Sunday, June 22, 2008


Author: Ryan Kilcher
Location: Montreal, Canada


Directed by Ridley Scott
Writing Credits:Joseph Conrad (novel)
Paul Haggis (screenplay)
Produced by Brian Grazer
Original Score by Hans Zimmer
Art Direction by Stuart Craig

Main Cast:
Marlow, Henry Thomas
Kurtz, Daniel Day-Lewis
Chief Accountant, Christopher Walken
Director of Companies, Liam Neeson
Kurtz’s African mistress, Sophie Okonedo
Narrator, James Earl Jones

“The current ran swiftly out of the heart of darkness”…

Heart of Darkness begins on the deck of the Nellie, a British ship anchored on the coast of the Thames. The anonymous narrator (Jones), the Director of Companies, the Chief Accountant (Walken), and Marlow (Thomas) sit in silence. Marlow begins telling the three men about a time he journeyed in a steamboat up the Congo River…

What the Press would say:

Clearly a collaborative effort, this Scott Free Production is the unexpected Oscar nomination of the season. Academy Award Winners Brian Grazer, Paul Haggis, Hans Zimmer and Stuart Craig come together to bring Ridley Scott his well deserved first Oscar nod.

A break out performance by Henry Thomas, child star of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, this otherwise star-studded cast brings to life Conrad’s world of darkness and deception. Sophie Okonedo’s especially moving performance, as well as the eerily soothing narration of James Earl Jones highlights an overall excellent film.

A strong campaign is looking for nominations in these categories:

Best Picture
Adapted Screenplay
Art Direction
Original Score
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actor
Film Editing
Ensemble Cast *(SAG)

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