And there's also her father, who was, she says, something of a storyteller, like Edward Bloom
Although supposedly set in Alabama, there's not a hint here, musical or otherwise, of the traditional magic found in regional folk tales --the kind that might transform a selfish character like Edward Bloom
into the hero of his own dreams.
95) includes commentary by Burton; featurettes on Burton, the importance of myths and fairy tales, the magic of Stan Winston studios, the author's journey, a look at the larger-than-life world of Edward Bloom
, a tour through the Calloway Circus by DeVito and a look at the father-and-son dynamic.
CHARM: Helena Bonham Carter: CIRCUS MAN: Ewan McGregor plays the young Edward Bloom
SOAP STARS: Albert Finney and Jessica Lange share a bath GRIEVING: Marion Cotillard is Josephine, Will's wife
In Big Fish--the latest movie from out producers Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks Ewan McGregor stars as Edward Bloom
, a charming young man who exists in a fantasy tinged world where he can befriend any animal tame giants, tell great jokes, woo the woman he loves away from her fiance, and generally glide from success to success.
McGregor, 33, plays the younger version of adventurer and braggart Edward Bloom
An added poignancy is that Edward Bloom
himself died during its completion.
observes that because of Ann Gardner's testimony, 'one should hesitate to reject the three essays |those rejected by Boswell~ without further examination'.
35pm Dying father Edward Bloom
(Albert Finney) shares fantastical tales of his youthful adventures with his estranged son, Will (Billy Crudup), who gradually begins to see the old man in a different and more positive light.
BIG FISH The multifaceted Susan Stroman will direct and choreograph Andrew Lippa's musical version of the story--or, more properly, the stories-of Edward Bloom
, the fabulist hero of the Daniel Wallace novel and Tim Burton movie of the same name.
ENCHANTING: Ewan McGregor plays the young Edward Bloom
in Tim Burton's fairytale yarn Big Fish (15)
HIIII PGBig Fish FABLE about dysfunctional families and massive misunderstandings between the generations, with Albert Finney and Ewan McGregor starring as the older and younger versions of Edward Bloom
It's about a dying man - Edward Bloom
- whose son tries to persuade him to ditch the veneer of the fantastical stories he's told throughout about his life so that he can discover the true version of his father before he dies.
Adapted from the book by Daniel Wallace, Big Fish sees Burton back in full fantasy mode, telling the tall tales of Edward Bloom
, (Albert Finney, and Ewan McGregor as a younger version) a man who claims to have lead an extraordinary life.
Albert Finney and Ewan McGregor take the central role of the older and younger versions of Edward Bloom
with Billy Crudup as his grown-up son, attempting to reconnect with his father after learning he is terminally ill.