Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Scarlet Letter

Author: Chris
Location: Morristown, NJ

"The Scarlet Letter"

Directed by Peter Weir
Written by Bill Condon
Music by Thomas Newman

Principal Cast:

Keira Knightley (Hester Prynne)
Christian Bale (Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale)
Elle Fanning (Pearl)
Geoffrey Rush (Roger Chillingworth )
Jim Broadbent (Governor Bellingham)
Helena Bonham Carter (Mistress Hibbins )
Tom Wilkinson (Reverend Mr. John Wilson)

Tagline: "The scarlet letter was her passport into regions where other women dared not tread." 11/23/07"

Synopsis: Hester Prynne bears an illegitimate child and is introduced to the ugliness, complexity, and ultimately the strength of the human spirit. Set in the Puritan community centuries ago, the moral dilemmas of personal responsibility and consuming emotions of guilt, anger, loyalty and revenge are timeless.

What the press would say:

This is a tough sell. How are they going to advertise The Scarlet Letter? "You hated the novel in English lit! Now see the movie!!!" But movies are about people. The film looks luscious. It's beautifully drawn, and wonderfully acted. Kiera Knightley leads an all รข€“ star
cast and delivers another tour de force performance. Brilliantly directed by four times Oscar nominated director Peter Weir, and written by Oscar winner Bill Condon, The Scarlet Letter looks like a safe bet come Oscar time. The Scarlet Letter could reap twelve nominations including:

Best Picture
Best Director: Peter Weir
Best Adapted Screenplay: Bill Condon
Best Actress: Keira Knightley
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale
Best Supporting Actor: Geoffrey Rush
Best Supporting Actress: Elle Fanning
Best Original Score: Thomas Newman
Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction
Best Costume Design
Best Film Editing

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