I am really looking forward to seeing All is True, a film about Shakespeare, directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh. The image above shows Branagh as the retired playwright with Dame Judi Dench as his wife Anne, and Sir Ian McKellen appears as the Earl of Southampton. It would be hard for this film to go wrong. The film has been released, but not yet in Australia. I can’t wait!
I’ve never been a big Tolkien fan – I loved The Hobbit but couldn’t get through The Lord of the Rings trilogy, however I am planning to go and see the new movie Tolkien, due out in May this year. Tolkien is played by Nicholas Hoult. It seems the film is about the younger Tolkien – boyhood influences, his friendships at Oxford, and his romance with Edith Bratt, who inspired Luthien in The Silmarillion. Have a look at the trailer:
And for those of us who enjoyed the Tracy Chevalier novel Remarkable Creatures about the fossil hunter Mary Anning, there’s a new film being made about her life. Called Ammonite, its cast includes Kate Winslet as Mary and Saoirse Ronan. However, some rage is being generated because the film is said to have included a lesbian love affair, for which there is no historical evidence. Mary’s story is so amazing that I’m puzzled as to why it was felt necessary to add a gay romance to the mix?
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