Friday, August 22, 2014

First poster for The Theory of Everything

His Mind Changed Our World. Her Love Changed His. 
First poster for James Marsh’s The Theory of Everything,
with Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne released yesterday. (x)
The theorems look to play second fiddle to the love story
...The marketing from Focus Features, however, is making it very clear that this is a love story first and foremost. 
The trailer set that construct up a few weeks ago and today it's made all the more obvious as Hawking's theorems 
and whatnot literally play in the background of a romantic encounter with his wife Jane on the film's official poster...
..Felicity Jones could slide over as a lead push; she apparently has the screen time to justify it. Point being: this is obviously going to be a bit of a two-hander, and a showcase, certainly, for Eddie Redmayne's performance.

...Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed.

The Hollywood News:
New ‘The Theory Of Everything’ Poster
If you watch the trailer for THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING and feel nothing, watch it again you crazy heartless mad person...

Wind back the clock. - gifs source: sirredmayne - Thanks!
Interview Magazine:
(detailed comparison of the two films based on the trailers)
...Both films will premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. Both focus on the lives and history behind two of science's biggest names. But preliminary looks at both films indicate The Imitation Game has more psychological depth, its characters more flawed, than The Theory of Everything. Both are worth a watch, especially for a vivid narrative on an otherwise dense historical figure. But The Imitation Game focuses on a lesser-known character and its cast appears more promising, putting it ahead of The Theory of Everything in our to-watch list.
Winner: The Imitation Game
My thoughts: 
Both movies seems interesting. I think in the trailer of The Theory of Everything the focus is on the romance, and doesn't show the characters full depth and flaws, the causes that led to their divorce. I'm sure these aren't left out 
from the film. Which is the better movie? I think it cannot be judged based on the trailers. 
Let's get back to this question after the premieres. I want to see both. 
I'm romantic and redmayniac, so I'm more interested in The Theory of Everything.

Post by Joanna Goddard: The Theory of Everything via (x)

...The trailer focuses on their romance, but, in real life, their marriage also grew complicated. If you're curious, check out this fascinating NPR post. Here's a quote from Jane herself:
"I had two tiny babies, I was running the home and looking after Stephen full time: dressing, bathing, and he refused to have any help with that other than from me. I thought that to coerce him into taking these measures would have been too cruel. One of the great battles was getting Stephen to use a wheelchair. I'd be going out with Stephen on one arm, carrying the baby in the other, and the toddler running alongside. Well, it was hopeless because the toddler would run off and I would be unable to chase. So that kind of thing made life rather impossible."

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