Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Authors: Pat
Location: New York


Directed By Paul Haggis
Written By Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco

Principal Cast:

Michael Copon (Eddie Martin)
Matt Dillon (Sam Davies)
Laurence Fishburne (Kendall Fisher)
Matthew Fox (Vince Portlow)
Jeff Goldblum (Mickey Wachzman)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Lester Fielding)
Jason Lee (Ricky Tainia)
Lindsay Lohan (Erin Davies)
Chad Michael Murray (Don Carter)
Edward Norton (Jarrod Nicholson)
Annette O'Toole (Andrea Blair)
Mary-Louise Parker (Regina Jones)
Robin Williams (Keith Englevall)

Tagline: "A picture's worth a thousand dollars"

Synopsis: From the Oscar-winning team behind "Crash" comes a new ensemble drama centered on the Los Angeles paparazzi industry. The story begins when Lester (Philip Seymour Hoffman) stumbles upon up-and-coming teen star Erin Davies (Lindsay Lohan) have sex with a male stripper (Michael Copon) while her movie star fiancée Don (Chad Michael Murray) is shooting a movie in Guam. Lester's pictures cause a stir at his newspaper when his editor (Jeff Goldblum) makes the picture a front-page story, much to the dismay of the ethics director (Annette O'Toole). At the same time Jarrod Nicholson (Edward Norton) is investigating the recent murder of a paparazzi photographer outside the home of a scandalous television star (Robin Williams). Ricky Tainia (Jason Lee), an investigative reporter, starts looking into that murder and believes that the killer was a Brooklyn enforcer (Laurence Fishburne), who was recently hired by the father of Erin Davies (Matt Dillon) to kill the reporter who revealed his daughter's secret. Vince Portlow (Matthew Fox) is Lester's rival photographer who is currently dating Regina Jones (Mary-Louise Parker), the owner of the club where the male stripper works. All of these individuals will collide on one summer weekend when lives will be brought together and torn apart just because of a little picture.

What the press would say:

Oscar-winners Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco score another critical hit with the new film "Photograph", an ensemble drama about the demanding paparazzi business in Los Angeles. The main conflict arises when a celebrity photographer (Philip Seymour Hoffman) catches a famous teen star (Lindsay Lohan) in bed with a male stripper. What spirals from this situation drives the rest of the story filled with deception, betrayal, and violence that involves numerous actors and journalists in Hollywood. Hoffman's performance is spectacular as the crafty and creepy photographer that incites the problem and it could be even better than his Oscar-winning role in "Capote". Edward Norton and Jason Lee also deserve kudos as a detective and an investigative reporter, respectively, who are involved in a celebrity murder that may or may not have connections to Hoffman's character. Mary-Louise Parker gets best-in-show reviews as the boss of the male stripper who is having an affair with Lohan's character and has to deal with a torrent of reporters and photographers attacking her business. "Photograph" is a magnificent follow up to Best Picture winner "Crash" and deserves just as much attention and accolades as the previous Haggis-Moresco venture.


Best Picture
Best Director-Paul Haggis
Best Original Screenplay
Best Actor-Philip Seymour Hoffman
Best Actress-Lindsay Lohan
Best Supporting Actor-Jeff Goldblum
Best Supporting Actor-Jason Lee
Best Supporting Actor-Edward Norton
Best Supporting Actress-Mary-Louise Parker
Best Cinematography
Best Film Editng
Best Sound

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