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Fences trailer: Tensions rise for Denzel Washington, Viola Davis ...25 Nov 2016 ... fences, starring award-winning actors denzel Washington and Viola Davis, is sure to be a feast of powerful performances and those ... The title of the story refers to both the physical fence Troy is building in their backyard, and the metaphorical barriers he keeps erecting between himself and his family (the entire play actually takes place in the Maxsons' backyard, but the film spreads out to other Pittsburgh locales). fences hits theaters Dec. 25. Watch the new ...

Fences review Denzel Washington steps up to the plate | Film ...9 Feb 2017 ... Producer-director-star denzel Washington brings his passion project to the screen with distinction, and it's been rewarded with four Academy Award nominations: picture, actor, actress, adapted screenplay. fences is a fervent, prolix, stately but beautifully acted drama, its exteriors lovingly photographed in a richly sunlit honeycomb hue. It is an adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer-winning 1983 stage play, which has been long in the making; the screenplay was ...

What Fences Misses About Adapting Plays for the Screen | The ...5 Jan 2017 ... Richard Brody reviews the film fences, an adaptation, directed by denzel Washington and starring Washington and Viola Davis, of the August Wilson play. ... Most of the action in fences takes place in one family's back yard and housethe one belonging to the Maxsonsin Pittsburgh, in the mid-nineteen-fifties. Troy Maxson (Washington), a fifty-three-year-old sanitation worker, is fighting racist restrictions that keep him as a hauler and prevent him from becoming ...

Fences (film) - Wikipediafences is a 2016 American period drama film directed by and starring denzel Washington and written by August Wilson, based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name In addition to Washington, the film also stars Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sidney. Principal photography on the film began on April 25, 2016, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the Hill District, and wrapped in mid-June 2016. fences was ...

Fences Movie Review & Film Summary (2016) | Roger Ebert23 Dec 2016 ... The masterful thing about denzel Washington's direction here is that he doesn't exactly open up the play. Instead, he opens up the visual frame around the players. He and cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen use the entire screen to occasionally dwarf the characters inside the backyard setting where much of the film takes place. At other times, tight framing gives an air of claustrophobia that's almost suffocating. Throughout, there's clear evidence that careful ...

Avid Editor Hughes Winborne on Denzel Washington's Fences ...17 Feb 2017 ... I think that denzel, from the outset, didn't look to make it a film in a traditional sense in that he didn't try to open it up in ways he thought would be artificial for the material. Having said that, the whole play takes place in the back yard. There are no scenes inside the house, or on the front porch, or at the sanitation department, or aboard the garbage truck. denzel opened it up to some extent, but at the same time there is a sense of continuity in the way he blocked it that ...

The Long, Long Road to Building 'Fences' - The New York Times22 Dec 2016 ... The film version of August Wilson's play took decades to make, with Eddie Murphy first interested in it, and Wilson's request for a black director stalling production. ... The challenge was how to stage a play that takes place entirely in the front yard of an ancient two-story brick house in Pittsburgh, as Wilson described it, and make it come alive as a movie. ... It absolutely needed the star power of someone like denzel to get a play like 'fences' made, Mr. Breglio said.

In 'Fences,' the play's the thing that drives Denzel - The Boston Globe22 Dec 2016 ... denzel Washington directed and stars in a film version of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. ... denzel Washington directs and stars opposite Viola Davis in fences, a film adaptation of the award-winning play by August Wilson. By Ty Burr Globe ... Troy's still enough of a fighter to win a promotion to driver early in the film, but the bitterness that has festered in him for years blooms over the several months during which most of fences takes place. Get The ...

Denzel Washington Knocks 'Fences' Out of Park as Director and ...7 Nov 2016 ... Wilson insisted that an African-American director helm the movie, which is why fences didn't get off the ground with director Barry Levinson and producer-star Eddie Murphy as one of the three sons of unhappy garbage man Maxson. ... The filmmakers shot in 35mm in Pittsburgh and take advantage not only of the back porch and yard featured in the play, but also many rooms inside the house, the front yard, the street, a local bar, Troy's garbage truck, and the ...

First Fences Trailer Shows Front-Yard Family Drama | WIRED27 Sep 2016 ... Based on the play by August Wilson, fences inhabits the front yard of a family in 1950s Pittsburgh. denzel Washington, who also directed the film, plays the resentful patriarch, a retired baseball player fenced in by domestic responsibilities and the suffocating racism of his era. Viola Davis reprises her role as Washington's long-suffering wife after a 2010 Broadway revival of the play; Jovan Adepo (The Leftovers) also stars as their teenage son. fences may take place ...

Fences Denzel Washington Review | Vanity Fair19 Dec 2016 ... Director and star denzel Washington handles a difficult task beautifully. ... denzel Washington, a third-time film director, finds that simplicity in his adaptation of fences, perhaps the most enduring work in the late August Wilson's 10-play cycle chronicling the black experience in 20th-century America. It helps immensely that Washington, working ... All fences really needs is a backyard, with the added context that the yard is in Pittsburgh, in the 1950s. Washington plays ...

Fences (play) - Wikipediafences is a 1985 play by American playwright August Wilson. Set in the 1950s, it is the sixth in Wilson's ten-part "Pittsburgh Cycle". Like all of the "Pittsburgh" plays, fences explores the evolving African-American experience and examines race relations, among other themes. The play won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1987 Tony Award for Best play. The play was first developed at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 1983 National playwrights Conference and premiered ...

Peter Travers: 'Fences' Movie Review - Rolling Stone15 Dec 2016 ... denzel Washington brings August Wilson's classic play 'fences' to the big screen Peter Travers on why it's one of the year's can't-miss movies. ... Troy finds relief from guilt and resentment by hanging out after Friday paydays with his friend and coworker, Bono (Stephen McKinley Henderson, absolutely superb), both swilling gin and shooting the shit in the Maxson yard as Rose looks on with annoyance and affection. Troy gains power from the sound of his own voice ...

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