I’m a big fan of David O’Daniel‘s movie posters. I dig the designs and the metallic and iridescent inks really make the image pop. He also takes on popular movies as well as art house fare. This time he’s got new posters for The Birds (edition of 250), The Exorcist (edition of 200), The Shining (edition of 200), Metropolis (edition of 300), Repulsion (edition of 200), The Third Man (edition of 150 and each Third Man poster comes with a free poster for Brighton Rock), Rosemary’s Baby (edition of 200) Taxi Driver (edition of 200), and Shoot the Piano Player (edition of 150). All posters are 18×24, cost $40 plus $9 domestic shipping or $15 international shipping. Hit the jump to check out the posters and the purchase link.
Brighton Rock, the debut feature from screenwriter Rowan Joffe, tells the story of Pinkie Brown (Sam Riley), an ambitious young gangster who will stop at nothing to make a name for himself in Britain’s sinister world of organized crime. When Rose (Andrea Riseborough), a naive local waitress, stumbles upon evidence that links Pinkie to a revenge killing, Pinkie uses his cunning and charm to seduce Rose, in an attempt to keep his alibi, but becomes truly intrigued by her.
Set in the picturesque seaside resort of Brighton, England, the film updates Graham Greene’s iconic 1939 novel to 1964, at the height of the Mods and Rockers riots, and gives it a new feel and flare, while remaining true to the story itself. During a recent interview to promote the film’s limited release on August 26th, actor Sam Riley talked about what attracts him to dark characters, how he feels the change in setting to the ‘60s allowed them to explore ideas that the original wasn’t able to, how happy he was to get to wear such great suits, and how working with such a great cast led to him having one of the most pleasurable working experiences he’s ever had. He also talked about the experience of making On The Road (co-starring Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart and Kirsten Dunst), getting himself in shape for the role and working with a dialect coach every day. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
by Ben Garman Posted: November 22nd, 2010 at 7:24 am
The first trailer is online for writer-director Rowan Joffé’s Brighton Rock, the second silver screen adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Graham Greene. Brighton Rock is Joffé’s first feature film as director, although he is already renowned as a screenwriter for 28 Weeks Later and The American, and is said to be a re-imagining of the book rather than a remake of the 1947 film. Brighton Rock depicts the curious relationship between a young British gangster and a tea room waitress who witnessed a crime he committed. Sam Riley, whose last big feature was his breakout role as Ian Curtis in Control, stars as main character, Pinkie, alongside Andrea Riseborough (Made In Dagenham) as his love interest, Rose. Andy Serkis, Helen Mirren and John Hurt also star.
Hit the jump for the trailer. Brighton Rock is to be released in the UK on February 4, 2011, but there’s no word yet on when it opens in the US.
The nominations for this year’s British Independent Film Awards have been announced. Leading the pack with eight nominations is Tom Hooper’s critically acclaimed The King’s Speech. The film has already won the top prize at the Toronto Film Festival and the Hamptons Film Festival. The King’s Speech was nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush), and Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter). With the kind of buzz this film is picking up, don’t be surprised to see these nominations mirrored at the Oscars. For those who don’t know, the film centers on King George VI’s (Firth) struggles to overcome a speech impediment after his unexpected ascension to the throne in 1936.
The horror film Monsters, Mark Romanek’s touching drama Never Let Me Go, the sharp terrorist satire Four Lions, and Matthew Vaughn’s dark superhero comedy Kick-Ass were also nominated for Best British Independent Film. While it wasn’t nominated for the top prize, the The Arbor, which is a biopic of playwright Andrea Dunbar, racked up six nominations. Hit the jump for a list of the nominees. Winners will be announced on December 5th.
As Toronto winds down, that other TIFF, the Tokyo International Film Festival, is prepping for its trip down the red carpet next month. Today, they announced eight new films for the competition section of the festival, including films from Romania, Iran, and Israel. Stand-outs include Beautiful Boy by American first-time writer-director Shawn Ku, which also screened at Toronto, and Rowan Joffe’s UK crime-thriller Brighton Rock. This brings the total to 12 of 15 films for the competition section of the fest; the full list is slated to be announced at the end of the month. The Tokyo International Film Festival kicks off October 23rd. Hit the jump for the full press release and Beautiful Boy trailer.