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On this day in 2015, Amy Adams won the Golden Globe for her portrayal of Margaret Keane in Big Eyes. This win was two-fold: it earned Amy much-deserved recognition for brilliantly telling Margaret’s story, and it brought Margaret’s story some much-deserved recognition in itself.
Big Eyes is a biographical drama film which tells the story of American artist Margaret Keane, renowned for her distinctive paintings of subjects with large, expressive eyes.… read more.
2023 was deemed by many as “the year of the woman,” with the Barbie movie and Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour dominating the cultural scene. On the whole, this year’s Golden Globe Awards (held on Sunday, January 7th) certainly did recognize the significant achievements of women, although the opening monologue included some disappointing jokes at the expense of women… dissing, in particular, the creators of Barbie.… read more.
With Christmas approaching, Tim Burton fans may well be watching Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas. What they may not know, however, is that the person behind the screenplays for both of these films is our SWAN of the Day: Caroline Thompson.
Caroline is an author, screenwriter, and director, who may be best known for her collaborations with Tim Burton, however, her career expands before and after Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas; Caroline has decades of fantastic storytelling under her belt. … read more.
Today, FF2 celebrates talented screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns on this, the fourth anniversary of the release of her hugely successful film 1917 (about World War I). Co-written by Krysty in collaboration with director Sam Mendes, 1917 represents a towering achievement for the war genre. The film follows two soldiers across the decimated French landscape, their race against time captured in every great and terrible moment by a series of unbreaking, long shots.… read more.
Were you to walk the streets of Cullman (AL) on a night in 1975, you would find yourself in a very quiet place. Cullman is small, surrounded on all sides by farmland and clumps of sweetgum trees. On that 70s night, it would have been dark, and, save the radio of an occasional passing pickup, quiet. But if you followed the right street down into a flat residential area, a voice could eventually be made out, just over the din of the cicadas.… read more.
The nominations for the 2023 Golden Globe Awards were announced on December 12, 2022.
Alas, no female directors were nominated this year for Best Director, and none of the Best Picture nominees were directed by women. Notable snubs for Best Director include Sarah Polley for Women Talking and Gina Prince-Bythewood for The Woman King.… read more.