Monday, 29 January 2007

Two films

This film is causing a furore:

Prosecutors in Wilmington, N.C., "are aware" of a scene for the movie "Hounddog" in which the character played by 12-year-old actress Dakota Fanning reportedly is violently raped, and say if an investigation is launched, authorities could consider sexual exploitation charges.
The scene, widely reported on the Internet, is in the movie where Fanning plays the role of a "precocious, troubled girl (who) finds safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley," according to Blue Line Radio, which monitors child-abuse allegations.


Dakota Fanning has a very mature attitude to the controversial scene...

Fanning tries to explain to reporters of her decision to make the film, “It’s not really happening,” she said of the controversial scene. “It’s a movie, and it’s called acting. I’m not going through anything. And for me, when it’s done it’s done. I don’t even think about it any more.” Link

... this one isn't:

Not many schoolboys can claim they have been up close and personal with one of the world's most talented and beautiful actresses.
However, that's just what Foyle and Londonderry College student Andrew Simpson has been doing.
Andrew, 16, who lives in Donegal, stars alongside Cate Blanchett and Dame Judi Dench in the film Notes on a Scandal.
He plays the part of a schoolboy whose affair with his art teacher, played by Blanchett, leads to disaster.