ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: TESS MUSICAL
TAPE_NUMBER: EN9929 IN_TIME: 11:18:26 LENGTH: 02:41 SOURCES: APTN/ARISTA RECORDS RESTRICTIONS: No re-use/re-sale of film/video clips without clearance, No access Internet Music/performance rights must be cleared FEED: SCRIPT: xfa Story: Tess Musical Location: London Date: Recent The novels of THOMAS HARDY have provided material for countless films, TV series' and plays. Now the revered 19th century novelist is getting the musical treatment in a stage show about to make its debut in London's West End. "TESS" is a dlrs 2.2 million musical adaptation of Hardy's 1891 novel "Tess of the d'Urbervilles". It tells the story of Tess Durbeyfield, a peasant girl who tries to prove her noble heritage, but winds up with an illegitimate child, forcing her into a struggle against the forces of nature, society and fate. APTN caught up with the cast as they began rehearsals in London. Composed by STEPHEN EDWARDS with lyrics by JUSTIN FLEMING, the show stars JONATHAN MONKS, who plays the pivotal role of Tess' true love, Angel Clare. Also costarring is veteran British TV actor PAUL SHANE, who takes the dual role of the kindly Dairyman Crick and another farmer less sympathetic to Tess' circumstances. Because the show is thought to contain the largest female role ever written for sung music theatre, the title role is being shared by two newcomers, PHILIPPA HEALEY and POPPY TIERNEY. Director KAREN LOUISE HEBBER says that previous adaptations, including Roman Polanski's flawed big screen version starring Natassja Kinski, have failed to capture the essence of Hardy's novel. She believes the new stage show could satisfy even the most hardcore Hardy fans. The show will have its world premiere at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield, England on September 9th, before embarking on a short tour prior to its West End opening in November. "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" is one of Hardy's classic novels set in the fictional English district of Wessex (which doubles as his home county of Dorset). Others include "Jude, the Obscure" (recently made into a film starring Christopher Eccleston and Kate Winslet) and "Far From the Madding Crowd". SHOTLIST: CU POSTER FOT TESS MUSICAL; VS PERFORMANCE; SOT KAREN LOUISE HEBBER (DIRECTOR); SOT PHILIPPA HEALY & POPPY TIERNEY (TESS); PERFORMANCE; SOT PAUL SHANE (ACTOR); SOT POPPY; PERFORMANCE.?
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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: THE NINTH GATE
TAPE_NUMBER: EN9934 IN_TIME: 10:25:48 LENGTH: 03:31 SOURCES: APTN/ARTISAN ENTERTAINMENT RESTRICTIONS: No re-use/re-sale of film/video clips without clearance, No access Internet FEED: SCRIPT: xfa POLANSKI AND DEPP JOIN FORCES FOR DEMONIC THRILLER STORY: THE NINTH GATE LOCATION: SAN SEBASTIAN DATE: 25TH AUGUST 1999 The Northern Spanish city of San Sebastian was chosen as the venue for the world premiere of ROMAN POLANSKI'S latest movie, THE NINTH GATE starring JOHNNY DEPP. The director turned up with his wife EMANUELLE SEIGNEUR, who also stars, together with LENA OLIN and FRANK LANGELLA. Roman Polanski wrote and directed the thriller which is set in the world of rare books. An expert in the field, Johnny Depp, playing the role of Corso, gets entwined in a supernatural conspiracy while tracking down the two remaining copies of a demonic text. The movie is based on ARTURO PEREZREVERTE'S NOVEL, THE CLUB DUMAS. Corso (Depp) is a rather dubious rare book finder, whose services are engaged by the owner of one of Europe's largest collection of demonic texts. The prize of his collection is a 16th century tome entitled "The Nine Gates," a book containing nine etchings that supposedly hold the key to summoning Satan himself. But duplicates of the demonic texts exist and Corso is sent out to the corners of Europe to search for the two remaining volumes. Unknown to him, the books carry a curse of misfortune or death to any and all holders. Shot on location in France, Portugal and Spain, The Ninth Gate, is an involving, intriguing tale. Surrounded by the beautiful and gothic landscape of European countryside, Polanski paints an eerie and powerful story, delving into the world of ancient manuscripts, covens and the occult. Directed and produced by Roman Polanski through his own R.P. Productions and Orly Productions and written by Enrique Urbizu, John Brownjohn and Roman Polanski, the film's director of photography is DARIUS KHONDJI (DELICATESSEN, EVITA, SEVEN) with production design by Academy Award winner, DEAN TAVOULARIS (APOCALYPSE NOW, GODFATHER, GODFATHER PT 2, BULWORTH). The film brings Polanski back to territory he last explored in such films as ROSEMARY'S BABY and REPULSION. He has also directed TESS, CHINATOWN and BITTER MOON. Johnny Depp was last seen in FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS; he has also starred in ARIZONA DREAM, DONNIE BRASCO, BENNY AND JOON and WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE AND DON JUAN DE MARCO. He will next be seen in THE ASTRONAUT'S WIFE. Emanuelle Seigneur starred in BITTER MOON and the recent French hit, PLACE VENDOME. Frank Langella has previously starred in SMALL SOLDIERS, EDDIE and DRACULA. SHOTLIST: ROMAN POLANSKI AND EMMANUELLE SEIGNEUR WALKING DOWN ESCALATOR; C/A CAMERAS; PAN PHOTOGRAPHERS TO POLANSKI AND SEIGNEUR POSING; CU POLANSKI AND SEIGNEUR; POLANSKI, SEIGNEUR AND ENTOURAGE WALK OFF; FILM CLIP `THE NINTH GATE'; WS PRESSER; SOT ROMAN POLANSKI; FILM CLIP; SOT EMMANUELLE SEIGNEUR; FILM CLIP; SOT ROMAN POLANSKI; FILM CLIP?
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KABC FTG FROM DIRECTOR ROMAN POLANSKI'S HEARING IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA AP write up below Roman Polanski's lawyer asks judge to give clue on sentence Eds: Updates from court hearing. With AP Photos. By ANTHONY McCARTNEY AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - Roman Polanski's attorney implored a judge Monday to signal how the fugitive director would be sentenced if he returned to Los Angeles to resolve his long-running underage sex abuse case. Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon heard arguments in the four-decade-old case but gave no immediate indication of how he would rule, saying he would issue a written order. Polanski's lawyer, Harland Braun, said he was trying to find a solution for a unique case, while a prosecutor said the Oscar winner was trying to get special treatment and dictate how the case proceeds from afar. Deputy District Attorney Michele Hanisee said Polanski needed to appear in court to resolve the charges and urged the judge to reject what she called an attempt to give a "wealthy celebrity different treatment than any other fugitive." The hearing was the first time in seven years that a Los Angeles judge has considered Polanski's case, which dates to 1977. He was accused of plying a 13-year-old girl with champagne and part of a sedative pill, then raping her at actor Jack Nicholson's house. Polanski pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a minor but fled Los Angeles on the eve of sentencing in 1989. Since then, his movements have been restricted to France, Poland and Switzerland. The victim has said she forgives the "Rosemary's Baby" director and believes the case should end. Polanski, 83, has long contended that he is the victim of judicial misconduct because a now-deceased judge who handled the case suggested in private remarks that he would renege on a plea bargain and sentencing agreement. It called for no more time behind bars for the director after he spent 42 days in a prison undergoing a diagnostic screening. Braun says Polanski has already served his sentence, in a part due to 335 days he spent in jail and under house arrest during a failed extradition effort from Switzerland in 2010. The defense attorney pointed to statements by the original lawyers on the case saying the deceased judge had gone back on the sentence he initially promised the director. Braun said he was trying to get an assurance that the original agreement would be honored, either from the judge or prosecutors. Hanisee refused, and Gordon did not indicate how he would respond. The judge directed several pointed questions about the facts and evidence to Braun during the hearing, and the prosecutor said she thought Braun's calculations about how much time Polanski has served were incorrect. Braun tried several strategies before and during the hearing but ultimately abandoned an effort to unseal 2010 testimony from the original prosecutor. He said the various approaches aimed to get enough of an assurance for Polanski to return to the United States, hopefully without the need to arrest the director. "This is a unique case, and I'm trying to fashion a unique solution to resolve the case," Braun said. Hanisee blamed Polanski for its strange procedural history. "This case is 40 years old because the defendant fled," she said. Braun has given a lengthy recitation of allegations of past judicial misconduct in his court filings but said Monday he did not want to litigate those issues. "You've ventured very far into those things you don't want to get into," Gordon told Braun, smiling. The judge said that if Polanski wanted to address those allegations in court, it would seem that he would need to personally appear. Polanski won an Academy Award for best director for his 2002 film "The Pianist" and was nominated for 1974's "Chinatown" and 1979's "Tess."
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Frédéric Auburtin about Claude Berri
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