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    Sir Shaw
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    Is it too much to ask for the people who actually look like the characters to be cast. This would’ve been an excellent Sam Waterson part, for example.

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    Is it too much to ask for the people who actually look like the characters to be cast. This would’ve been an excellent Sam Waterson part, for example.

    Isn’t this mostly covering Bernstein’s younger years though?

    FYC:

    Everything Everywhere All At Once in every eligible category

    Hold My Hand - Lady Gaga for Best Original Song

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    Is it too much to ask for the people who actually look like the characters to be cast. This would’ve been an excellent Sam Waterson part, for example.

    Reportedly, the movie spans Bernstein’s life from age 28 (when he met his future wife, Felicia Cohn Montealegre) to 72 (when he died). The bulk of the movie supposedly focuses on the 30 year period of the couple’s relationship. It was an “artistic decision” to use one actor instead of two, as was done in Love and Mercy, the Brian Wilson biopic. (Mulligan will play Montealegre from age 24 until her death at age 56.)

    As for why Netflix chose to release first look photos over a year before the movie’s expected release date, maybe the streamer was looking to generate some favorable publicity and temporarily shift the focus away from its stock value, subscription numbers, and comedy specials….

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    Felicia Montealegre was born on March 3, 1922 in San José, Costa Rica to Clemencia Montealegre Carazo (San Jose, 1898-1963), and Roy Elwood Cohn, a US mining executive then stationed in Costa Rica.

    Carey Hannah Mulligan was born on 28 May 1985 in London,[4] to Nano (née Booth) and Stephen Mulligan. Her father, a hotel manager, is of Irish descent and is originally from Liverpool.

    Find the mistake.

    I’m not really interested in this as I’m not a fan of these two performers. Mulligan was fantastic in Promising Young Woman and should have won the Oscar for it but disappointed she will go back to the usual wife/lady in love role.

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    but disappointed she will go back to the usual wife/lady in love role.

    I mean her next role is as a New York Times journalist who broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual abuse cases… hardly a wife/lady in love role.

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    This looks good and Cooper will be a frontrunner whenever it gets released

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    Darling, here’s some nominations predictions for this tired biopic.

    BEST BIOPIC

    BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A BIOPIC ROLE: Cooper

    BEST BIOPIC SCREENPLAY

    BEST MAKEUP INTO REAL LIFE FIGURE

     

    FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

    Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All At Once
    Tang Wei, Decision To Leave

    James Hong & Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All At Once

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    Bradley is winning next year

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    • FYC: Everything Everywhere All at Once in any and every single category, especially Best Picture, Michelle Yeoh in Actress, Stephanie Hsu in Supporting Actress, The Daniels in Director/Screenplay, Paul Rogers in Editing, and Son Lux in Score.

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    The makeup for all the ages is truly impressive. Although, I could see Bradley under the makeup in all the photos, I’m amazed at how much they got him to look like Bernstein. And I totally could not recognize Carey in the Central Park set photos. It’s really amazing.

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    Cooper really wants that Oscar and he’ll probably win it. No comment on Carey playing yet another white washed role.

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    Cooper really wants that Oscar and he’ll probably win it. No comment on Carey playing yet another white washed role.

    I understand the views that Latino actors are grossly underemployed in the film industry and that Latinas should be played by Latinas but to the extent that Mulligan’s casting is problematic, I don’t think it is accurate to describe this situation as “whitewashing,” which is “casting a white performer in a role based on a nonwhite person or fictional character.” Felicia Montealegre was white. I’m not criticizing cultural concerns about her casting, just the phrase used here to describe it; these are different issues.

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    Yeah, I definitely understand (and honestly find myself agreeing with) the criticism, but I think it’s important that no matter how anyone feels about the casting, the role of Felicia Montealegre is not being white-washed by Carey Mulligan since the former is a white Latina and Carey Mulligan is white herself; I understand what people are trying to say when they (accidentally) use the term white-washing, but it’s important that we know that it doesn’t apply in this instance.

    • FYC: Everything Everywhere All at Once in any and every single category, especially Best Picture, Michelle Yeoh in Actress, Stephanie Hsu in Supporting Actress, The Daniels in Director/Screenplay, Paul Rogers in Editing, and Son Lux in Score.

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    Sarah Silverman has been cast in Maestro as Leonard Bernstein’s sister, Shirley.

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    Felicia was a white woman, yes she was latina but she was a white one. If the family was ok with the casting of Cooper and Mulligan, I really don’t know why people are making such a big deal about it (before anyone starts coming at me, I’m latino btw)

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