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Welcome to Marwen
« on: July 06, 2018, 09:16:54 AM »
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This holiday season, Academy Award® winner Robert Zemeckis—the groundbreaking filmmaker behind Forrest Gump, Flight and Cast Away—directs Steve Carell in the most original movie of the year.  Welcome to Marwen tells the miraculous true story of one broken man’s fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit.   

When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp (Carell) and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery.  Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic.  As he builds an astonishing art installation—a testament to the most powerful women he knows—through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one. 

In a bold, wondrous and timely film from this revolutionary pioneer of contemporary cinema, Welcome to Marwen shows that when your only weapon is your imagination…you’ll find courage in the most unexpected place.

The epic drama is produced by Oscar®-winning producer Steve Starkey (Forrest Gump, Flight), Jack Rapke (Cast Away, Flight), and Cherylanne Martin (The Pacific, Flight) of Zemeckis’ Universal-based ImageMovers banner produce alongside the director.  It is executive produced by Jackie Levine, as well as Jeff Malmberg, who directed the riveting 2010 documentary that inspired the film. 
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Re: Welcome to Marwen
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 01:27:09 PM »
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LEARNIN TO WALK AGAINNN

That trailer is a goddamn disaster lol

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Re: Welcome to Marwen
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2018, 04:13:11 PM »
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But... he found courage... in the most unexpected place!

I watched this earlier with no sound and thought it had some Kaufman-esque promise. But the script seems quite bad. These are not good words.
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Re: Welcome to Marwen
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 05:12:02 PM »
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If that trailer is any indication whatsoever, there’s a very good chance this will be one of the worst movies of all time.
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Re: Welcome to Marwen
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 08:33:38 PM »
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I've never seen it, but I remember watching the trailer for the original documentary based on this story Marwencol, and it looked wacky but awesome. It also has 98% Rotten Tomatoes -> http://marwencol.com



It seems like Zemeckis is obsessed with these stories where he can experiment with unusual visual effects and stuff, but stories themselves are just not that interesting. I keep thinking it would have been cool for Zemeckis to take on something like Ready Player One and see how his view would have differed from Spielberg's.

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Re: Welcome to Marwen
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2018, 10:27:40 PM »
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It seems like Zemeckis is obsessed with these stories where he can experiment with unusual visual effects and stuff, but stories themselves are just not that interesting.

This is a super interesting story though. It's just that the trailer's tone is such a mismatch. That song with the closeup of a swastika? American Nazis? Oof. It really has been normalized. This is not whimsical or inspirational subject matter. Fucking grim.

I should add, Castaway is charming but grim. Zemeckis could go grim and this is just advertising.

 

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