The romance that sparked between a young actor and 1950’s era Hollywood leading lady Gloria Graham is the basis for the romantic drama Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool DVD.
Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Jamie Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control.
Directed by Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin) and based on a true story by Peter Turner with a screenplay by Matt Greenhalgh, the film stars four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening (Best Supporting Actress, The Grifters, 1990; Best Actress: American Beauty 1999, Being Julia 2004, The Kids Are All Right 2010) and Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot). The film also stars two-time Academy Award nominee Julie Walters (Best Actress, Educating Rita, 1983; Best Supporting Actress, Billy Elliot, 2000) and Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave (Best Supporting Actress, Julia, 1977).
Critically-acclaimed worldwide and certified “fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool received three BAFTA Film Award nominations, including Best Leading Actress (Annette Bening), Best Leading Actor (Jamie Bell) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Matt Greenhalgh), in addition to its four British Independent Film Award nominations, including Best Actor (Jamie Bell) and Best Supporting Actress (Julie Walters). The San Francisco Film Critics Circle and London Critics Circle Film Awards each nominated Annette Bening’s performance, with her winning Best Actress at the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards.
–“Elvis Costello Performance & Conversation”
–“Making of the Music Video: ‘You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way’”
–“In Conversation with Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Paul McGuigan & Peter Turner”
–“Annette Bening on Gloria Grahame”
.“You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way” by Elvis Costello Music Video
.Commentary with Paul McGuigan, Barbara Broccoli & Peter Turner
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool DVD-$25.99