Movie Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool – Film 2017

Movie stars don’t die in Liverpool


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The first time they meet, Peter Turner (Jamie Bell) falls deeply in love with Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening). Gloria is his new neighbor, an Oscar-winning Hollywood diva who achieved success in the 50s, cheerful, fun and full of energy. He is a young actor who begins to reap timid successes in Liverpool in the late 70s. But neither the age difference between them nor the fame of Grahame decades ago, prevent the crush that led to one of the most love stories. passionate and commented of the time.

Adaptation of the memoirs of British actor Peter Turner directed by Paul McGuigan (Victor Frankenstein) and star Annette Bening (American Crime Story), Jamie Bell (Nymphomaniac. Volumen 2) y Julie Walters (Paddington 2).

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There was another film, different from this romantic, slow and twilight Movie Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, in the relationship that the fledgling (and gray) young actor Peter Turner with a Gloria Grahame in the twilight of his days, on the run from Hollywood and Sheltered in an always gray and cold England. That other story (from which we glimpse something) is the one that always saw Turner as an exploited apprentice gigolo proletariat with pretenses, who exploited that affair with the veteran (and sick) actress to sell some memories for some more sweetened and retouched what other thing. Surely that is the movie that I would have liked the most as a spectator: one more notch in those unpleasant love stories but of pure tragic breath, among which we can find titles such as The Only Game in Town, Mrs. Stone’s Roman Spring, Sweet Bird of youth or The twilight of the gods …

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The rise and fall of a Hollywood diva

During the 1950s, Gloria Grahame enjoyed great success and was one of the most iconic faces of film noir. She went on to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Captives of Evil (1952). Of course, this Hollywood diva paid dearly for wanting to get out of her typecasting, and over the years her name went on to fill the pages of entertainment magazines because of her love affair with her stepson Anthony Ray, son of director N …
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Based on Turner’s memoir

The film is the adaptation of the memoirs of British actor Peter Turner, in which the interpreter recounted his romantic relationship with the Oscar-winning actress Gloria Grahame.

Stars with modest pay

Actors Annette Bening and Jamie Bell, and director Paul McGuigan, gave up their usual salaries, and decided they all received the same salary, in order to carry out the film adaptation of Peter Turner’s memoirs.


Peter Turner ('Movie stars don't die in Liverpool'): “I felt that Jamie Bell was perfect for this role”

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Vertex Cinema

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