Het verhaal over de vriendschap tussen uitgever Max Perkins en literaire grootheid Thomas Wolfe tijdens de jaren dertig van de twintigste eeuw.
Title
Genius
Director
Michael Grandage
Based on the work of
A.Scott Berg
Actor
Colin Firth Jude Law Nicole Kidman Laura Linney
Composer
Adam Cork
Language
English
Publisher
Paradiso, © 2016
1 dvd-video
Recording date
2016
Playing time
104 min.
Note
Engels gesproken, Nederlands ondertiteld
EAN
5414937033362

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Reviews

Debuutfilm (2016) van Michael Grandage, die eerder prijzen won als theaterregisseur. De film, gebaseerd op het boek ‘Max Perkins: editor of genius’ (1978) van A. Scott Berg, speelt in New York van 1929 en vertelt het waargebeurde verhaal van de turbulente vriendschap tussen de schrijver Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law) en de beroemde uitgever Maxwell Perkins (Colin Firth). De vriendschap ontstaat als Wolfe’s roman 'Look homeward, angel' dat al door een aantal uitgevers is afgewezen, bij Perkins’ uitgeverij Charles Scribner’s Sons terechtkomt en zij samen vele pagina’s teveel aan materiaal moeten schrappen. A.O. Scott (New York Times 9-6-’16) schrijft: ‘It’s dispiriting to see a movie about interesting real-life characters reduce them to clichés, making them less vivid, less fascinating, less charismatic than they must have been.’ Scott geeft 3 sterren. Maaike Tol (cinemagazine.nl) geeft 2,5 ster: ‘Zoals altijd is het Firths ingetogen spel dat de show steelt. Zelfs naast de druk geanimeerde Law…Read more

About Michael Grandage

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Michael Grandage CBE (born 2 May 1962) is a British theatre director and producer. At the end of 2011, he set up the Michael Grandage Company and appointed himself Artistic Director. From 2002 to 2012 he was Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse in London.

Early years

Grandage was born in Yorkshire, England, and raised in Penzance, Cornwall, where his parents ran a family business. He was educated at the Humphry Davy Grammar School before training as an actor at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama through 1984. He spent twelve years working as an actor for companies such as the Royal Exchange and the Royal Shakespeare Company and was also a member of National Youth Theatre before turning to directing. He made his directorial debut in 1996 with a production of Arthur Miller's The Last Yankee at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester. In 1998 he was invited by Sheffield Theatres to di…Read more on Wikipedia

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