‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’: Following ‘Finding Neverland’ on highway to Oscar
October 12, 2017 - Finding Carter
“Goodbye Christoper Robin” tells a story behind a origination of one of a many dear characters in children’s literature, Winnie a Pooh. Rising Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson portrays author A.A. Milne, Aussie import Margot Robbie is his elegant mother Daphne de Sélincourt and Will Tilston is their son, Christopher Robin, who has celebrity bearing on him when he is featured in a bestselling books. This Fox Searchlight Pictures recover is out stateside on Oct. 10 .
Simon Curtis‘ film is suggestive of Marc Forster‘s 2004 Oscar contender “Finding Neverland,” that recounted a origination of Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. Both films revolve around an author and his attribute with a immature boy, who inspires him to write his career-defining work during low indicate in his life.
“Finding Neverland” reaped 7 Oscars, including Best Picture, and won for Best Score. A duration square like “Finding Christopher Robin,” it also contended for both dress and prolongation pattern as good as blending screenplay and film editing. And Johnny Depp, who portrayed Barrie, warranted a Best Actor bid.
Gleeson could good find himself in row as well. As with Depp, he transforms himself into an upper-crust Englishman who represses many of his emotions. He featured in dual new Oscar Best Picture nominees (“Brooklyn,” “The Revenant”) as good as a blockbuster “Harry Potter” and “Star Wars” franchises. That prohibited strain is suggestive of that of Tom Hardy, his co-star in “The Revenant” who netted his initial Oscar bid for that film.
BAFTA-nominated author Frank Cottrell Boyce (“Hillary and Jackie”) and Simon Vaughan tell a fascinating story of Milne, a WWI maestro struggling with PTSD, who creates a many distinguished escapist transport of his time to understanding with his possess difficulties. While he rises to good heights, his son suffers from his possess newfound fame.
“Goodbye Christopher Robin” is set essentially in a panorama of midst 20th century England, that affords Emmy-winning prolongation engineer David Roger (“Great Expectations”) a possibility to reconstruct some pleasing interiors. Likewise, Emmy-winning cinematographer Ben Smithard (“Cranford”) frames some overwhelming shots of a unconditional landscapes. Another Emmy winner, Odile Dicks-Mireaux (“The Lost Prince”), has fashioned a arrange of smart, stylish duration garments that mostly interest to Oscar voters. And a evocative measure by Oscar hopeful Carter Burwell (“Carol”) is also a clever contender.
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