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14:31 | 24th July 2017

News: World

Mon 5 Mar, 2012
By Newsdesk


He seems kind of smart

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Seeking to overcome a broadcast blackout imposed by the US Supreme Court, a pair of Los Angeles filmmakers have undertaken the task of faithfully recreating the federal trial on California’s same-sex marriage ban for the internet – all 60-plus hours of it; every “um,” “yes, your honour” and “objection!”


A-listers stage a reading of Dustin Lance Black's 8 in LA.

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On Saturday night in Los Angeles a group of A-listers tried to walk the precarious line between aesthetics and public service. George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Kevin Bacon took part in a staged reading of Dustin Lance Black's dramatic adaptation of the landmark case that overturned California's anti-gay marriage referendum, Proposition 8.

The result is a little wobbly. 8 is a condensed, episodic, collage of trial highlights, hammily read by a group of bafflingly good-looking people.

Watching Pitt, his long straw-coloured hair pulled back and matted down, put on the sterilised airs of a US federal court judge, is somewhat distracting (Is Brad Pitt smart, by the way? He seems kind of smart. But whenever he recites smart dialogue it sounds like those words have never formed in his mouth before. Like the word 'statute'.)

8 is not an artful blend of technique and subject matter. The novelty of watching film stars, meant to add a little glamour to turgid court proceedings, wears off quickly, the selections of testimony for the first 30 minutes seem arbitrary, and the defendant transcripts were cherrypicked to sound as myopic as possible with the prosecution always getting the last, devastating word


To read more go to :
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/04/proposition-8-hollywood-stars-staged-reading

Source : Guardian.co.uk

 

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