Friday, March 29, 2013

The Hours



2002 American/British Feature

Cast: Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Toni Collette, Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels, Stephen Dillane, Allison Janney, John C. Reilly and Miranda Richardson
Director: Stephen Daldry
Writer: David Hare, based on the novel by Michael Cunningham

Synopsis:
The lives of three women of different generations are interconnected by the novel Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 81% / Audience: 82%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 81% / Audience: 8.6%
  • OMG rating: 5/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • AFI Award for Movies of the Year.
  • Academy Award for Best Actress (Kidman); also nominated for Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Harris), Supporting Actress (Moore), Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design, Original Score and Film Editing.
  • BAFTA Awards for Best Actress (Kidman) and Film Music; also nominated for Best Film, British Film, Director, Actress (Streep), Supporting Actor (Harris), Supporting Actress (Moore), Adapted Screenplay, Editing and Makeup & Hair.
  • Berlin International Film Festival Silver Berlin Bear Award for Best Actress (Kidman, Moore and Streep) and Jury Award.
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nominations for Best Picture, Actress (Kidman), Acting Ensemble and Composer.
  • Casting Society of America Award for Best Casting for Feature Film, Drama.
  • Directors Guild of America nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures.
  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film - Wide Release.
  • Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Actress - Drama (Kidman); also nominated for Director, Actress - Drama (Streep), Supporting Actor (Harris), Screenplay and Original Score.
  • L.A. Outfest Award for Best Actress (Streep).
  • London Critics Circle Film Award for British Screenwriter of the Year.
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award Award for Best Actress (Moore).
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Film.
  • Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Actress (Kidman), Supporting Actor (Harris), Supporting Actress (Moore) and Cast.
  • USC Scripter Award.
  • Writers Guild of America for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Notes/Trivia:
  • The Hours was Virginia Woolf's original title for Mrs Dalloway.
  • Michael Cunningham's novel The Hours won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Cunningham has a cameo in the film as a man outside the flower shop. Meryl Streep is actually mentioned in the novel.
  • Casting Call: Betsy Blair, Zeljko Ivanek, Gwyneth Paltrow and Emily Watson.
  • To make her look like Virginia Woolf, Nicole Kidman wore a prosthetic nose. The Academy's Makeup branch disqualified the film from the Oscar because digital touch-ups were done on close-ups of Kidman. At the 2003 Academy Awards ceremony, Denzel Washington said as he announced the winner for Best Actress, "... and the winner, by a nose, is Nicole Kidman".

Related Movies:
  • Mrs Dalloway was adapted for the screen in 1997 and starred Vanessa Redgrave in the title role. Actress Eileen Atkins, who played Barbara in The Hours, wrote the screenplay.

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