Friday, December 21, 2007

Charlie Wilson's War 8 minute Preview

An 8-minute preview of Charlie Wilson's War hqs been released by Universal Pictures. It features the first meeting between Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks) and Gust Avrakotos (Philip Seymour Hoffman).

Here the eight minute preview of Charlie Wilson's War:

Beware of what you seed: indeed years later you may harvest hazardous crops...

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Charlie Wilson War - When Charlie meets Joanne

Congressman Charlie Wilson's involment in the Afghanistan issue was partly influenced by Joanne Herring, a staunchly anti-communist friend and romantic interest.

The following clips features a meeting between the two of them at Joanne Herring's mansion where she is holding an auction for charity.

Wealthy people may have nice entertainments, but fortunately(?) some them still care about the rest of the world...

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Charlie Wilson War Featurette

I really recommend you to watch the featurette below. It's the true story behind the movie Charlie Wilson's War, and there are even interviews with Congressman Wilson and Joanne Herring.

Definitely worth watching for a better understanding of the plot.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Charlie Wilson's War Official Trailer

Charlie Wilson's War is based on George Crile's book of the same title. The movie should be released for Christmas 2007. Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Phillip Seymour Hoffman are the principal actors.

Here the trailer:

And here the plot:
Charlie Wilson's War is a 2007 drama film about Democratic Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks), who conspired with a rogue CIA operative named Gust Avrakotos (Philip Seymour Hoffman) to launch an operation to help the Afghan Mujahideen during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. (Source: Wikipedia)

Starting left: Charles Wilson and Gust Avrakotos Charles Wilson (the Congressman) and Gust Avrakotos (the rogue CIA agent).

A state should take care not to sow the seeds of its own destruction... Intelligence operations need more than a short-sighted plan: an analysis of the long term implications is necessary.

The topic is hot and the cast is good: so let's go watch this movie when it's released. ;-)

Monday, October 1, 2007

Charlie Wilson War Cast

Here the main cast of Charlie Wilson War:
- Tom Hanks as congressman Charlie Wilson;
- Philip Seymour Hoffman as CIA Agent Gust Avrakotos;
- Julia Roberts as Joanne Herring, Charlie Wilson's staunchly anti-communist friend and romantic interest.

Let's compare the actors to the original persons:

(Picture from Hollywood Elsewhere)

And here the poster: