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The Danish Girl (2015)

There are several bottles of Guerlain colognes at the department store where Lili (Eddie Redmayne) works. The movie is set in the 1920s, so the choice of… 28 more words

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October 1: Happy Birthday Julie Andrews and Brie Larson

Dame Julie Andrews celebrates her 81st birthday today.  She had a classical/operatic voice teacher, but went into musical theater, feeling her voice was too light for opera.  1,338 more words

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Happy Birthday: Tom Hooper

Tom Hooper

Born: October 1, 1972 in London, England, UK

I’m sitting at the Oscars pretty sure that I’m going to direct “Les Miz” but not sure at all who I’m going to cast. 168 more words

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UK release date: 01/01/16

Directed by: Tom Hooper

The Danish Girl is inspired by the story of Lili Elbe, portrayed by Eddie Redmayne, and shows Elbe’s struggling personal life before transitioning from a man to a woman in 1930. 66 more words


Danish Girl - ★ ★ ★ ½ DVD Review

I didn’t have a whole lot of interest in seeing The Danish Girl, but I was completing my Oscar set and since both Alicia Vikander and Eddie Redmayne were nominated for the awards formerly known as Best Supporting Actress and Best Actor but now for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role respectively, I gave it a watch.  576 more words

Movie Reviews

Mistaken Identity: The Real Subject of The Danish Girl

On the surface The Danish Girl looks like another film from Tom Hooper designed to scoop up awards for its grandiose sense of importance. But what is so striking about the film is its layers of detail, its subtlety and symbolism, and the formidable character of Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) who I would argue is the driving force and focus of the film (despite Vikander winning the Academy Award for best… 1,202 more words