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  • "Changeling" - Spoiler FREE Zone

    Here's a thread for general information and spoiler-free reviews. With the movie being released in less than a month, I think I'll sticky both. Enjoy!

    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization we're seeing now.

  • #2
    Thank you!

    Originally posted by Jan View Post
    Here's a thread for general information and spoiler-free reviews. With the movie being released in less than a month, I think I'll sticky both. Enjoy!

    Thank you for setting this up. I will go through the spoiler thread and extract non-spoiler information that may be of interest.
    Dan Dassow
    Last edited by Dan Dassow; 09-28-2008, 05:13 PM.


    • #3
      Cannes Film Festival Schedule for Changeling

      Posted on Cannes Film Festival (Festival de Cannes) website: Horaire des projections / Screenings Guide

      MAR/TUE 20

      8:30 am, 12:00 pm, 7:30 pm, WED 21 11:30 am
      CHANGELING 2h21
      (LÆ╔change) de Clint Eastwood

      4:00 pm
      DELTA 1h32
      de KornÚl Mundrucz¾

      In Competition provides links to the twenty films competing at the 61st Cannes Film Festival.

      The Film details and the Multi-lingual Press kit and multimedia are now available for Changeling on the Cannes Film Festival Festival website.

      Tuesday, May 20 / Mardi 20 mai 2008
      8h30 û Press screening / Projection de presse, Grand ThÚÔtre LumiÞre
      11h15 û Photo call
      11h30 û Press conference / ConfÚrence de presse
      19h30 û Official screening / PrÚsentation officielle, Grand ThÚÔtre LumiÞre

      Additional screenings / Projections supplÚmentaires
      Tuesday, May 20 / Mardi 20 mai 2008
      12h00 - ½ Festivaliers ╗ screening / Projection Festivaliers, Grand ThÚÔtre LumiÞre
      Wednesday, May 21 / Mercredi 21 mai 2008
      11h30 - Day after screening / SÚance du lendemain, Salle du 60Þme

      Blindness was shown yesterday. The Cannes Film Festival has a written summary of the press conference, streaming audio record and video clips. It looks like all of the press conferences wll be available via audio streaming.

      Film Details provides Overview, Credits, Actors, Synopsis, and Contacts and useful links.
      Example: Changeling Film Details -

      Press kit and multimedia will have the audio and video clips.
      Example: Blindness Press kit and multimedia -

      The Daily will have a press conference summary.
      Example: Blindness The Daily -


      The Daily

      Press Conference: "Changeling"
      With his fifth film in competition at the Festival de Cannes, Changeling, Clint Eastwood was present to meet the press today. Flanked by screenwriter Joe Michael Straczynski, actress Angelina Jolie and producers Brian Graze and Robert Lorenz, the...

      Read more

      Competition: "Changeling" by Clint Eastwood
      Five years after premiering Mystic River at the Festival de Cannes, Clint Eastwood returns to Competition with Changeling, a thriller which takes place in the late 1920s in a working-class suburb of Los Angeles. Angelina Jolie stars as Christine...

      Read more

      Film details

      Press kit and multimedia
      Last edited by Dan Dassow; 09-28-2008, 05:20 PM.


      • #4
        Pictures of Joe from Cannes

        Pictures of Joe from Cannes

        Originally posted by sftv View Post
        Joe doesn't appear to be attracting much attention from the photographers, though.

        In checking, they only have two with Joe from the photocall, none from the Red Carpet.

        Straczynski search (with "actor" again)

        Changeling search (4 sets, 1100 images, only 2 with Joe - unless it is mispelled)


        • #5
          Final Ceremony and JMS in a Tux

          According to the 2008 Screenings Guide ( )
          The Closing Ceremony starts at 7:30 pm this eveninging (DIM/SUN 25 19.30 CÚrÚmonie de cl¶ture).

          Getty Image: Joe in Tux

          See also: Getty Images of Straczynski, which includes many pictures of JMS at Cannes.

          US actor and director Clint Eastwood (L)
          US actor and director Clint Eastwood (L) arrives with writer Joe Michael Straczynski (C) and producer Brian Grazer (2ndR) and a guest to attend the screening of his film 'The Exchange' at the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 20, 2008 in Cannes, southern France. Clint Eastwood and Angelina Jolie drew warm applause at Cannes on May 20, 2008 for a wrenching drama based on a true story of a single mother in 1920s California whose son vanishes. AFP PHOTO / Anne-Christine Poujoulat (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

          From: Ranger Elenopa <[email protected]>
          Subject: Re: Cannes Cam
          Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 08:51:05 -0700 (PDT)

          I checked the Red Carpet video. JMS is at 22 minutes. I did a screen
          capture, so this is the best so far of JMS in a tux.

          Ranger Elenopa


          • #6
            Changeling to be Centerpiece of New York Film Festival

            46th New York Film Festival
            September 26 - October 12, 2008
            Premiering the best in cinema from around the world.

            NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2008ûû The North American premiere of Clint EastwoodÆs Changeling will be featured as Centerpiece of the 46th New York Film Festival and Darren AronofskyÆs The Wrestler is the festivalÆs Closing Night selection, the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today. A newly restored print of Max OphulsÆs final masterwork Lola MontÞs will be featured as the festivalÆs spotlight retrospective. All three films headline the festivalÆs 28-film main slate, which will screen at the Ziegfeld Theatre, Sept. 26 û Oct. 12. ...

            Tickets for the festival will go on sale Sunday, Sept. 7, at 12:00 noon at Avery Fisher Hall, corner of Columbus Avenue and 65th St.; Monday, Sept. 8, online at; and on Saturday, September 27 at the Ziegfeld Theater, 141 West 54th St.

            Presented by the Film Society, the annual New York Film Festival showcases new works by both emerging talents and internationally recognized artists, including numerous New York, U.S., and world premieres. The Ziegfeld Theater is located at 141 West 54th St. (Please note the Ziegfeld Theater is not wheelchair accessible. For further information please call 212-875-5610.) An additional Opening Night screening, as well as Closing Night, will be held at Lincoln CenterÆs Avery Fisher Hall, corner of Columbus Avenue and 65th St. Other screenings and events will take place at the Film SocietyÆs Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th St. close to Amsterdam Ave.
            'Changeling' highlights N.Y. festival
            Darren Aronofsky's 'Wrestler' to close event

            By DADE HAYES
            Posted: Tue., Aug. 12, 2008, 1:45pm PT

            Clint Eastwood's "Changeling" will make its North American preem as the centerpiece of the 46th New York Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center said Tuesday. ...

            Fest runs Sept. 26-Oct. 12. ...

            Universal's "Changeling," which drew plaudits in Cannes, stars Angelina Jolie as Christine Collins, a single mother in 1928 Los Angeles who embarks on a quest for justice when her 9-year-old son goes missing. ...
            August 12, 2008
            2008 New York Film Festival Lineup Announced
            The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the full New York Film Festival lineup today. Clint Eastwood's period drama, The Changeling, starring Angelina Jolie, is the Centerpiece film and closing night is Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler (the Film Society's Kent Jones says Mickey Rourke gives "a performance of a lifetime" as a retired boxer performing for wrestling fans in NJ). The previously announced opening night film is Palme d'Or-winner The Class, Laurent Cantet's high school classroom drama. Other films include Steven Soderbergh's four-hour Che starring Benicio Del Toro, Mike Leigh's Happy-Go-Lucky, Ari Folman's animated Waltz with Bashir, Wong Kar Wai's Ashes of Time Redux, and Arnaud Desplechin's A Christmas Tale. Also, Max Opul's Lola Montes will be screened. Indiewire have brief descriptions of films here; tickets start to go on sale September 7.
            Hollywood Reporter
            NYFF well stocked with Cannes titles
            'Changeling,' 'The Class' among entries for festival

            By Gregg Goldstein

            Aug 12, 2008

            NEW YORK -- The North American premiere of Clint Eastwood's "Changeling," Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler" and a host of Festival de Cannes titles from Steven Soderbergh and other auteurs highlight the 46th New York Film Festival lineup.

            Seventeen of the fest's 28 foreign-language-heavy titles appeared at Cannes in May, including Soderbergh's four-hour-plus Spanish-language biopic, "Che." The Centerpiece spot for Universal Pictures' "Changeling" cements the Angelina Jolie-toplined Cannes entry as a prime Oscar contender, as well as the closing-night slot for "The Wrestler." ...

            "The Class," "Changeling" and "The Wrestler" will screen at the Ziegfeld Theatre throughout the fest, which is set for Sept. 26-Oct. 12. ...

            "Changeling," Clint Eastwood, U.S. (Universal)
            New York Sun
            New York Film Festival Announces Lineup
            By Staff Reporter of the Sun | August 13, 2008

            Clint Eastwood's "Changeling" will be the centerpiece of the 46th New York Film Festival, and Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler" is the festival's closing-night selection, the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced yesterday. A newly restored print of Max Ophuls's final masterpiece, "Lola MontÞs," will be featured as the festival's spotlight retrospective. All three films headline the festival's main slate of 28 films, each of which will screen at the Ziegfeld Theater between September 26 and October 12. ...

            America is the slate's second-most-represented country, with "Changeling," "The Wrestler," Antonio Campos's "Afterschool," Kelly Reichardt's "Wendy and Lucy," and Alexander Olch's "The Windmill Movie" all featured. ...

            Tickets for the festival will go on sale Sunday, September 7, at noon at Avery Fisher Hall, on the corner of Columbus Avenue and 65th Street; Monday, September 8, online at, and Saturday, September 27, at the Ziegfeld Theater, 141 W. 54th St. For more information, visit


            • #7
              Future Showings of Changeling

              Originally posted by Jan View Post
              JMS's response to Dan's post on the newsgroup:

              At this point, I'm planning to be at the Deauville Film Festival and
              the New York Film Festival for the premieres there. There still
              hasn't been any confirmation that I've seen on the others, so until
              there's an announcement, I'm hanging fire. I don't yet have a firm
              date on when Changeling screens, only that it's somewhere in the
              middle of the festival.

              Should be pretty exciting all around.


              From: "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
              Subject: Re: Attn JMS: Deauville American Film Festival Screening Schedule
              Date: 9/3/2008 10:14:59 PM

              > Have fun at the Deauville American Film Festival
              > Dan Dassow

              Sadly, I had to cancel at the last minute due to the press of work.
              Still planning to attend the New York festival, though.

              The schedule for the New York Film Festival has been announced. Changeling will screen Saturday, October 4 (9:15 PM), and Sunday, October 5 (11:15 AM); both screenings at the cavernous Ziegfeld Theatre.



              General ticketing information

              Tickets for the general public will go on sale Sunday, Sept. 7, at 12:00 noon at Avery Fisher Hall, corner of Columbus Avenue and 65th St.; Monday, Sept. 8, online at; and on Saturday, September 27 at the Ziegfeld Theater, 141 West 54th St.

              Upcoming Showings of Changeling:

              September 5û14, 34th Deauville American Film Festival

              September 26ûOctober 12, 2008, North American premiere,
              46th New York Film Festival, screening at the Ziegfeld Theatre.

              October 4, 2008, New York Film Festival
              October 5, 2008, New York Film Festival
              October 24, 2008, limited release North America
              October 31, 2008, wide release North America
              November 12, 2008, Belgium
              November 12, 2008, France
              November 14, 2008, Italy
              November 28, 2008, UK
              December 4, 2008, Netherlands
              December 12, 2008, Sweden
              December 19, 2008, Spain
              January 1, 2009, Australia
              January 9, 2009, Finland
              January 16, 2009, Denmark
              January 22, 2009, Argentina
              January 22, 2009, Chile
              January 30, 2009, Norway
              February 5, 2009, Hungary
              March 12, 2009, Germany

              Changeling will not be shown at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

              Original URL:

              Toronto fest adds 20 films to lineup
              Additions include 'Che,' 'Synecdoche,' 'Porno'
              By ANNE THOMPSON
              Posted: Wed., Aug. 13, 2008, 8:00am PT

              à Clint EastwoodÆs Cannes entry ôChangeling,ö which will be the centerpiece of the New York Film Festival, will not be at Toronto because there was uncertainty about new mother Angelina JolieÆs availability to participate in a gala premiere.

              ôWe would have loved to have had Clint Eastwood,ö said Bailey, ôbut the only way to present the movie in a big way was as a gala with Eastwood and Jolie.öà
              Last edited by Dan Dassow; 09-28-2008, 06:40 PM.


              • #8
                Changeling Screening at Deauville American Film Festival

                Deauville American Film Festival

                Screenings schedule (PDF) | Screenings schedule (word)

                Les Premieres Changeling (L'echange) ... Clint Eastwood
                Morny Club Ven 12 Septembre 08h30 | Changeling (L'echange) (2h21) - Presse
                C.I.D. Sam 13 Septembre 17h30 | Changeling (L'echange) (2h21)
                C.I.D. Dim 14 Septembre 14h00 | Changeling (L'echange) (2h21)

                Photo Calls et Conferences de Presse
                Sam 13 Septembre 13h00 | Photo Call John Malkovich pour Changeling

                = = =

                Premiere of Changeling ... Clint Eastwood
                Morny Club Fri 12 September 08:30 am | Changeling 2:21 - Press
                C.I.D. Sat 13 September 5:30 pm | Changeling 2:21
                C.I.D. Sun 14 September 2:00 pm | Changeling 2:21

                Photo call at Press Conference
                Sat 13 September 1:00 pm | Photo call John Malkovich for Changeling


                • #9
                  The Changeling Trailer is Here!

                  Sites with the Changeling Trailer

                  The trailer just came out for Changeling on .
                  The direct link for the Changeling trailer is

                  The official website also just became active:

                  Originally posted by vakie View Post

                  Direct download links here:

                  HD 480P (45.2Mb)
                  HD 720P (103Mb)
                  HD 1080P (151Mb)

                  (just click "save target as" and rename the downloaded file to or something)
                  Official Site for Changeling:
                  Universal Pictures:
                  Note: The link to Changeling under Coming Soon is broken. The link to the trailer under Trailers is rather slow.

                  Universal Pictures International:
                  Changeling is listed under Coming Soon, but there is no link.




                  Trailer Addict:

                  Video Downloads

                  International Trailer


                  Meet Ellen's New Neighbors on the Warner Bros. Lot! - Part 2 of 2

                  This is also on YouTube.

                  Clint Eastwood appears from 4:57 to 5:49. He shows Ellen DeGeneres two posters from Changeling. The best view of both posters is at 5:19. The left poster is clearly shown at 5:25 and the right poster at 5:27.
                  Last edited by Dan Dassow; 09-28-2008, 05:54 PM.


                  • #11
                    The 46th New York Film Festival Has Begun!

                    The 46th New York Film Festival Has Begun!
                    Source: Edward Douglas September 26, 2008
                    The 46th New York Film Festival is taking place in New York staring this weekend and running through October 12. As always, it creates a great opportunity for anyone in the New York area that hasn't been able to get to any of the other recent international film festivals a chance to see a lot of the big films in the Fall awards season before anyone else. Although has not been able to get to as many advance screenings as in years past, it looks like another great festival with more than usual returning alum and a couple very high profile movies making their New York debut months before their release.

                    There's one major and noticeable difference that's unique to this year's festival from the previous 45 years. With the Alice Tully Hall still under construction with heavy renovations, most of the festival's movies will be screened at the much larger Ziegfeld Theatre. The legendary movie theater holds 1,100 people, which means one can expect more tickets to be available right up until the day of the show, although one should check Filmlinc's Online Ticketing Site to see what's available. Ticket prices range from $16 to $40, depending on the section, with reserved seats available for the Ziegfeld and Alice Tully Hall shows....

                    Clint Eastwood's Changeling (Universal û Oct. 24) is the festival's prestigious Centerpiece. Starring Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich, it's a story set in 1928 Los Angeles, in which a single mother returns home to find her 10-year-old son missing. When the police finally find him in a nationwide manhunt, the boy seems changed and different in many ways that causes his mother more worry. It will play on October 4 and 5 at the Ziegfeld, preceded by the mother-and-son short film Wait for Me by Oscar winning documentary filmmaker Ross Kaufman (Born into Brothels)....


                    • #12
                      Cities for Limited Release

                      Originally posted by Jan View Post
                      Thanks, Dan.

                      Hey, do you know how to find out which cities will have the limited release showings? Not that I expect Orlando to be on that list but just in case...


                      I was able to find information on the limited release for Letters From Iwo Jima, Million Dollar Baby, and Mystic River. It looks like Changeling is following in the steps of Mystic River, so it is likely that after the North American premiere at the New York Film Festival on Saturday October 4, 2008, that the limited release will be in Boston and Los Angeles. New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Toronto are also possible.

                      Of course, we can hope for Orlando and St. Louis.

                      Dan Dassow

                      = = = = =


                      Letters From Iwo Jima

                      BURBANK, CA, -- æLetters From Iwo Jima,Æ Clint EastwoodÆs follow-up to his critically acclaimed World War II drama æFlags of Our Fathers,Æ will open domestically in limited release in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco on December 20, 2006.

                      Million Dollar Baby
                      Limited Release Planned December
                      SUBMITTED BY Kit-Kat

                      November 19, 2004 ù Warner Brothers plans on a limited release December 17, 2004 in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Toronto prior to the wide release on January 21, 2005.

                      Mystic River

                      Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 14-25, 2003.
                      Shown at New York Film Festival (Opening Night) October 3-19, 2003.

                      Release Information*
                      Release Notes:
                      Limited release in USA October 8, 2003.
                      Expanded release in USA October 15, 2003.

                      Boston, Massachusetts
                      Los Angeles, California
                      Last edited by Dan Dassow; 09-29-2008, 05:50 AM.


                      • #13
                        Changeling at Golden Horse Film Festival - Nov 6-12


                        Golden Horse unveils new sidebars
                        Written by Marcus Lim
                        Friday, 26 September 2008
                        HONG KONG û The 2008 Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival has unveiled the lineup for its Director's Masterclass and Made in America sidebars. Clint Eastwood's "Changeling", Wim Wender's "Palermo Shooting" and "The Silence of Lorna" by the Dardenne brothers will lead a slate of 8 films for the Director's Masterclass.
                        Fest organizers also announced that a trio of American documentaries about the War on Terror, Errol Morris' "S.O.P.", 2007 Academy Award winner "Taxi to the Dark Side" and "No End in Sight" will headline the Made In America program.
                        Both are non-competitive sidebars. Fest runs from Nov 6 û 21.

                        2008 Golden Horse Film Festival Lineups

                        Director's Masterclass
                        1. Changeling
                        2. The Silence of Lorna
                        3. Palermo Shooting
                        4. Crossed Tracks
                        5. I Just Didn't Do It
                        6. One Hundred Nails
                        7. Frontier Of Dawn
                        8. 8

                        Made In America
                        1. S.O.P
                        2. Taxi to the Dark Side
                        3. No End in Sight
                        4. Finishing the Game
                        5. All God's Children can Dance
                        6. Lars and the Real Girl
                        7. Into the Wild
                        8. The Visitor
                        Last edited by Dan Dassow; 09-29-2008, 05:47 AM.


                        • #14
                          Clint Eastwood to Promote Changeling on the Daily Show Oct 2

                          On Thursday October 2, Clint Eastwood will be on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central to promote Changeling.


                          Upcoming Guests
                          Thu 2
                          Clint Eastwood
                          Director, "Changeling"
                          Movie Site:
                          It looks like there are no longer tickets available. However, it may still be worth it to try.

                          *If you are looking for tickets and the show date you are looking for is filled up please try e-mailing [email protected] Please include your name, the show date you would like to attend and the number of tickets (There is a max of 4.)

                          Please make sure that your e-mail provider (such as comcast, hotmail, etc.) allows e-mails from [email protected].
                          Last edited by Dan Dassow; 09-30-2008, 04:21 AM.


                          • #15
                            Q&amp;A with JMS at New York Film Festival


                            From: "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
                            Subject: Re: Changeling Poster now Available - was Re: JMS: "Changeling"
                            Date: 9/29/2008 4:01:24 PM

                            Along these lines...there will be a Q&A after the Sunday screening of
                            Changeling at NYFF, and I'll be there to answer questions, as well as
                            attending the premiere the night before.