Sunday, January 20, 2019

1ST PHOTOS FROM PERIOD SET EUROPEAN MOVIES HENRY JAMES' THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE AND SIN ON FAMOUS MICHELANGELO!

FIRST 'SIN' PHOTO
FROM MICHELANGELO BIOPIC!
It has been a very slow week, so I will entertain you today with two new period set movies, both coming from European studios. Famous Russian director Andrey Konchalovskiy has finished his new historical drama SIN
Michelangelo's famous works include the statue of David and Sistine Chapel frescoes
which depicts the life of famous Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti (Alberto Testone). Shot entirely in Italy, the movie was produced in Rome
The film will find the artist in the most difficult part of his life in which, crushed by the pressure from the powerful people, he wasn't able to fulfil his commitments
and its environs and in Tuscany, including the Carrara quarry where Michelangelo got his marble. Signoria Square in Florence was temporarily covered with sand during filming in order to make the scene more realistic.

'THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE'
BASED ON HENRY JAMES WORK
The other movie today comes from Dutch director Clara van Gool who has decided to adapt Henry James' work THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE. The English language period set drama follows  the story of a man in who's life precisely nothing was to happen! Some of the scenes in the film are depicted through dance!

THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE
arriving into the cinemas in The Netherlands next March,  and based on the novella by Henry James, depicts the enigmatic love story of John Marcher (Dane Hurst) and May Bartram (Sarah Reynolds). Their duet around an ominous secret is captured in a style both physical and poetic. Set in a remote countryside mansion the story stretches over a century, spiralling from the late 19th century of king James to the global present. The movie will air at the very end of this month at Swedish Goteborg movie festival.

8 comments:

  1. "The Beast in the Jungle" looks very arty and high concept, but I'd go see it! And I'd be interested in seeing that Michelangelo one too. When we were in Italy in 2008, we drove from Florence to Carrara just to see where Michelangelo got his marble. It was a great little day trip.

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    1. They even used real stone masons from local towns for the film to achieve the more realistic vibe. Andrei also wanted people with rough faces to depict the extremely rough times they lived, worked and died in.
      And it is interesting that the director of the other film also wanted to achieve authenticity which is why she used dancers in the lead roles instead of actors trained for dancing.

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  2. I barely remember Henry James' novel. It was not so much of an enigmatic love but one of a non-reciprocal relationship. The guy was self-absorbed, unable to reciprocate in his feelings and attitude towards the young woman.

    I intend to view this movie because I feel Reciprocity (or is it Reciprocation?) is a tough issue in our world. I'm reciprocal, as it is an important part in my upbringing, but I'm in the minority; people around me are not.

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    1. I haven't read this one, but as a professor of English literature I had to read some others, and I cannot say I liked them much, sadly. He tends to write very monotonous stories. I think Portrait of a Lady is still the most famous adaptation of his work.

      It is true about reciprocation. I've noticed that people like to talk about themselves a lot but not listen to others doing the same. I have at least three or four friends who are like that. They just shut down when somebody else talks and not them :) It will we be even worse, as millennial are raised to be privileged and to put themselves first in everything.

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  3. I like the sound of Sin, who wouldn't?

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  4. Sin sounds like one I would be interested in seeing, but Debra really has me wanting to make a day trip though Italy looking for marble now.

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    1. I'd rather look for pizza or Italian hunks....

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)