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#226120 Emma in "While We're Young"

Posted by greenlight on 19 October 2013 - 05:10 PM in Emma's Movie Roles

Her  career is - what?  Feelgood movies, always casted for the same type, no real drama (maybe Yvimh will change that), after Potter not one real "A"-List movie. Noah - first previews with "disturbing results" - production firm presses director to do a re-cut (yup, a sign for a very good movie), Beauty and the Beast - fairytale, Emma's only real challange is to be pretty during the whole movie. "This is the end" - highlight a discussion about how to rape Emma Watson (yes, a cineastic highlight!), Bling Ring - well, for us Europeans only a movie about crazy Americans.....


Sorry, you cannot change my opinion: a real dramatic part for her ist still to come and she is wasting time and talent for B and C-movies.....


I'm not trying to convince you or anything because you sound like a broken record and a know it all as if you know better. Like what I said she needs an experience, she's working with some of the finest writers/directors around. I like her career progression. She will get that mature roles once she has the experience under her belt.

#226116 Emma in "While We're Young"

Posted by greenlight on 19 October 2013 - 02:02 PM in Emma's Movie Roles

I have to repeat myself: the plot is of no relevance for me; but this movie will not push her in any way in her artistic life. It is just a feelgood movie, she has to look pretty, nice, .......


What I want - and I take your suggestions into account - are parts in DIFFICULT movies. Let's take Schindlers List, for example. Beeing part of the cast of this movie was a artistic challange in any way - I think movies like this one pushing the actors to their limits. Bringing the horror of the concentration camps, the Holocaust and the war REALISTIC on screen is real acting art. I remember a interview with the german actors of Schindlers List. They told, that there was never a more difficult movie to do.


Not that I want to see Emma in a Wartime movie, but do you understand what I try to say? She is not growing in her abilities with such "Sunday afternoon"-movies. She is still the breathless beautiful girl, casted to play Beauties (!), College-Girls (good or bad), fairies in fairytales......



What the heck?Like what I said there's NO SCRIPT YET. And let's see she did Perks which was a critically acclaimed movie. She did the Bling Ring with Sofia Coppola. She will be in Darren Aronofsky's Noah. Her roles (small/big part) are diverse. She's not doing Harry Potter anymore. She will be working with some of the finest directors/writers in the industry. Regarding Beauty and the Beast project, well, Guillermo del Toro is a no-name director. Have you seen Pan's Labyrinth? One of the best movies in 2006. I don't know what are you complaining about. Her career progression is impressive. You just can't be edgy all the time because it doesn't work that way. You need to explore what you have. You can't have every role in this business. Emma needs experience. That's why working with different directors/writers is a good thing for her.


All the best actresses in the world don't have a perfect resume. Roles they think are good but somewhat ended flat. You never know. That's why they explore whether the plot is good or not for others. At the end of the day the execution of the film matters.

#226109 Emma in "While We're Young"

Posted by greenlight on 19 October 2013 - 10:44 AM in Emma's Movie Roles

Even if William Shakespeare would write the script for the movie, it would not be better. My critic is, that she (Emma) is (again) wasting time and talent for a movie, which plot was used again and again in the past. It is not new, it is not inventive, it is not demanding - just ... old. It's the same like with "Beauty and the Beast". By chance - switching through the tv-channels - I saw a version of "B&B" from 1933 (!). In Black and White and maybe the first sound version. This story is also told so many times that it is far away from beeing new, inventive, demanding.

I do not care if Chbosky is doing another version of a very old story - but I care for Emma and I want her to take parts, giving her the possibility to be a real actress, putting all her artistic talent (which is never challenged in movies like this one) in it.


But you're assuming that this movie will be rubbish right away. There's no script yet! The plot sounds iffy but a little twist here and there could make a difference.


BTW most movies these days are not really original, even some of the most critically acclaimed movies in the past,


You have movies with similar Holocaust/Nazi themes like Schindler’s List, Sophie's Choice, The Reader, etc.


About war themes? Like Platoon, Saving Private Ryan, The Thin Red Line, etc.


Some of these movies are not rubbish. It's all about the execution, writing, acting and how they will put some twist into it.

#226068 Emma in "While We're Young"

Posted by greenlight on 18 October 2013 - 05:42 AM in Emma's Movie Roles

Yes, she should. But a sophisticated one, written and directed by Richard Curtis (for example), not this rubbish.


Richard Curtis = sophisticated? Hardly. He had some movies that weren't that good. And to call this rubbish right away without even do some research it speaks how ridiculous your judgment is. For your information, the writers of 500 Days of Summer will be writing this one. 500 Days of Summer is one of the most critically acclaimed movies in 2009.