Saturday, August 9, 2008

Movie Synopsis- Changeling ( The Exchange ? )

Changeling- 140 minutes. Rated R for violence, disturbing content and language. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Main cast: Starring Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Amy Ryan, Colm Feore and Jason Butler Harner. Script from J. Michael Straczynski ( Babylon 5 ), Cinematography from long time Eastwood lenser Tom Stern and editing by Joel Cox, another Eastwood regular. Score by Eastwood himself.

Changeling is a period thriller, that is set in the 1920's, and is based on a true story. When the young son of Christine Collins ( Jolie ) disappears and he considered as kidnapped, then is later found and returned to her by corrupt police, she fears and suspects the child is not her real son. The poilce are as said before corrupt, and Christine becomes villified by them when she raises a fuss about this " other " child and they attempt to claim her mentally ill and commit her, as she tries to confront police and authorties to find the real truth to her situation.
Positive reviews at Cannes Film Festival about the movie and Jolie's performance, where I read more than a few people say it's the finest so far in her career.

Release date will be the end of October, with it being released in limited form in the middle of that month.


Dan Dassow said...

Eastwood's 'Changeling' sets a date
Universal drama starring Jolie due Oct. 24
Posted: Mon., Jun. 9, 2008, 3:30pm PT

Universal will release Clint Eastwood's period drama "Changeling," starring Angelina Jolie, on Oct. 24 in a limited run before going wide one week later [Oct 31].

"Changeling" made its world premiere at the recently [May 20] wrapped Cannes Film Festival, where it was in competition.

At Cannes, the French title of the film was "The Exchange," prompting
speculation that U [Universal] might change the title domestically, but studio and Eastwood are sticking with the original name.

A one minute clip from the film has been available since the premiere of Changeling at the Cannes Film Festival. See the L'ECHANGE (CHANGELING)
for pictures, video and audio.

The Wikipedia article on Changeling (
contains spoilers but also includes an interesting summary of the articles written about Changeling. Changeling is based upon the tragic events surrounding
the Wineville Chicken Murders. The Wikipedia article on the Wineville Chicken Murders provides a summary of the case.

James Jeffrey Paul, a freelance writer in Raleigh, North Carolina has researched and worked on a biography of Gordon Stewart Northcott, the serial killer and
pedophile who appears in Changeling. The book is titled "Nothing Is Strange with
You: The Life and Crimes of Gordon Stewart Northcott" and will be published sometime in early October.

moviefreak said...

Thanks for weighing in a adding content. I did see those articles. I also think that clip is a weak rep. of the movie. The only thing I'm in the dark about is if they are going to call it Changeling or The Exchange. Some sites have it as The Exchange and others Changleing. It's only two months till release date so they better figure it out !
Hey come back, as I'm always adding something new. I try not to make it mundane and somewhat interesting and maybe something even people might not yet know, and I love to hear other opinion's.

Daniel said...

I predict Angelina Jolie vs. Kate Winslet this year. And Winslet is the frontrunner


moviefreak said...

It's going to be a good race this year. I think there might be a surprise that nobdy is talking about. Something like Rachel McAdams in The Lucky Ones or Sally Hawkins in Happy Go Lucky.

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