Last Summer, we reported the news that Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, House of Cards) and Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of the Rings, Captain Fantastic) were set to star in a film called Green Book. Inspired by a true story, the film follows a white driver as he chauffeurs a famed black musician on a tour through the deep south of the United States. The film takes its name from Green Books, which were published in the early to mid 20th century and were travel guides that informed black travellers in the US of where they could find accommodation, restaurants, and gas stations which would serve them in segregated America.
The film was released late last year and received a strong response from moviegoers and critics alike. As award season approached, it began picking up nominations, including several Academy Awards. Green Book was nominated for four Oscars in total, Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role, Actor in a Supporting Role, Original Screenplay, and Film Editing.
Mahershala Ali won the award for Actor in a Supporting Role, the film also won Original Screenplay, and of course it went on to win the coveted Best Picture award, where it was competing with Black Panther, BlacKKKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favorite, Roma, A Star is Born, and Vice. Viggo Mortensen lost out to Rami Malek’s portrayal of Freddy Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody when it came to Best Actor.
Born in the Bronx to Russian Jewish descendants on 27th May 1915, Bronx grew up as part of a struggling family in poverty. After his childhood, Wouk earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the age of 19 from Columbia University and went on to serve as the editor of the university’s humor magazine, The Columbia Jester and thereafter would become a radio dramatist.
We have suspense and page-turners galore, debut novels and favourite authors. Here they are, the best crime and suspense novels out this June!
We saw the teaser trailer in March and it didn’t give much away, however this latest trailer is VERY exciting. In it we get to see and hear the characters many of us fell in love with from Pullman’s books including the main protagonist Lyra Belacqua who is played by Dafne Keen and the wonderful James McAvoy who will play Lord Asriel. Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins) is set to play the Texan aeronaut Lee Scoresby, while James Cosmo and Lucian Msamati play as Farder Coram and John Faa respectively.
Any fan of the book series will be pleased to see far more detail from the book included in the television series, as opposed to the movie The Golden Compass, which left out chunks of the story and never managed to make enough at the box office to carry on the movie franchise.
8 intense episodes will run over 2 seasons, and a date has yet to be announced for its release. We do know, however, that it will premiere in the USA by the end of 2019.
We will let you know more details as we have them- meanwhile check out the trailer below!
The idea was created by book personalisation company In The Book who have redesigned each stop with a famous literary name such as Graham Greene, Zadie Smith, or Arthur Conan Doyle. The map covers most of zones 1 and 2 with some prolific writers featuring multiple times- Charles Dickens is represented in 7 areas.
Tom Matthews, spokesperson for In The Book said:
“The map aims to give a comprehensive geographical guide to London’s diverse literary history. We’re all familiar with Charles Dickens, Martin Amis and Zadie Smith, but it’s also titles such as Lawless and the Devil of Euston Square and Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows that help colour areas of the city in their own unique way.”