, plus full film credits
WISH I WAS HERE follows the life of Aidan Bloom (Zach Braff), an L.A-based mid-thirties husband, out-of-work actor and non-practicing Jew. Approaching a crisis point in his life, he s reluctant to give up on his dream of becoming an actor yet feels the strain he s putting on his wife, Sarah (Kate Hudson), the sole breadwinner. When his father (Mandy Patinkin), gets ill and they can no longer afford to send their kids (Joey King and Pierce Gagnon), to a private Hebrew school, Aidan is forced to re-evaluate everything. Not easy for a guy who still daydreams he s a spaceman. Also starring Josh Gad, Jim Parsons and Ashley Greene, WISH I WAS HERE is the uplifting and relatable story of life, love and family for a thirty-something man who finds himself at major crossroads. The talk of Sundance festival on its debut earlier this year, WISH I WAS HERE is renowned as one of the biggest Kickstarter projects ever created, and features soundtrack music from the likes of The Shins, Bon Iver, Coldplay, Cat Power and Paul Simon.
ONE MAN’S IMPOSSIBLE MISSION – TO SAVE HIS COUNTRY’S PRICELESS TREASURES Directed by John Frankenheimer at the peak of his powers, The Train was made during a tremendous run of top-class pictures that also included Birdman of Alcatraz, Seven Days in May and The Manchurian Candidate, with Seconds soon to follow. France, 1944. Art lover and fanatical Nazi Colonel Von Waldheim has plundered a Paris museum for its masterpieces, including works by Van Gogh, Picasso and Cezanne. His intention is to have them transported by rail to Berlin, but one man stands in his way. Aware that the Allied forces are fast approaching the French capital, Resistance fighter Labiche need only stall the train for a few more days, but he’ll have to use all of his wits and skills to do so. Featuring two Oscar-winners in its lead roles – Burt Lancaster as Labiche and Paul Scofield as Von Waldheim – and Jeanne Moreau and Michel Simon in support, The Train combines star power with spectacular action sequences to produce a classic war movie. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the film Uncompressed 1.0 mono PCM audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio commentary by director John Frankenheimer Optional isolated score by Maurice Jarre Burt Lancaster in the Sixties a newly-filmed interview with Lancaster s biographer Kate Buford, tracing the actor s career throughout the decade French television report on the film s making, containing interviews with residents of the village of Acquigny who worked as extras Archive interview with Michel Simon Footage of The Train s gala screening in Marseilles Theatrical Trailer Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Vladimir Zimakov
After sexually frustrated housewife Kate Miller (Angie Dickinson) has a session with her psychiatrist Dr Elliott (Michael Caine), she silently seduces a man in an art gallery, an assignation that ends in murder and the only witness, high-class prostitute Liz Blake (Nancy Allen) being stalked by the killer in turn. One of Brian De Palma's darkest and most controversial suspense thrillers, Dressed to Kill was as acclaimed for its stylish set-pieces and lush Pino Donaggio score as it was condemned for its sexual explicitness and blatant borrowings from Alfred Hitchcock in general and Psycho in particular. But the glee with which De Palma turns this material inside out is completely infectious, as he delves deep inside the troubled psyches of his characters (critic Pauline Kael said that the film was permeated with the distilled essence of impure thoughts ) in order to undermine expectations at every turn. Special Features: “Filled to the brim with DePalma's characteristic visual flair, Dressed to Kill is an amazing film just to look at” - Reel Film High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the feature Optional original uncompressed Mono 2.0 Audio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Surround Sound Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Symphony of Fear: Producer George Litto discusses his working relationship with Brian De Palma Dressed in White: Star Angie Dickinson on her role in the film Dressed in Purple: Star Nancy Allen discusses her role in the film Lessons in Filmmaking: Actor Keith Gordon discusses Dressed to Kill The Making of a Thriller – A documentary on the making of Dressed to Kill featuring writer-director Brian De Palma, George Litto, stars Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Dennis Franz and more! Unrated, R-Rated, and TV-Rated Comparison Featurette Slashing Dressed to Kill – Brian De Palma and stars Nancy Allen and Keith Gordon discuss the changes that had to be made to avoid an X-rating Original Theatrical Gallery Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork by Nathanel Marsh Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic and author Maitland McDonagh, illustrated with original archive stills and promotional material Awards and Reviews: “the quintessential New York erotic horror-comedy of the grindhouse heyday” - Slant “a spine-chilling Alfred Hitchcock update for the late 1970s” - NYTimes “Filled to the brim with DePalma's characteristic visual flair, Dressed to Kill is an amazing film just to look at” - Reel Film Cast and Crew: Director: Brian De Palma Actors: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen