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Why Director Joe Wright Deeply Connected With His Black Mirror Episode 'Nosedive'

Netflix's "Black Mirror" is all about using the not-so-distant future to hit audiences with hypothetical (and, at times, deeply unsettling) questions. In "Nosedive," the first episode of the series' third season, director Joe Wright asks: "What if you lived in a world where everyone — not just your Uber driver — was constantly being rated by a five-star system?" It's a fair question, especially as our status-obsessed, chronically-online culture moves ever closer to that realm of possibility — and Wright himself is uniquely qualified to ask it.
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Netflix’s The Woman in the Window was "not the film I originally made," says director Joe Wright

The Woman in the Window director Joe Wright has claimed that the released cut of the maligned Netflix thriller was not the film he originally made. In a new interview with Vulture, the BAFTA-nominated filmmaker, who has previously helmed titles such as The Darkest Hour and Pride & Prejudice, described his time making the movie as a "frustrating experience." He also said that his original conception was "a lot more brutal."
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Joe Wright Says Severely Edited ‘Woman In the Window’ Is “Watered Down” & “Not The Film That I Originally Made”

“The Woman in the Window” is just one in the long line of films to suffer from studio interference in the editing room. A situation where a director’s vision is superseded by studio interests, and the resulting film suffers because of it. And that situation is something filmmaker Joe Wright is openly ready to discuss, after “Woman in the Window” failed to dazzle during its Netflix release last year.
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'Cyrano' Director Joe Wright on Why It’s His Most Personal Film Since 'Atonement'

With Cyrano now playing in select theaters, I recently spoke to director Joe Wright about making his brilliant movie musical. Cyrano is based on Erica Schmidt’s stage adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, with music by The National’s Aaron & Bryce Dessner and lyrics by The National lead singer Matt Berninger & Carin Besser. Wright’s version reimagines the timeless tale of a heartbreaking love triangle with Peter Dinklage as Cyrano de Bergerac, Haley Bennett playing Roxanne, and Kelvin Harrison, Jr. starring as Christian. The film also stars Ben Mendelsohn and is produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Guy Heeley.
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Joe Wright On His Pitch Perfect Vision Of Classic Love Story, ‘Cyrano’

Director Joe Wright’s movies are no strangers to acclaim and his latest, Cyrano, is no different. Based on the stage musical of the same name, which was inspired by Edmond Rostand’s classic play, Cyrano de Bergerac, Peter Dinklage is the titular lead. Haley Bennett plays Roxanne, the object of his affection. She has no idea that the words of love professed by the man she has fallen for are, in fact, the true feelings of Cyrano himself.
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Joe Wright Recalls ‘Weeping’ While Watching ‘Cyrano’ Stage Musical Before His Film Adaptation

Click here to read the full article. On Wednesday evening in New York City, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer offered its return to the original movie musical with “Cyrano,” director Joe Wright’s musical adaptation of “Cyrano de Bergerac,” starring Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett and Kelvin Harrison Jr. At the New York City premiere, held at the SVA Theater, cast and studio executives reflected on the film’s unusual journey from an off-Broadway musical to a $30 million MGM feature film. “The whole reason I set out to do this project was because I really, really wanted to be on Broadway,” Bennett, who plays the leading role of...
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Empire Podcast #503: Joe Wright, Paul Thomas Anderson, Dave Grohl

There go our heroes. Watch them as they go. This week's episode of the Empire Podcast sees three big names chat with us about their new projects, and as a result this pod is a little... everlong. First, Joe Wright, director of Cyrano, talks with Hanna Flint about his new musical and discloses his favourite Christmas movie along the way. Then Alex Godfrey Zooms in for a chat with the great Paul Thomas Anderson, who waxes lyrical about Licorice Pizza, Hard Eight turning 25, loving Mission: Impossible — Fallout, and more. And finally, as the Foo Fighters release their first movie, the horror-comedy Studio 666, Chris Hewitt has a chat with the one and only Dave Grohl.
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Review: Joe Wright crafts a lovely story with ‘Cyrano’

Joe Wright is at his best when he’s making movies about love. They may not always have a happy ending. In fact, they usually don’t. But truly romantic movies seem to be a rarer and rarer thing in contemporary cinema and, like Max Ophuls and Jacques Demy before him, Wright is almost peerless in his ability to make an audience swoon and suffer in maximalist splendor.
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Talking 'Cyrano' Starring Peter Dinklage With Director Joe Wright

Cyrano starring Peter Dinklage is finally hitting theaters! We sat down with director Joe Wright last fall to discuss the making of the movie, working with actors, our love Atonement, and that iconic one-er at Dunkirk and more. Also this week, we dive into the controversy surrounding the Oscars choosing...
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Joe Wright Talks ‘Cyrano,’ Having A Romantic Heart & More [Interview]

The timing is always right for a passionate, cinematic romance for the ages. But in the case of Joe Wright’s musical extravaganza “Cyrano,” a lush re-imagining of Edmond Rostand’s classic “Cyrano de Bergerac,” the timing couldn’t be more perfect, when the world is still reeling from the ongoing pandemic and the isolating aftermath of the strict lockdown days of the past.
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Director Joe Wright Transformed Cyrano From Period Piece To Musical Fantasy [Interview]

Joe Wright has a certain sense of style. You'll realize this just moments into one of his films, when transported to the lavish English countryside of "Pride and Prejudice" or even the smoky chambers of "The Darkest Hour." But it's especially clear throughout the musical fantasy of "Cyrano," which sheds the 17th-century Parisian sensibilities of its source material for a dazzling prestige period piece that Wright dubs his "love letter to love." The musical adaptation from MGM centers on Cyrano de Bergerac (Peter Dinklage), a famed swordsman and whip-smart wordsmith who falls in love with a woman named Roxanne (Haley Bennett), but finds himself too self-conscious to actively pursue her. He settles instead for friendship; worse yet, when he discovers she has feelings for another man, he helps her inarticulate new suitor pursue the woman they both love by writing love letters in his place. This tragic tale has been told and retold many times before, giving Wright ample room to get creative — and he does.
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