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Evening Film Adaptation
by bellezzarubata (bellezzarubata)
at June 27th, 2007 (12:27 am)

Finally, some photos of Susan! She's been quite elusive in the news until recently. Don't forget to see Evening, opening everywhere this Friday!

Review: `Evening' a Highbrow Chick Flick

Taking an idea from page to screen

What She Wrote ... What’s on Screen

Lajos Koltai's Hungarian pride comes through on screen

The soundtrack is now available for purchase!


1. Opening Titles
2. Time After Time - Ella Fitzgerald
3. Anne Arrives
4. Pretend Steve - Ash
5. I've Got the World on a String - Michael Buble
6. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You - Peggy Lee
7. Before the Wedding
8. Anne and Harris in Love
9. You're My Thrill - Peggy Lee
10. Memories of the Evening
11. The Dream Continues
12. Stairway to the Stars - Sarah Vaughan
13. Remembering Buddy
14. Stella By Starlight - Anita O'Day
15. Evening

And some trivia from the imdb profile for Evening:

Keira Knightley was considered for the role of young Ann Grant Lord, but she was filming her last scenes of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) and finishing the shooting of Atonement (2007).

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2.5 Stars
by bellezzarubata (bellezzarubata)
at June 15th, 2007 (06:01 pm)

Aha, missed something. A review in Rolling Stone:

Susan Minot’s resplendent novel of a dying woman, Ann Lord (Vanessa Redgrave), remembering her defining romance with the man who got away (Patrick Wilson) stumbles on its way to the screen. Hungarian director Lajos Koltai (Fateless) pushes emotions that need to flow. But the actors, including Toni Collette and Natasha Richardson (Redgrave is her mom) as Ann’s daughters, provide flashes of brilliance. Hugh Dancy scores as the plot’s catalyst for tragedy. And Claire Danes is stellar as the young Ann, attending the Newport, Rhode Island, wedding of her friend Lila (Mamie Gummer). Even if you don’t know that Gummer, 23, is the daughter of Meryl Streep, who plays the older Lila, the resemblance hits you instantly. But Gummer proves her talent is her own in a star-is-born performance that signals an exceptional career ahead.

Evening opens today with limited release. Next Friday, everywhere.

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All Evening All The Time
by bellezzarubata (bellezzarubata)
at June 15th, 2007 (05:46 pm)

Ok darlings, I bring gifts! Although it is curious that Ms. Minot did not attend the Evening premiere, at least that I can tell. If you have any photos that show otherwise please, please share. Enjoy!

Michael Cunningham and Susan Minot Talk ‘Evening’: Talking creative license with the adaptation

Film Close-Up: Natasha Richardson

"Caravaggio," Doc Legends and the Ladies of the "Evening" Grace Gotham

Famous Mothers, Daughters, and Sisters at the "Evening" Premiere including a slideshow of the premiere:

'Evening' of stars at premiere

And finally, a Susan Minot google image search yielded a few new onesCollapse )

And a NY Times article she wrote!Click!Collapse )

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Evening Film Adaptation, Misc Articles
by bellezzarubata (bellezzarubata)
at May 30th, 2007 (07:37 pm)

The official Evening site is up!! The site includes a sweepstakes for a chance to win a Rhode Island vacay for you and your mom. And of course, tons of media such a photos, trailer, e-cards, etc.

I found this perusing YouTube, a booktrailer for Rapture. Nothing professional or promising of yet another adaptation but interesting nonetheless. If anyone would like to translate the VO, I'm sure you'd have some appreciation headed your way.

A very brief mention of Monkeys, so brief that I will post the excerpt in its entirety: Another small slip of a book that I can't resist mentioning is Susan Minot's "Monkeys." It is her first novel and a haunting illustration of a larger-than-life American family.

No substantial articles, but some Evening (film) mentions worth posting:

Susan Minot's Novel 'Evening' Hits The Big Screen June 15

Swim Into Summer With New Book Titles

2007 Summer Movie Preview

Hollywood pumps up for the summer

A press release for Evening (film)

Mamie, mom Meryl spend part of 'Evening'

Hollywood in chick-flick drought

Literary Adaptations

Casting Perfection

A press release for Evening (film)

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Evening Film Adaptation
by bellezzarubata (bellezzarubata)
at April 25th, 2007 (12:16 am)

I was randomly perusing YouTube and I found the trailer for Evening!

Can't wait.

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by bellezzarubata (bellezzarubata)
at April 18th, 2007 (09:51 am)

A quick article update. The first two briefly mention Susan. Enjoy!

A generation will define its view of tragedy

'The Big Girls' by Susanna Moore

Claire Danes reigns in the poster for Evening (film)

A press release for Evening (film)

And the official poster for the film adaptation of Evening made it on the front page of the site for Focus Features, check it out: http://www.focusfeatures.com

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Evening Film Adaptation
by bellezzarubata (bellezzarubata)
at March 29th, 2007 (09:39 pm)
current song: Jeff Buckley: The Sky is a Landfill

Some Evening updates. Still keeping an eye on what's going on with Ms. Minot as far as new literature, no word on My Life With No One as of late. But enjoy!

  • A screencap from the Focus Features website featuring Evening. Nothing too spectacular, just something to take the edge off. And as it says, the official website is coming soon. I'll be sure to keep you posted!

click to enlarge

  • This is cute because of Evening (film), Claire Danes and Patrick Wilson for The Gap. There are probably better resolution clips here, I just grabbed the first one from the search results.

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Evening Film Adaptation
by bellezzarubata (bellezzarubata)
at March 26th, 2007 (08:29 pm)

current mood: chipper

The poster is here! Click to enlarge.

And a soundtrack listing:

"Time After Time"
Written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne
Arranged by Andy Farber
Performed by Andy Farber & his Swing Mavens

All tidbits courtesy of imdb.com

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Miscellaneous Articles, Evening Film Adaptation
by bellezzarubata (bellezzarubata)
at March 20th, 2007 (05:49 pm)

I have some lovely little gems for you. I know, it's been a while! And for those of you who have forgotten, June 15th is the official USA release date for the film adaption of Evening. I even saw it on Fandango! Exciting!

Also, while looking for the screenplay, I found a new edition of Evening on Amazon.com available for pre-order. It's to be released May 1, 2007 and I see it has a sticker on it, "Now a major motion picture". Ahh, film promotions.

Small blurbs:

Locally Grown regarding Claire Danes mostly

Ten Days in the Hills by Jane Smiley mentions Rapture

Exclusive Interview, Hugh Dancy, Beyond the Gates mentions Evening (film)

Levinson: Movies Sometimes Don't Match Critics' Expectations read 'THE BIG SCREEN SCENE', mentioned Evening (film) and Patrick Wilson

Recent 'Evening' IMDB Message Board posts:

"I havent seen it but in an interview she did say she was singing. This is parts of the interview:

I just shot this movie "Evening," where I play a torch singer from the '50s and '60s. She never really makes it - she's no Aretha Franklin, thank God - but she's always on the cusp. I'd never sung before and I didn't realize how physical an undertaking it is. It's so much to do with the body. So my dancing served me in that sense, and I had an instinct for phrasing. The more knowledgeable you become about your body and how it works, the freer you are in your acting.

Its taken from an interview she did talking about Edith & Jenny, and she mentioned Evening in it aswell."

Read it here


Notes on the advance screening: Read it here

Note: This is just entertaining/speculative information lifted from the IMDB message board, it may not be completely accurate but I still felt it was of enough interest to post here.

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Evening Film Adaptation, Articles and PHOTOS
by bellezzarubata (bellezzarubata)
at January 2nd, 2007 (10:30 am)

Unfortunately, searching for 'Evening' yields a multitude of unrelated information. While searching for cast and crew member names, I found a few snippets. I'm sure things will pick up as we come closer to the release date (June 15, according to IMDB). Even the message boards have been fairly silent.

Small blurbs:

Tour 'Homes for the Holidays' this weekend in Bristol

Own a slice of society

Recent 'Evening' images:

Claire Danes plays a young Ann.


* ClaireDanesFan.com has a nice growing collection of set images, don't forget to take a peek!