[tv] Wednesday, 17 July 2013 : The program on tv tonight

Each morning, writing the Blog from the Cinema advise you 2 movies to see on tv that night : a film on the set of strings and another, exclusively on TNT, so not to forget anyone !

The program this evening : Agora on France 4 and Sherlock Holmes – Game of Shadows on OCS Max.

  • ON TNT

AGORA

On France 4 at 20: 50


Not recommended for children under 10 years old | 16/9 | Stereo

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Technical data sheet

Production : Alejandro Amenábar

Screenplay : Alejandro Amenábar, Mateo Gil

Main actors : Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Michael Lonsdale, Oscar Isaac

Released : January 6, 2010

Duration : 126 minutes

Synopsis

Fourth century after Jesus-Christ. Egypt was under roman domination. In Alexandria, the revolt of the Christians is thundering. Refuge in the great Library, now threatened by the wrath of the insurgents, the brilliant astronomer Hypatie attempts to preserve the knowledge accumulated for centuries, with the help of his followers. Among them, two men compete for the love of Hypatie : Orestes and the young slave Davus, torn between his feelings and the prospect of being freed if he agrees to join the Christians, more powerful…

Anecdotes

The film was presented out of competition at the Cannes film Festival 2009, and was released in Spain on October 9, 2009. Agora has received seven Goya awards in Spain, including the Goya award for best original screenplay. He was also awarded at the international film Festival of the Hamptons.

Source : Wikipedia

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  • ON OTHER CHANNELS

SHERLOCK HOLMES – GAME Of SHADOWS

On OCS Max at 20h40


Not recommended for children under 10 years old | 16/9 | VM

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Technical data sheet

Original title : Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Realization : Guy Ritchie

Screenplay : Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney

Main actors : Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

Country of origin : United Kingdom, United States

Genre : Action

Released : January 25, 2012

Duration : 129 minutes

Synopsis

After various terrorist attacks around the world, the detective Sherlock Holmes gathers evidence in Strasbourg that directly link a teacher of science, muscled and dangerous : Moriarty. The latter warns Holmes not to continue it if he wants his friend, doctor Watson and his new wife are still alive. Holmes saves then the latter and proposes to Watson cancel their honeymoon and pursue him with Moriarty in Paris…

Anecdotes

• * * Many actors were considered for the role of Moriarty : Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sean Penn and Javier Bardem. Before that Noomi rapace is invited to play the Sim, the names of Sophie Marceau, Audrey Tautou, Penelope Cruz, Juliette Binoche, Virginie Ledoyen, Eva Green, Marion Cotillard or even Cécile de France have been circulating.

• The French Gilles Lellouche was originally supposed to participate in the film. However there are other French actors in the movie poster : Thierry Neuvic and twins Victor Carril and Alexandre Carri, appeared in the film Give me your hand.

• The film’s original soundtrack is composed, as for the 1st movie, by Hans Zimmer. Hans Zimmer has kept the theme of the first film, while developing a style of gypsy music, to paste in the character of gypsy Sim. For this, the composer has made in settlements in Slovakia. In addition to the compositions of Zimmer, a song composed by Ennio Morricone has been “borrowed” in the movie Sierra scorching of Don Siegel in the 1970s. Die Forelle by Franz Schubert, and Don Giovanni of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are also used.

• The scene of the cavalcade across Europe is a tribute to Sierra scorching of Don Siegel (1969) You can even hear the music of the western…

Source : Wikipedia

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