Saturday, August 30, 2014

Eddie Redmayne became Stephen Hawking for the ToE movie - captures, articles, links

edited screencaptures from the trailer and a documentary

The Theory of Everything was screened for entertainment writers in Toronto yesterday. Their reviews are embargoed until Sept. 7, but we got this early preview from the Huffington Post Canada entertainment editor, whose enthusiasm for Eddie Redmayne’s performance could scarcely be contained. - source: bespokeredmayne (x)

Guardian Liberty Voice: Stephen Hawking Movie Covers Everything
...The actor playing Hawking has felt the weight of the part, calling it a “hefty” challenge from a physical and mental standpoint...Redmayne also hopes to achieve the sense of wit and humor a young Hawking had before his disease robbed him of many of those faculties.
The movie itself will not just cover scientific discoveries made by Stephen Hawking, but everything that made him the person he is today. That includes the deep love Stephen and his first wife, Jane, had while both studied at Cambridge University. Jane Hawking, played by Felicity Jones, fell in love with her fellow graduate student, Stephen, only a short time before his diagnosis with A.L.S. in 1963. 
...“Our film is about how they defied all the odds,” Redmayne says.
The director of the film, James Marsh, wanted to have a sense of authenticity run throughout, basing many scenes off archival pictures of Hawking on his wedding day and elsewhere. “We tried to reproduce them as best we could,” Marsh says. Redmayne was studious of the photos, noting the smiling faces on Stephen Hawking that revealed just how happy he was at the wedding. Other pieces of the wedding photos were interesting to Redmayne, as they showed that the disease was already pushing him to decline and taking away his ability to stand....

We Are Movie Geeks: 
Jóhann Jóhannsson Provides The Beautiful Score For Focus Features’ THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
...The film boasts a beautifully poignant score by Jóhannsson depicting the ups and downs of their love story as Hawking faces a virtual death sentence from ALS.
Jóhannsson’s lovely score includes his signature blend of acoustic instruments and electronics. A keystone composer in the modern classical movement, Jóhannsson is distinguished by his ability to create soundscapes by electronically manipulating orchestral instrumentation, with an emotional range that spans from inspirational to harrowing....
WAMG’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

still and BTS photo from Theory of Everything
Full HQ here - source: hope72

Huffington Post: All The Movies You'll Want To See This Fall
Why We're Excited: The trailer is incredible and Eddie Redmayne deserves a big, meaty lead role like Stephen Hawking. Bonus excitement: Will the movie detail how Hawking left his wife (played here by Felicity Jones) in 1990 and married his nurse? If not, will that nugget be used during an awards-season smear campaign by another studio?

"The Theory of Everything" has a bit more going for it than just fancy period clothes. Director James Marsh ("Man on Wire") helms the tale of Stephen Hawking, focusing a keen eye on his relationship with his wife Jane. Eddie Redmayne ("Les Miserables") plays the brilliant physicist and Felicity Jones ("Like, Crazy") co-stars as Mrs. Hawking. The fine young actors have a chance to establish themselves even further here, with Redmayne facing the challenges involved with portraying a highly intelligent man who's also mad with love and physically limited.

Director James Marsh has scarcely put a foot wrong in his eclectic career thus far, so one dares to have real hopes for The Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones as Stephen Hawking and his wife.

The Boston Globe: Even minus a few premieres, still plenty to see in Toronto
...the not-well-enough-known Eddie Redmayne (“Les Miserables”) as renowned physicist Stephen Hawking in his early days... (via @bespokeredmayne)

Video: EmilyWatson - Theory Of Everything - Exclusive Chat (brief interview with trailer parts)

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