“LEGEND” … Coming Soon

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Coming out of Century Theatre restroom yesterday afternoon … full sized poster in prominent display on coming attractions wall.   As easily predicted, major chains will bring this UK film to US audiences.  (Gangsters … no risk for them there!)  Not yet in the Previews grouping, that is expected in early November.  The film will probably air shortly after the official release on 20 November.

Almost all still pictures feature either the wedding or the funeral.  We are looking forward to seeing more of Frankie Shea in the finished film.

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“Legend” … USA 2015

Frankie Shea

29 October 2015  (Austin Film Festival)  …

20 November 2015  …. Happy Thanksgiving!

Mid November start watching your local theatres for What’s Coming.  I have seen Legend listed in only one, but it may become wider after the Film Festival in Austin.  We are hoping this gets a broader release than Testament.  Given the subject matter, and the general, American, population’s ‘taste’ in current movies, it seems probable that this film will garner a larger audience, which should appeal to theatre owners.

Putting that aside, we are always anxious to see Colin take on a new role.  His diversity is unbelievable and stunning!

Frankie Shea & Frances

Frankie and Frances Shea.1Given that there is usually some kind of backstory to Colin’s characters, we have been wondering about Frankie Shea.  There seems to be little available about him.  It may be that the biography written by John Pearson contains more, but we are not inclined to read it at this point.

So, we will do what we dislike doing, which is to find scattered facts and opinions to see if they lead to any ideas. However, the statements being made are often contradictory and have more to do with Frances’ relationship with Reggie than her relationship with her brother.  We can assume he was protective of her being his little sister, and yet it was he who introduced her to Reggie, when she was just 16.  They were wed six years later when she was 22.  After two years of struggling with the marriage, Frances moved in with her brother Frankie.

“She was staying with her brother Frankie Shea because her nerves were bad. They were told to keep an eye on her and don’t let any tablets near her. “But Frankie was out with his family when Frances found tablets in her sister-in-law’s bag and took them. Ronnie and Reggie were nowhere near.”

Read more at: (x)

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That morning of June 7, he took his sister a cup of tea, as he usually did, carefully placing it on the bedside table. She seemed to be still sleeping peacefully, so he went out to work. Yet something, he couldn’t quite explain what, sent him back to check on his sister around lunchtime. She was just as he’d left her earlier. The tea was stone cold.

Maybe it was an accident, and she took one pill too many? She couldn’t have planned it, many argued. They were looking forward to going away, weren’t they? These were false hopes. Frances had been merely biding her time, pretending to Reg about the holding, knowing full well she’d never be going anywhere with him again.

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Our Thoughts:  Did Frankie feel in any way responsible for the aftermath of that introduction?  If there is mention of how her death affected him, there is no mention in these articles.  If her death had any impact on his relationship with the twins, we don’t know it.  There is no mention of the depth of his involvement with The Firm’s illegal activities. There is also no mention of his own death.  These are the aspects in which Colin’s ability to portray emotion would enter the story.

We have said we think this part of the story is peripheral, given that the promotions focus on the twins’ story. But Frances was courted by Reggie and married to him, though briefly. The six years of their courtship is a significant amount of time, so perhaps we will see more of this part of the story than we originally thought. And her brother, Frankie, was a very big part of her life throughout her troubles with Reggie, right until her death in Frankie’s home. I think no matter how much screen time, Colin’s contribution will be a very important one.

Frankie Shea & Frances

Frankie and Frances Shea.1Given that there is usually some kind of backstory to Colin’s characters, we have been wondering about Frankie Shea.  There seems to be little available about him.  It may be that the biography written by John Pearson contains more, but we are not inclined to read it at this point.

So, we will do what we dislike doing, which is to find scattered facts and opinions to see if they lead to any ideas. However, the statements being made are often contradictory and have more to do with Frances’ relationship with Reggie than her relationship with her brother.  We can assume he was protective of her being his little sister, and yet it was he who introduced her to Reggie, when she was just 16.  They were wed six years later when she was 22.  After two years of struggling with the marriage, Frances moved in with her brother Frankie.

“She was staying with her brother Frankie Shea because her nerves were bad. They were told to keep an eye on her and don’t let any tablets near her. “But Frankie was out with his family when Frances found tablets in her sister-in-law’s bag and took them. Ronnie and Reggie were nowhere near.”

Read more at: (x)

*

That morning of June 7, he took his sister a cup of tea, as he usually did, carefully placing it on the bedside table. She seemed to be still sleeping peacefully, so he went out to work. Yet something, he couldn’t quite explain what, sent him back to check on his sister around lunchtime. She was just as he’d left her earlier. The tea was stone cold.

Maybe it was an accident, and she took one pill too many? She couldn’t have planned it, many argued. They were looking forward to going away, weren’t they? These were false hopes. Frances had been merely biding her time, pretending to Reg about the holding, knowing full well she’d never be going anywhere with him again.

Read more: (x)
Our Thoughts:  Did Frankie feel in any way responsible for the aftermath of that introduction?  If there is mention of how her death affected him, there is no mention in these articles.  If her death had any impact on his relationship with the twins, we don’t know it.  There is no mention of the depth of his involvement with The Firm’s illegal activities. There is also no mention of his own death.  These are the aspects in which Colin’s ability to portray emotion would enter the story.

We have said we think this part of the story is peripheral, given that the promotions focus on the twins’ story. But Frances was courted by Reggie and married to him, though briefly. The six years of their courtship is a significant amount of time, so perhaps we will see more of this part of the story than we originally thought. And her brother, Frankie, was a very big part of her life throughout her troubles with Reggie, right until her death in Frankie’s home. I think no matter how much screen time, Colin’s contribution will be a very important one.

LEGEND … coming soon

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September 3rd, Leicester Square, UK Premiere for LEGEND, the movie.  Release date for UK audiences: September 9th.

September 10-20, 2015.  Toronto International Film Festival, will see the official release of LEGEND for Canadian audiences.

October 2nd for the US, again Limited Release.  No announcement yet for South America.  😦

This should be an interesting outing for Colin … another completely different character in his CV.  Being about gangsters, I imagine American audiences will be interested, even though it is about London and not Chicago or New York.  Many people here are currently watching “The Making of the Mob: New York”, a TV mini-series, which could ignite an interest in this film.  So perhaps theatres will be quicker to put it on their marques than they were with Testament.

P.S. Taron Egerton appears again, a delightful young actor who charmed us, as Edward, in Testament of Youth.

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