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Genius

15 yrs 104 minutes 2016 6.5

Genius is based on A. Scott Berg's book about Max Perkins (1884-1947), a well-known and highly respected editor of Scribner's publishing house in New York. Perkins discovered and worked with giants in literature like Thomas Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. Genius, theater director Michael Grandage's debut film, depicts the friendship that emerged between Perkins and Wolfe when they worked with the script to Wolfe's first book, Look homeward, Angel. The script was originally 5,000 pages and Perkins demanded that it be significantly reduced. Together they scratched 90,000 words and the book was a great success. In The Hollywood News, Paul Heath calls Genius "a movie that truly lives up to its title". The film was nominated for the Golden Bear in Berlin in 2016.

The film is not playable outside of Sweden
Category: Feature film
Genre: Biography, drama
Director: Michael Grandage
Actor: Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Guy Pearce, Dominic West, Laura Linney
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

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