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Vanity Fair Review


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Mira Nair has groomed her sumptuous adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel Vanity Fair for Oscar contention, and the period epic easily could compete in a number of technical categories. Pencil the handsome film down for costume design, art direction, and makeup nominations. Declan Quinn's cinematography certainly deserves a nod, too. It's a little early to tell how all the races will shake out, but leading lady Reese Witherspoon could even surprise a few people by seeing her name on a short list of Best Actress nominees.

Too bad no one is going to pay to see the film. Most mainstream filmgoers would opt for root canal over having to sit through a 19th century social commentary piece. Take Ang Lee's Sense And Sensibility as an example. It earned seven Oscar nominations back in 1995, but only grossed $42 million in the States.

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Screenwriters Fume Over Vanity Fair Credits


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Vanity Fair's original screenwriters Matthew Faulk and Mark Skeet are furious their names have appeared on the credits of the period drama - because they were replaced by OSCAR-winning scribe Julian Fellowes.

Faulk and Skeet were the first writers approached by director Mira Nair to adapt WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY's classic novel for the big screen and were dismayed when the script was dumped.

They were further angered when Gosford Park writer Fellowes was called in to create the screenplay from scratch.

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