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In an awards season filled with musical-to-movie adaptations like “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” and “Tick, Tick… Boom!,” Hollywood’s latest movie-musical “Cyrano” stands apart from the crowd with its ambitious scope, swashbuckling theatrics and grandiose atmosphere. While the film’s structure does lose focus (especially in the film’s final act) and some of the characters are frustratingly one-note, Peter Dinklage’s turn as the eponymous Cyrano makes Joe Wright’s film worth the watch, even if it’s not the strongest musical of the year.
Peter Dinklage’s performance in “Cyrano,” with acrobatic swordfights, lyrical song and dance scenes and grand romantic moments on a Connecticut stage became the stuff of legend, since relatively few people got to see it. The much-lauded new movie originated as a stage show that had its first workshop production at Goodspeed Musicals’ Norma Terris Theatre in Chester in 2018. Many musicals ...
Haley Bennett on ‘Cyrano,’ Filming the Balcony Scene, and Why She’s Grateful to Peter Dinklage and Erica Schmidt
From director Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Hanna), the epic love story Cyrano follows Cyrano de Bergerac (Peter Dinklage), a man of “unique physique” whose undeclared love for his hometown friend Roxanne (Haley Bennett) leads him down a path where he finds himself expressing his true feelings through the dashingly handsome Christian (Kelvin Harrison Jr.). The young soldier has caught the eye of the beauty that inspires Cyrano’s poetic words, and Cyrano is so fearful of her reaction that he settles for ensuring her happiness with another.
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Peter Dinklage is the latest actor to take on the rather thankless role of Cyrano de Bergerac (others include José Ferrer, Gérard Depardieu and Steve Martin), the poet, swordsman and wit so insecure in his looks that he uses a handsome thicko as a kind of human sock puppet to woo the love of his life, Roxanne (an apple-cheeked and appealing Haley Bennett). Dinklage is a world-class acting talent who is more than able to hold his own against the rather overegged directing style of Joe Wright, who never saw a frame he didn’t want to fill with jostling extras and livestock. But even Dinklage struggles with Cyrano’s musical component, a selection of shapeless, virtually tuneless songs. The best thing about the original compositions is that they are at least easily forgettable.
When we first meet Cyrano de Bergerac (Peter Dinklage) in Joe Wright’s adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s classic play, Cyrano is an extroverted lover of theatre, the type of man who would rather refund the audience than have them watch a sub-par performance. Cyrano is introduced by a booming voice before we ever see him, and despite his stature, Cyrano is still a commanding figure. However, it doesn’t take long before an audience member calls Cyrano a freak, and challenges him to a duel. Cyrano knows that to turn away from such a fight would only cause the laughs to continue, and as the pair fight, Cyrano is self-deprecating, even stating that he’s “living proof God has a sense of humor.” When he lands the fatal blow, he speaks of the insults that are constantly thrown his way, whispering to his opponent: “It all goes in. My God, how it hurts.”
Joe Wright's "Cyrano" is an enchanting adaptation of Edmond Rostand's oft-told story, with Peter Dinklage smartly cast in the title role. (Dinklage's wife, Erica Schmidt wrote the film's screenplay as well as the musical that provides the basis for this production). Set in the 17th century, the film has Roxanne...