Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Robin Hood Preview/Synopsis

Robin Hood May 14

Directed by Ridley Scott ( Alien, Black Hawk Down Gladiator ) Starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Mark Strong, William Hurt, Danny Huston, Max Von Sydow, Eileen Atkins, Matthew Macfadyen, Oscar Isaac, Mark Addy, Kevin Durand, Scott Grimes. Written by Oscar winner Brian Helgeland ( L.A. Confidential ) Cinematography by Oscar winner John Mathieson ( Gladiator, Phantom Of The Opera ) Editing by Oscar winner Pietro Scalia ( Black Hawk Down, JFK ) Original Score by Oscar nominee Marc Streidenfeld ( Hannibal, The Last Samurai )

As director Ridley Scott has explained, he is going at it from a different angle as previous RH films. In this take, set in 13th century that chronicles the life of the expert archer, who previously has lived life interested in self preservation from his service in King Richard's army against the French.
Upon Richard's death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from corruption from a crippling taxation by a cruel sheriff, meeting and falling for a spirited widow Marion ( Blanchett ) a women who is skeptical of the archer's motivations.
Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and to help a lost village, Robin assembles a band of lethal mercenaries who match his own appetite for life. Together they will prey on the indulgent upper class to correct the injustices of the sheriff.

Rated PG-13 For intense sequences of warfare violence and some sexual content. 140 min.

Oscar chances? Strong possibilities in the tech catergories like cinematography and art direction.

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Started to really pay attention to film ( movies ) what was going on in front of the camera, but more interestingly, behind it as well at about as far back as age 10. Motion pictures ( when good ) are a fascinating medium. All the work and prep that goes into filmmaking. It's an amazing process !