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Wow, it's due for release on my daughter Brigid's birthday! Not saying how old she is, mind you!

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More release news for The Current War - theatrical release 12 April 2018 in Germany!

This is going to be a big film...

 


Hurray, this is for me ...   coolbounce      Damien in German cinema. This is a dream.

I'm so happy. But how can I manage to wait a year? confuse

But I have already seen that you have all the exercise in waiting ..



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Ha - yes Sana! We've had a lot of practise waiting biggrin

But January isn't feeling so far away now for me to be able to see this in the UK....



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Ha ha! Yes, if there were awards in waiting...

Only 203 days until The Current War theatrical release in the USA, 217 days until UK release!

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'The Current War' has a preview screening in New York today!
 
New synopsis:

In the 1880s Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) was on the verge of illuminating a few blocks of New York City with electric light for the first time in history. He anticipated he would eventually light up the world, but successful entrepreneur and engineer George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) noticed a weakness in Edison's design, sparking one of the most acrimonious business rivalries in modern history. Replete with accusations of intellectual property theft and the deadly potential of Westinghouse's system, the War of Currents makes 20th century tech rivalries like Jobs' and Gates' look like playground squabbles.


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Interesting - how normal is it for something to be ready to screen six months ahead of its scheduled screening date? I guess there might be some reaction out there soon though which would be good!

Also interesting there's an upper age limit on that preview screening! Do they think over 64s are going to keel over before the release and be no help in promoting it?!

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Wow, I'm too old too go!

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Oh no, Ellie wink

Hopefully, the restriction is not also in the cinema later biggrinbiggrin



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I wonder if this is one of those screenings where they do market research on the audience and then make any changes to the film before the release?

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First 'The Current War' review via splashreport , no mention of Damien but exciting to see nevertheless!

 

Maghat, in my excitement I'd not noticed the age restriction and agree fully with your sentiment.

Rosie it looks from the rice above you were right about the 'market research' aspect.

Still scratching my head as to why the views of anyone over 64 are not included, not sure there can be any 'good' reason for that exclusion, it's totally ageist!  Even if they were to go on and have an over 64s screening so they can qualify their research by age group  it's still ageist! An opinion is an opinion, whatever age? 



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First 'The Current War' review via splashreport , no mention of Damien but exciting to see nevertheless!

 Still scratching my head as to why the views of anyone over 64 are not included...


Interesting that the reviewer focuses so much on the quality of the performances (rather than the plot) - sounds like good company for Damien to be keeping though!

Glad it's not just me who thinks the age thing is totally weird! Not sure how they'd enforce it either - "Sir, you look 65 to me, can I see your drivers license?" I can think of loads of people who are well over 64 who don't look (or act) it.



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Maghat wrote:

Glad it's not just me who thinks the age thing is totally weird! Not sure how they'd enforce it either - "Sir, you look 65 to me, can I see your drivers license?" I can think of loads of people who are well over 64 who don't look (or act) it.


 I did once say in my local off-licence that I was never asked to prove I was old enough to buy alcohol anymore. Now every time I buy a bottle of wine there the young man behind the counter asks me if I'm over 21! 



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Glad it's not just me who thinks the age thing is totally weird! Not sure how they'd enforce it either - "Sir, you look 65 to me, can I see your drivers license?" I can think of loads of people who are well over 64 who don't look (or act) it.

 This is also noticeable to me and I find it weid too. Here in Germany everybody has to work until 67 and can then retire. There was recently a discussion on whether the driving license has to be checked regularly from the age of 60. It was then joked, of course, that you have to work until 67, but do not come to work because your driving license was withdrawn. And now this is where your opinion is no longer in demand at the age of 64? It does not fit.



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New pics (not of Damien) and a little bit on The Current War here (scroll down)



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While we wait for more news on 'The Current War' and possibly a trailer ahead of the world premiere at TIFF, here is a fascinating read on Damien's character Bourke Cockran. Apparently he was a mentor and 'lifelong inspiration' to William Churchill.  He was born in Ireland and travelled to America when he was 17. The family name was derived from the old Irish Corcoran or O’Corcorain.

 “the strong impression which this remarkable man made upon my untutored mind. I have never seen his like, or in some respects his equal. With his enormous head, gleaming eyes, flexible countenance, he looked uncommonly like a portrait of Charles James Fox. It was not my fortune to hear any of his orations but his conversations, in point, in pith, in rotundity, in antithesis, and in comprehension, exceeded anything I have ever heard.” William Churchill on Bourke Cockran.

Read more below:

“THE EARTH IS A GENEROUS MOTHER” – William Bourke Cockran: Churchill’s American Mentor

 

On being a famous orator /public speaker:

Famous Orators – 5 Lessons from William Bourke Cockran

 

Excerpt from a book about the Edison / Westinghouse electric chair  connection, with info on Bourke's involvement

Executioner's Current: Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and the Invention of the Electric Chair by Richard Moran



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The Current War is getting an earlier US release date apparently!



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Confirmation that TCW is getting an earlier release date, it will now open in US theatres 24 November 2017.

Current War to Open Over Thanksgiving | Variety

 

Ahead of the theatrical release, the film world premieres at TIFF 2017 info here



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Exciting news!

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Update on The Current War release dates! 

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According to IMDb, the earlier US release of 24 November 2017 is limited, with what looks like a wider release in January 2018. The German release has been brought forward from April to January and a Hungary February release added.

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The TCW trailer is coming! Eep!





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I'm giddy with anticipation!

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I'm giddy with anticipation!


 giddy Rosie?



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Absolutely, domino!

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More TCW release date news, 5 Jan for Bulgaria, 15 Feb for the Netherlands!

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The 'The Current War' trailer will drop today!
(and sparks will fly if Damien is not in it!)




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