Sleepless in Seattle

Sleepless In Seattle is a 1993 movie, directed by Nora Ephron, based on the book by Jeff Arch. The film stars Tom Hanks as Sam Baldwin and Meg Ryan as Annie Reed.

The movie is about Sam Baldwin's bind; to live life and move on, or to mourn and stay away from women. His eight year old son Jonah thinks that his father needs a woman in order to get his life back on track, and calls into a Seattle talk show. The voice and call is heard by hundreds of woman, including Annie Reed; she can't find a rest until she really knows for sure that Sam Baldwin is not the one person for her.

In the 1994 Academy Awards, the movie was nominated for two awards (Best Music, Original Song, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen) but failed to win a single one.

Cast And Credits

Starring:

  • Tom Hanks: Sam Baldwin
  • Meg Ryan: Annie Reed
  • Bill Pullman: Walter
  • Ross Malinger: Jonah Baldwin
  • Rosie O'Donnell: Becky
  • Gaby Hoffmann: Jessica
  • Victor Garber: Greg
  • Rita Wilson: Suzy
  • Barbara Garrick: Victoria
  • Carey Lowell: Maggie Abbott Baldwin
  • David Hyde Pierce: Dennis Reed
  • Dana Ivey: Claire Bennett
  • Rob Reiner: Jay

Credits:

  • Director: Nora Ephron
  • Writer: Jeff Arch
  • Producer: Jane Bartelme
  • Music: Gene Autry
  • Cinematography: Sven Nykvist
  • Editor: Robert M. Reitano

Plot

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Filming locations

The following is a list of locations on which Sleepless in Seattle was shot on:

Soundtrack listing


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The following is a list of locations on which Sleepless in Seattle was shot on:. In December, 2003 there were also limited back-to-back theatrical releases of the extended versions of The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers followed by premieres of The Return of the King, in all nine hours and seventeen minutes long.
. There is also a "Special Edition" DVD package containing the 4-disc set, a sculpture of Gollum, a booklet about the process of designing Gollum for the movie and a short DVD documentary on the process of designing collectible scultures based on the movies' characters and artifacts. Credits:. This is available on VHS and on a 4-disc DVD set, with the movie on discs 1 and 2 including four audio commentaries by the crew and actors, and extensive bonus material on discs 3 and 4. Starring:. One of the additional scenes features Sean Bean and John Noble, who do not appear in the theatrical version, in a flashback in which brothers Boromir and Faramir are seen together with their father Denethor.

In the 1994 Academy Awards, the movie was nominated for two awards (Best Music, Original Song, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen) but failed to win a single one. An extended version of the movie including 44 minutes of additional material was released on video on Tuesday, November 18, 2003, with a total of 223 minutes (3 hours, 43 minutes). The voice and call is heard by hundreds of woman, including Annie Reed; she can't find a rest until she really knows for sure that Sam Baldwin is not the one person for her. This was intended to be a simultaneous worldwide release, but some British stores began selling the videos on Friday 22 because it was a Bank Holiday weekend, much to the ire of the film's UK distributor, which has threatened to withhold advance supplies of subsequent video releases. His eight year old son Jonah thinks that his father needs a woman in order to get his life back on track, and calls into a Seattle talk show. The DVD was a 2-disc set with extras on the second disc. The movie is about Sam Baldwin's bind; to live life and move on, or to mourn and stay away from women. The theatrical edition of the movie was released on VHS and DVD on Tuesday, August 26, 2003.

The film stars Tom Hanks as Sam Baldwin and Meg Ryan as Annie Reed. The third film was awarded 11 Oscars in 2004. Sleepless In Seattle is a 1993 movie, directed by Nora Ephron, based on the book by Jeff Arch. This proved to be true, though the film did win the Academy Award for Visual Effects. It was been speculated that the Academy was biding its time for the concluding film, Return of The King, to be released so that they could honour Peter Jackson for creating such a successful and acclaimed film trilogy. Editor: Robert M. Reitano. Followers of the Oscars predicted that the movie had a poor chance of winning Best Picture, because it received no other nominations in the major Oscar categories (Director, Actor and Actress, Supporting Actor and Actress and Screenplay). Cinematography: Sven Nykvist. Visual Effects Society Awards: Best Special Effects, Best Effects in Art Direction, Best Visual Effects in Photography, Best Models and Miniatures, Best Performance by an Actor in an Effects Film, Best Character Animation in a Live-Action Feature Film, Best Compositing and Visual Effects in an Effects-Driven Film.

Music: Gene Autry. Saturn Awards: Best Fantasy Film, Best Costume (Ngila Dickson), Best Supporting Actor (Andy Serkis). Producer: Jane Bartelme. Rotten Tomatoes Awards: Best Film. Writer: Jeff Arch. The song was written by Howard Shore and sung by the Icelandic singer Emiliana Torrini. Director: Nora Ephron. Phoenix Film Critics Awards [1] (http://www.moviecitynews.com/awards/phoenix_fca.htm): "Best Picture", "Best Ensemble Acting", "Best Screenplay Adapted from Another Medium", "Best Cinematography", "Best Production Design", "Best Visual Effects", and "Best Makeup" "Gollum's Song", the theme played during the end credits, won the award for "Best Original Song".

Rob Reiner: Jay. Las Vegas Film Critics: Best Director (Peter Jackson), Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Visual Effects. Dana Ivey: Claire Bennett. Kansas City Film Critics: Best Director. David Hyde Pierce: Dennis Reed. International 3-D Awards (computer graphics industry): Best Feature Film VFX (Weta). Carey Lowell: Maggie Abbott Baldwin. Hugo (World Science Fiction Society): Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.

Barbara Garrick: Victoria. Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hairstylist Guild Awards: Best Character Makeup, Best Character Hair Styling, Best Special Makeup Effects. Rita Wilson: Suzy. Golden Trailer Awards: Best Action Trailer. Victor Garber: Greg. Golden Satellite Awards: Outstanding Motion Picture Ensemble, Best Visual Effects. Gaby Hoffmann: Jessica. Empire Awards: Best Picture.

Rosie O'Donnell: Becky. Dallas Fort Worth Film Critics: Best Director (Peter Jackson). Ross Malinger: Jonah Baldwin. Cinemarati Awards: Best Film, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Director (Peter Jackson), Best Film Editing. Bill Pullman: Walter. Central Ohio Film Critics: Best Cinematography. Meg Ryan: Annie Reed. Broadcast Film Critics Association: Best Digital Acting Performance (Gollum).

Tom Hanks: Sam Baldwin. British Academy Film Awards: Best Costume Design, Best Special Visual Effects, Orange Film of the Year (voted on by the public). Austrailian Film Awards: Best Foreign Film. 2003 Art Directors Guild: Best Production Design (Period or Fantasy feature Film). Apex Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Viggo Mortensen), Best Production Design, Best Original Song Score, Best Visual Effects, Best Makeup.

American Film Institute: Digital Effects, Production Design, Movie of the Year. Nominee - Best Picture, Best Art Direction - Set Decoration, Best Editing, and Best Sound. Academy Awards: Winner - Visual Effects, Sound Editing. Three of the characters in the film are presented somewhat differently than their counterparts in the book:.

Two important events from Tolkien's The Two Towers did not make it into the film, but were held over for the next one:. Jackson and his co-writers added several events to the story, notably:. Each of the film's three main threads make the point that the war has started and that our heroes are in the thick of it. Jackson's structure changes the tale from a pure quest to a war story.

Jackson chose to intercut between the two to present the events in chronological order. The second concerned Frodo, Sam and Gollum. The first told the stories of Merry, Pippin, Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas and Gandalf. Tolkien divided The Two Towers into two distinct parts.

However, in Jackson's movie Saruman instead names them as Orthanc and Barad-dûr, which is also reflected in the movie poster. Tolkien considered many possible combinations, but eventually settled on Orthanc and Minas Morgul being the 'two towers'. Notably the meaning of the title itself, 'The Two Towers', has been changed. Interviews with Jackson and the other writers on the extended DVD version of the movie make it clear that they are fully aware of the implications of these changes in terms of the original story, and have chosen to make them not out of ignorance but in order to make the story work better in terms of motion picture storytelling.

Arwen does not appear in the second book at all. Jackson's The Two Towers differs from Tolkien's in several important ways. Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas encounter a mysteriously transformed Gandalf and battle Saruman's army at Helm's Deep. Merry and Pippin escape from the Orcs and must convince the Ents to join the battle against evil.

Frodo and Sam face many perils on their continuing quest to save Middle-Earth by destroying the One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom. The surviving members of the Fellowship of the Ring have split into three groups. Warning: this section contains spoilers not just for The Two Towers but also for The Return of the King. Only glimpsed in the first film, Gollum here becomes a pivotal character with the potential to change the fate of the story's world; he wrestles with inner demons and becomes a source of friction in Sam and Frodo's previously unshakeable friendship.

His movements and facial expressions were modeled on the actor who provided his voice. These humans were largely overshadowed by special effects creatures including treelike Ents, the pterodactyl-like flying steeds of the Nazgûl, and, especially, Gollum, widely acclaimed as the first fully realized CGI character in a live-action film. In addition to many characters returning from the first film, The Two Towers featured Éowyn, a noble lady of Rohan who yearns to be a warrior; Éomer, a stalwart Marshal of Rohan and brother to Éowyn; Théoden, a troubled king, uncle of Éowyn and Éomer; and his treacherous counselor, Gríma Wormtongue. It was very well received critically and was an enormous box-office success, making over $900 million worldwide (making it the fourth most successful film of all time at that point in time).

Tolkien, although some of the later events are held over to the third movie, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. R. R. It is an adaptation of the book The Two Towers, the second part of the three-volume novel The Lord of the Rings by J.

It is the second part in a trilogy of films, following The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, also directed by Jackson. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a film released on Wednesday, December 18, 2002, directed by Peter Jackson with a runtime of 179 minutes (2 hours, 59 minutes). Continuing a trend from the first movie, Elrond (who doesn't appear in the book) is much more protective of Arwen and is almost antagonistic toward Aragorn, thus the Thingol portrayal and the stereotypical "father-daughter theme" are both apparent. In the theatrical release he is not seen sending Huorns to Helm's Deep, but does so in the extended video version - see below.

Treebeard, chief among the Ents, is unaware of what is happening on the borders of his forest and has to be "tricked" into attacking Isengard. He is shown as being a much more flawed character than in the book, but nonetheless one who is still capable of wisdom. Faramir requires much more convincing to let Sam and Frodo continue on their quest; in the book he immediately recognizes the wisdom of permitting them to leave freely. (This is foreshadowed by Gollum's line: "We could let her do it!") Shelob's Lair did indeed feature prominently in the third film.

Sam and Frodo's encounter with the monstrous Shelob. Gandalf and Saruman's confrontation at Isengard; this was originally intended to appear at the beginning of The Return of the King, but a late decision by Peter Jackson meant that this scene was not part of the theatrical version, though it has since been included in the extended cut. Her final decision on the matter, and her reason for making it, is revealed in The Return of the King. Elrond almost forcibly sends Arwen "to the West".

Arwen has a vision of her future which is taken somewhat loosely from The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen in the books' Appendices. It is still possible to pick her out in the battle, as some footage was used in the Extended Edition. Jackson originally planned to have Arwen herself fighting at Helm's Deep and filmed some scenes along those lines, but abandoned that tack. Interestingly, they appear nonetheless to be Elves of Lórien, one of whom (Haldir) we met previously in the Golden Wood.

Galadriel persuades Elrond (via long-distance telepathy) to send Elven archers to Helm's Deep. Nothing like this is present in the book. An attack on the Rohirrim traveling to Helm's Deep by Orcs mounted on wargs results in Aragorn's near death; he is revived by a vision of Arwen in a dream sequence. (It is not explained why the Gondorians have made no military use of this apparent asset.).

In the theatrical version it is not clear how Frodo and his companions get back from Osgiliath to Ithilien, but this is explained in the extended cut - they escape through the ruined city's sewers and so make their way out behind the enemy lines. In the movie, Faramir takes Frodo, Sam and Gollum to the besieged city of Osgiliath, but subsequently lets them go. Jackson justifies this change as a means of making Faramir seem more of a rounded character. he does not change as a character from his first scene to his last).

According to Jackson, this does not work dramatically, as Faramir has no "character arc" (i.e. In the movie, Faramir speaks of taking the Ring from Frodo, for the defense of Gondor; in the book, he denies having any such desire: not even if I found it by the side of a road, he repeats.

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