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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-09-08 09:06:07
Actor Eddie Redmayne spent seven months working with a choreographer to prepare for the biggest role of his career, ironically a man whose body is reduced by disease to miniscule movement in his hand and face. That man, British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, is one of the most recognizable figures in the world and landing the role in the film "The Theory of Everything" gave Redmayne "a moment of euphoria followed by a moment of deep fear." Redmayne, a 32-year-old Londoner, says he went "old-school" in his preparation and spent months with the choreographer at clinics with patients of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He took photos of a young Hawking to an expert to study the stages of his decline over 25 years, including the loss of his voice. "I spent six to seven months working with this dancer to embed it my body," Redmayne told Reuters over the weekend ahead of the film's premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival Sunday. By the time shooting started, Redmayne's goal was to have the physical part down so well that he could concentrate just on the emotions. It looks like he pulled it off, judging by Hawking's critique. "He gave Eddie the enormous compliment of saying 'I thought it was me on screen,'" said director James Marsh. "That tells you a lot about Eddie's performance. It passed the biggest test." Variety critic Justin Chang said "Redmayne's performance nails all the outward manifestations without unnecessary exaggeration," and predicted the Focus Features film would fare well critically and commercially when it opens in North America on Nov. 7. 'GOOD OR OTHERWISE' Hawking, now 72, gave his blessing to the film, even though it is based on the memoir of first wife, Jane Hawking, who married the young genius when he was given two years to live. She cared for him and three kids over two decades and supported him in his high-flying career, including the writing of his book "A Brief History of Time" for non-scientists to understand the universe. It has sold over 10 million copies. "It is an unconventional love story," said Redmayne. "It is about young love, passionate love, family love, love of his subject. But it is also about the flaws and cracks in relationships." Jane is played by British actress Felicity Jones over the 25 years of the film, from when she meets the gangly and fun-loving student at Cambridge to when he leaves her for another woman. "People did underestimate Jane and her sheer determination and life force," said Jones. "Even though she was young, she had a very strong sense of herself." The break-up scene may be one of the film's most memorable as a brilliant man struggles to communicate the end with a computerized voice lacking in musicality and a wheelchair that can only get so close. "Even though Stephen is breaking up with Jane, there is a moment when all he can do to comfort her is push his wheelchair to nudge the back of her legs," said Redmayne. Redmayne went to see Hawking right before he went to the screening of the film. "I said 'Stephen, I am very nervous, I hope you enjoy the film, let me know what you think'," Redmayne recounted. "He spent awhile typing out 'I'll let you know what I think, good or otherwise.' I said 'Stephen, if it's otherwise, will you just say 'otherwise'?'" "Fortunately, after the film, he gave us the right to use his (synthesized) voice. We hear his voice and its an iconic voice." More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-08-28 14:09:47
One of Hollywood's most famous couples has finally tied the knot. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got married in France on Saturday, a spokesperson for the couple told the Associated Press. The two actors got engaged in 2012 and have been together since 2005. Pitt and Jolie have six kids. Jolie was previously married to Billy Bob Thornton and Johnny Lee Miller. Pitt was previously married to actress Jennifer Aniston, who he divorced after he grew close to Jolie on the set of their movie "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," according to the Today show. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-08-16 15:44:22
Controversial Egyptian cartoonist Mostafa Hussein died Saturday at the age of 79 after a long battle with cancer, state-owned news agency MENA reported. Hussein's cartoons were regularly published with the state-owned Al-Akhbar newspaper since 1974. Hussein often faced accusations by critics that he was a mouthpiece for the regime, reflecting the regime's agenda through his cartoons. He occupied a number of prominent positions throughout his career, heading Egypt's Caricature Society in 1964, becoming editor-in-chief of Caricature magazine in 1993, and heading the Syndicate of Plastic Artists in 2002. Hussein was also the recipient of a number of state awards. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-08-12 06:12:14
Robin Williams, the versatile actor whose madcap comic style made him one of television and film's biggest stars, was found dead on Monday from an apparent suicide at his home in Northern California. He was 63. The comedian's appeal stretched across generations and genres, from family fare as the voice of Disney's blue Genie in "Aladdin" to his portrayal of a fatherly therapist in the 1997 drama "Good Will Hunting," for which he earned his sole Oscar. But many remembered the master of impressions on Monday for his tender portrayal in "Mrs. Doubtfire", when he played the part of a British nanny whose identity he assumed as a divorced father to be with his children. Williams had been recently suffering from severe depression, his publicist Mara Buxbaum said in a statement, and the actor had repeatedly talked about his past struggles with alcohol. "This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken," Williams' wife Susan Schneider said in a statement. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-08-10 06:01:06
When director Steven Quale began researching tornados for a natural disaster film he turned to YouTube for inspiration from eye witness accounts to convey the real terror and devastation of twisters. "Into the Storm," out in U.S. theaters on Friday, starts with a seemingly average day in the fictional Midwest town of Silverton that quickly changes when a storm system sweeps through, bringing the strongest tornadoes ever seen, including a monster mile-wide twister. "People are always drawn to what frightens them. They're fascinated with the power and the destructive energy that tornadoes or hurricanes or any big natural phenomena have," Quale said. "They want to experience that, but they want to experience it in the safety of a movie theater."  Quale showcases much of the film through the eyes of storm chasers to recreate the horrifying destruction a tornado inflicts. Actors worked on set with 100 mile-per-hour (160 km-per-hour) wind machines with debris thrown into them to replicate the chaos of a tornado and gauge real reactions from the cast. "It is something that feels real, you could be there and it doesn't take you out and suspend disbelief," the director said. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-07-23 12:16:43
Fathers often see their daughters as royalty. But a few months ago, when Emily Heaton said she wanted to be a princess, her father Jeremiah quickly found her a kingdom. Many little girls would have been satisfied with the wooden turrets and ramparts of the castle in the community playground of rural Abingdon, Virginia, where the Heatons live. But Jeremiah was thinking bigger. Last month, he planted a flag in a tiny parcel of uninhabited land on the border between Egypt and Sudan on June 16th, Emily's seventh birthday. The Kingdom of North Sudan was born. "With a child you don't want to ever tell them they can't be something they desire to be, and at age six, her frame of reference for the world was to be a princess," Heaton told AFP."So I told her that she could be." Heaton started researching unassigned territory that he could claim as a kingdom. At first, the search was futile. "Initially I looked at the Antarctic continent, which doesn't have a population... but due to the Antarctic Treaty, there are no new claims that are allowed to be made," he explained. So, his Internet research eventually pointed him in the direction of Bir Tawil, a few hundred square kilometers (miles) of uninhabited desert nestled between Egypt and Sudan, long neglected in border negotiations. It wasn't long before Heaton was on a plane to Africa. "I didn't see the pyramids, I didn't see Luxor, I did not see Alexandria. It was specifically to go to the border area and make the claim on Bir Tawil. I'm probably one of the few people who've been to Egypt and not seen the pyramids!" he said. Heaton says the whole expedition cost under $3,000, and Emily says she has big plans for 'her' territory. "We're going to help kids in Africa that don't have food. We're going to build a garden as big as our land," she says. Heaton envisions an oasis of low-carbon-footprint agriculture funded by donations earned through an eventual KickStarter campaign, and even from supportive foreign governments. But can one man establish a kingdom on foreign soil? Edward Swaine, a professor of law at George Washington University Law School in Washington, says there could be problems. "At a basic level, he has to be correct in asserting that this is unclaimed land... That's not obvious to me that he's correct," Swaine said. "Beyond that, he has to establish effective occupation of this land beyond simply planting a flag or showing up and taking a selfie." Heaton says he is moving towards that goal, with office space in downtown Washington and a phone number already set up. He believes that recognition is a real possibility. "I think that once the Egyptian and Sudanese governments realize that we're going to be a positive force for change in the area... they will realize that it's beneficial to recognize the kingdom of [North] Sudan," he said, adding he hoped to soon enter talks with the two countries. The Egyptian and Sudanese embassies in Washington did not respond to AFP requests for comment. Even if Heaton's claim doesn't quite stand up to legal scrutiny, Swaine says there might at least be some consolation for Emily. "I think any little girl who declares herself to be a princess is such, and that's strictly speaking as a matter of international law," he said, tongue firmly in cheek. How much this will mean for Emily in the future is up for debate, but at least she seems to have received some kudos for it at school. Her friends think her recent ascension to the rank of royalty is "cool," Emily says. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2014-07-20 07:00:20
Universal Pictures said on Friday it has acquired worldwide rights to Angelina Jolie's next film project, "By the Sea," written and to be directed by the actress who will also co-star and co-produce the drama with partner Brad Pitt. It will be Jolie's third directing effort, after Bosnian war drama "In the Land of Blood and Honey," and "Unbroken," the story of Olympic runner and war hero Louis Zamperini, another Universal film that opens in December. "Angelina continues to showcase her extraordinary storytelling abilities in front of and behind the camera and we are thrilled to extend our relationship with her on 'By the Sea'," Universal Pictures Chairwoman Donna Langley said in a statement. The Hollywood power couple known as "Brangelina" last co-starred in 2005's "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," which sparked their relationship. They are raising six children. Universal called "By the Sea" a character-driven drama, but gave no further details. "I am very happy to continue my relationship with Donna and the entire Universal team as I finish 'Unbroken' and begin work on 'By the Sea'," Jolie said in a statement. "They have created a very special place for storytellers, and I look forward to the continued passion and support they have provided to me as a filmmaker." Universal is a division of NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast Corp. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-07-17 09:50:23
A film starring American actor Tom Hanks is expected to feature several scenes shot in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Hurghada, Egyptian tourism ministry announced on Wednesday. Director Tom Tykwer, whose upcoming feature film A Hologram for the King stars Hanks as its main character, plans to shoot several underwater scenes in the coral reefs of Hurghada, according to the ministry statement. A source who has worked on the set of the film so far in various locations says that Hanks may or may not show up in Egypt, as a body double could be used for the underwater shots. The film, based on a 2012 novel by author Dave Eggers, tells the story of a washed-up American salesman who travels to Saudi Arabia in a last-ditch attempt to find a fortune. A Hologram for the King is set to premiere in November 2015. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-07-07 07:00:01
A scenic Chinese location where scenes in Paramount Pictures' "Transformers: Age of Extinction" were filmed, has threatened to sue the film's producers for failing to display its logo on-screen, the China Daily newspaper reported. The product placement complaint was made by the Chongqing Wulong Karst Tourism Group, which operates the Wulong Scenic Area in southwest China. It marks the second dispute the movie has faced in the world's second-largest film market where buoyant box office revenues is drawing Hollywood filmmakers. China Daily quoted Li Chu, a marketing manager for the location, as saying the company was in talks with producer 1905 Internet Technology and Paramount Pictures after they failed to show the area's logo which confused some audiences about where the scenes were shot. Beijing-based 1905 Internet Technology is the movie channel arm of China Central Television. "If we fail to compromise on a proposal that could remedy our loss we will resort to legal procedures," Li said in the newspaper's report on Monday. Officials with Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom, were not immediately available to comment. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-07-02 13:30:25
In an invitation to spread happiness and bringing Egyptians closer, Coca-Cola announced the launch of “Share a Coke” starting the first day of Ramadan. The campaign encourages people to share happiness with each other simply through sharing a Coke; the company announced its selection of 150 of the most common names in Egypt and placed them on all of its different packs. The company itself began the initiative byalso distributing half a million Coke cans to passersby in several of Egyptian governorates in the first days of Ramadan. Ahmed Nazmy, Coca-Cola’s marketing manager for Egypt, Libya, Sudan and Yemen stated, “We always strive to spread happiness amongst Egyptians; we launched this campaign to encourage sharing between Egyptians and to bring them closer through a simple step of sharing a Coke with your friend’s, neighbor’s and even random people’s names on it. We have launched this campaign in several countries such as Australia and United Kingdom, and we decided that Egypt would be one of the first countries in the Middle East that witnesses such an innovative initiative.” He also added that the company wants to thank all its customers and their brand lovers through this campaign by printing their names on the packs. The company will also allocate a number of trucks that are prepared with specialized machines that can print the uncommon or unavailable names for everyone to participate in the campaign and start sharing. More»