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The Goldfinch (2019, D: Crowley) S: Elgort, Kidman, Wolfhard, Barnard, Fegley, Paulson, Wright, Wilson

Old 05-29-19, 11:23 AM
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The Goldfinch (2019, D: Crowley) S: Elgort, Kidman, Wolfhard, Barnard, Fegley, Paulson, Wright, Wilson





From Warner Bros. Pictures and Amazon Studios, “The Goldfinch” is the film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s globally acclaimed best-selling novel, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.

Directed by BAFTA Award winner John Crowley (“Brooklyn”), the film features a multigenerational cast led by Ansel Elgort (“Baby Driver”) as Theo Decker and Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Big Little Lies”) as Mrs. Barbour.

Theodore “Theo” Decker was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day...a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch. The Goldfinch.

“The Goldfinch” is produced by Nina Jacobson (“The HungerGames” films, “American Crime Story”) and Brad Simpson (“World War Z,” “American Crime Story”). Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda, Kevin McCormick, Sue Kroll and Courtenay Valenti are the executive producers. The screenplay is by Oscar nominee Peter Straughan (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”), based on the novel by Donna Tartt, which spent 30 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list.

The film also stars Oakes Fegley (“Pete’s Dragon”) as Young Theo, Aneurin Barnard (“Dunkirk”) as Boris, Finn Wolfhard (“Stranger Things,” “It”) as Young Boris, with Sarah Paulson (“The Post,” “American Crime Story”) as Xandra, Luke Wilson (“The Royal Tenenbaums”) as Larry, and Jeffrey Wright (“The Hunger Games” films) as Hobie. Rounding out the main ensemble cast are Ashleigh Cummings (“Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries”) as Pippa, Willa Fitzgerald (“Little Women”) as Kitsey Barbour, Aimee Laurence (“Chicago P.D.”) as Young Pippa, Denis O’Hare (“American Horror Story”) as Lucius Reeve, and Boyd Gaines (2014’s “Driving Miss Daisy”) as Mr. Barbour.

The behind-the-scenes creative team included Oscar-winning director of photography Roger Deakins (“Blade Runner 2049”), Oscar-nominated production designer K.K. Barrett (“Her”), editor Kelley Dixon (“Breaking Bad”), and costume designer Kasia Walicka Maimone (“Bridge of Spies”). The music is by Trevor Gureckis (“Bloodline”).
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Been seeing the new trailer a lot lately when I go to the theatre. Neither have really done much for me, though I like the use of The National in this one.

Has anyone read the book?

The movie premieres at TIFF on Sunday, so should have some reviews in from that before the release next week.
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I actually think the novel is one of the most overrated pieces of literature this decade. But oh well.
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I wondered if this was based on the book.

Always figured that Tartt's The Secret History would be made first; it would probably be a better movie.
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Reviews from TIFF currently at 33%: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_goldfinch

I guess I will be waiting for this one to just premiere on Amazon instead.
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I got a Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close vibe from the trailer. Looks like that was pretty spot on. Easy pass. Surprising given the talent involved.
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Originally Posted by starseed1981 View Post
I actually think the novel is one of the most overrated pieces of literature this decade. But oh well.
Dang, I was thinking about picking it up today...
The trailer impresses.
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Re: The Goldfinch (2019, D: Crowley) S: Elgort, Kidman, Wolfhard, Barnard, Fegley, Paulson, Wright, Wilso

Originally Posted by starseed1981 View Post
I actually think the novel is one of the most overrated pieces of literature this decade. But oh well.
I haven't read the book, but from what I hear it's pretty cliched - I think it's gotten kudos mostly for the writing style, as opposed to the actual story being told.
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