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Set Fire to the Stars (2014)

Unrated | | Biography, Drama | 12 June 2015 (USA)
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An aspiring poet in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas.

Director:

Andy Goddard

Writers:

Andy Goddard (co-writer), Celyn Jones (co-writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Elijah Wood ... John M. Brinnin
Celyn Jones ... Dylan Thomas
Kelly Reilly ... Caitlin
Steven Mackintosh ... Jack
Shirley Henderson ... Shirley
Kevin Eldon ... Stanley
Steve Speirs ... Mickey
Richard Brake ... Mr. Unlucky
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Bicknell ... Loomis
Kate Drew Kate Drew ... Janet
Ken Drury ... Doctor
Nicola Duffett
Weston Gavin Weston Gavin ... Yale Provost
Adam Gillen Adam Gillen ... Harvey
Polly Hemingway ... Miss Missy 1
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Storyline

In 1950, John Brinnan invited the highly acclaimed and infamous Dylan Thomas to New York for a series of poetry readings. Ignoring rumors of Thomas' frivolities back home, Brinnan has his hands full when the poet arrives. Desperate to get his watchful university chaplains off his back, Brinnan takes Thomas to his family retreat in the woods of Connecticut. But even in the middle of nowhere, the resourceful and cantankerous Thomas finds an audience for his art, passion, love and aggression...

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Taglines:

A week with Dylan Thomas.

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site | Official Website

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dylan Thomas Amerikában See more »

Filming Locations:

Swansea, Wales, UK

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,132, 14 June 2015

Gross USA:

$4,280

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,280
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Mad As Birds, Masnomis See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shot entirely on location in Swansea, Wales over 18 days. See more »

Goofs

When Dylan and John's "boxing" gets out of hand, Shirley exclaims, "Don't get your pantyhose in a knot." Pantyhose were not available to the public until 1959. See more »

Quotes

Dylan Thomas: There is no secret, John. No Holy Grail. Just what's in front of all of us. Don't open a book. Open a window.
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Soundtracks

It Was Hot That Summer
featuring Elijah Wood
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Priceless bit of film making
15 June 2016 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Though not really my thing at all, the film was well structured.

Set Fire to the Stars tells the story of Dylan Thomas during his time with poet John Brinnin as he helped him in his spoken word tour.

Set Fire to the Stars attempts to be as intense as the artist that it's based on and portray a life that's both wild and sad. The type of story we'd expected about a 1950s poet I guess.

It can be amusing. Most appealing for artist who either think there Dylan Thomas or feel like John taking care of Dylan.

It's a very cool title, and it has cool art direction somewhere between fact and fiction that glamorizes the world of Dylan Thomas lives in, though Dylan is not that glamorous.

Very cool cinematography as well. the Black and white really sets the mood. Also loved how the music blended into it. The technical film aspects put you in the illusion that the movie really was made in 1952.

One really great highlight was when the actors recited the words of the writer's they play.

A pure motion painting that really captures the time period it's about.


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