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Postby Reza » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:27 pm

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Reza wrote:Vanessa Redgrave in Letters to Juliet. She is wonderful in the film.

Oh well....at least I know she's on my list.

If she couldn't get in for Atonement, there was no way this was going to happen.

True.....but she made it onto my list for that too.

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Postby flipp525 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:30 pm

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Reza wrote:Vanessa Redgrave in Letters to Juliet. She is wonderful in the film.

Oh well....at least I know she's on my list.

If she couldn't get in for Atonement, there was no way this was going to happen.
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Postby Reza » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:26 pm

Reza wrote:Vanessa Redgrave in Letters to Juliet. She is wonderful in the film.

Oh well....at least I know she's on my list.

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Postby Sonic Youth » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:53 am

OscarGuy wrote:I am. They've been posted on my site already...at least the ones announced live.

Oh, shit. By all means, erase my Nominations post if you wish.
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Postby OscarGuy » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:52 am

I am. They've been posted on my site already...at least the ones announced live.
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Postby Sonic Youth » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:48 am

Um... I don't think Oscar Guy is here to post the nominations.
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Postby Snick's Guy » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:41 am

One big wish -- Julianne Moore makes it!

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Postby ITALIANO » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:36 am

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ITALIANO wrote:I will see it soon.

Unlike you, little me hasn't got the audacity to forecast what your reaction is going to be. We'll have to wait and see.

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Postby Uri » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:30 am

ITALIANO wrote:I will see it soon.

Unlike you, little me hasn't got the audacity to forecast what your reaction is going to be. We'll have to wait and see.

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Postby Sonic Youth » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:19 am

'Little Fockers' for the win!
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Postby ITALIANO » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:14 am

I will see it soon.

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Postby Reza » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:32 am

ITALIANO wrote:I haven't seen Letters to Juliet yet, but it's true that, even for a non-sentimental like me, Redgrave's relationship with Franco Nero is quite touching. Even more because, honestly, from the beginning these two didn't seem to have anything in common, except maybe their politics - but Nero's communism was more a question of roots (he was born in Italy's most famously "red" area) and social backgound: he was communist like so many other factory workers in Italy are; unlike him, Redgrave came from an intellectual family and from a country where, frankly, being communist was close to heresy. So yes, they were, and are, both on the far left, but for completely different reasons. And what else? She was British, extremely talented, sophisticated, more charismatic than beautiful; he was Latin, not extremely expressive (though time and experience have made him a good actor today), intelligent but in an instinctive, almost rough way, and very, very handsome. An interesting couple and an interesting story.

Marco you should watch this film. Somehow the scenes between both Redgrave and Franco seem as if it's their own life story unfolding. The main plot is uninteresting and the two leads didn't interest me at all. Redgrave obviously took the part because it was set in Italy and her co-star was going to be her husband.

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Postby ITALIANO » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:59 am

I haven't seen Letters to Juliet yet, but it's true that, even for a non-sentimental like me, Redgrave's relationship with Franco Nero is quite touching. Even more because, honestly, from the beginning these two didn't seem to have anything in common, except maybe their politics - but Nero's communism was more a question of roots (he was born in Italy's most famously "red" area) and social backgound: he was communist like so many other factory workers in Italy are; unlike him, Redgrave came from an intellectual family and from a country where, frankly, being communist was close to heresy. So yes, they were, and are, both on the far left, but for completely different reasons. And what else? She was British, extremely talented, sophisticated, more charismatic than beautiful; he was Latin, not extremely expressive (though time and experience have made him a good actor today), intelligent but in an instinctive, almost rough way, and very, very handsome. An interesting couple and an interesting story.

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Postby Reza » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:23 am

Vanessa Redgrave in Letters to Juliet. She is wonderful in the film.

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Postby Uri » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:03 am

Big Magilla wrote:The main romantic triangle involving Amanda Seyfried, Christopher Egan and Gael Garcia Bernal is a bit formulaic, but not uninvolving. It's the subplot, however, that makes it interesting as it echoes Redgrave's real life romance with Franco Nero. Too bad they didn't tell their real life story, which would be even more fascinating.

The two became lovers on the set of Camelot, had a child 40 years ago and stayed together for some years, eventually drifting apart. They were reunited at Natasha Richardson's wedding to Liam Neeson when Natasha asked Franco to give her away. They married a few years ago when Vanessa was 69 and Franco was 65.

I have somewhat of a personal connection to the film in that one of the tourists on my recent trip to Italy had a letter to Juliet she brought from her nine year-old actress/singer granddaughter in Houston wanting to know if the boy she was in a play with was "the one". I read both the letter and the answer from the "friend" of Juliet who responded to her.

I give up and give in. I can't argue with such an astute reasoning. ;).

My wish is for Ruth Seen to be honored for her superb work in Another Year (as well as any kind of recognition for other aspect of this film) but I'll settle for the more (slightly, as it seems) realistically possible nod for Manville.


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