Russell Crowe, Colin Farrell in Winter’s Tale

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Set in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century, “Winter’s Tale” is a story of miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil. The film stars Colin Farrell (“Total Recall”), Jessica Brown Findlay (TV’s “Downton Abbey”), and Oscar® winners Jennifer Connelly (“A Beautiful Mind”), William Hurt (“Kiss of the Spider Woman”), Eva Marie Saint (“On the Waterfront”) and Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”). “Winter’s Tale” also introduces young newcomers Ripley Sobo and Mckayla Twiggs (both from Broadway’s “Once”). The film marks the directorial debut of Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (“A Beautiful Mind”), who also wrote the screenplay, based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Helprin.

 

6 Comments on this Post

  1. Mea Culpa

    Russell Crowe’s accent is atrocious.

  2. Wait, based on a novel and not on Shakespeare’s play?

  3. Crowe is an accomplished actor and his accent is fine This sort of comment was around last fall with Lincoln and Day-Lewis. A cinema pundit thought that Lewis’s Lincoln voice was not quite right. How he would have known it was off is curious. Also Meryl Streep’s Australian accent back there in the eighties was also questioned as bad. These actors create interesting characters and the question of accent precision sound like sour grapes.

  4. Jerry Grant

    That is a vague and weird synopsis. A century of good and evil in NYC? Too bad it has nothing to do with Shakespeare’s tragedy, one of the most dazzling and bizarre works of all of English literature.

  5. immature

    Maybe Crowe will exit pursued by a bear at some point. :)

  6. Bad accents are forgivable. I’d much prefer consistency. It’s easier to hear the accent, get used to it – accept that not everyone’s accent (even from the same place) sound identical – and move on. It’s another when their accent breaks and it takes you out of the film. Like Saiorse Ronan in How I Live Now and Leonardo DiCaprio in Blood Diamond… and Gangs of New York… and just about most movies he does with an accent.

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