AS Film Studies: FM2 Producers and Audiences Section A: Marley and Me
Marley and Me P&A Research
Owen Wilson (John Jennifer Aniston (Jennifer Grogan) Scott Frank (Screenplay) Grogan )David Frankel (Director) Don Roos (Screenplay)Eric Dane (Sebastian Kathleen Turner (Ms.Tunney) Alan Arkin (Arnie Kornblut) Haley Hudson (Debby) Klein) Haley Bennett (Lisa)Haley Higgins (Shannon) Ben Hyland (Connor Zabryna Guevara (OB- Ana Ayora (Viviana) Aged 5) Alec Mapa (Jorge) GYN Nurse)
Nathan Gamble Ann Dowd (Dr Platt)(Patrick Aged 10) Finley Jacobsen (Connor Aged 8) Joyce Van Patten (Mrs Butterly)Bryce Robinson (Patrick Megan MazaikaAged 7) (Secretary) Tom Irwin (Dr Sherman) Clarke Peters (Editor) Sarah O’Kelly (Neighbour Mum Nurse) Sandy Martin (Lori)
• Marley and Me (2008) is written by Scott Frank and Don Roos.• Scott Frank has also written The Interpreter (2005) and Minority Report (2002). He has previously been nominated for an Oscar for Out Of Sight (1998) and a Golden Globe for Get Shorty (1995).• Don Roos has also written Happy Endings (2005) and Bounce (2000). He has won and been nominated for awards such as a Satellite Award which he didn’t win.• It was directed by David Frankel who is well known for directing The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and has directed some episodes from Sex And The City from 2001-2003. He has been nominated for awards and has even won some. One of the most important awards he won is an Oscar which was for Best Short Film (Live Action), this was for Dear Diary (1996). He has also won an Emmy Award for Band Of Brothers (2001).• It was produced by Arnon Milchan, Gil Netter, Karen Rosenfelt and Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr, he has produced The Devil Wears Prada (2006) with David Frankel. He hasn’t been nominated or won any awards.• Arnon Milchan has also produced What Happens In Vegas (2008). He has been nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA. He has also won 2 Best Foreign Film Awards.• Gill Netter has also produced The Blind Side (2009) and has been nominated for an Oscar for this film.• Karen Rosenfelt has previously produced Twilight (2008) She has hasn’t won or been nominated for any awards.
• Owen Wilson’s previous track record includes films like Drillbit Taylor (2008) , You,Me and Dupree (2006) , Cars (2006) , Wedding Crasher (2005) and Starsky & Hutch (2004). He is suitable for the film because he has been in previous comedy films.• Jennifer Anistons previous track record includes films like Management (2008) , The Break-up (2006) and Rumor Has It... (2005). She is suitable for the film because she has been in previous comedy films.• Eric Dane’s previous track record includes films like X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). He has also been in Charmed from 2003-2004 and many other TV shows and movies.• Kathleen Turner’s previous track record includes films like Monster House (2006) and Beautiful (2000). She has also been nominated for an Oscar and has won some Golden Globes. I think she is suitable for the film because she has been in other comedy films.• Alan Arkin’s previous track record includes films like Get Smart (2008) and Little Miss Sunshine (2006). He has also won an Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and has been nominated for an Emmy award. I think he is suitable for the film because he has been in other comedy films.
• The film was produced by Fox 2000 Pictures, Regency Enterprises and Sunswept Entertainment.• Fox 2000 Pictures is a big American Production Company. The company was founded on May 31, 1935.• They have many websites, the main site is www.fox.com• Regency Enterprises makes and distributes films. It was foundedby Arnon Milchan in 1991. It is partnered with Fox. It has an officialwebsite http://www.newregency.com/• Marley and Me was filmed from March 2008 – June 2008.• The budget was 60 million dollars (estimated).• The implications of the production values is that the dog wouldhave to behave in order to get the correct shot, this means that theymay have to shoot it more than once or even they may not get the shotthey want.• It was Co-financed by New Regency Enterprises and Fox.
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• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lShipoEMI6Q – trailer 1• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDRhk1Z-GKM&feature=related – trailer 2• http://marleyandmemovie.com/ - official film website• On the website it is promoting the film being released on DVD and Blu-ray on the homepage. Also there is a photo album and more information about the cast and crew. Lastly they have some downloadable goodies which include desktop wallpapers, buddy icons, webskins and a poster.• Before the film Marley and Me was a book. It was then later adapted for a screenplay and made into a film. There is an official website for the book http:// www.johngroganbooks.com/marley/index.html• As you can see on the poster slides, there are more than one poster for Marley and Me.• Marley and Me was shown on TV in the UK and the USA on box office movie channels, where the person has to pay to watch the movie, this is called pay per view.
Awards:• BMI Film Award (WON) for Original Music•Kids Choice Blimp Award (NOMINATED) for Favourite Movie Actress Jennifer Aniston•Teen Choice Award (WON) for Bromantic Comedy•Teen Choice Award (NOMINATED) for Choice Movie Actress Jennifer Aniston• Teen Choice Award (NOMINATED) for Choice Movie Liplock Owen WilsonIt was shown at the Glasgow Film Festival in the UK on the 17th February 2009 and theYubari International Fantastic Film Festival in Japan on 28th February 2009.
As you can see Marley and Me Opening Weekend was shown in a lot of screens $36,367,586 (USA) (28 December 2008) (3,480 in the USA on it’s opening Screens) weekend. Also the UK had a £4,414,169 (UK) (15 March 2009) (467 Screens) massive amount of screens as BRL 2,604,880 (Brazil) (28 December 2008) well but not as much as the (182 Screens) USA. I would say that the UK PHP 6,010,923 (Philippines) (8 February 2009) and the USA were the main (34 Screens) places for release because they $30,516 (Estonia) (15 March 2009) (4 Screens) expected it to be very popular in these countries. I would say by looking at these figures Marley and Me was given a blanket release.This is showing the number of screens on the openingweekend from the highest to the lowest.
Film 4 gave the film 4.5 out of 5 stars, surprisingly the review seems to steer towards thenegative side than the positive. They say that the film is ‘exceedingly dull’. The word ‘dull’ is thenrepeated in the same paragraph But it is also ‘unavoidably appealing’ as well as becoming a fondfavourite. Lastly they say that if the film is given time, it shows that there is much more to this thanjust a cute dog.Empire gave the film 2 out of 5 stars. They said that assuming that it is a comedy, you spend at leastan hour wondering when it’s going to get funny. They also feel that the naughty dog is the mostbelievable thing. Overall they said that the film is too talky, but it will without doubt prove as criticproof to dog lovers and the stars fans as it did in the US.The Telegraph gave the film 3 out of 5 stars. They said that it is a ‘lightweight but enjoyable comedy’.They felt that the voiceover of Owen Wilson was a really bad idea. Lastly they felt that the film iseasily watchable and that it is nice to see the sight of middle-class families eating well and playingtogether. It is also great to be able to look adoringly at Marley.The Guardian gave the film 1 out of 5 stars. They thought that Jennifer Aniston playing Grogan’s wife,competing with Marley for her husbands affection with what seems to them is a terrible lack ofsuccess. The grim ‘gooey yuckiness’ and fatuous (unreal) stereotyping in this weepy feel bad comedygave the film critics ‘equivalent of a boiling hot nose.’