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Joyce DiDonato Announces Release Of ‘The Florence Foster Jenkins Story’
Joyce DiDonato has announced the release the film "The Florence Foster Jenkins Story." The mezzo-soprano, who portrayed Jenkins in the documentary, announced that to celebrate the 150th birthday of Florence Foster Jenkins, the film would be available on July 19, 2018 on Amazon Prime UK and Amazon Prime USA. The documentary, directed by Ralf Pleger fuses documentary, fiction, and music film genres to take a closer look at the woman behind the aural assault…
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Opera Meets Film: How ‘Marguerite’ & ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ Approach The Same Character Differently
“Opera Meets Film” is a feature dedicated to exploring the way that opera has been employed in cinema. We will select a section or a film in its entirety, highlighting the impact that utilizing the operatic form or sections from an opera can alter our perception of a film that we are viewing. This week’s installment will look at  two interpretations of the life of “Florence Foster Jenkins.” Back in…
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Opera Meets Film: Opera Legends Hollywood Is Obsessed With
“Opera Meets Film” is a feature dedicated to exploring the way that opera has been employed in cinema. We will select a section or a film in its entirety, highlighting the impact that utilizing the operatic form or sections from an opera can alter our perception of a film that we are viewing. This week’s installment we will take a look at the singers who have been portrayed in Hollywood. …
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Oscar Nominations 2017: Meryl Streep Is Nominated For Playing The Worst Opera Singer Of All Time
Meryl Streep has been nominated for her 20th Academy Award. The announcement, made on Jan. 24, signaled the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences' appreciation for her work in "Florence Foster Jenkins." With the nomination Streep extended her own record to 20 nominations, the most by an actress in the history of the Academy Awards. Streep will compete against a distinguished group of actresses which include Natalie Portman for "Jackie," Isabelle Huppert for…
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SAG Awards 2017: Meryl Streep is One Step Closer to the Oscars with SAG Nomination
Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Screen Actors Guild awards for her turn as "Florence Foster Jenkins." The Academy Award winner surprised audiences this morning as many believed she would not be in the Oscar race this year. However, Streep's popularity and her incredible track record proved they should never be underestimated. The actress is now one step closer to her 20th Oscar nomination as she has already received…
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Golden Globe Nominee ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ Lands on DVD and Blu-ray with New Deleted Scenes Featuring Meryl Streep
This week Paramount Pictures will release the award winning "Florence Foster Jenkins" on DVD and Blu-Ray. Based on a real life story, the film tells the story of a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. Directed by Stephen Frears, the movie stars Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg. Rising Opera star Aida Garifullina makes a special appearance in the film…
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Golden Globe Nominations 2017: Opera Returns to the Golden Globes with Meryl Streep and Florence Foster Jenkins’ 4 Nominations
Meryl Streep's "Florence Foster Jenkins" has been nominated for four Golden Globes. The Motion Picture by Stephen Frears landed nominations in the Best Comedy or Musical categories. The film was nominated for Best Picture in a Musical or Comedy while Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant landed nominations in their respective Best Actress and Best Actor categories. The big surprise for the film was the inclusion of Simon Helberg, who was…