Sunday, June 22, 2008

Once a Hero

Author: Matthew LaRusso
Location: New Jersey

"Once a Hero..."

Directed By: Bennett Miller
Written By: Christopher Reeve and Bennett Miller
Music By: Hans Zimmer

Principal Cast:

Brendan Fraser as Christopher Reeve
Maria Bello as Dana Reeve
Ed Harris as Franklin Reeve
Catherine Keener as Barbara Johnson Reeve

Tagline: "The story of America's hero..."

Synopsis: Based on the novel "Still Me" written by Christopher Reeve, this is the life story of the boy and man behind the "Man of steel" and his struggles through life after becoming paralyzed from the neck down.

What the press would say:

Brendan Fraser has his chance to shine as the late Christopher Reeve. Maria Bello gives a moving performance as Dana Reeve while Ed Harris and Catherine Keener may each get their overdue Oscar as Reeve's divorced parents. Adapted from Reeve's autobiography "Still Me", director Bennett Miller gives the screenplay a boost and proves that his success with "Capote" was not just a flash in the pan moment. Hans Zimmer's score gives us a beautiful range between Reeve's success and his pain later in life. It is a haunting and powerful tribute to America's hero.

Best Picture
Best Director: Bennett Miller
Best Actor: Brendan Fraser
Best Actress: Maria Bello
Best Supporting Actor: Ed Harris
Best Supporting Actress: Catherine Keener
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Original Score
Best Original Song

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