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  • 1. ESCUELA NORMAL SUPERIOR DEL DISTRITO DE BARRANQUILLA (PROGRAMA DE FORMACION COMPLEMENTARIA) TRABAJO DE: INGLES (CATCH ME IF YOU CAN) PRESENTADO POR: LUISA FERNANDA VEGA PACHECO SEMESTRE: IV B PRESENTADO A: IRMA JIMENEZ AÑO: 2012
  • 2. CATCH ME IF YOU CANThis article is about the 2002 film. For other uses, see Catch Me If You Can (disambiguation).Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biographical crime film based on the life of FrankAbagnale, Jr., who, before his 19th birthday, successfully performed cons worth millions of dollarsby posing as a Pan American World Airways pilot, a Georgia doctor, and aLouisiana parishprosecutor. His primary crime was check fraud; he became so skillful that the FBIeventually turned to him for help in catching other check forgers. The film is directed by StevenSpielberg and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Abagnale, Tom Hanks as Hanratty, alongwith Christopher Walken, Amy Adams, Martin Sheen, and Nathalie Baye.Development for the film started in 1980 but did not progress until 1997 when the film rights toAbagnales book were purchased by SpielbergsDreamWorks. David Fincher, GoreVerbinski, Lasse Hallström, Miloš Forman and Cameron Crowe had all been possible candidates fordirector before Spielberg decided to direct. Filming took place from February to May 2002. The filmwas a financial and critical success, and the real Abagnale reacted positively to it.PLOTFrank Abagnale (Leonardo DiCaprio), 16 years old, lives in 1963 New Rochelle, New York with hisfather Frank Abagnale, Sr. (Christopher Walken), and French mother Paula (Nathalie Baye). WhenFrank Sr. is denied a business loan at Chase Manhattan Bank due to unspecified difficulties withthe IRS, the family is forced to move from their large home to a small apartment. Paula carries onan affair with Jack (James Brolin), a friend of her husband. Meanwhile, Frank poses as a substituteteacher in his French class. Franks parents file for divorce, and Frank runs away. When he runs outof money, he begins to rely on confidence scams to get by. Soon, Franks cons grow bolder and heeven impersonates an airline pilot. He forgesPan Am payroll checks and succeeds in stealing over$2.8 million.PRODUCTION:Frank Abagnale sold the film rights to his autobiography in 1980. Producer Michel Shane purchasedthe film rights in 1990, for Paramount Pictures. By December 1997, Barry Kemppurchased the filmrights from Shane, bringing the project to DreamWorks, with Jeff Nathanson writing the script ByApril 2000, David Fincher was attached to direct over the course of a few months, but dropped outin favor of Panic Room. In July 2000, Leonardo DiCaprio had entered discussions to star, with GoreVerbinski to direct. Steven Spielberg signed on as producer, and filming was set to begin in March2001.Verbinski cast James Gandolfini as Carl Hanratty, Ed Harris as Frank Abagnale, Sr., and ChloëSevigny as Brenda Strong. Verbinski dropped out because of DiCaprios commitment onGangs of
  • 3. New York. Lasse Hallström was in negotiations to direct by May 2001, but dropped out in July 2001.At this stage Harris and Sevigny left the film, but Gandolfini was still attached. Spielberg, co-founderof DreamWorks, offered the job of director to Miloš Forman, and considered hiring Cameron Crowe.This only prompted Spielberg to consider directing the film himself, dropping out of projects suchas Big Fish and Memoirs of a Geisha. Spielberg officially committed to directing in August 2001.The original start date was January 2002, but was pushed to February 7 in Los Angeles,California. Other locations included Burbank, Downey, New York, LA/Ontario InternationalAirport(which doubled for Miami International Airport), Quebec City and Montreal. The film was shotin 147 different locations in only 52 days. DiCaprio reflected, "Scenes that we thought would takethree days took an afternoon". Filming ran from April 25–30 in Park Avenue, just outside theWaldorf-Astoria Hotel. Production moved to Orange, New Jersey and returned to Brooklyn for bankand courthouse scenes. Shooting also took place at the TWA Flight Center at John F. KennedyInternational Airport. Quebec City was chosen for its European character and French feel. A portionof the historic downtown area was modified to resemble Montrichard. Filming ended on May 12 inMontreal.SOUNDTRACKThe films soundtrack was released on December 10, 2002 by DreamWorks Records. The originalscore was composed by John Williams.FICTIONSDespite the various changes from real-life events, Abagnale believed Spielberg was the onlyfilmmaker who "could do this film justice". However, Abagnale had little involvement with the film. InNovember 2001, he had "never met nor spoken to Steven Spielberg and I have not read the script. Iprefer not to. I understand that they now portray my father in a better light, as he really was. StevenSpielberg has told the screenplay writer (Jeff Nathanson) that he wants complete accuracy in therelationships and actual scams that I perpetrated", Abagnale reported. "I hope in the end the moviewill be entertaining, exciting, funny and bring home an important message about family, childhoodand divorce".
  • 4. REFERENCES1. Frank Abagnale (2002-09-03). "Comments". Abagnale & Associates. Retrieved 2008-06-30.2. Claude Brodesser; Dana Harris (2001-08-21). "DWorks to play Catch". Variety. Retrieved 2008-06- 30.3. Charles Lyons; Dade Hayes (2002-01-08). "DWorks sets play date for pricey Catch".Variety. Retrieved 2008-06-29.4. Dan Cox (1997-12-15). "TV vet Kemp prepping pix at U, UA, DWorks". Variety. Retrieved 2008-06- 29.