he 19th annual Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival wrapped today off the Italian coast with an awards ceremony that saw the Weinstein Company’s The Imitation Game win Best Picture and its Morten Tyldum scooping Best Director. Read more here.
The Golden Globes spread the wealth among this year’s films and TV series when nominations were announced this morning. The group that picked last year’s Best Picture Oscar winner 12 Years A Slave has tapped IFC Films’ Boyhood, Sony Classics’ Foxcatcher, the Weinsteins’ The Imitation Game (From Bully Pictures’ director Morten Tyldum), Paramount’s Selma and Focus Features’ The Theory Of Everything in its top drama race, with most everything going to form in the major acting categories. Read more here.
Morten Tyldum makes his English-language directing debut with “The Imitation Game,” about British genius Alan Turing breaking the Nazis’ Enigma code. He and his production team worked under difficult circumstances because of the subject matter. Tyldum said, “Iwanted to shoot some of it where it happened, with the real locations, real props. We were always reminded of the importance of what we were doing: Both in front of and behind the camera, everybody wanted to do justice to Alan Turing. We didn’t have craft service, didn’t have proper heating. But it was a tremendous experience because we became like a family on a mission.” Read more here.
Considering how the subject of “The Imitation Game,” British scientist Alan Turing, was the creator of the proto-computer, it’s only fitting that Norwegian director Morten Tyldum is using one of the most ubiquitous fruits of that revolution, a cellphone, to talk to the media about his lauded film: “If it sounds bad, it’s because I’m grocery shopping with my wife.” Read more here.