June/19/2011

Category: Drama
All Genres: Drama
Release Year: 2011
Country: USA
Runtime:
Rating: (0)
Languages: English
Director: Gavin Wiesen
Sound: Dolby
Taglines:

  • The toughest lesson is love.
  • Everybody's got some.

  • Writing by: Gavin Wiesen – written by

    Produced by: Kara Baker – producer
    Patrick Baker – executive producer
    Matthew Vose Campbell – associate producer
    P. Jennifer Dana – producer
    Darren Goldberg – producer
    Jonathan Gray – executive producer
    Anthony Gudas – executive producer
    Andrew Levitas – executive producer
    Chris Marsh – associate producer
    Gretchen McGowan – executive producer
    Henry Pincus – executive producer
    Nick Quested – executive producer
    David Sweeney – executive producer
    Gia Walsh – producer

    Cast: Freddie Highmore – George Zinavoy
    Emma Roberts – Sally Howe
    Sasha Spielberg – Zoe Rubenstein
    Marcus Carl Franklin – Will Sharpe
    Ann Dowd – Mrs. Grimes
    Maya Ri Sanchez – Cynthia
    Blair Underwood – Principal Martinson
    Ann Harada – Mrs. Dougherty
    Rita Wilson – Vivian Sargent
    Jarlath Conroy – Harris McElroy
    Elizabeth Reaser – Charlotte Howe

    Music: Alec Puro
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    Plot:

    George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who's made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.



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    In the comics, there have been six people who held (and still hold) the title of the Green Lantern: Alan Scott (1940), Hal Jordan (1959), Guy Gardner (1968), John Stewart (1971), Kyle Rayner (1994) and Jade Scott (Alan's daughter, 1983). Alan and Jade Scott are the only ones who are different because the source of their powers comes from a magical source, and though they are Green Lanterns in name, they are actually not part of the Green Lantern Corps, though Jade did serve in it briefly at one point.

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    The movie was originally scheduled to be shot at Fox Studios in Sydney, Australia but the rising Australian dollar forced the studio and director Martin Campbell to seek relocation, New Orleans and various parishes around the city was chosen because it was it was perfect location from the scouts, the city has perfect aura for filming almost anything, many studio's are being built in the city now known as Hollywood south and Louisiana tax incentive that many other cities have copied but still not as successful as Louisiana have help make it easy to film big and small budget movies in the State.

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    The Green Lantern uniform is portrayed in computer-generated imagery; this was a creative move by the filmmakers, who wanted the uniform not to be a real cloth outfit but a light construct generated by the Lantern power ring. Notably the comics originally started with Hal Jordan wearing an actual uniform, but later changed it to where his and the other Green Lanterns uniforms were constructs created by their rings. The humanoid actors (Ryan Reynolds, Temuera Morrison and Mark Strong) wore motion-capture suits, over which the uniforms were rendered.

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    To prepare for Carol Ferris's action scenes, Blake Lively underwent training on the The Matrix (1999)'s aerial stunt rigs, assisted by acrobats from the “Cirque du Soleil” and supervised by noted stunt coordinator Gary Powell. She described it as a great experience: “I'm 40 feet in the air, spiralling around. That's the best workout you can ever do because it's all core… You do that for ten minutes and you should see your body the next day! It's so exhilarating, so thrilling – and nauseating.”

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    An early draft of the script contained a cameo by Alan Scott, the first Green Lantern (Jordan's predecessor, whose powers were magical rather than cosmic). Scott was going to be the United States President, and near the end would reveal his own past as a Green Lantern to Jordan, and give him his blessing. He was later revised to become an agent of the Checkmate agency (the Checkmate membership stayed true to the comics), who would approach and offer Jordan membership. Later drafts finally wrote him out of the film, and replaced him with Amanda Waller.

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    In 2007, actor-writer Corey Reynolds sent Warner Bros. a treatment, “Green Lantern: Birth of a Hero”, with him writing and starring as John Stewart (his favourite superhero). Reynolds intended the film to be the first in a trilogy, and was going to introduce Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern Corps and the Justice League in the consecutive sequels. While his pitch was favourably received by the studio, it was abandoned in favour of a story about Hal Jordan.

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