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Cold Mountain

film poster
Directed by Anthony Minghella
Produced by Albert Berger
William Horberg
Sydney Pollack
Ron Yerxa
Written by Charles Frazier (book)
Anthony Minghella
Starring Jude Law
Nicole Kidman
Renée Zellweger
Eileen Atkins
Brendan Gleeson
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Natalie Portman
Giovanni Ribisi
Donald Sutherland
Ray Winstone
Charlie Hunnam
Jack White
Melora Walters
Music by Gabriel Yared
Cinematography John Seale
Editing by Walter Murch
Distributed by Miramax Films
Running time 154 min.
Country Flag of the United States United States
Language English
Budget $83,000,000
Gross revenue $173,013,509
Official website
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile

Cold Mountain is a 2003 film directed and written by Anthony Minghella, and stars Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Brendan Gleeson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ray Winstone and Natalie Portman. Musician Jack White, and actors Cillian Murphy and Jena Malone also had small roles in the film. The film is based on the novel by Charles Frazier. Although set in Haywood County, North Carolina, it was filmed mostly in the Transylvania region of Romania. This article is about the novel. ... Cold Mountain is in the mountain region of western North Carolina, United States. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (513x755, 93 KB)movie poster source:www. ... Anthony Minghella (January 6, 1954–March 18, 2008[1]) was an Academy Award-winning English film director, playwright and screenwriter. ... Sydney Pollack (July 1, 1934 – May 26, 2008[1]) was an Academy Award-winning American film director, producer and actor. ... Charles Frazier, American novelist, was born in 1950 in Asheville, North Carolina, graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1973, and received his Ph. ... Anthony Minghella (January 6, 1954–March 18, 2008[1]) was an Academy Award-winning English film director, playwright and screenwriter. ... David Jude Law (born 29 December 1972) is an BAFTA Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated British actor. ... Nicole Mary Kidman, Order of Australia (born 20 June 1967 in Honolulu) is an Academy Award-winning Australian/American[1] actress. ... Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an Academy Award-, BAFTA-, SAG Award-, and Golden Globe-winning American actress, singer, dancer, and performer who has established herself as one of the highest-paid female Hollywood actors in recent years. ... Dame Eileen June Atkins, DBE (born June 16, 1934 in London, England) is a British writer and an award-winning film and theatre actress. ... Gleeson as Professor Mad-Eye Moody in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. ... Philip Seymour Hoffman (born July 23, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Natalie Portman (‎; born June 9, 1981) is a Golden Globe-winning, Academy Award-nominated Israeli-American actress. ... Antonino Giovanni Ribisi (born December 17, 1974) is an American actor. ... For other persons named Donald Sutherland, see Donald Sutherland (disambiguation). ... Raymond Andrew Winstone, Jr. ... Charles Matthew Charlie Hunnam (born 10 April 1980 in Newcastle upon Tyne) is an English actor. ... kicks ass --clayton kicks ass hard! ... Melora Walters (born October 21, 1968) is an American actress born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. ... Gabriel Yared (Arabic: جبرائيل يارد) (born 7 October 1949) is a Lebanese composer, best known for his work in French and American cinema. ... John Seale (born October 5, 1942 in Warwick, Queensland, Australia) is an Australian cinematographer. ... Walter Murch speaking 13 March 2005 Walter Scott Murch (born July 12, 1943) is an Academy Award–winning film editor/sound mixer. ... Miramax Films is a film production and distribution brand that was a Big Ten film motion picture distribution and production company headquartered in New York City before being bought out by The Walt Disney Company. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Anthony Minghella (January 6, 1954–March 18, 2008[1]) was an Academy Award-winning English film director, playwright and screenwriter. ... David Jude Law (born 29 December 1972) is an BAFTA Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated British actor. ... Nicole Mary Kidman, Order of Australia (born 20 June 1967 in Honolulu) is an Academy Award-winning Australian/American[1] actress. ... Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an Academy Award-, BAFTA-, SAG Award-, and Golden Globe-winning American actress, singer, dancer, and performer who has established herself as one of the highest-paid female Hollywood actors in recent years. ... Gleeson as Professor Mad-Eye Moody in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. ... Philip Seymour Hoffman (born July 23, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Raymond Andrew Winstone, Jr. ... Natalie Portman (‎; born June 9, 1981) is a Golden Globe-winning, Academy Award-nominated Israeli-American actress. ... kicks ass --clayton kicks ass hard! ... Cillian Murphy[1] (born 25 May 1976) is an Irish film and theatre actor. ... Emile Hirsch as Francis Doyle and Malone as Margie Flynn in The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys Jena Malone (born November 21, 1984) is an American actress. ... Charles Frazier, American novelist, was born in 1950 in Asheville, North Carolina, graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1973, and received his Ph. ... Haywood County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... This article is about the region in Romania. ...

Contents

Plot

The movie opens depicting the events leading up to the American Civil War, and proceeds to a vivid recreation of the Battle of the Crater. Jude Law plays a Confederate soldier named W. P. Inman, who meets Ada (Kidman), and is at the fledgling stages of a relationship with her when he marches off to war. Inman experiences many battles and losses of friends, and as he is recovering in a hospital from a battle wound, decides to set off on foot for his home on Cold Mountain, in North Carolina, and to the woman he loves. On his journey he meets a corrupt preacher (Hoffman), an old and wizened woman, and a young widow (Portman). Through these people, he is able to continue his journey back to Ada and finds something out about himself. Belligerents United States (Union) CSA (Confederacy) Commanders Ambrose E. Burnside Robert E. Lee Strength IX Corps Elements of the Army of Northern Virginia Casualties and losses 5,300 total 1,032 total The Battle of the Crater was a battle of the American Civil War, part of the Siege of... David Jude Law (born 29 December 1972) is an BAFTA Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated British actor. ... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial)  States that seceded under CSA control  States and territories claimed by CSA without formal secession and/or control Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia... Official language(s) English Demonym North Carolinian Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th in the US  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (340 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ...


Ada is a city woman who only recently moved to the rural farm, named Black Cove. Shortly after she arrives, her minister father dies, leaving her alone on the farm and with little prospect for help, as the young, able-bodied men are off at war. She is completely inept at working the farm, having been raised to become a southern lady ("I know how to make a floral arrangement, but I have no idea how to grow flowers...") and is struggling to survive at the farm. She manages to survive thanks to the kindness of her neighbors, one of whom eventually sends Ruby (Zellweger) to her, a young woman who has lived a hard-scrabble life and is very adept at the tasks needed to run the farm. Ruby lives at the farm with Ada and together, they take the farm from a state of disaster to working order.


The two women form a close friendship and become each other's confidants. They also are friends with the Swangers, who live down the road from Black Cove. It is at the Swangers' well that Ada "sees" Inman coming back to her in the snow along with a flock of crows. During the war, Ada and Ruby, and other members of their community, have several tense encounters with men who are members of the Confederate Home Guard. Although the purpose of the home guard was to protect the south and its citizen population from the North, they have become violent vigilantes who hunt and often kill deserters from the Confederate army and terrorize citizens they believe are housing/helping the deserters. It is with these hunters that Inman will eventually have an inevitable show-down.


Inman eventually finds his way to Ada and Cold Mountain. They decide to marry themselves, saying that an official marriage would be silly now and a waste of time. They consummate their marriage and start their new lives together. However, while fighting off the "hunters" mentioned before, Inman is shot. Ada goes to him, and finds him just as she saw in a well years earlier. He soon dies. The film ends several years later with Ada, Ruby and their families celebrating Easter. At the table there is Grace Inman, who was conceived on her parents' wedding night.


Cast

David Jude Law (born 29 December 1972) is an BAFTA Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated British actor. ... Nicole Mary Kidman, Order of Australia (born 20 June 1967 in Honolulu) is an Academy Award-winning Australian/American[1] actress. ... Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an Academy Award-, BAFTA-, SAG Award-, and Golden Globe-winning American actress, singer, dancer, and performer who has established herself as one of the highest-paid female Hollywood actors in recent years. ... Dame Eileen June Atkins, DBE (born June 16, 1934 in London, England) is a British writer and an award-winning film and theatre actress. ... Gleeson as Professor Mad-Eye Moody in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. ... Philip Seymour Hoffman (born July 23, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Natalie Portman (‎; born June 9, 1981) is a Golden Globe-winning, Academy Award-nominated Israeli-American actress. ... Antonino Giovanni Ribisi (born December 17, 1974) is an American actor. ... For other persons named Donald Sutherland, see Donald Sutherland (disambiguation). ... Raymond Andrew Winstone, Jr. ... This article is about the actress. ... James Gammon (born April 20, 1940 in Newman, Illinois) is an American actor. ... Charles Matthew Charlie Hunnam (born 10 April 1980 in Newcastle upon Tyne) is an English actor. ... For other persons named Jack White, see Jack White (disambiguation). ... Ethan Suplee (born May 25, 1976) is an American actor featured in the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl as Earl Hickeys dimwitted but supportive brother, Randy Hickey. ...

Academy awards and nominations

Renée Zellweger won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance. Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an Academy Award-, BAFTA-, SAG Award-, and Golden Globe-winning American actress, singer, dancer, and performer who has established herself as one of the highest-paid female Hollywood actors in recent years. ... This page has been protected from editing to deal with vandalism. ...


In addition, the movie was nominated for, but did not receive, the following awards:

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... David Jude Law (born 29 December 1972) is an BAFTA Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated British actor. ... Charles Rosher the first recipient in 1928 The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is awarded each year to a cinematographer for his work in one particular motion picture. ... John Seale (born October 5, 1942 in Warwick, Queensland, Australia) is an Australian cinematographer. ... The Academy Award for Film Editing was first given for films issued in 1934. ... Walter Murch speaking 13 March 2005 Walter Scott Murch (born July 12, 1943) is an Academy Award–winning film editor/sound mixer. ... The Academy Award for Original Music Score is presented to the best substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ... The Academy Award for Best Song is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are songwriters and composers. ... [[]] The True False Identity, 2006. ... Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick McManus August 25, 1954) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. ... The Scarlet Tide is a song from the 2003 Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning film Cold Mountain, written by T-Bone Burnett and Elvis Costello and performed by Alison Krauss. ... The Academy Award for Best Song is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are songwriters and composers. ... Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), universally known by his stage name Sting, is an Academy Award-nominated sixteen time Grammy-winning English musician from Wallsend in North Tyneside. ...

Legacy

The film was one of an increasing number of Hollywood productions made in eastern Europe. This trend is occurring as a result of much lower costs in the region; in this specific instance, Transylvania was less marked by modern life than the Appalachians (fewer power lines, telephone poles, paved roads and so on). This caused some controversy in North Carolina, although in fact an estimated 95 percent of feature films and television shows made in the state since the 1980s were set somewhere else.[citation needed] The film also marked a technological and industry turnaround in editing. Murch edited Cold Mountain on Apple's sub-$1000 Final Cut Pro software using off the shelf G4's. This was a leap for such a big budgeted film, where expensive Avid systems are usually the standard NLE tool. His efforts on the film were documented in the 2005 book Behind the Seen: How Walter Murch Edited Cold Mountain Using Apple's Final Cut Pro and What This Means for Cinema. Apple Inc. ... Final Cut Pro is a professional non-linear editing system developed by Apple Inc. ... The Power Macintosh G4 (Power Mac G4) was series of personal computers made by Apple. ... AVID (meaning Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college-preparatory program designed to aid economically disadvantaged, and academically average first-generation students of both elementary and high schools into college. ... A non-linear editing system is a video editing or audio editing system that can perform random access on the source material. ...


The film was met with generally positive reviews, receiving a 72% "fresh" rating on the website RottenTomatoes.com, which monitors film reviews and opinions. Many critics noted the film for its realistic portrayal of the Civil War and for elaborating on the civilian aspects of the war. However, some felt the film was marred by an episodic quality and a morose tone which muddled the love story. However, Charles Frazier's original novel is written in this fashion, and the relationship between Inman and Ada is exaggerated strongly in the film to be more of a cliché romance. Despite the criticisms, nearly all critics were favorable towards Zellweger's performance, some even stating that she stole the film from her costars Law and Kidman. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total...


The film was considered a contender for the Best Picture Academy Award for the year 2003, but failed to garner a nomination, although it did earn the nomination for Best Motion Picture Drama at the Golden Globes. Despite not being nominated for the Best Picture award, the film did manage to pick up seven nominations, and one win for Zellweger as Best Supporting Actress.


Soundtrack

See: Cold Mountain (soundtrack).

The Cold Mountain soundtrack shares producer T Bone Burnett with the soundtrack for O Brother Where Art Thou, a largely old-time and folk album with limited radio play that still enjoyed commercial success, and garnered a Grammy. As a result, comparisons were drawn between the two albums. The Cold Mountain soundtrack, however, also employs many folk and blues elements. It features songs written by Jack White of The White Stripes (who also appeared in the film in the role of Georgia), Elvis Costello and Sting. Costello and Sting's contributions, "The Scarlet Tide" and "You Will Be My Ain True Love", were both nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song and featured vocals by Bluegrass singer Alison Krauss. Gabriel Yared's Oscar-nominated score is represented by four tracks amounting to approximately fifteen minutes of music. Cold Mountain is the original soundtrack of the 2003 Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winning film Cold Mountain starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renée Zellweger (who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Ruby Thewes in this film). ... Cover of Proof Through the Night, 1983. ... O Brother, Where Art Thou? is the soundtrack of music from the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? an American film starring George Clooney. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other persons named Jack White, see Jack White (disambiguation). ... The White Stripes are a minimalist rock and roll duo from Detroit, formed in 1997. ... Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick McManus August 25, 1954) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. ... Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), universally known by his stage name Sting, is an Academy Award-nominated sixteen time Grammy-winning English musician from Wallsend in North Tyneside. ... Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music. ... Alison Krauss (born July 23, 1971)[1] is an American bluegrass-country singer and fiddle player. ... Gabriel Yared (Arabic: جبرائيل يارد) (born 7 October 1949) is a Lebanese composer, best known for his work in French and American cinema. ...


See also

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External links

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References

Academy Awards
Best Supporting Actress
Renée Zellweger
Golden Globe Awards
Best Supporting Actress
Renée Zellweger
BAFTA Awards
Best Supporting Actress
Renée Zellweger
Best Film Music
Gabriel Yared, T-Bone Burnett
Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an Academy Award-, BAFTA-, SAG Award-, and Golden Globe-winning American actress, singer, dancer, and performer who has established herself as one of the highest-paid female Hollywood actors in recent years. ... Gabriel Yared (Arabic: جبرائيل يارد) (born 7 October 1949) is a Lebanese composer, best known for his work in French and American cinema. ... [[]] The True False Identity, 2006. ...

 
 

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