Sight and Sound 2005. After all, he never developed a serious drug addiction, nor did he have to go through a painful divorce. The islanders believe she came from the leper colony of Penikese. "I decided to meet with a lot of real-life people associated with Bobby Darin until [Levinson] said it was taking the focus off of Bobby," Carcaterra explained. [12] Spacey's performance at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on December 11, 2004 received a standing ovation. Like “Miss Maggie, her eyes on Osh, said, “Because that’s what people do when they think something doesn’t belong to you. In the late 1960s, Darin becomes involved in the campaign to elect Robert F. Kennedy for President and contemplates a political career of his own. Beyond the Sea A portion of the $25 million budget came from his own Trigger Street Productions. 8 of 8 people found this review helpful. This film is a retrospective which looks back from the latter part of Darin's career (reminiscent of his self-referential comments in The Bobby Darin Story). I really recommend it! She is rescued by a fisherman named Osh, who lives alone on a small, nameless island, one of the Elizabeth Islands off the coast of Massachusetts. Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients. To capitalize on his popularity with teenage and young adult audiences, Darin is cast in Come September opposite Sandra Dee. Epperson's script included Darin's penchant for orgies after his divorce with Sandra Dee. "[35] Peter Travers, writing in Rolling Stone magazine, believed Spacey could not prevent "the movie from groaning under the weight of biopic clichés. The rhythmic writing and suspenseful chapter endings make it great for reading aloud, too. Lauren Wolk’s historical novel Beyond the Bright Sea (2017) takes place in 1925. Its narrator, 12-year-old Crow, was put to sea alone in a boat just hours after her birth. Beyond the Sea is a 2004 American biographical musical drama film based on the life of singer-actor Bobby Darin.Starring in the lead role and using his own singing voice for the musical numbers, Kevin Spacey co-wrote, directed, and co-produced the film, which takes its title from Darin's song of the same name. Starring in the lead role and using his own singing voice for the musical numbers, Kevin Spacey co-wrote, directed, and co-produced the film, which takes its title from Darin's song of the same name. Kevin's got a lot of courage. People tend to have very narrow and hardened opinions about music - regardless of how tone deaf they may be. Beyond the Bright Sea (Hörbuch-Download): Amazon.de: Lauren Wolk, Jorjeana Marie, Lauren Wolk, Listening Library: Audible Audiobooks [24] "It's me singing Bobby and talking about Bobby and talking a little bit about the movie," Spacey explained in June 2004. Title: The pressures of fame have superstar singer Noni on the edge, until she meets Kaz, a young cop who works to help her find the courage to develop her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be. In his own best work, Spacey has achieved genius; he is better as an actor than Darin ever was as a singer. "[29] Metacritic calculated a weighted average score of 46/100, based on 35 reviews. While escaping from a foiled robbery attempt, three thieves find themselves surrounded by police at a New Orleans bar--only they're not the people the police are searching for. She introduced me to Bobby Darin. Brilliant, flamboyant master criminal Michael Lynch is more interested in his image and his posterity than the actual profit from his ill-gotten gains. "[3], Beyond the Sea received mixed reviews from critics. 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[3], Beginning in 1994, Kevin Spacey first offered his services to portray Bobby Darin,[10] but the filmmakers believed the actor was too old. ", "I'm very happy with the way the film turned out. Lewis Colick, James Toback and Tom Epperson disassociated themselves for credit by the WGA. [20] Steve Blauner (who is portrayed by John Goodman in the film) also served as a historical consultant. Spacey, finding the Epperson script to be overtly dark and morbid, began to rewrite Beyond the Sea, incorporating info from the 1987 Lewis Colick script. Rather than providing a straightforward biography, the film weaves fantasy sequences with scenes containing somewhat fictionalized accounts of events in Darin's life, and throughout it, the adult singer interacts with his younger self. “A sweeping work self-discovery and love, Beyond the Bright Sea is thought-provoking and pitch-perfect in every way.” —The Times Herald “This is the story of a girl trying to discover who she is and who she wants to be, but it is also a fast-paced thriller with kidnapping and buried treasure, a murderous escaped convict, and a shipwreck. "He bought my material and then acted like I didn't exist," Meek explained. Doing his own singing (an uncanny imitation), Spacey is a marvel. "Beyond the Sea" is a 1945 contemporary pop romantic love song by Jack Lawrence, with music taken from the song "La Mer" by Charles Trenet. [3], Tom Epperson, who had struck up a friendship with Spacey while writing an early screenplay draft of The Shipping News, was hired to write a new draft for Beyond the Sea. "I'm not saying I'm Rembrandt, but it's like someone buying a painting and then scratching the name off of it and putting their own there. Beyond the bright sea is a beautiful book.That I have thoroughly enjoyed reading!It really makes you feel like you are Crow.This story engages you really well all starting with the amazing blurb that mskes you want to say "Wow this is the one!". He sent letters to that effect to Sandra Dee and son Dodd. To promote Beyond the Sea, Spacey and Phil Ramone devised a 12-city United States concert tour titled An Evening Celebrating the Music of Bobby Darin, which consisted of Spacey performing with a 19-piece band. You guys ever going to make it? [3] Spacey acknowledged he portrayed Darin too sympathetically and decided not to depict the darker side of Darin's life centrally. Following his death, he meets the younger counterpart of himself once again, and the two duet with "As Long as I'm Singing". 1933. Cathy Moriarty-Gentile and Vanessa Redgrave were originally cast in Beyond the Sea, but both actresses dropped out for unspecified reasons. There was a lot of truth and grit. "I was not interested in making a conventional biopic, as you can see from the results. It is framed around a biopic being filmed about and starring Darin as himself, with he being surrounded by many of his lifelong entourage from the Bronx. The movie's a mess, and at 45, Spacey is far too old to play Darin. A troubled young man, Li faces pressure at work and problems at home with his moody wife. A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends. I think he sounds good. Darin finally realizes his own mother's dream when he is signed to appear at the famed Copacabana nightclub in Manhattan. [18] In an attempt to convincingly portray Darin, particularly during the early stages of the singer's life depicted in the film, Spacey hired prosthetic makeup designer Peter King from The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.[26]. [24] Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle felt that Spacey looked too old to portray Darin convincingly and called the film "one of the most embarrassing spectacles of 2004" and "jaw-droppingly awful, a misbegotten and ill-conceived vanity project. OK, Darin lead a charmed existence compared to Johnny Cash and Ray Charles. But she couldn't be happier. Kevin loves my dad, and he wanted to do a tribute. Spacey dressed in costumes from the movie for the tour, which started in San Francisco and traveled through Los Angeles, New York City, Boston, Chicago, Miami and Atlantic City before ending in the Wayne Newton Theatre at the Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas. To do a film about my dad is one thing, but it's another thing to go out and attempt to work a nightclub. [37] It was declared a box office bomb because it did not make back its $25 million budget. And he wasn't blind. It also followed the previous Attanasio and Schrader scripts. Actor-writer Jeffrey Meek believed he deserved credit; he was paid $85,000 of a promised $125,000 to settle his claim. You could never pin him down. 3 VIDEOS | 50 IMAGES. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY MAR 27, 2017 Soon, an unstoppable chain of events is triggered, leading Crow down a path of discovery and danger.Vivid and heart wrenching, Lauren Wolk's Beyond the Bright Sea is a gorgeously crafted and tensely paced tale that explores questions of identity, belonging, and the true meaning of family. His sister Nina, knowing his past will be investigated closely if Bobby opts to enter the political arena, shocks him with the news his beloved mother actually was his grandmother and that he is Nina's illegitimate child, the son of a father she cannot identify. ", This page was last edited on 19 December 2020, at 11:43. All the films reviewed in Volume 15. This is "Lauren Wolk talks about Beyond the Bright Sea" by CILIP CKG Children's Book Awards on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people… [32] Internet reviewer James Berardinelli found the storyline to be overtly clichéd, but added, "Despite the choppy narrative and inappropriate casting of Spacey, Beyond the Sea managed to keep me entertained. Beyond the Sea is a 2004 American biographical musical drama film based on the life of singer-actor Bobby Darin. Friedman remarked that he was not involved with Beyond the Sea once production began in Germany. Also, there's the connection with his mother. A pretty story. 1 likes. View production, box office, & company info, Rated PG-13 for some strong language and a scene of sensuality, Audie Murphy Limited Series In Works From ‘Price Of Glory’, ‘Bleacher Bums’ Producers, The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Soundtrack: Complete Details and Playlist. Wolk is a big new talent' - The Times An unforgettable novel from the award-winning author of Wolf Hollow and Beyond the Bright Sea. Beyond the Sea – Musik war sein Leben ist eine Filmbiografie des Sängers Bobby Darin (1936–1973) aus dem Jahr 2004.Die Hauptrolle wurde mit Kevin Spacey besetzt, der auch als Regisseur, Produzent und Drehbuchautor fungierte. It features two Dolby Digital English audio tracks (one in 2.0 Stereo and the other in 5.1 Surround Sound), director's commentary by Spacey, and a making-of featurette. But who is Chuck really? Paperback $4.49 $ 4. The music is as entertaining as the action of the narrative, and very well blended into the story. He finds himself out of step with changing music trends, and when he tries to adapt by incorporating folk music and protest songs into his repertoire, he finds himself rejected by the audience that once embraced him. Although the subject matter is very very different, Beyond the Sea's musical method reminded me of the beautiful "Dancer in the Dark".Darin's story is a story of the profound love, dedication to craft, and the desire to be the best, which allowed a dying man to miraculously prolong his time with us for decades, and way beyond his time of death. As Crow searches for clues about her birth family and origins, she also strengthens bonds with Osh and the world she has grown … [10] Eighty percent of Beyond the Sea was shot using sound stages at Babelsberg Studios in Germany and Pinewood Studios in England. Use the HTML below. [9] Levinson eventually vacated the director's position in favor of Liberty Heights (1999);[14] because he was unable to get Dreamer into production, Warner Bros. lost the music licensing rights, which reverted to the Darin estate. [7] James Toback and Lorenzo Carcaterra were hired to rewrite Attanasio's The Bobby Darin Story, which they retitled Dreamer in an attempt to incorporate the information present in Dodd Darin's Dream Lovers. No need to waste time endlessly browsing—here's the entire lineup of new movies and TV shows streaming on Netflix this month. Not wanting to limit his appeal to rock and roll audiences, he changes his niche to big band singing and recording major hits, such as "Mack the Knife". "[31] Desson Thomson from The Washington Post praised the actor's work, but also felt Spacey did not convincingly portray Darin in his early music career. Let me say up front, however, that this film exceeded my expectations by several miles. We constantly played Bobby Darin records, and I'd let her listen to the tracks I was recording. Dutton, 2017, 283 pages Reading Level: Middle Grades, ages 10-12 Recommended for: ages 10-14 The baby was tied into a skiff that washed… She gives birth to a son, Dodd. Beyond the Sea depicts Darin's rise to success in both the music and film industry during the 1950s and 1960s as well as his marriage to Sandra Dee, portrayed by Kate Bosworth. Sofern Sie Beyond … Everyone from big kids up to adults will be … Ya whatever. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. He received a Golden Globe nomination. He's also the ideal person to play Bobby. The actor was criticized for his career move; Spacey acknowledged the similarities when Darin integrated folk music and protest songs. I'm glad she passed knowing this was the movie I was going to make. Yet the star captures his desperation, his braggadocio, and yes, his magnetism. Beyond the Bright Sea is not as dark and intense as Wolk's YA debut, Wolf Hollow, but the mystery, characters, and vivid sense of place make it hard to put down. I had some misgivings about two entertainers whose work I enjoy so much (Bobby Darin and Kevin Spacey) being combined in this biopic. "[34] Stephen Holden of The New York Times felt that "with Beyond the Sea, Spacey crawls back from his doomed quest to be a Tom Hanks-like everyman to his niche on the underbelly of Hollywood's pantheon. Trenet had composed "La Mer" (which means "the Sea") with French lyrics. [27] Dodd Darin commented, "It was said about my dad that he had some big brass ones. Two veteran salesmen dissect a sales pitch to a particular client, through their young protégé. It was released in December 2004 to mixed reviews from critics and bombed at the box office. [3], Spacey said Meek was "not a hired writer" on Beyond the Sea. Spacey may not bring much originality to the singing style of Bobby Darin, but, in my opinion, he pretty much nails Darin's voice and overall style. I was interested in making an exuberant celebration of an entertainer in a way that would be uplifting for an audience. Depth does not equal self-destructiveness and depression, IMO.This film stands as a great achievement for Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth and others. Leonardo Da Vinci and his muse the Mona Lisa must stand up to the interrogation of their worth in our modern world. Beyond the Bridge ist ein Mysterythriller aus dem Jahr 2015 von Daniel P. Schenk mit Maya Schenk, Thomas Koch und Eleanor Buechler. The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) by Kelly Barnhill | Apr 30, 2019. "[6] The film was shown and promoted at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2004. As early as 1986, Barry Levinson intended to direct a film based on the life of Darin, and he began pre-production on the project in early 1997. When Ellie and her family lose everything, they flee to Echo Mountain to build a new life. "He turned in a draft, but it was a draft based on earlier material based on my own screenplays,"[3] Spacey said. Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. [3] Filming was originally set to begin in June 2003[20] before it was pushed to November 7, 2003, lasting until late January 2004. The only real tragedy in Bobby's life was being diagnosed with a terminal illness in his early teens, not knowing his parents throughout most of his life, and never living up to his own standards... minor problems compared to the "deeper" ones portrayed in other "more serious" biopics? An isolated girl, raised by an adoptive father on a remote island, uncovers clues to her origins while learning more about the world and herself. Miss Maggie is the only neighbor who isn't scared of her touching or sneezing. Beyond the Bright Sea Alle Beyond the sea auf einen Blick Wie bewerten es die Männer, die Behandlungen mit Beyond the sea gemacht haben? Usually ships within 3 days. An emotionally beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life. [22] To accumulate financing of the film's $25 million budget, which came from foreign production companies, Spacey performed six songs at the November 2003 American Film Market. "A lot of people doubted my dad's abilities, and Kevin's had doubters and naysayers," Dodd commented. The deal fell apart when Paramount told Spacey was that he was too old for the role and instead wanted Leonardo DiCaprio. Meek said he was hired by producer Harvey Friedman, a friend who helped connect him with Spacey, and whom supports his claim to have produced 12 drafts, including one that was reported by Variety to have been greenlighted by MGM in early 2003. I give up. [18] With his Academy Award-winning performance in American Beauty (1999), Paramount Pictures became interested in distributing/financing Beyond the Sea. The soundtrack album features 18 tracks performed by Kevin Spacey. [17] Spacey was able to acquire the film rights from Warner Bros. in early 2000. [20], Spacey also kept close relations with the Darin family as a means to know he would treat the film "with respect." Devastated, Darin becomes a recluse living in a trailer on the Big Sur coast in California. The film achieves a powerful surrealism which is very rare for biopics and has unfortunately been neglected in most contemporary musicals, as it portrays Darin's inner and outer worlds with equal weight. He and Phil Ramone were also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, but lost to the producers of Ray. Beyond The Sea: 1,29€ 11: Beyond the Bright Sea: 6,69€ 12: Beyond the Sea: 6,90€ 13: Beyond The Sea: 1,29€ 14: Beyond the Sea: LGBT Romance (English Edition) 4,49€ 15: Born to be Blue [dt./OV] 3,99€ 16: Beyond The Sea: 1,29€ 17: Beyond The Sea O.S.T. He has an uncanny physical resemblance to him, and he also has Bobby's intensity and dark side. PROT is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a faraway planet named K-PAX. Bobby's mother's belief in him sent him soaring. [39], CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, "BRANDO, NORTON, DEPP WOOED FOR BIO LEADS", "Dick Clark bands with Darin son to produce Bobby biopic", "Soaring Rise and Splashy Fall of an Ambitious, Sleek and Fragile Teen Idol", Bobby Darin Sings The Shadow of Your Smile, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Beyond_the_Sea_(2004_film)&oldid=995131293, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, "Bobby was a man I found very compelling, driven, ambitious and complicated. "I made the movie for all mothers, but especially for my mother. [8][9] Toback's script heavily focused on Darin's childhood rheumatic fever and lifelong struggle with heart disease. Hakt man genauer nach überwiegen die Meinungen von Kunden, die von positiven Resultaten sprechen. He is not supposed to be young. Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk. [38], On June 7, 2005, the film was released on DVD in widescreen anamorphic format for Region 1 markets. As a result, some of the writer's favorite scenes, including a Las Vegas confrontation with Elvis Presley, were omitted from his third and final draft, which came in at a lengthy 164 pages. My mother [who never remarried after her split from Darin] was speechless for a while after she saw it. A swooning study of "Mack the Knife" singer Bobby Darin and specifically his relationship with wife Sandra Dee . 00. My dad would always try new things. The cast is excellent, and the writing and directing are superb. [3] Lions Gate Entertainment quickly picked up the distribution duties, and Spacey found enough investors from England and Germany to continue moving forward on production. 49 $9.95 $9.95. [12] With the help of Dodd Darin, the actor also received exclusive music rights for no charge. In that fantasy, the young actor portraying him as a child in the biopic emerges as his true younger self, questioning, knowing all, if his adult self wants the biopic to be all sugar and roses, as is the want of his manager, Steve Blauner, or if he wants to tell the truth. His agent gets Darin a recording contract with Atlantic Records, where the singer enjoys teen idol success with "Splish Splash". Now, she lives on the Elizabeth Islands off the coast of Massachusetts with the solitary painter who found her, Osh. Paperback $9.00 $ 9. "[6], "I think the movie is about mothers and sons," Spacey said, referring to Darin's relationship with his mother Polly and sister Nina. Dodd Darin, Sandra Dee and former Darin manager Steve Blauner responded with enthusiastic feedback to Spacey's work on the film. 4.7 out of 5 stars 2,468. Suffering from blood poisoning following surgery to repair his mechanical heart valve, Darin is rushed to the hospital, where he dies at the age of 37. "The other scripts made Bobby [Darin] a rather unlikable figure," he explained. Like taking the treasure because it was buried on state land, even if it belonged to someone else before that. PG-13 | 1h 58min | Biography, Drama, Music | 29 December 2004 (USA) 2:06 | Trailer. Kevin sees the film as an act of devotion to his mother. [28], Beginning in October 2004, the Writers Guild of America, West conducted arbitration to determine writing credit for the scripts that had been written since Barry Levinson, who developed the film at Warner Bros. in 1987, left the project. A hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder. Get it as soon as Tue, Jul 7. [9], In March 1999, Dick Clark Productions announced their teaming with Dodd Darin on a biopic,[15] with collaboration from producer Arthur Friedman, who had been developing both The Bobby Darin Story and Dreamer with Levinson at Warner Bros. since 1986. However, his triumph is short-lived. IMDb takes a look at Gal Gadot's biggest roles and the parts she never got the chance to play, including a major role in the James Bond franchise. It was emotional for her. Study Guide Student Workbook for Beyond the Bright Sea. What film did you watch? When she got very ill in 2002, I stopped everything and took care of her. As success takes him on the road and away from home, Dee begins to drink heavily, and the couple fights frequently. A swooning study of "Mack the Knife" singer. "[6] David Evanier, author of Roman Candle: The Life of Bobby Darin (ISBN 978-1-59486-010-2), said "You can put Kevin's obsessiveness about getting the film made right up there with Bobby's obsessiveness. Written by Lauren Wolk Review by Elizabeth Caulfield Felt. Take a look at the film and television career of Alexander Skarsgård. Such a great read for 10+. Crow was sent adrift in a small boat as a couple hours born baby and found by Osh. [11] The actor explained that after 1994, "at least three times a year, my manager would call over to Warner Bros. and say, 'Hey, what's happening with that Bobby Darin movie? His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations. [6], In February 2003, it was announced that production for Beyond the Sea was becoming fast tracked with Spacey as lead actor, co-writer, producer and director, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) agreed to cover distribution duties in North America. The life of crooner/actor Bobby Darin is presented as part fact, part fiction and much fantasy. Die Finanzierung des Films übernahmen die Produzenten Andy Paterson und Jan Fantl selbst, unter anderem durch Vorverkäufe, darunter an Lions Gate Entertainment. This FAQ is empty. Filming for Beyond the Sea took place from November 2003 to January 2004. Around then, Spacey coincidentally performed the cover version of Darin's "That Old Black Magic" for the soundtrack of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. A music-infused drama about Joe Meek, the flamboyantly gay, tone deaf, songwriter-producer behind the '60s hits "Have I the Right," "Just Like Eddie," "Johnny, Remember Me" and "Telstar.". [5] Tom Cruise was reportedly under consideration to portray Darin. [20] In August, with principal photography to begin in just weeks, MGM dropped out as distributor and main financier over scheduling conflicts. But the actor forges a bond with his subject that rights all wrongs. '"[12], With filming to originally begin in late 1997, pre-production for Dreamer was commencing, and Levinson began to discuss the film with various actors, including Johnny Depp as Bobby Darin, Drew Barrymore as Sandra Dee,[13] Bette Midler as Darin's birth mother Nina and Bruno Kirby as Nina's husband/Darin's right-hand man, Charlie Mafia. [1], Beginning in 1986, Barry Levinson intended to produce and direct a biopic based on the life of Darin with funding from his own production company, Baltimore Pictures. [30], Sandra Dee,[21] Dodd Darin, Jimmy Scalia and Steve Blauner responded enthusiastically to Spacey's work on the film. [3] David Gershenson, Darin's longtime friend, publicist and manager, joined the project as a historical consultant. PG-13 | 1h 56min | Drama, Music, Romance | 14 November 2014 (USA) 2:30 | Trailer. Add the first question. "[36], The film opened in limited release in the United States on December 17, 2004 and went into wider release on December 29. Based on 147 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, 42% of the critics gave the film a positive review, with an average score of 5.2/10. by David Lee | Jan 21, 2019. In 1913, a baby is born. Vivid and heart-wrenching, Lauren Wolk’s Beyond the Bright Sea is a gorgeously crafted and tensely paced tale that explores questions of identity, belonging, and the true meaning of family. Beyond the Bright Sea is a historical novel that follows twelve-year-old Crow on a journey of self discovery. Lulworth Cove, Dorset,[25] South West England doubled for Darin's setting of reclusiveness in Big Sur, California. Colick wrote the first draft in 1987 before Warner Bros. and Levinson commissioned rewrites from Paul Attanasio and Paul Schrader. "[21], By making the biopic, Dodd Darin and Spacey acknowledged the similar career experiences between Darin and Spacey. Finally realizes his own explanations office bomb because it was buried on state,! 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