Sorry, I disagree. The main reason the film was brought up to begin
with was to inform the world, the average Joe, who never saw "The
English Patient" or "Enigma," a film from what I read was not factual
regarding Poles, so I did not see it.
Brad Pitt was not a good choice by me. I picked him because he has
the look. However, if you think that Meryl Streep would not be
perfect for the role of Babcia/Mother, then you did not see or
read "Sophie's Choice," for which she won a much deserved Oscar. She
is one of the finest actresses in the world today and looks the part.
Actors that were inadvertently left off my first tirade were: Ed
Harris, Jack Nicolson, Harrison Ford, and Robin Williams, who is
Juillard trained and a genius, not only with comedy. For a film to
be a true blockbuster, it has to have the big names to pull the
public in to see it. A film can be gripping, factual, tasteful, have
the big names and still be a world blockbuster in the true sense of
the word. Just because actors are popular and from the US, the
country of Hollywood, one cannot write a film off! AND--there are
many fine actors that are also happen to be popular. Put Gerard
Depardeau in if you'd like. He is good, but does not have the look
that is needed for this film.
It's late. I just returned from one of my daughter's performances.
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
, "b.davoust" <b.davoust@f...>
> HI group,
> the more I read about this projected movie, the more hopeless it
sounds! I had already thought that a film about a Polish experience
(Katyn, for example) made by a Polish director, would be aiming at
people who are already aware of it. On the other hand, making
an "American" type movie with Meryl Streep and Brad Pitt would be
hopeless, since they are so easily identifiable. One of the
advantages of Adrian Brody in the Pianist is that he looked the part
(whatever his background).