Featuring more than 80 photos (most in full color), the director's own production notes, and the complete shooting script-here is the stunning pictorial record of the extraordinary movie written, directed, and coproduced by Julie Taymor, starring Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange. This mesmerizing retelling of Shakespeare's comic tragedy Titus Andronicus is as visually stunning as it is theatrically charged. Filmed in Italy, with elaborate sets and the grand scale of real historical monuments from the Roman Empire and the Mussolini era, Julie Taymor's Titus is a work already being hailed as a cinematic masterpiece. The movie stars Academy Award®-winning actors Anthony Hopkins as the honorable but flawed Titus and Jessica Lange as Goth queen Tamora, as well as Alan Cumming, Colm Feore, James Frain, Laura Fraser, Harry Lennix, Angus Macfadyen, Matthew Rhys and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. The creative production team includes five-time Academy Award®-nominated production designer Dante Ferretti (Kundun); two-time Oscar®-winning costume designer Milena Canonero (A Clockwork Orange); two-time Academy Award®-nominated composer Elliot Goldenthal (Interview with the Vampire); director of photography Luciano Tovoli (Reversal of Fortune); and Oscar®-winning editor Francoise Bonnot (Missing).
About the Author
Julie Taymor is the two-time Tony Award winner for The Lion King and one of the most imaginative and respected directors working in the performing arts today. Her work is celebrated in the art book Playing with Fire (Abrams) and a Bravo TV profile. She previously directed the Academy Award®-nominated adaptation of William Shakespeare's Titus. She lives in New York.
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