Ho visto Big Fish in DVD.
Un giovane torna a casa dopo alcuni anni d'assenza, per rivedere il padre che sta morendo di cancro. Avendolo conosciuto solo attraverso le surreali storie che era solito raccontargli, farà di tutto per cercare di capire chi fosse davvero.
Film tenero e toccante, conferma che Tim Burton le favole - in tutte le salse - le sa fare. Funziona bene anche la parte divertente, e le "storie" sono davvero tali e riescono sempre a farti sgranare gli occhi, lasciando quella strana sensazione di gustosa sorpresa.
Eccellenti tutti gli attori, anche se Ewan McGregor continua a dirmi il giusto...
Big Fish (2003)
Regista: Tim Burton
Scrittore: Daniel Wallace, John August
Genere: Drama, Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure
Valutazione: 8.1/10 (40983 voti) [#162 nella top250]
Durata: 125 min
- Ewan McGregor .... Ed Bloom (Young)
- Albert Finney .... Ed Bloom (Senior)
- Billy Crudup .... Will Bloom
- Jessica Lange .... Sandra Bloom (Senior)
- Helena Bonham Carter .... Jenny The Witch (Young & Senior)
- Alison Lohman .... Sandra Bloom (Young)
- Robert Guillaume .... Dr. Bennett (Senior)
- Marion Cotillard .... Josephine
- Matthew McGrory .... Karl the Giant
- David Denman .... Don Price (Age 18-22)
The story revolves around a dying father and his son, who is trying to learn more about his dad by piecing together the stories he has gathered over the years. The son winds up re-creating his father's elusive life in a series of legends and myths inspired by the few facts he knows. Through these tales, the son begins to understand his father's great feats and his great failings.
Trivia random: The scenes at Auburn were originally supposed to be shot on location on the campus of Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, but the school officials asked for script approval and the production didn't have time to wait so they filmed the scenes at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama instead.
Nome di battesimo: McGregor, Ewan Gordon
Data di nascita: 31 March 1971
Altezza: 5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Coniuge: Eve Mavrakis::(22 July 1995 - present) 2 children
- Gnomeo and Juliet (2008) .... Gnomeo (voice) [attore]
- Miss Potter (2007) .... Norman [attore]
- Flora Plum (2006) .... [attore]
- The Great Pretender (2006) .... Leslie Grangely/Bonnie Prince Charlie [attore]
- Scenes of a Sexual Nature (2006) .... Billy [attore]
- Stormbreaker (2006) .... Ian Rider [attore]
- The Island (2005) .... Lincoln Six Echo/Tom Lincoln [attore]
- Robots (2005) .... Rodney Copperbottom (voice) [attore]
- Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) .... Obi-Wan Kenobi [attore]
- Stay (2005/I) .... Sam Foster [attore]
Ewan Gordon McGregor was born 31 March 1971 in Crieff, Scotland. At 16, he left Crieff and Morrison Academy to join the Perth Repertory Theatre. His parents encouraged him to leave school and pursue his acting goals rather than be unhappy. McGregor studied drama for a year at Kirkcaldly in Fife, then enrolled at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama for a three-year course. He left right before graduating after snagging the role of Private Mick Hopper in Dennis Potter's 1993 six-part Channel 4 series _Lipstick on Your Collar (1993) (TV)_ . His first notable role was that of Alex Law in Shallow Grave (1994), directed by Danny Boyle, written by John Hodge and produced by Andrew MacDonald. This was followed by The Pillow Book (1996) and Trainspotting (1996), the latter of which brought him to the public's attention. He is now one of the most critically acclaimed actors of his generation, and portrays Obi-wan Kenobi in the first three Star Wars episodes. McGregor is married to French production designer Eve Mavrakis, whom he met while working on the TV show _"Kavanagh QC" (1994)_ . They married in France in the summer of 1995 and have two daughters, Clara Mathilde and Esther Rose. McGregor has formed a production company with friends Jonny Lee Miller, Sean Pertwee, Jude Law and Sadie Frost. Called Natural Nylon, they hope it will make innovative films that do not conform to Hollywood standards.
Trivia random: Was originally up for the lead role in The Beach (2000), which would have reunited him with director Danny Boyle and screenwriter John Hodge who collaborated with McGregor on Shallow Grave (1994), Trainspotting (1996) and A Life Less Ordinary (1997). The role went to Leonardo DiCaprio. While McGregor blames studio influence for the casting descision he has not spoken to either Boyle nor Hodge since.
Citazione random: "Movies are so draining. They pull away from the actor, but theater just fills you up. I needed my fix."
Burton, Tim (I)
Nome di battesimo: Burton, Timothy William
Data di nascita: 25 August 1958
Altezza: 5' 11½" (1.82 m)
Coniuge: Lena Gieseke::(24 February 1989 - 31 December 1991) (divorced)
- 9 (2007) .... (producer) [produttore]
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) .... [regista]
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005/II) (VG) .... (extra special thanks) [misc]
- Corpse Bride (2005) .... (producer) [produttore]
- Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Dark Side of the Knight (2005) (V) .... (archive source) [misc]
- Big Fish (2003) .... [regista]
- Planet of the Apes (2001) .... [regista]
- Lost in Oz (2000) (TV) .... (executive producer) [produttore]
- The World of Stainboy (2000) .... (producer) [produttore]
- Sleepy Hollow (1999) .... [regista]
Tim Burton was raised in Burbank, California. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons and watching old movies (he was especially fond of films with Vincent Price). When he was in the ninth grade, his artistic talent was recognized by a local garbage company when he won a prize for an anti-litter poster he designed. The company placed this poster on all of their garbage trucks for a year. After graduation from high school, he attended California Institute of the Arts. Like so many others who graduated from that school, Burton's first job was as an animator for Disney. He worked on such films as The Fox and the Hound (1981) and The Black Cauldron (1985), but had some creative differences from that of his colleagues. Nevertheless, Disney recognized his talent, and gave him the green light to make Vincent (1982), an animated short about a boy who wanted to be just like Vincent Price. Narrated by Price himself, the short was a critical success and won several awards. Burton made a few other short films, including his first live-action film, Frankenweenie (1984). A half-hour long twist on the tale of Frankenstein, it was deemed inappropriate for children and wasn't released. But actor Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman) saw Frankenweenie (1984), and believed that Burton would be the right man to direct him in his first full-length feature film, Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985). The film was a surprise success, and Burton instantly became popular. However, many of the scripts that were offered to him after this were essentially just spin-offs of the film, and Burton wanted to do something new. For three years, he made no more films, until he was presented with the script for Beetle Juice (1988). The script was wild and wasn't really about anything, but was filled with such artistic and quirky opportunities, Burton couldn't say no. Beetle Juice (1988) was another big hit, and Burton's name in Hollywood was solidified. It was also his first film with actor Michael Keaton. Warner Bros. then entrusted him with Batman (1989), a film based on the immensely popular comic book series of the same name. Starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson, the film was the most financially successful film of the year and Burton's biggest box-office hit to date. Due to the fantastic success of his first three films, he was given the green light to make his next film, any kind of film he wanted. That film was Edward Scissorhands (1990), one of his most emotional, esteemed and artistic films to date. Edward Scissorhands (1990) was also Burton's first film with actor Johnny Depp. Burton's next film was Batman Returns (1992), and was darker and quirkier than the first one, and, while by no means a financial flop, many people felt somewhat disappointed by it. While working on Batman Returns (1992), he also produced the popular The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), directed by former fellow Disney Animator Henry Selick. Burton reunited with Johnny Depp on the film Ed Wood (1994), a film showered with critical acclaim, Martin Landau won an academy award for his performance in it, and it is very popular now, but flopped during its initial release. Burton's subsequent film, Mars Attacks! (1996), had much more vibrant colors than his other films. Despite being directed by Burton and featuring all-star actors including Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Pierce Brosnan and Michael J. Fox, it received mediocre reviews and wasn't immensely popular at the box office, either. Burton returned to his darker and more artistic form with the film Sleepy Hollow (1999), starring Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci and Casper Van Dien. The film was praised for its art direction and was financially successful, redeeming Burton of the disappointment many had felt by Mars Attacks! (1996). His next film was Planet of the Apes (2001), a remake of the classic of the same name. The film was panned by many critics but was still financially successful. While on the set of Planet of the Apes (2001), Burton met Helena Bonham Carter, to whom he is now currently engaged and has a son with. Afterwards, Burton directed the film Big Fish (2003) - a much more conventional film than most of his others, it received a good deal of critical praise, although it disappointed some of his long-time fans who preferred the quirkiness of his other, earlier films. Despite the fluctuations in his career, Burton proved himself to be one of the most popular directors of the late 20th century. And as of this writing, he is currently signed on to direct Johnny Depp once again, this time in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), a film that promises to be just as quirky as anything he's ever done.
Trivia random: He has an interest in clowns, and his films will often include them or make reference to them.
Citazione random: "Anybody who knows me knows I would never read a comic book. And I certainly would never read anything written by Kevin Smith."