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  • Beau S.
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    Jon Stewart writes and directs this film about the story of Maziar Bahar, a journalist who was detained in Iran for more than 100 days and brutally interrogated in prison. Stewart interviewed Bahar on his show.

    Gael Garcia Bernal stars as Bahar. Shohreh Aghdashloo also stars.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2752688/

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    babypook
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    Well, I’m no fan of Jon Stewart. Also this film recalls The Stoning of Soraya M to me, even though it’s not the ‘same’, also with Shohreh.

    I have some very very grave reservations about this film, but I’ll probably watch it. Not for Jon, but for my admiration of Gael Garcia Bernal. Shohreh is no slouch either.

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    Actriz
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    Don’t know why this doesn’t have more buzz. Stewart is Hollywood royalty, Rudin is producing, Bernal just needs a good vehicle and he’ll be an Oscar nominee, the crisis in the Middle East is incredibly relevant and Stewart has a TV show that he can campaign and promote the hell out of this film on.

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    Big Explosions
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    Don’t know why this doesn’t have more buzz. Stewart is Hollywood royalty, Rudin is producing, Bernal just needs a good vehicle and he’ll be an Oscar nominee, the crisis in the Middle East is incredibly relevant and Stewart has a TV show that he can campaign and promote the hell out of this film on.

    I meant to write something like this the other day but forgot. I agree 100%

    My hopes is this is a Captain Phillips-like situation where nobody takes it seriously as a contender until it is seen and proven to be great. I hope its a breakout hit at the festivals.

    I think it could be a picture nominee. Fingers crossed for Bernal.

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    babypook
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    No thanks. But I’m sure as heck proud to be a neighbour of his.

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    Actriz
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    Jon Stewart’s ‘Rosewater’ gets a November release date

    By  on Jul 31, 2014 at 3:42PM  

    Image Credit: Gavin Bond/Comedy Central

    Mark your calendars for Nov. 7 and don’t forget to record The Daily Show: Open Road Films announced Thursday that it would release Jon Stewart’s directorial debutRosewater in select theaters on the awards-friendly November date opposite wide-releases Interstellar and Big Hero 6.

    The Iranian political drama starring Gael Garcia Bernal as a BBC journalist who was arrested while covering an election protest in Iran and subsequently imprisoned and tortured over the next 118 days is based on Maziar Bahari and Aimee Molloy’s best-selling memoir Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity and Survival. Open Road Films acquired the adaptation at at the Cannes Film Festival and plans to premiere it at the Toronto Film Festival in September.

    Stewart took a three-month hiatus from hosting The Daily Show to work on the project. He had a longstanding relationship with the imprisoned journalist: Stewart frequently covered Bahari’s imprisonment, and Bahari appeared on the show after he was released from prison.

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    Malick
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    Although Jon Stewart is a schmuck, I can’t help but root for Gael and Shohreh.

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    Honestly, it sounds good but I don’t want to expect too much out of it when it comes to the Oscars. As popular and respected as Stewart is, I just don’t think he will be a good director.

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    babypook
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    What do I think of Jon Stewart and a Jon Stewart project?

    He can blow me.

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    Macbeth
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    I am hoping for Shohreh Aghdashloo to get some buzz – she is seriously amazing and I adore her as an actress. 

    babypook, just out of interest, what is it about Jon Stewart you don’t like (I’m not a big fan either, I just want to see your perspective)  

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    babypook
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    He’s “hip”, smug. brainwashed, not nearly as smart as he thinks, insulting, arrogant, biased, and not a likeable person imo. I’ll take Colbert any day of the week. Lol. I’m holding back from how I really feel.

    And this torture film, where he’s fortunate enough to have S Rudin in his camp, is just another nugget to prompt us all into fearing hating and mistrusting the people of the Middle East.

    Well, you did ask me. Lol. There it is.

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    Macbeth
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    He’s “hip”, smug. brainwashed, not nearly as smart as he thinks, insulting, arrogant, biased, and not a likeable person imo. I’ll take Colbert any day of the week. Lol. I’m holding back from how I really feel.

    And this torture film, where he’s fortunate enough to have S Rudin in his camp, is just another nugget to prompt us all into fearing hating and mistrusting the people of the Middle East.

    Well, you did ask me. Lol. There it is.

    Haha, I actually agree with you. I think with Jon Stewart, his show is very elitist in the way that it feels like you’re either in or you’re out. Stephen Colbert is a lot sillier, a lot funnier and more satirical. I watch both shows (but not The Daily Show everyday like I watch Colbert), and sometimes my father watches with and he never gets Stewart, but finds Colbert incredibly funny. Just their whole styles are completely different and suited to different people’s tastes. But its clear now who is the more popular of the two (*ahem* Letterman’s replacement)

    Sorry to go off topic, ya’ll  

    Just out of interest, I like Gael Garcia Bernal, but I noticed (obviously) that he’s a Mexican playing an Iranian – is there perhaps any reason behind it, or was Gael just the best person for the job? (It reminds me a lot of Linda Hunt in The Year of Living Dangerously -she played a person of both a different race AND different gender. Very interesting) 

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    Jon Stewart writing and directing a dramatic movie?

    Intriguing to say the least. 

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    I think that Stewart could have a shot at a writing nomination. It’s adapted right? 

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    bump 

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