So far , i can't put the book down! Whit hill, is a great writer!
Review coming soon
Inside, there is a Christmas letter that madonna wrote to whit!
thanks to sue
Not About Madonna: My Little Pre-Icon Roommate and Other Memoirs
68th Venice International Film Festival
Director: Marco Müller
- Monday September 12
Roy Thomson Hall
- Tuesday September 13
Visa Screening Room (Elgin)
|Producer:||Madonna, Kris Thykier|
|Production Company:||Semtex Films|
|Principal Cast:||Abblie Cornish, Andrea Riseborough, James D'Arcy, Oscar Issac|
|Writer:||Madonna, Alek Keshishian|
|Editor:||Danny B. Tull|
|Production Designer:||Martin Childs|
|Canadian Distributor:||Entertainment One|
|US Distributor:||The Weinstein Company|
|International Sales Agent:|
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Second-time director Madonna returns with W.E., featuring Abbie Cornish as Wally Winthrop, a woman in 1998 who is infatuated with the 1930s marriage of King Edward VIII (James D'Arcy) and American divorcée Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough). Spanning six decades, W.E. gracefully weaves the past and present into two parallel love stories.
Programmer's NoteMadonna has always been a provocateur, regardless of her artistic pursuit. Having made her mark as a singer, actor and writer, she now confidently affirms her place as a filmmaker. W.E. traces two separate love stories — the first, one of England's most infamous romances, the second a more contemporary courtship — in a manner that is sweeping, stylish and thrilling in its scope.
At the core of this combination period-piece drama and modern romantic fantasy are two fascinating women, their stories separated by several decades. In 1998, married yet lonely New Yorker Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish) develops an obsession with a love affair that changed the course of the British monarchy: that of King Edward VIII (James D'Arcy) and American socialite and divorcée Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough). Their courtship and eventual engagement prompted a constitutional crisis and led to Edward's abdication of the throne in 1936. Wally is fascinated by Edward and Wallis' love story, but as she researches their history, she realizes that their life together was far from perfect. Meanwhile it seems that true love, however flawed, may await Wally in the here and now, in the form of a Russian-American security guard (Oscar Isaac).
Creating an intricate weave of chronologies, Madonna shifts between scenes of Wally's discoveries, both personal and historical, and scenes depicting the relationship between Edward and Wallis, from its inception through the dramatic events that challenge it. Visually, the film is a rush of gorgeous, intimate images, edited into a seductive rhythm. There are shades of Tom Ford and Julian Schnabel here. Like them, Madonna appears to have drawn on the sophisticated, cutting-edge aesthetic strategies she has used in other media to craft something remarkably cinematic.
W.E. also benefits from two potent performances. Cornish, having already made such an impression in Jane Campion's Bright Star, proves the ideal contemporary centrepiece for the film. Riseborough, as Wallis Simpson, is a revelation, displaying vulnerability and bravado, street smarts and emotional depth — winning qualities that mirror those of her director.
Madonna was born in Bay City, Michigan. She has won numerous Grammy Awards and was declared the world's top-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records. She is also an author and Golden Globe Award–winning actor. Her films as director are Filth and Wisdom (08) and W.E. (11).
Pop icon Madonna will present the 2011 Gucci Award for Women in Cinema during a ceremony and private dinner to be hosted by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini on Friday on the sidelines of the 68th Venice International Film Festival.
The award will honour outstanding artistic achievement by women filmmakers and the nominees span a range of disciplines including direction, production and cinematography.
This year's nominees are actress Jessica Chastain, for her work in The Tree of Life; Caroline Champetier, the director of photography of Of Gods and Men; Federica Pontremoli, screenwriter for Habemus Papam; Nansun Shi, producer of Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame and Athina Tsangari, the director and producer of Attenberg.
The jury, led by Giannini, will select the final recipient.
Madonna will also be in Venice to unveil her debut directorial venture W.E, a multi-layered romantic drama about the affair between King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson and the modern relationship between a Russian security guard and a married woman.
It's not the first time the chart-topping singer and the fashion house have joined forces for greater good. In the past, they have thrown A-list charity bashes to raise funds for Unicef and Madonna's charity initiative Raising Malawi.
This isn't a celebrity tell-all -- it's a real personal look at fame, non fame, and being a woman artist in America
Madonna to collaborate with Black Eyed Peas writer on new album
Madonna has brought songwriter and producer Jean Baptiste Kouame into the studio to help with her latest album. Jean Baptiste has worked for a host of artists as a co-writer including Black Eyed Peas and solo material for the pop band.
According to madonna.com, 2010 members of icon will receive a special limited edition vinyl single of madonnas song called broken! As many of you know broken is a demo that was leaked off of the hard candy album. and inner sleeve. Good things come ito those who wait, right? :-) The exact shipping date will be announced later on; so, stay tuned to Madonna.com for announcements!
> The first magazine cover devoted to Madonna premiering "W.E." at the
> Venice Film Festival next month is the one of Italian weekly "Tu
> Style" that features a stunning picture of the Queen of Pop in a break
> on the set of her new movie in New York earlier this year.
> "In Venice I will show you what I think about love", the headline says.
> Sent from my iPhone
The ceremony will include a tribute to the 29 year-old, but MTV executives have yet to comment on what it will involve. However, TV producer and casting director Jonathan Woodbeck has tweeted what he thinks will happen at the show.
He wrote: 'If this lineup is legit [which I'm told it is] the tribute to Britney at the VMAs is gonna be insanely EPIC!!'
Woodbeck then listed all the artists along with the Spears tune they will perform on the night as part of a medley.
Selena Gomez will be performing Baby One More Time, Perry will sing Oops! I Did It Again, is to tackle I'm A Slave 4 U, Demi Lovato will sing Toxic, Ke$ha and Nicki Minaj are thought to be performing a duet of Gimme More, Lady Gaga will take on Circus and Spears will perform a mash-up of Hold It Against Me/I Wanna Go.
Madonna will then apparently present Spears with a Lifetime Achievement award.
MTV has yet to confirm or deny the reports.
The MTV Video Music Awards is set to take place at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on August 28.
just say Madonnasworld.com sent you!!
The Sucker Punch actress revealed that W.E. director Madonna often took her to task when it came to her knowledge about current events when the cameras stopped rolling.
Cornish explained: "You need to be totally switched on to the news and current affairs to talk to her - she asks you questions all the time and expects you to be up on everything that's going on, from Libya to the latest advances in technology."
However, the 29-year-old added that Madonna knew how to unwind at the end of the day, saying: "Standing next to her after a day's shoot and drinking a Cosmo - I mean, it doesn't get better than that."
W.E. will premiere at the Venice Film Festival later this month and will also screen at the Toronto Film Festival in September.
Cornish has previously told Digital Spy that Madonna is "definitely determined and quite a visionary".
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