Renner as Annemann...kind of.

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Renner as Annemann...kind of.

Postby Travis » April 21st, 2015, 4:34 pm

James Gray's new film 'The Immigrant' features Jeremy Renner as a magician named 'Orlando', a character based on Ted Annemann.

http://youtu.be/bV7PnPnjNYI

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Re: Renner as Annemann...kind of.

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 21st, 2015, 5:58 pm

Does that mean we know how it ends?
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Re: Renner as Annemann...kind of.

Postby Brad Jeffers » April 21st, 2015, 6:11 pm



I think this might be an incorrect link.

Walking with George Lucas??

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Re: Renner as Annemann...kind of.

Postby Travis » April 21st, 2015, 8:26 pm

Ha! Sorry about that! Yes, that is definitely an incorrect link (however, Walking With George Lucas is quite funny).
Here is the correct link:
http://youtu.be/ohVv5-rq-JY

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Re: Renner as Annemann...kind of.

Postby Max Maven » April 21st, 2015, 9:40 pm

Just curious: What is the link to Annemann? Other than the pencil moustache, nothing in the trailer suggests a connection.

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Re: Renner as Annemann...kind of.

Postby Bill Mullins » April 21st, 2015, 11:33 pm

The film's writer/director, James Gray, has said that Renner's character was based on Annemann.

Gray said: "And there's a library at Ellis Island where I was doing research, and I read about a concert that Enrico Caruso gave to the immigrants.

And it said that a juggler and a magician opened for him. So knowing that a magician opened for Caruso, my mind started of course to wander to who that guy would be, and I started to read about a magician named Ted Annemann, who met with quite an unsavory end, and I thought, well, that's an interesting character, and that's how he became part of the story."

So it kinda looks like the inspiration wasn't very specific.

Francis Menotti was Renner's coach.

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Re: Renner as Annemann...kind of.

Postby Max Maven » April 23rd, 2015, 3:16 am

Ah.

The film takes place in 1921, at which time Annemann was fourteen.

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Re: Renner as Annemann...kind of.

Postby observer » April 24th, 2015, 11:40 am

Bill Mullins wrote:The film's writer/director, James Gray, has said that Renner's character was based on Annemann.

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" So knowing that a magician opened for Caruso, my mind started of course to wander to who that guy would be, and I started to read about a magician named Ted Annemann, who met with quite an unsavory end, and I thought, well, that's an interesting character, and that's how he became part of the story."
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Wow, he must have done several paragraphs' worth of research on Annemann!


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