When Alec Baldwin went to the scene of the hall "Lumiere" hand over the award for Best Actress, for two scrolls in the hands of an actor, it became clear that the prize is divided in half. But few thought that the jury will return both "Silver branches" of the Romanian actresses of the drama of Christian Mungiu "Dupa dealuri." Cosmin Stratan and Christina Flutur just two months ago finished shooting, and today received the award from the American star.
It turned out that the photo of theater actress Christina Flutur director saw on the internet and decided to call her in his movie, but what Kosmina some time ago and worked as a journalist was interviewing Mungiu. The girl was struck by director, and he decided to shoot her in movie.
"I am very pleased with this award, I am pleased and surprised, because my film - the longest of all the pictures of the competition. I am constantly changing the dialogue, the actress helped me a lot in this, we wanted to give the film an indissoluble, permanent character"- said Christian.
"Dupa dealuri" - the story of two friends, whose life is parted in opposite directions. Alina went to Germany and Voychita went to the monastery. Some time later, Alina gets home again to resume relations with Voychita. While ex-friend helps her with the documents, Alina lives in a monastery and just trying to impose her own rules there, forcing the nuns to resort to extreme unflattering measures. The film from the very first day of the show was among the favorites of the critics.
Taking home the award at the Cannes festival for his "Love", Michael Haneke said that the plot of the film is based on the promise, "we gave with my wife - do not throw each other in the situation shown in the film." "In today's world we are seeing is everywhere, it is a common problem. I experienced this situation in my family, it was deeply touched me and inspired the creation of this film, "- said the director.
"Yes you do, it turns out, is a romantic streak!" - Haneke told a reporter. "I do not want you to mind - the director smiled. - Journalists are constantly trying to stick labels on the filmmakers: that such an expert in the field, that - in another. For a long time, I was listed expert on violence. But as far as romance, it is rather the question not about me but about the theme of the movie. "
On the question of why American films, so lavishly presented in the competition, were without major awards (only Zaytlin Ben was awarded the "Golden Camera" for best debut film, "Wild Animals of the South"), director Alexander Payne replied: "This film festival, and we are not talking about how to reward a country. We must choose among the submitted films. Draw general conclusions on the basis of this choice is incorrect. "
Press Conference of the jury was short, but not without embarrassment. Request a Bulgarian journalist Jean-Paul Gaultier to name a film with the best costumes evoked a storm of indignation Andrea Arnold: "Why do you ask such a stupid question? Jean-Paul - a very clever man, and he loves movies. Over the past two weeks I was convinced that he was madly keen on the cinema, so it is enough to ask him about the costumes ... I'm sorry, I'm a little drunk, so I say sharply!"
"Oh, this is Andrea"- threw up his hands Moretti.
If the award of the 65th Cannes Film Festival for Best Actor goes away Aniello Arena, the star of the movie "Reality" by Matteo Garrone, the prize will receive the director himself. The actor is now in the Tuscan prison, serving a life sentence for murder.
According to British newspaper Telegraph, Arena is one of the candidates for the prize for Best Actor. In "Reality", he plays the Neapolitan fishmonger who gradually becomes obsessed with filming a reality show, Italian analogue of "House-2". I can not say that the film was very warmly received at Cannes, but the work of Aniello was marked by many journalists.
In fact, Arena is one of the murderers of the Neapolitan mafia - Camorra, which arose in the XVIII century. It is considered that the scale of the Camorra crime has no parallel in Europe. In 2006 a has been published a book by Roberto Saviano, "Gomorrah" on which Matteo Garrone shoot the same film, nominated for "foreign" "Oscar."
A native of Naples, Aniello Arena was arrested on Christmas Eve in 1991 for killing three people and sentenced to life imprisonment. He had never tried himself as an actor, but 12 years after his arrest came to the prison theater troupe Fortezza and eventually became a major star among the prisoners.
Garrone has opened Arena while watching the performance troupe in prison, "Volterra" in Tuscany. He wanted to give Aniello role in "Gomorrah," but the judges decided that the theme of the movie is too close to the real life of a prisoner and did not allow him to prove himself on the ground of cinema. "Perhaps the story of the "Reality” seemed more appropriate because it is more like a fairy tale" - says the director.
According to Mateo, Arena has developed a personal hero.
"Can you imagine this man who for 20 years is in prison, opened to the world, of which he had no idea! Aniello - a true professional - says the founder of the troupe Armando Puntso. - He is a very versatile actor and copes equally well with both drama and comedy. Recently, he played with us in the play "Gamlisa." It is a blend of "Hamlet" to "Alice in Wonderland." Will he win at Cannes or not, it is not so important. His story is in itself worthy of attention. "
For work, Arena has been released of camera in the morning, but in the evening he was obliged to return to the place of detention. As a result, his name is now mentioned along with Brad Pitt, Jean-Louis Trentiyan, Marion Cotillard and Nicole Kidman - stars of Cannes 2012.
Interestingly, in February of this year's Berlin Film Festival won the Italian Taviani brothers movie “Caesar must die", the effect of which is developed for the staging of Shakespeare's plays in an Italian prison. All the prisoners who participated in the project, prior to their arrest were members of various mafia groups. Most of the "actors" get a life sentence. Will the work of inmates a trend in a movie, time will show.
Jubilee, the 65th Cannes Film Festival starts on May 16 and will open a picture of Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom". The film is participated in the competition along with the new creations of David Cronenberg, Thomas Vinterberg, Christian Mungiu, Sergei Loznitsa, John Hillcoat, Michael Haneke and Lee Daniels.
On the Cote d'Azur this May will be especially hot: the competition involved two films, which starred star of "Twilight." Robert Pattinson plays a major role in Cronenberg's thriller "Cosmopolis," and Kristen Stewart engaged in the adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road." It is terrible to imagine what will happen to the premieres of these films, as well as press conferences.
Winners of the main prize of the festival - "Golden Palm" - Cristian Mungiu, Michael Haneke, Ken Loach and Abbas Kiyarostami bring their new films in the Cannes competition. Outside of the competition shows a new picture Apitchatpona Virasetakuna "Hotel"Mekong" with Tilda Swinton. Recall that Virasetakun has gotten gold at Cannes in 2010 for his film "Uncle Bunmi, who remembers his past life," when the jury was headed by Tim Burton.
It is not known who will judge this year's main competition, but the actors and directors have to work under the direction of the Italian Nanni Moretti, winner of the "Palme d'Or" for "La stanza del figlio." Moretti admitted that he expects to see movies that will surprise him.
By the way, the star of the movie Moretti "We have a pope!" Michel Piccoli starred in the drama of Leos Carax Holy Motors, and the picture of French cinema veteran Alain Resnais “You have not seen anything yet" is also included in the program of Cannes. The film's protagonist travels Carax lives of others, including the killer, deadbeat, the chief administrator, a monstrous creature and the father of the family. In the film, Rene playwright dies, leaving after the death of the request - to collect all the actors who played his Orpheus and Eurydice in the play, and put a new version by following his advice.
A new picture of New Zealander Andrew Dominik "Casino Robbery" again unites director of westerns "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" with Brad Pitt. The actor plays a professional killer, who supervised the Mafia investigating a robbery that occurred while playing poker.
The competition program of the 65th Cannes Film Festival is as follows:
"In another country," directed by Hong Sang Suu
"In the fog," directed by Sergei Loznitsa
"Taste of Money", directed by Him San Suu
"You have not seen nothing yet," directed by Alain Resnais
"Paperboy", directed by Lee Daniels
"The proportion of Angels", directed by Ken Loach
"Over the hills," directed by Cristian Mungiu
"Like Someone in Love" directed by Abbas Kiyarostami
"Moonrise Kingdom" directed by Wes Anderson
"Cosmopolis", directed by David Cronenberg
"Love", directed by Michael Haneke
"Mud", directed by Jeff Nichols
"On the Road," directed by Walter Salles
"Casino robbery" directed by Andrew Dominik
"Jagten", directed by Thomas Vinterberg
"After the battle," directed by Yusri Nasrallah
"Post Tenebras Lux," directed by Carlos Reygadas
"Paradise", directed by Ulrich Seidl
"Reality", directed by Matteo Garrone
"Rust and Bone," directed by Jacques Audiard
"Lawless", directed by John Hillcoat
While the competition there are 22 films, but there is a chance that this list will be expanded. In particular, last year at the last moment in the competition program was added film "Artist", which brought Jean Dyuzhardenu Award for Best Actor.
Among the stars of films submitted in competition, appear Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Isabelle Huppert, Mathieu Amalric, Lambert Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Harvey Keitel, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, Jessica Chastain, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Shannon, Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Mendes.
Outside of the competition will be shown a new drama by Bernardo Bertolucci, "You and I", which is a living classic was going to shoot in 3D, but changed his mind. Picture of Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen, "Hemingway and Gellhorn," the novel of famous writer and journalist, and "Madagascar 3".
In the section "Night show" - Takashi Miike new picture and "Dracula 3D" Dario Argento.
Recall that the 65th Cannes Film Festival will be held this year from 16 to 27 May.
Not only teenagers franchise movies tend to partition in half. Lars von Trier joins this trend and, according to his producer Peter Jensen Olbek will share a new picture into two parts. The main role in "Nympho" has gotten Charlotte Gainsbourg.
For the third time the actress is working with one of the most controversial directors. Gainsbourg first collaboration with von Trier, the drama "Antichrist," Charlotte brought the highest prize at the Cannes Film Festival - "Palme d'Or" for Best Actress. Then, Gainsbourg starred in "Melancholy" in supporting roles, as in "nymphomaniac," she will once again be as the first violin.
In a conversation with the publication Screen Daily producer refused to reveal the secrets of casting, but said: "We have gathered very well-known actors in this film, which proves that they appreciate the work of Lars, despite his strange words at Cannes."
Filming will begin in August this year and will be held in Germany, near Cologne. "We are doing two films - said Jensen. - A rather ambitious venture. Personally, I hope that the movie will be ready for the Cannes Film Festival 2013th. We shoot two films simultaneously and immediately installed to complete both parts simultaneously. " And here again the question arises: Why, Mr. Producer talks about Cannes, considering what a scandal broke out in connection with the careless words of Lars? Despite the apology, and he was declared persona non grata, and then sworn never to give interviews.
Peter Jensen Olbek didn’t give the answer to this question, but notes that the film company Zentropa, and it belongs to von Trier, is extremely proud of the fact that the film "The Hunt" by Thomas Vinterberg entered in the competition program at the Cannes Film Festival this year. "This proves relationship between Zentropa and the great festival" - says producer.
"Nympho" keeps track of erotic woman's life from birth to 50 years. The first part will be in childhood and adolescence, whereas the second part will focus on the adult stage. As to the manner in which the film is, then, according to Jensen, it will be a mixed style: "Something will remove in the style of "Dogma", hand-held camera, something to take off nicely, with the help of a crane and a good camera."
As mentioned earlier, von Trier will give two versions of the film - hard and relaxed, in which all the "dangerous" parts of the bodies of actors will be blurred.
Interestingly, Lars von Trier still keeps in touch with Martin Scorsese, discussing their long-conceived project, based on "Taxi Driver." Peter did not disclose details, but confirmed that directors continue to communicate.
Finally, the jury of the main contest of the 65th Cannes Film Festival is formed. It has long been known that the head of it will be Italian director Nanni Moretti, well, he will work with the British actor, actress, German, French actress, a British director, a French designer, American director, actress and Palestinian Haitian director.
Ewan McGregor, who found himself in the composition of the jury, superfluous needs no introduction. In the contest of this prestigious festival attended only one film with the actor - "Trainspotting," Danny Boyle. In 2001, McGregor came to the Côte d'Azur with a picture of "Moulin Rouge" which opened the next festival. Now the actor acted in the TV series based on the novel by Jonathan Franzen "Amendments."
Hiam Abbass Palestinian actress played in the drama "Women's Spring", which participated in last year's Cannes competition program. Abbass was shot in 1987 and some time working in America. Among her western films - "The Limits of Control" Jim Jarmusch's, "Visitor" Thomas McCarthy and "Peace" by Julian Schnabel.
Andrea Arnold - director of the UK drama "Aquarium" and the recent interpretation of Emily Brontë's novel "Wuthering Heights", which participated in the competition of Venice Film Festival last year. Her debut feature film "Red Road" won the Jury Prize at Cannes, with the same pleasant fate befell the "Aquarium".
France's Emmanuelle Devos first appeared in the film, presented in competition at the Cannes festival. In 1996 it was a tape Arno Depleshena "As I discussed ... (My sex life). " For his role in the drama by Jacques Audiard, "Read my lips" Devo won the French Academy Award "Cesar." Another "Cesar" of the actress was in 2010 - for supporting actress in the film Xavier Dzhianolli "In the beginning". In early April, in France there was a new film starring Emmanuelle Devos - Drama "The Son of the other."
Diane Kruger was born in Germany but became famous in the world thanks to a Hollywood production. She played a beautiful woman in Greece, due to which the war broke out along the walls of Troy, and helped look for Nicolas Cage "National Treasure", played in the "Obsession" with Josh Hartnett, appeared as a film star in "Inglourious Basterds" by Quentin Tarantino. In February, Kruger became the star of the Berlin Film Festival, which opened the costume drama "Farewell, My Queen," where Diane played the queen Marie Antoinette. Recently, the actress finished shooting in the film of Andrew Niccol "Guest" on the bestseller by Stephenie Meyer.
Eccentric fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier is not a stranger to the world of cinema. He developed the costumes for Peter Greenaway's film "The Cook, Thief His Wife & Her Lover," for painting Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, "City of Lost Children," but the audience certainly remember his futuristic fantasy costumes for Luc Besson's "The Fifth Element." Gaultier has worked with Pedro Almodovar on his dramas, "Bad Education" and "Skin, in which I live" - the two tapes were shown at Cannes.
Haitian director Raoul Peck - a true citizen of the world. He grew up in the Congo, France, Germany and America. His filmography includes both documentaries and television projects. Feature film "Man on the beach," participated in the competition in Cannes in 1993, and in 2000, Peck returned to the Croisette with a biographical drama "Lumumba", which participated in the "Fortnight of directors." Raoul Peck has worked as Minister of Culture of Haiti, and from 2010, the French state film school is headed by La Femis.
American director Alexander Payne made his film debut with satirical drama "Citizen Ruth" in 1996. It followed the black comedy "Upstart" with Reese Witherspoon, who played there one of the best roles in her filmography. The tape won the Writers Guild of America awards and critics in New York, and was nominated for "Oscar" for best adapted screenplay. The third film of Payne "About Schmidt" was shown at the Cannes festival in 2002. The picture "Sideways" won the prize for best adapted script, well, the last "Oscar" Payne received recently for the drama "Descendants", all in the same category "Best Adapted Screenplay."
Chairman of the jury is Italian director Nanni Moretti. He and his colleagues will see 22 films in the competition program.
Cannes Film Festival begins its work on May 16 and runs until May 27.
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill talked in an interview about working together in the comedy thriller "21 Jump Street," in which they, as police officers enter the school under the guise of high school students to expose a gang of drug traffickers based in the school.
- What were you in high school?
Jonah Hill: I have bleached hair. I always wanted to look like Eminem!
Channing Tatum: I played football and wore a sports jacket, and waited when I finish school. On the day of school graduation I was so happy that couldn’t find the place. Not that everything was so bad, just school was not that place that I liked.
- What would you change if you could go back to school now?
Jonah Hill: I would organize a drama group. Perhaps I would find like-minded people, and although all of my present friends - school, while I'm embarrassed that they will laugh at me if I'll make theater. And probably I would have met a really good girl because she would have liked that I'm so sensitive.
Channing Tatum: I think I would have done some things differently, but only on condition that all turned out to exactly how it happened. I am satisfied with the current state of affairs. And really regret not having listened to what I was told in school. I always sat in the head by one thought: "I do not understand why I do this or that. I do not know how I will use this knowledge in my future life."
- Anything from what you learned about today's school life, shocked you?
Jonah Hill: I think I'll like the 150-year old man, but it's - technical literacy of young people. They live through Facebook and the like, and I do not use these things. I prefer to talk.
- How much time had you need both to get on the site?
Channing Tatum: I would say that we agreed immediately. John - very funny, funny guy, and I really enjoyed talking with him. If we were friends at school, we certainly would bulling nights on the phone, and then be late for the first lesson, because slept it (laughs).
Jonah Hill: We are asking all the time, we were friends at school, because our screen heroes do not play well. I think we would have been best friends. We are from different places, but have a very similar perception of the laws of friendship. I rarely like to talk with someone so closely as to this guy. We are constantly hangover together. Last night I caught myself thinking: "I missed Channing. We have not seen for several hours." We live in the same hotel, and I wanted to know what he was doing at the moment!
- How does the school, "title" you would have awarded each other?
Jonah Hill: I think "best athlete" or anything else related to sports.
Channing Tatum: Do you know how to be "The best around"? Ask John.
- John, how did nomination for the award "Oscar" for the film "Moneyball" affect your career?
Jonah Hill: I finally got the glory of my family! I noticed that I began to offer roles in different genres, not just in the comedy. And I have this insanely rad. I'm really looking forward to when we start working on the project of Brad Pitt "True Story", in which we, with James Franco will play the main roles. And I plan to play in a movie with all my old school pals - Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, and Danny McBride and Craig Robinson, James Franco and over again. It's called "Apocalypse."
- What do you both enjoy doing on weekends?
Channing Tatum: I love to sleep. On Sundays I generally do not do anything but just sit and play with my dog. Our house has a small patio, so we're sitting, lying, sleep there.
Jonah Hill: Watch movies, lying in bed - that's my dream!
Culminating ceremony of the 84th "Oscar" in general, has not brought any significant surprises. Some sort of surprise caused except that the distribution of a number of awards in technical categories. And this terry stability, absence of live energy - is the main problem and the main Message Boards around the world.
All the winners in the major categories are worthy of their golden statuettes. Well, how can the success of the protest to call Meryl Streep, claimed the "Oscar" for the 17th! time? Does anyone turns to challenge to dispute the victory of Octavia Spencer, created on the screen such colorful image? If anyone dares to question the acting skills of Christopher Plummer, who for 60 years of his career, won Academy Awards for the first time? In the end, hardly anyone would be against the triumph of Jean Dujardin, perhaps, is not endowed with the talent level, Gary Oldman, but very bright flashed in black and white design.
Actually, this very project, which was quite a bold experiment with form in a very straightforward content, of course, worthy of the highest ratings, as well as its creator, Michel Hazanavichus. In short, all five "Oscars" of "Artist" is well deserved.
Much the same can be said about awards of "Hugo", maybe only a small degree of doubt when it comes to the category "Best Special Effects" and "Best Sound". But in the end, the film academy had every right to dispose of their Gold statuettes that way, and no really weighty argument against it is impossible to find.
In a situation where the list of winners was so boring predictable, and the complete absence among participants of the battle for top honors this blockbuster has not caused increased interest in the ceremony, the only hope for its recovery was associated with the return of almost legendary Billy Crystal. After all, his name is associated with the best, in terms of ratings, during the ceremonies of "Oscar".
But alas. His enchanting solo numbers, and full of subtle humor monologues, apparently, in the past. Either the Crystal older and has lost his former ease, whether the writers wrote their texts based on Eddie Murphy and did not alter them for a new leader, but the show did not happen. That is, like there were impromptu and good jokes, but the overall impression was reduced to an unworthy talent of Crystal definition of "nothing."
Of course, record the number of ceremonies performed on the stage looked much better than last year's youth and organically, and that it could lead to name just a joke. But still ... "No way". And even the famous circus troupe, which presented, as stated, the biggest number only emphasized his dullness of what is happening on the stage of cinema Kodak.
Experts have yet to calculate the rankings, analyze and explain the numbers of individual failures. But it is absolutely clear that we need serious reform of the Academy Awards. It's time to dilute the old man with the young blood that will more clearly understand the ossified brains to a new audience expectations and demands of modern times. Indeed, according to statistics, the vast majority of cinema academics - are men from 50 to 60 years and older. And in this age group tend to greatly mistaken about the value of their life experiences to similar events.
Before the screen is sitting a long time since the generation that sees the world through fiber-optic networks, legacy of Steve Jobs and extremely compressed space of Twitter. Just do not call Chris Rock, James Franco and others like them. Try to return Hugh Jackman, for example. And turn to the list of nominees the next "Fast and the Furious."
When the end of January there was talk about the transition to the American Academy electronic voting system, immediately intensified rumors about moving the awards ceremony, "Oscar" at the earliest possible time. Unfortunately, the "Oscars" are still in February, and in 2014, can generally be awarded in March.
Back in the fall of 2011 Film Academy was thinking about the transfer ceremony in 2013 to 27 January. "Oscars" for some time wanted to move to earlier dates in order to keep the intrigue. Now, when the guild is almost completely decided the fate of the main Message Boards, the audience is less and less interested in direct translation.
However, by the end of November insiders talk about the impossibility of translation. The fact that in the event of early "Oscars" ceremony, like the rest of awarding the "Golden Globe», BAFTA, and all of the same variety of rewards and guild will have to endure. As one anonymous insider: "I do not understand why they need it? "Oscar" - a Super Cinema! What does it feel? We all compared to the Academy Award playoffs. "
Film Academy then decided to switch to electronic voting system. Despite the fact that hacking "Oscars" will be a blue dream hackers moviegoers, this week it was reported that due to Internet voting on nominees 'Oscar' in 2013 will be announced a few days earlier, on 15 January 2013th. For comparison, this year's nominees are known to January 24.
Since Sunday, February 3, 2013-th, is already in Super Bowl, which airs on channel ABC, as well as "Oscar," Feb. 10 awards ceremony will take place on the British Academy (BAFTA), and "Grammy", then the earliest date for the "Oscars" Next year - 17 February. However, as it became known today, the American Film Academy has decided to hold their next awards ceremony on February 24, 2013.
As of 2014, here in the course of the measured Oscar intervenes Sports - Olympic Games in Sochi will be held from 7 to 23 February. When the "Oscar" is near the Olympic Winter Games, Film Academy usually moves it away for a week. So the 86th awards ceremony "Oscar" can be held on March 2, 2014-th.
Transfer "Oscars" at the earliest possible time - the dream of moviegoers, but it's not a dream of film academics. They already not enough time have watched all the pictures, so that bridge the gap between the nominations and the ceremony until they are.
Just yesterday, the actor asked if he could come to the Oscar ceremony in the form of General Aladin from the movie "The Dictator", as Film Academy got angry and responded just as able to: Sasha Baron Cohen is banned to appear at the ceremony at all.
The American Film Academy withdrew Cohen ticket to the event. Despite the fact that Sasha is not only a star of Martin Scorsese's band "Hugo", which received 11 nominations, as well as a member of the Academy, the entrance to the ceremony is closed for him. However, Cohen still has a chance.
As soon as it became known yesterday, the desire of the actor to appear in the image of the dictator, Muammar Gaddafi to write-off, strained Film Academy and behaved according to his status. However, the hype in the press immediately gave "Oscar" negative light, and managing director of membership in the Academy Award Kimberly Rauch called the studio Paramount and said that the ticket Cohen recalled, but if the actor would be able to convincingly promise not to come to the Academy Awards red carpet in a suit of "Dictator "and do not advertise the movie, then he can come.
Publication Deadline rightly recalls how in 2000 the creators of "South Park," Trey Parker and Matt Stone have appeared on the red carpet in dresses, or rather a parody of Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow. Purists of the "Oscars" believe that the ceremony - it is not the place for jokes and parodies. This is a serious event that can not be promoted with their films and mock respectable audience.
But in this case as being, in particular, with James Franco, who led the ceremony a year ago and went to the scene in the image of Marilyn Monroe? And what about the huge amount of boring jokes and overextended monologues that are sure to occur at each "Oscar"? On the other hand, let Cohen play the fool - and the ceremony will turn into analogue MTV Movie Awards, so the fear of cinema academics are somewhat understandable.
Although, knowing Sasha Baron Cohen, it may be that this whole story with the "Oscars" - is not nothing but a publicity stunt.
Paramount Pictures has filed a lawsuit against the heirs of the writer Mario Puzo. Studio says that the family's "Godfather" is not authorized to write any continuations of the famous novel.
This week in District Court in Manhattan entered a lawsuit against Paramount Pictures. Its essence is this: in 2006, relatives of the Mario Puzo have published a novel of Mike Winegardner "Revenge of the Godfather," and gave the go-ahead to publish the book by Edward Falco, "Corleone family", which should be on the shelves of American stores on May 8, 2012, all of which was allegedly done without the consent of the studio, which owns all rights to the book of Puzo.
Paramount believes that the heirs of the writer thus disgracing an existing brand and introduce customers to confusion with respect to original works of Mario Puzo.
"The agreement signed in 1969 between Paramount and Puzo, transfers all rights to the original novel" The Godfather "(except for the publishing rights) studio Paramount, - said in the lawsuit. - Puzo is not left behind him no rights to publish the sequel to "The Godfather." Thus, Puzo's relatives do not have the right to publish any novels associated with the "Godfather", in addition to reprints of the original books. "
It is worth noting that in 2002 Paramount and relatives of the writer failed to agree on the publication of "Revenge of the Godfather," released in 2004. However, the studio believes that Mario Puzo's son, Anthony Puzo, managing his late father deals, didn’t understand that he had to negotiate with Paramount Publishing any other novels about the family Corleone.
"The Godfather" from director Francis Ford Coppola has been released in 1972 and was awarded three "Oscar" awards: for Best Actor (Marlon Brando), for Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture. Painting with a budget of 6 million earned in the U.S. box about 133 million dollars. "Godfather 2", released in 1974, received six "Oscars", while the third part has limited just with nominations.