For the second week The Butler takes the #1 spot at the box office. Costing 30 mil to make, so far its earned 52 mil at the box office. It recieved a 73% by film critics on rottentomatoes and 83% by moviegoers. Not to diminsih the actors of this film but many might not know those working behind the scenes that also helped bring this film to life. Let’s take a look at a few.
An Emmy winner for the HBO movie “Game Change,” Strong was hired to write “The Butler” in 2009, a year before Daniels even signed on as director.
Strong — whom television fans might also know from his onscreen work on “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and “Mad Men” — based “The Butler” on the life of Eugene Allen, a White House service worker who worked through eight administrations, from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan. (Allen’s story was the source of an acclaimed Washington Post article in 2008.)
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Costume Designer- Ruth Carter
“Carter has worked on more than 50 movies, including “Malcolm X” and
“Amistad,” for which she received Oscar nominations, and “Dr. Doolittle”
and “Daddy Day Care.”
What Carter loved most about working on the project was the historical
research, she said in a phone interview from Los Angeles. “I love
history,” she said. “Not just black history, but American history. To
bring people from the past to life is a great gift and a joy to do.”
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Make-Up Artists- Matthew Mungle
Click here to watch the aging process he used on the film.
Articles for this week
Monday-Toss-Up by Ozzie
Wednesday– 2nd article in our series Hollywood & Mental Health-by Littlebells
Friday-Conclude discussion on Monday & Wednesday article