‘VANITY FAIR’ TV SERIES – 7 Episodes
Vanity Fair will air in seven hourlong episodes (IMDB says 8 episodes)
ITV’s new period set series VANITY FAIR published at ‘Radio Times’! We still don’t know when is ITV planning to air the costume drama based on William Thackeray‘s famous novel, whether in Autumn or maybe even during summer. Set in the Napoleonic era it follows the destiny of resourceful Becky Sharp played by Olivia Cooke.
The seven part drama coming from Poldark‘s and Victoria‘s Mammoth Screen, is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, and follows modern heroine Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society. Her story of villainy, crime, merriment, lovemaking, jilting, laughing,
Olivia Cooke the star of Spielberg’s Ready Player One takes the lead
cheating, fighting and dancing, takes her all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes.
A RATHER STELLAR CAST INDEED
Her main love interest daft Captain Rawdon Crawley is played by Tom Bateman with Charlie Rowe as poor soldier George Osborne, Johnny
After airing on ITV in UK, Vanity Fair will air on Amazon too in US
Flynn as Dobbin, Martin Clunes as Sir Pitt Crawley, Frances de La Touras Miss Matilda Crawley, Suranne Jones as snobbish Miss Pinkerton and
The saga is based on William Thackeray’s classic novel
Michael Palin as Thackeray himself. Claudia Jessie will play Becky’s confidante Amelia Sedley, with Simon Russell Beale and Claire Skinneras her parents, and David Fynn as her brother Joss.
Based on the novel by Charles Frazier, Anthony Minghella’s star-studded Cold Mountain is a sweeping tale set in the final days of the American Civil War. Jude Law stars as Inman, a young soldier who, despite an injury, is struggling to make his way home to Cold Mountain, NC, where his beloved Ada (Nicole Kidman) awaits. In Inman’s absence, Ada befriends Ruby (Renée Zellweger), who helps her keep up her late father’s farm. Meanwhile, in his travels, Inman encounters a menagerie of interesting folks. Also starring Natalie Portman, Giovanni Ribisi, Donald Sutherland, and Philip Seymore Hoffman, Cold Mountain features original music by Jack White of the White Stripes. Synopsis by Matthew Tobey
Cold Mountain (2003)
154 min. – Adventure | Drama | History
T Bone Burnett (compilation producer)
AARP Movies for Grownups Awards
Although, this 12 episode epic mini series does not show a USA or UK date of release, this trailer is in English. One hopes it comes our way. Already playing in Russia and the Ukraine
This one has already aired in motherland Russian earlier this year, and is currently airing over in Ukraine. MATA HARI is a 12 episode period set drama with an international cast that includes Vahina Giocante, Oisin Stack, Rutger Hauer, Gerard Depardieu, John Corbett, Rade Serbedzija, Christopher Lambert, Pasha Sol, Alexey Guskov and Svetlana Hodchenkova!
LOVE AND SURVIVAL
|The name Matahari means ‘eye of the day’ in Indonesian and Malay|
In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man’s Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood. This film dramatizes one such section as the French, Scottish and German sides partake in the unique event, even though they are aware that their superiors will not tolerate its occurrence.
– Written by Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
Based on true events
Cowriter and director George Clooney adapts author Robert M. Edsel’s book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History to tell the incredible true story of the seven art historians and museum curators who went behind enemy lines during World War II on a mission to recover some of the world’s greatest works of art. As the Third Reich begins to topple, the German army receives explicit orders to destroy every work of art in their possession. Determined to prevent 1000 years of culture from going up in flames, American president Franklin D. Roosevelt assembles an unlikely task force comprised entirely of art experts to enter Germany, recover the works of art, and ensure they are returned to their rightful owners. With little knowledge of modern weapons or warfare tactics, the ragtag squadron successfully makes their way into enemy territory before realizing they’ve got their work cut out for them. Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, and Jean Dujardin star.