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KnightleyNews
12-05-2006, 09:58 AM
The reputable Showbiz reporter for the Daily Mail is reporting today that Keira has committed to the Dylan Thomas drama The Best Time Of Our Lives, which has a screenplay written by her mother Sharman Macdonald. Filming will start in January. Atonement and Pirates 3 will occupy Keira for the rest of this year.
This is the true story of the complex relationship between Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, his wife Caitlin, childhood friend Vera Phillips and her eventual husband William Killick. Keira is set to play 25-year old Vera.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/bazbamigboye.html?in_article_id=385965&in_page_id=1794

Paul

Leonie
12-05-2006, 10:40 AM
The page you linked to says she'll portray Caitlin.

kingdumbass
12-05-2006, 10:45 AM
Is the Daily Mail a reliable source?

Leonie
12-05-2006, 10:46 AM
As far as I know, it's fairly reliable. Better than the Mirror or the Star or something. Not quite the Guardian, or even the Telegraph, but it's alright I think.

KnightleyNews
12-05-2006, 12:08 PM
The page you linked to says she'll portray Caitlin.

Well I got Vera from the last time the Daily Mail mentioned it back in March. Clearly that has now changed. Here's a couple of biographies and a photo of Caitlin:
http://www.dylanthomas.com/index.cfm?articleid=5399&articleaction=print
http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/dylanthomas/biography/pages/caitlin.shtml

Paul

hasselbrad
12-05-2006, 12:37 PM
Well she's a lot prettier than Caitlin. ;)
So, will this be Oscar nod #2?

Pearl
12-05-2006, 07:26 PM
I fear she is working too hard. Taking every single role that comes her way isn't smart either. She seems desperate for money. Though I know she's taking this because of her mother.

Jacoby
12-05-2006, 07:39 PM
I fear she is working too hard. Taking every single role that comes her way isn't smart either. She seems desperate for money. Though I know she's taking this because of her mother.

I don't know about that. I wouldn't say she's desperate for money. It's not like she did Scary Movie 4 or anything. It's a positive sign for an actor to always have work.

hasselbrad
12-05-2006, 07:46 PM
Jake's right.
The films she is working on are probably all Oscar-nominated-types. Silk and Atonement impress me as that type of film. Refreshingly, she seems content to work on smaller budget, independent films, rather than cashing in on big blockbusters.
And, with a cool million a year from Chanel, I don't think we'll have to pass around a collection plate for poor Keira any time soon. ;)

Pearl
12-05-2006, 08:08 PM
I didn't mean it like that, rather it would make her 'seem' like she's doing it for money by the media. I haven't heard of any role she's turned down aside from the Bond girl thing and hey, can you blame her? :lol:

Besides, people who produce crap movies like Scarey Movie, know better than to ask her to be in their movies. She's too high class for that.

kingdumbass
12-05-2006, 08:21 PM
Her most recent role choices have been good ones, I think....

Leonie
13-05-2006, 09:03 AM
To me, it seems a little as though she's re-making Zhivago a number of times.

kingdumbass
13-05-2006, 09:38 AM
Well, yes....
A film set in modern times, and maybe a little more light-hearted, would be nice.

But I'm not necessarily talking about the roles THEMSELVES, per se. I'm talking about the NATURE of them. Silk, Atonement, The Best Time of Our Lives -- these are all relatively low-key, dramatic projects. She seems to be aiming for the serious actress angle, rather than the movie star angle with these choices. If she does well in them, she will be in a much stronger position career-wise. Plus, she can get away with picking these kinds of movies at the moment, as there will still be one more Pirates film coming out in about a year. It's the old strategy: do the occasional commercial, "blockbuster" movie that makes money to keep yourself viable a little longer, and mix in smaller films between them, to develop your skills more as an actor.

Assuming she can really act (and I think she can), these recent choices are good ones.

Mandy
13-05-2006, 01:31 PM
I'd maybe like her more if she did more modern movies, because I actually liked her in Love Actually. The periodical shit annoys me.

Pearl
13-05-2006, 05:49 PM
I agree, Mandy. I enjoyed her much in BILB.

BrunoJA
14-05-2006, 06:34 AM
I haven't heard of any role she's turned down aside from the Bond girl thing
Actually, I thought she was getting a lot more interest lately...we just haven't heard about them.

Anyway, I love her recent choices. :)

baldinio13
17-05-2006, 02:36 AM
hi .. i liked her very much in love actually.. would have like to see more of her, but the part she had she naild:P
i think she´s only picking these movies because she wants to.. at least not for the money! i think she likes drama the most of what she´s done and we will probably see alot more of her in that kind of movies!
i dont mind.. im a guy, and the movies i like the most are romantic comedies!

Hazzle
20-05-2006, 01:35 AM
To me, it seems a little as though she's re-making Zhivago a number of times.

Hell yes. And what Mandy said too.

Jeez can't we have her in some futuristic quasi-pornographic thriller? Why the hell not?!

BrunoJA
20-05-2006, 01:56 AM
Jeez can't we have her in some futuristic quasi-pornographic thriller? Why the hell not?!
Ah, it's comments like these that makes me so thankful for the period pieces she's doing.

Hazzle
20-05-2006, 01:59 AM
Ah, it's comments like these that makes me so thankful for the period pieces she's doing.

*hands you a sense of humour*. Learn to appreciate sarcasm.

Still think she does too many period pieces. Another modern film like Pure is much needed at the moment.

BrunoJA
20-05-2006, 02:01 AM
Don't get me wrong, I like to see her mix it up. I just don't think she's doing too many period pieces (yet).

Hazzle
20-05-2006, 02:17 AM
Don't get me wrong, I like to see her mix it up. I just don't think she's doing too many period pieces (yet).

No...I mean...Zhivago...Pride...this...that's not a lot.

She's English. She's got that English Rose quality. She's got to be careful. An American doesn't have to watch for that sort of thing but SHE does or she'll end up another Emma Thompson.

Trust in Haz, although it may not seem like it, everything I say makes sense. She needs to STOP period pieces altogether for at least another 5 films.

BrunoJA
20-05-2006, 02:23 AM
English roses are the shit, though. So to speak...

In truth, I'd love to see her be the next Helena Bonham Carter (minus the apes).

But really, I'd like to see her in every of respectable film genre there is. I want to see her do it all.

Hazzle
20-05-2006, 02:41 AM
English roses are the shit, though. So to speak...

In truth, I'd love to see her be the next Helena Bonham Carter (minus the apes).

But really, I'd like to see her in every of respectable film genre there is. I want to see her do it all.

Including porno? Got my vote!

BrunoJA
20-05-2006, 02:56 AM
So funny, it hurts.

Hazzle
20-05-2006, 03:01 AM
So funny, it hurts.

I know. It's a gift. At least I was on topic. BACK ON TOPIC!

kingdumbass
28-07-2006, 11:09 AM
Hey, I found something a little odd....
Check this out:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0497338/

It appears as though there's an entirely different film, about basically the same subject as this one, being produced at the same time.

I wonder what to make of that.

brownplayboy310
28-07-2006, 02:20 PM
has her mom written any other scripts?

hasselbrad
28-07-2006, 02:53 PM
has her mom written any other scripts?
This (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120521/) is one of her plays that she adapted into a movie.

CountryTomboy91
26-08-2006, 09:00 PM
English roses are the shit, though. So to speak...

In truth, I'd love to see her be the next Helena Bonham Carter (minus the apes).

My dad thought she was Helena Bonham Carter.... She was like "what's keira knightley doing in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory????

michael22
27-08-2006, 05:51 AM
yes, but I am perfectly happy seeing her in period films.....mabye an guest apearance on futureama would go far.....

kingdumbass
27-08-2006, 05:59 AM
I would like to see her host Saturday Night Live....

Violet
27-08-2006, 07:24 PM
Don't get me wrong, I like to see her mix it up. I just don't think she's doing too many period pieces (yet).
I agree. I don't think she has overstepped the mark yet, but she does need to be careful. With several period films behind her and several more on the horizon, it would be good for her to take a break, as so frequently suggested. She always speaks in interviews of her hatred for people who judge her and wanting to be a different person every day. Don't get me wrong, I actually like her in period pieces, but for her own sake she needs to take a time out.

I like the futureama idea, though.

michael22
30-08-2006, 12:16 AM
the concept of wuv confuses and infuriates me

KnightleyNews
30-09-2006, 09:52 AM
The usually-reliable Daily Mail showbiz reporter Baz Bamigboye states in his column today that Keira is confirmed for the role of Vera Phillips, friend of poet Dylan Thomas, in The Best Time Of Our Lives, and that filming will start in April, rather than January as originally reported. The director Mike Radford is also apparently out, replaced by John Maybury, who directed Keira in The Jacket. The screenplay is by Keira's mum Sharman Macdonald, and tells the story of the events leading up to a shooting and threatened grenade attack on the Thomas home by family friend William Killick. More on the incident here (2/3 down the page):
http://www.newquay-westwales.co.uk/dylan_thomas.htm

Article:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/bazbamigboye.html?in_page_id=1794&in_article_id=407602


Paul

Pearl
01-10-2006, 04:02 AM
Why am I so upset she decided to do this?

DanMan
15-10-2006, 11:05 PM
What is everyones reaction to Lindsay Lohan announcing
that she will be playing Caitlin in Best Times of our Lives
along with Keira as Vera? I think Im going to go puke while
you post your thoughts... :icon_err:

Its sort of like Kitch and Class...vinegar and water... :icon_conf
isnt it?

Pearl
15-10-2006, 11:38 PM
Ummm...I think it's a lie but that's just me.

hasselbrad
15-10-2006, 11:39 PM
I think Im going to go puke while
you post your thoughts... :icon_err:
I just did in my mouth a little.

DanMan
15-10-2006, 11:42 PM
I guess it could be worse...they could have totally
lost their minds and signed Paris Hilton...

Mrs. Bale
17-10-2006, 02:03 PM
I can not believe that lindsay lohan, urghhhhhh, will be in this movie, is it comfirmed? her and keira will play lesbians. oh my god. please tell me that I confused!

Pearl
18-10-2006, 02:37 PM
Not lesbians, it seems like she meant lesbian 'subtext'.

hasselbrad
18-10-2006, 04:54 PM
Not lesbians, it seems like she meant lesbian 'subtext'.
But, since subtext is foreign to an "actress" like Lohan, she got all excited.

michael22
27-10-2006, 09:01 AM
I died a little.....Well so much for the oscar nod.
I mean "popular" star needing to be in a film for box office ratings works sometimes (Tristan+Isolde and the Jacket )but Why *lohan,why god, why!? I quoteth from lazydork that why do we have british girls play americans then send over americans to butcher English accents (refering to little jewish girl Natalie Portman). I miss the Love Actually days

* the lower case is to show my lack of respect

KnightleyNews
31-10-2006, 08:51 AM
From today's Variety:


Lindsay Lohan is joining Keira Knightley in the "The Best Time of Our Lives," which John Maybury is in negotiations to direct for U.K.-based Sarah Radclyffe Prods. Lensing is skedded to begin in April.

Script by Knightley's mother, playwright Sharman Macdonald, is based on the true story of the relationships among Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, his wife Caitlin (Lohan), his childhood friend Vera Phillips (Knightley) and her eventual husband, William Killick. It centers on the curious incident in which Phillips and Killick opened fire on the Thomas home with a machine gun and a hand grenade.
Rebekah Gilbertson, who is producing with Radclyffe, originated the project.
Gilbertson is the granddaughter of Phillips and Killick. Radclyffe co-founded Working Title with Tim Bevan in 1984 but left the company after Polygram took it over.
Lohan next stars in the Weinstein Co.'s "Bobby," to be distribbed by MGM, followed by Warner Bros.' "Georgia Rule." Maybury directed Knightley in Warner Independent Pictures' "The Jacket."


Paul

kingdumbass
04-11-2006, 05:27 AM
Lindsay Lohan added to the cast? -- Strike One!!!
John Maybury to direct? -- STEEERIKE Two!

What will be the third strike? Wilmer Valmerana as Dylan Thomas, perhaps? Personally, I'm hoping they'll cast Paris Hilton in drag to play Thomas.

Either way, I'll be skipping this one. As a matter of principle, I don't watch any movie with Lindsay Lohan.

KnightleyNews
04-11-2006, 09:51 PM
Well it looks like the only thing NOT confirmed now is the title, as this ad from Variety would suggest.
http://www.keiraweb.com/besttimevar.jpg

(The small 't' would suggest 'working title' rather than the production company Working Title).

Paul

Ranman
07-11-2006, 11:08 PM
Hey Baz, doen this mean your gonna start
a Lindsay Lohan wavefront?

barrington
08-11-2006, 11:57 AM
Not on your life sir.

Violet
10-11-2006, 11:15 PM
Dear god, this will be painful to watch. Working with lohan? Occupational suicide. Why, damnit, why? Let's hope they prove us all wrong. But I doubt it.

kingdumbass
18-01-2007, 01:32 AM
Lindsay Lohan has entered rehab....
What will this mean for The Best Times of Our Lives?

See, this is the kind of shit you have to worry about when deciding to work with Lindsay Lohan. Completely unpredictable. Why would anyone even consider hiring her?

kingdumbass
19-04-2007, 04:02 AM
And an UPDATE:
Lohan has dropped out of this film, right before they were to start filming. What a SHOCKER! (snicker)

Well, I doubt this movie will even be made now. Sucks for Keira, but she should have known not to count on anything from the always unprofessional and unreliable Lindsay Lohan.

I Luv Keira
19-04-2007, 06:58 AM
Yeh, when I read the news, it didn't suprise me at all. Damn, it really does suck for Keira and her mum.:(

Joana
21-04-2007, 08:36 AM
Oh nooooo...That's bad :(

I Luv Keira
07-05-2007, 07:27 PM
Quick question, is Keira starring in the film or is she a supporting role?

kingdumbass
07-05-2007, 07:40 PM
I guess that she would be the star...now that Blohan is gone....
Pics from the set can be found here:
http://justjared.buzznet.com/2007/05/07/sienna-miller-keira-knightley/

Looks like I was wrong when I predicted that the movie wouldn't happen. But I was right about Lohan quitting at the last minute, so one outta two ain't bad.

Leonie
07-05-2007, 07:50 PM
Quick question, is Keira starring in the film or is she a supporting role?

Pretty big role as far as I understand it. The film is about the poet and his wife. Keira plays his childhood friend who is rumoured to have had an affair with him.

allied_assult
08-05-2007, 09:16 PM
It's been retitiled The Edge of Love, now. In case you had't read it on the internet yet.

I Luv Keira
10-05-2007, 09:16 AM
Hold on, who is keira playing in this movie, isn't Vera gonna be the main female character? Because I just saw ITV Wales filming footage on youtube, and the woman goes shes playing Caitlin, while Keiraweb says she is playing Vera. I'm confused, someone clear this up. It dont really matter, but I just wanna know, y'know.

Leonie
10-05-2007, 09:53 AM
She's playing Vera, the childhood friend. Sienna is playing Caitlin, Dylan's wife. The story focuses on the supposed relationship between Dylan and Vera, and as such, Keira's role should be rather substantial. Hope that helps :)

KnightleyNews
10-05-2007, 05:49 PM
Hold on, who is keira playing in this movie, isn't Vera gonna be the main female character? Because I just saw ITV Wales filming footage on youtube, and the woman goes shes playing Caitlin, while Keiraweb says she is playing Vera. I'm confused, someone clear this up. It dont really matter, but I just wanna know, y'know.

As I wrote in the description next to the video, they got it the wrong way round. :dontknowa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4dYhciz_M4

Paul

I Luv Keira
11-05-2007, 08:15 PM
Yeh, my bad, I watch on my Wii, so.....

Anyway, I once again saw the Comic Relief thing with Keira and Johnny (not Depp), lol, her smile is sooo cheeky!

I Luv Keira
13-05-2007, 12:28 PM
I. cannot. believe. the. paps. missed. the. shot. of. Keira. and. Siena kissing!
:icon_jaw:

Love Johnsson
29-05-2007, 02:36 PM
Thx god they have drop that Lohlan bitch!
I read in the newspaper today that her swedish sponsor has drop her too, I think everyone should know what kind of catastroph it should be if she was in this film too:icon_err:

keiraRules
24-04-2008, 03:56 PM
i've read the reviews and they said keira was the best acting wise they said that the script wasn't the best and was weak (to be fair this is keira's mum's first film, and she was a play wrighter before not a flim writer) but they said keira's singing and welsh accent is very good she plays a supporting role in this movie and i bet she'll be nomited of an oscar for best supporting actress or something like that (i mean if ellen page can get nomited than anyone can) they said that most sences that have keira in are the best in the film, most actresses like reese witherspoon that sing in movies (as well as keira's welsh accent) always get noimations and yes the moive might not be the best or get awards but i bet keira will

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0819714/

and anyone that says keira can't act then they need help they probably never watched Atonement or Pride And Prejudice keira's acting is always good even in the jacket only the scripts aren't the best she really can do different styles of acting like in Pirates, then Atonement, and bend it like beckham all of them were very good i would like to see anyone that disses her acting skills watch them and see if they can get nomited of an oscar and two goldren globes and a bafta award

and sorry but keira is a great actress better than ellen page (she didn't deserve an oscar nom for juno at all just because she played a pregant 16 year old and in amercia were the oscars are done the legal age is 18) amy adams for enchanted or angelina jolie should've got it if keira didn't and keira was great in pirates it wouldn't be the same without her,

sorry for the long message but i hate people that think keira can't act shes better than most (including jessicia alba who if wasn't pretty wouldnt be wear she is) and lindsay lohan (was named worsed actress twice glad she became a druggey and went in rehab) she would've made this film very bad, keira is also better than most oscar winners if they didn't get ugly for the movie they might not have won at all the makeup team were better

keiraRules
14-05-2008, 12:07 AM
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=HKjuLuxDPwo

heres the tralier i love it can't wait to see it don't know who's singing at the start but i konw keira said she sings in this movie.

i smell awards coming keira way ;) :) i think even thought it might not be as good as anotment it'll still be great and keira and sinanna will show there true talents

Surprize
14-05-2008, 01:17 PM
It looks nice, I didn't expect.

Keira-PotC
20-05-2008, 07:41 PM
hey everyone!!

Oh the Trailer looks amazing!! Cantwait to see the movie!!

But one question: Do anybody know the song from the middle till the end of the Triler? it sounds sooooo awesome, I really want to know the title.
May it be from X-Ray-Dog?? Please help!! I cant find out it anywhere...

KCKF
31-05-2008, 01:45 AM
I got this sent to me by a keira knightley profile

http://www. pf757. pwp. blueyonder. co. uk/vids/edgekkbtm. wmv (http://www. pf757. pwp. blueyonder. co. uk/vids/edgekkbtm. wmv)

Its a preview of her singing, you will probably have heard it before though haha
I dont know id that will work, Im not very good with stuff like this
Just trying to be a help!

:) x

keiraRules
02-06-2008, 02:05 PM
they have a officail website to go to with info about the movie it also says the sound track you can already buy on amazon :D as has parts about the soundtrack and the producer of it talks about keiras sing etc..

http://www.theedgeoflove.co.uk/

he also says about one sence were keira has to sing in a tube station were they have to hide from the bombs in the war.
which sounds like the clip we see in the video everyones saw on youtube and perezhiltons website and also the one KCKF posted ;) so all the idiots that think thats not her can eat there own words up :D

artsydoll
21-10-2008, 04:38 AM
I really want to watch this movie. Its not released in the U.S. It better come out soon in the U.S. Do you think Vera and William really exist? I don't think they did.