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Genius

5.8
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Original title
Genius
Year
Running time
104 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
John Logan (Book: A.Scott Berg)
Music
Adam Cork
Cinematography
Ben Davis
Cast
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Producer
Riverstone Pictures / Michael Grandage Company / Desert Wolf Productions
Genre
Drama | Biography. Literature
Synopsis / Plot
When, one day of 1929, writer Thomas Wolfe, decided to keep the appointment made by Max Perkins, editor at Scribner's, he had no illusions: his manuscript would be turned down as had invariably been the case. But, to his happy amazement, his novel, which was to become "Look Homeward, Angel", was accepted for publication. The only trouble was that it was overlong (300 pages) and had to be reduced. Although reluctant to see his poetic prose trimmed, Wolfe agreed and helped by Perkins, who had become a true friend, with the result that it instantly became a favorite with the critics and best seller. Success was even greater in 1935 when "Of Time end the River" appeared, but the fight for reducing Wolfe's logorrheic written expression had been even longer, with 5,000 pages, Perkins managed to cut 90,000 words from the book, and bitter ultimately taking its toll, the relationships between the two men gradually deteriorating. Wolfe did not feel grateful to Perkins any longer but had started...
Awards
2016: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
2016: Goya Awards: Nominated for Best European Film
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