Julie Taymor

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Julie Taymor (born December 15, 1952) is an American director of theater, opera and film. Taymor's work has received many accolades from critics, and she has earned two Tony Awards out of four nominations, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design, an Emmy Award, and an Academy Award nomination for Original Song. She is widely known for directing the stage musical, The Lion King, for which she became the first woman to win the Tony Award for directing a musical, in addition to a Tony Award for Original Costume Design. She had been the director of the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark before leaving in March 2011, after four months of previews (the longest preview period for any show in Broadway history), following artistic differences with the producers. Description above from the Wikipedia article Julie Taymor, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Across the Universe (2007)

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When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in the United States, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, who joins the growing anti-war movement. As the body count in Vietnam ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Jim Sturgess  •  Joe Anderson  •  Dana Fuchs

When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in the United States, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, who joins the growing anti-war movement. As the body count in Vietnam ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Jim Sturgess  •  Joe Anderson  •  Dana Fuchs

Frida (2002)

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A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Salma Hayek  •  Alfred Molina  •  Mía Maestro  •  Patricia Reyes Spíndola

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Salma Hayek  •  Alfred Molina  •  Mía Maestro  •  Patricia Reyes Spíndola

Titus (1999)

Titus Andronicus returns from the wars and sees his sons and daughters taken from him, one by one. Shakespeare's goriest and earliest tragedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Jessica Lange  •  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Matthew Rhys

Titus Andronicus returns from the wars and sees his sons and daughters taken from him, one by one. Shakespeare's goriest and earliest tragedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Jessica Lange  •  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Matthew Rhys

Kurosawa's Way (2011)

Eleven major film makers from Europe, America and Asia talk about Akira Kurosawa and discover surprising influences on their own work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Cadou
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Hayao Miyazaki  •  Bernardo Bertolucci  •  Martin Scorsese

Eleven major film makers from Europe, America and Asia talk about Akira Kurosawa and discover surprising influences on their own work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Cadou
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Hayao Miyazaki  •  Bernardo Bertolucci  •  Martin Scorsese

Lights, Action, Music (2007)

A wonderful journey through the meaning and relevance of film music composition. Featuring great, albeit brief, insights from some of the modern greats.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Lieberstein
CAST:  John Barry  •  Rachel Portman  •  Mira Nair  •  Spike Lee

A wonderful journey through the meaning and relevance of film music composition. Featuring great, albeit brief, insights from some of the modern greats.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Lieberstein
CAST:  John Barry  •  Rachel Portman  •  Mira Nair  •  Spike Lee

Fool's Fire (1992)

A crippled dwarf is forced to become jester to a tyrannical king, but when the king abuses a beautiful dwarf with whom the jester is in love the jester plots a terrible revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Michael J. Anderson  •  Mireille Mossé  •  Tom Hewitt  •  Reg E. Cathey

A crippled dwarf is forced to become jester to a tyrannical king, but when the king abuses a beautiful dwarf with whom the jester is in love the jester plots a terrible revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Michael J. Anderson  •  Mireille Mossé  •  Tom Hewitt  •  Reg E. Cathey

The Tempest (2010)

An adaptation of the play by William Shakespeare. Prospera (a female version of Shakespeare's Prospero) is the usurped ruler of Milan who has been banished to a mysterious island with her daughter. Using her magical powers, she draws her enemies to the island to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Felicity Jones  •  Reeve Carney  •  David Strathairn  •  Tom Conti

An adaptation of the play by William Shakespeare. Prospera (a female version of Shakespeare's Prospero) is the usurped ruler of Milan who has been banished to a mysterious island with her daughter. Using her magical powers, she draws her enemies to the island to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Felicity Jones  •  Reeve Carney  •  David Strathairn  •  Tom Conti

Muse of Fire (2013)

Funny, passionate, exciting, and smart: ‘Muse Of Fire’ will change the way you feel about Shakespeare forever. This unique feature documentary follows two actors, Giles Terera and Dan Poole, as they travel the world to find out everything they can about tackling ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Poole  •  Giles Terera
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Judi Dench  •  Mark Rylance  •  Ralph Fiennes

Funny, passionate, exciting, and smart: ‘Muse Of Fire’ will change the way you feel about Shakespeare forever. This unique feature documentary follows two actors, Giles Terera and Dan Poole, as they travel the world to find out everything they can about tackling ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Poole  •  Giles Terera
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Judi Dench  •  Mark Rylance  •  Ralph Fiennes

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)

The extraordinary life of Orson Welles (1915-1985), an enigma of Hollywood, an irreducible independent creator: a musical prodigy, an excellent painter, a master of theater and radio, a modern Shakespeare, a magician who was always searching for a new trick to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Workman
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Christopher Welles  •  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Joanne Hill Styles

The extraordinary life of Orson Welles (1915-1985), an enigma of Hollywood, an irreducible independent creator: a musical prodigy, an excellent painter, a master of theater and radio, a modern Shakespeare, a magician who was always searching for a new trick to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Workman
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Christopher Welles  •  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Joanne Hill Styles

A Midsummer Night's Dream (2014)

A recording of Julie Taymor's New York stage production of William Shakespeare's comedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Tina Benko  •  Zach Appelman  •  Olivia Bak  •  Marcus Bellamy

A recording of Julie Taymor's New York stage production of William Shakespeare's comedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Tina Benko  •  Zach Appelman  •  Olivia Bak  •  Marcus Bellamy

The Magic Flute (2006)

Tamino, a handsome prince, and Papageno, a bird-catcher, are sent by the Queen of Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from captivity under the high priest Sarastro. Julie Taymor's abridged, English-language production of the classic Mozart opera.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor  •  Gary Halvorson
CAST:  Matthew Polenzani  •  Ying Huang  •  René Pape  •  Nathan Gunn

Tamino, a handsome prince, and Papageno, a bird-catcher, are sent by the Queen of Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from captivity under the high priest Sarastro. Julie Taymor's abridged, English-language production of the classic Mozart opera.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor  •  Gary Halvorson
CAST:  Matthew Polenzani  •  Ying Huang  •  René Pape  •  Nathan Gunn

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018)

The epic life story of Alice Guy-Blaché (1873–1968), a French screenwriter, director and producer, true pioneer of cinema, the first person who made a narrative fiction film; author of hundreds of movies, but banished from history books. Ignored and forgotten. At ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pamela B. Green
CAST:  Alice Guy-Blaché  •  Richard Abel  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Marc Abraham

The epic life story of Alice Guy-Blaché (1873–1968), a French screenwriter, director and producer, true pioneer of cinema, the first person who made a narrative fiction film; author of hundreds of movies, but banished from history books. Ignored and forgotten. At ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pamela B. Green
CAST:  Alice Guy-Blaché  •  Richard Abel  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Marc Abraham

The Glorias (2020)

An equal rights crusader, journalist and activist: Gloria Steinem embodies these and more. From her role in the revolutionary women's rights movement to her travels throughout the U.S. and around the world, Steinem has made an everlasting mark on modern history. A ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Alicia Vikander  •  Bette Midler  •  Ryan Kiera Armstrong

An equal rights crusader, journalist and activist: Gloria Steinem embodies these and more. From her role in the revolutionary women's rights movement to her travels throughout the U.S. and around the world, Steinem has made an everlasting mark on modern history. A ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Alicia Vikander  •  Bette Midler  •  Ryan Kiera Armstrong

Dante Ferretti: Production Designer (2010)

The Documentary Dante Ferretti – Production Designer retraces the life and the career of Dante Ferretti, the famous Italian Artist and Production Designer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gianfranco Giagni
CAST:  Dante Ferretti  •  Martin Scorsese  •  Terry Gilliam  •  Giuseppe Tornatore

The Documentary Dante Ferretti – Production Designer retraces the life and the career of Dante Ferretti, the famous Italian Artist and Production Designer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gianfranco Giagni
CAST:  Dante Ferretti  •  Martin Scorsese  •  Terry Gilliam  •  Giuseppe Tornatore