Ryan Coogler Pens Heartfelt Essay to Ava DuVernay

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The reviews are in for Disney's A Wrinkle In Time, one of the biggest and most anticipated releases of the year.

If you were to make a smoothie out of equal parts "The Wizard of Oz" and "Alice Through the Looking Glass" with costumes from "The Wiz", a shot of C.S. Lewis and a villain out of Stephen King, all that Ava DuVernay's "A Wrinkle in Time", which was co-written by Jennifer Lee ("Frozen"), would be missing is Michael Jackson's Scarecrow and a few songs. Was it intimidating to take this tale to the big screen?

Jim Whitaker: I feel responsibility to the story; the story's always the thing.


"A Wrinkle in Time opens in theaters Friday

Reid looks up to actors like Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep and Natalie Portman and loves movies like "Hidden Figures" that tell stories that aren't so widely known. Once I have that sort of set in my head, I feel confident.

"Ava is the past, present and future", Coogler wrote. I have to know that I am not being as good to myself as a friend would be to me therefore I don't get to judge. I fell in love with this idea that I didn't completely understand, and I fell in love with the emotion of it. What she has done that particularly works well is colorblind casting not suggested by L'Engle but greatly enhancing the film's impact.

In situations such as we find ourselves in now, I like to remind readers of Alfred Hitchcock's attitude towards literary adaptations. Teens may relate to her more. Mr. Murry's work involved the theory of multiple universes to which he devoted his life wanting to "Shake hands with the stars", but that's all she knew about him. In her initial appearance in the Murry's backyard, Mrs. The drawback to this is that they come so quickly and consume so much of the story's oxygen that it's hard to focus on the core mechanics of the plot, which largely feel something like: Meg doubts herself, the ladies tell her to believe in herself and love herself, they go somewhere unusual, repeat. There are other quotes that sort of give the story a sense of real spiritual dimension. Her insecurities are palpable, and they lead to one of the most interesting scenes in the film, when Meg meets a hypothetical version of herself she thinks she wants to be in order to fit in at school.

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GUGU MBATHA-RAW: (As Mrs. Murry) Think about quantum entanglement - two electrons once bonded together in love, if you will, suddenly separated by a galaxy but somehow still just as connected. A Wrinkle in Time has a fine set-up, but as soon as we enter this other world the whole thing goes to hell.

What we have here, ladies and gentlemen, is a lame attempt at transcribing the whimsical elements of a classic novel with so much fantasy in it that it's a workout to not roll your eyes during the overlong running time.

'We start next week, first rehearsals with Meryl [Streep], Laura Dern, it's going to be different this year, new story lines, new characters'. She sees his return as the answer to all of her problems. @ava beautifully normalized what so many families look like. She's unpopular and bullied, leading to aggressive behavior. Sure, the CGI isn't great, but kids watch mediocre cartoons all the time. Is that important for you?

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"Because the test that your characters go through is what makes it compelling and cinematic for me". "In Dostoevsky's novel there are many, many words, and all of them have a function". I choose all my projects as a function of that.

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