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2 hours ago, UMO1982 said:

Didn't they just make this film in 2016? Or is it a different lighthouse story?

As far as I can tell, it's an original story directed, produced and co-written by Robert Eggers, who received acclaim for his 2015 thriller "The Witch."  It was his feature film debut.                                                        

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Well, it appears that both movies were based on a true incident in Wales in the early 19th century. But Eggers and his brother/co-writer Max changed the story and the setting to a New England island in the late 19th century. Still, it wouldn't surprise me if the siblings are contenders for Best Original Screenplay Oscars.

Thanks for the info! 

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Greta Gerwig and Jane Campion — the fifth and second women nominated for Best Director — present the honorary Oscar to Lina Wertmüller.
Campion on the history of women in the Best Director category: “It’s a short history. More of a haiku.”
11:25 PM · Oct 27, 2019·Twitter for iPhone
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Davis, talking about how terribly women are depicted in media, notes Hollywood’s reputation as hyper-liberal. “If we’re supposed to be a bunch of gender fluid, intersectional feminists, then by god let’s do it right!” 
10:33 PM · Oct 27, 2019·Twitter for iPhone
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17 hours ago, jakeem said:

Box office: Benedict Cumberbatch's long-delayed historical drama 'The Current War' opens to a forgettable $2.7 million

I saw the film the other day with some family. Besides us, there were only four other patrons in the theater!

Not a great film, but not a bad one, either. The costumes and sets are beautiful. I wonder if it's Harvey *** 's name

that's keeping folks away.

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1 hour ago, sagebrush said:

I saw the film the other day with some family. Besides us, there were only four other patrons in the theater!

Not a great film, but not a bad one, either. The costumes and sets are beautiful. I wonder if it's Harvey *** 's name

that's keeping folks away.

"The Current War" likely was a hard-sell movie from the beginning. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon ("Me and Earl and the Dying Girl"), the film recounts the story of how electricity proponents Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch, pictured below) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) competed to determine whose system would provide power for the world.

It probably didn't help that the weekend featured a rare convergence of all four major professional sports -- Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League.

I doubt that many people knew the film was a Weinstein production.

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At first glance, #TheLighthouse seems like a far cry from #TheWitch. But upon closer inspection, Robert Eggers' films may have more in common than one initially thought
11:53 AM · Oct 29, 2019·SocialFlow
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"The Personal History of David Copperfield" -- a comedy/drama based on the classic 19th-century novel "David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens -- has received 11 nominations for British Independent Film Awards. It is one of five pictures nominated for Best British Independent Film. 

Directed by the highly regarded Scottish-born filmmaker Armando Iannucci, the screen adaption features the British actors Dev Patel (pictured below, a Best Actor nominee) and Jairaj Varsani as the respective older and younger versions of the title character.

Among the picture's other stars: Tilda Swinton (nominated for Best Supporting Actress), Hugh Laurie (nominated for Best Supporting Actor), Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw and Gwendoline Christie.

Iannucci, who also co-wrote and co-produced the film, created the award-winning HBO comedy series "Veep" (2012-2019). His other feature films include the politically oriented titles "In the Loop" (2009) and "The Death of Stalin" (2017). 

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The 29-year-old Irish singer and screen star Jessie Buckley (pictured below), who won last year's BIFA award for Most Promising Newcomer in the psychological thriller "Beast," received a 2019 Best Actress nod for her performance in the musical drama "Wild Rose." Directed by Tom Harper, the film about a country singer from Glasgow also received nine other BIFA nominations -- including Best British Independent Film. Among Buckley's competitors in the Best Actress category is America's Renee Zellweger, who portrays the great singer and film icon Judy Garland (1922-1969) in "Judy."

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The British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor received two nominations for his directorial debut "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind": Best Supporting Actor and The Douglas Hickox Award for first-time directing. The film, based on Malawian William Kamkwamba's memoir about creating a wind turbine from scratch as a teen, is now available for streaming on Netflix.

Asif Kapadia's documentary "Diego Maradona" -- the story of Argentina's great soccer star who just turned 59  -- earned five nominations, including Best Director and Best Documentary. It is currently showing on HBO.

The awards will be presented in London on Sunday, December 1, 2019.

Here are the nominations for the annual British Independent Film Awards:

Best British Independent Film
"For Sama"
"The Personal History Of David Copperfield"
"The Souvenir"
"Wild Rose"

Best Director
Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts, "For Sama"
Oliver Hermanus, "Moffie"
Joanna Hogg, "The Souvenir"
Mark Jenkin, "Bait"
Asif Kapadia, "Diego Maradona"

Best Actress
Jessie Buckley, "Wild Rose"
Holliday Grainger, "Animals"
Sally Hawkins, "Eternal Beauty"
Vicky Knight, "Dirty God"
Renee Zellweger, "Judy"

Best Actor
Sam Adewumni, "The Last Tree"
Tom Burke, "The Souvenir"
Kris Hitchen, "Sorry We Missed You"
Josh O'Connor, "Only You"
Dev Patel, "The Personal History Of David Copperfield"

Best Screenplay
Joanna Hogg, "The Souvenir"
Armando Iannucci, Simon Blackwell "The Personal History Of David Copperfield"
Paul Laverty, "Sorry We Missed You"
Peter Strickland, "In Fabric"
Nicole Taylor, "Wild Rose"

Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Barden, "Scarborough"
Ruthxjiah Bellenea, "The Last Tree"
Elizabeth Debicki, "Vita & Virginia"
Tilda Swinton, "The Personal History Of David Copperfield"
Dame Julie Walters, "Wild Rose"

Best Supporting Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind"
Hugh Laurie, "The Personal History Of David Copperfield"
Edlison Manuel, Olbera Núñez, "Yuli – The Carlos Acosta Story"
Peter Mullan, "The Vanishing"
Bluey Robinson, "Dirty God"

The Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director)
Will Becher, Richard Phelan, "A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon"
Fyzal Boulifa, "Lynn + Lucy"
Ninian Doff, "Boyz In The Wood"
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind"
Harry Wootliff, "Only You"

Breakthrough Producer
Finn Bruce, "Tucked"
Kate Byers, Linn Waite, "Bait"
Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor, "Blue Story" [Also Produced By Damian Jones]
Becky Read, "Three Identical Strangers" [Also Produced By Grace Hughes-Hallett]
Jack Sidey, "Moffie" [Also Produced By Eric Abraham]

Debut Screenwriter
Kieran Hurley, "Beats"
Lisa Owens, "Days Of The Bagnold Summer"
Nicole Taylor, "Wild Rose"
Emma Jane Unsworth, "Animals"
Harry Wootliff, "Only You"

Most Promising Newcomer
Sam Adewumni, "The Last Tree"
Vicky Knight, "Dirty God"
Lorn Macdonald, "Beats"
Roxanne Scrimshaw, "Lynn + Lucy"
Honor Swinton Byrne, "The Souvenir"

Best Documentary
"Coup 53," Taghi Amirani, Walter Murch, Paul Zaentz
"Diego Maradona," Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees, Paul Martin
"For Sama," Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts
"Seahorse," Jeanie Finlay, Andrea Cornwell
"Tell Me Who I Am," Ed Perkins, Simon Chinn

The Raindance Discovery Award
"A Bump Along The Way," Shelly Love
"Children Of The Snow Land," Zara Balfour, Marcus Stephenson, Mark Hakansson
"Here For Life," Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Adrian Jackson, James Lingwood, Michael Morris, Cressida Day
"Muscle," Gerard Johnson, Matthew James Wilkinson, Richard Wylie, Ed Barratt
The Street, Zed Nelson

Best International Independent Film
"Ash Is Purest White"
"Marriage Story"
"Portrait Of A Lady On Fire"

Best Casting
Shaheen Baig, "In Fabric"
Shaheen Baig, Aisha Bywaters, "The Last Tree"
Kahleen Crawford, Caroline Stewart, "Only You"
Kahleen Crawford, "Wild Rose"
Sarah Crowe, "The Personal History Of David Copperfield"

Best Cinematography
Ole Bratt Birkeland, "Judy"
Benjamin Kracun, "Beats"
Zac Nicholson, "The Personal History Of David Copperfield"
Jamie D Ramsay, "Moffie"
Ari Wegner, "In Fabric"

Best Costume Design
Suzie Harman, Robert Worley, "The Personal History Of David Copperfield"
Anna Mary Scott Robbins, "Wild Rose"
Grace Snell, "The Souvenir"
Jany Temime, "Judy"
Jo Thompson, "In Fabric"

Best Editing
Mick Audsley, Peter Lambert, "The Personal History Of David Copperfield"
Mark Jenkin, "Bait"
Chris King, "Diego Maradona"
Chloe Lambourne, Simon Mcmahon, "For Sama"
Helle Le Fevre, "The Souvenir"

Best Effects
Howard Jones, "A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon"
Paul Mann, "In Fabric"
Andy Quinn, "The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind"

Best Make Up & Hair Design
Morten Jacobsen, Rogier Samuels, Lindelotte Van Der Meer, "Dirty God"
Karen Hartley-Thomas, "The Personal History Of David Copperfield"
Emma Scott, "In Fabric"
Jody Williams, "Wild Rose"
Jeremy Woodhead, "Judy"

Best Music
Jack Arnold, "Wild Rose"
Cavern Of Anti-Matter, "In Fabric"
Nainita Desai, "For Sama"
Antonio Pinto, "Diego Maradona"
JD Twitch, Penelope Trappes, Stephen Hindman, "Beats"

Best Production Design
Cristina Casali, "The Personal History Of David Copperfield"
Stéphane Collonge, "The Souvenir"
Kave Quinn, "Judy"
Anne Seibel, "The White Crow"
Paki_Smith, "In Fabric"

Best Sound
Anna My Bertmark, Jonathan Seale, Jules Woods, "Gwen"
David Bowtle-Mcmillan, Joakim Sundström, Robert Farr, "Beats"
Stephen Griffiths, Tim Cavagin, Max Walsh, Andy Shelley, "Diego Maradona"
Lee Walpole, Colin Nicholson, Stuart Hilliker, "Wild Rose"
Martin Pavey, "In Fabric"

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On 10/27/2019 at 11:48 AM, sewhite2000 said:

Hustlers for Best Picture? I actually saw that one, and ... meh.

I haven't seen it, but if it does get in for Best Picture, a nomination that is, it will probably be most aided by the fact that its a hit (and also that Jennifer Lopez will undoubtedly be nominated in supporting actress, even though its equally clear that Laura Dern will end up with the Oscar, filling the veteran, Industry darling, power player [she is very influential in the Academy] and never-winner ticket all at the same time). I kind of feel that the Oscars are drifting out of their independent phase that they were in since the 90s and are switching back to these big splashy productions. I have a hunch that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is going to be the winning film this year.

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Well, these things are cyclical, I guess. I remember reading once after Marty won Best Picture, all the nominees in that category next year were mega-epics in Technicolor, almost in direct opposition to it: 80 DaysTen CommandmentsKing & IGiantFriendly Persuasion.

I don't even know what Laura Dern wold be up for, though I don't generally pay attention to what movies haven't been released yet (unless I've been bombarded with trailers).

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