Sunday, June 22, 2008

Black & White

Author: Michael Lundholm
Location: Unknown

"Black & White"
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Written by John Logan
Music by Howard Shore

Principal Cast

Uma Thurman (detective Williams)
Nicole Kidman (Senators Wife/Victoria Hasselden)
Denzel Washington (James Wooden)
Matt Damon (Attorney/ Thomas Cleary)
Clive Owen (Senator Craig Hasselden)
Gene Hackman (Attorney/Gregory Wilton)
Kevin Bacon (Detective Frank Milston)
Teri Hatcher (Reporter Michelle Shepherd)
Heath Ledger (Drug Dealing boyfriend/Dane Shaw)
Sophie Okonedo (Amanda Wooden)

Tagline: One murder will tear apart a small town 12/17/07

Synopsis: In 1994 in a small town in Georgia the murder of the troubled daughter of a senator shakes up the small town. All hands immediately point to a local black carpenter (Denzel Washington). The crime becomes big national news especially since the girls father holds high esteem in Washington (Clive Owen) who appears to have the perfect life with his seemingly perfect wife (Nicole Kidman). This brings one of Washington's top detectives to the town (Uma Thurman) and (Kevin Bacon) to figure out the case, even though neither of them can't figure out their own lives. It also brings an aging bitchy news reporter (Teri Hatcher) who will do anything to get the inside story. No intelligent lawyer will take Woodens (Washington) case, until Detective Williams (Thurman) calls in some favors and gets a promising young lawyer (Matt Damon) to take on one of Hollywood's best lawyers (Gene Hackman). All this leads to discoveries about the "perfect family", connections, secrets, racial questioning and much much more.

What the Press would Say:

One of the finest ensembles ever put together on screen directed by one of hollywoods most respected directors. Uma Thurman takes the lead as a beautiful yet troubled detective, with brown hair. Washington plays a gentle soul as the lead suspect. Nicole Kidman gains a southern accent as a trophy wife who has more of an edge to her than may be noticed. Matt Damon plays a promising young lawyer. Clive Owen gets an American accent as a senator with plenty to hide. Gene Hackman plays a Hollywood lawyer who will go as far as possible to assure his client the win! Kevin Bacon plays a rugged former convict turned detective. While Teri Hatcher an actress who is more know for her weight and personal problems than her acting sows her chops as a bitchy aging news reporter with some high up connections. Heath Ledger plays a drug dealer and Sophie Okonedo plays a loving yet strong-willed wife to Denzel Washington. The considerable nominations could go like this:

Best Picture
Best Director: Clint Eastwood
Best Original Screenplay: John Logan
Best Original Score: Howard Shore
Best Actress: Uma Thurman
Best Actor: Denzel Washington
Best S. Actress- Nicole Kidman, Teri Hatcher & Sophie Okonedo
Best S. Actor- Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Gene Hackman, Kevin Bacon & Heath Ledger

All of the main cast has had Oscar nominations except Golden Globe Winner Teri Hatcher. The rest of the cast is also very famous

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