There’s a question that still bugs Hugh Laurie after the world premiere of “The Personal History of David Copperfield.”
Following the screening at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, an audience member asked director Armando Iannucci why he employed colorblind casting in the playful adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale. Hugh Laurie shot back, “Can I ask why you’ve asked that?”
“It just seemed to me an odd thing to raise at the end of the film,” he clarified to The Times the following day. “I could sort of understand it, maybe understand it, before the film because people are trying to grasp what will it sound like, what it will look like and feel like. ... But I would say 90 seconds into the film, you are just in it!
“I just thought that was odd because, to me, it was just not a thing. And I don’t think it should be a thing.”
Classic movies, film festivals, etc., in L.A. for Nov. 17-24 include “Excalibur,” “Princess Mononoke” and “The Bicycle Thief”
Classic movies, film festivals, etc., in L.A. for Nov. 10-17 include “The Godfather Part II” starring Al Pacino, plus “The Wizard of Oz,” the Israeli Film Festival and more
Classic movies, film festivals, etc. in L.A. for Nov. 3-10 include “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Godfather Part II” and a four-film salute to Willem Dafoe.
The ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases films starring and made by people with disabilities. Many disabled actors, writers, directors and other crew want to succeed in Hollywood. They say the door’s open a crack and they plan to push hard.