In celebration of the continued theatrical release of Mike Mills’ latest film, Beginners, we’ve been given some prizes to give away to you, our wonderful readers. As with Film Threat contests in the past, we’re going to keep this one to the comments section below. In order to win, tell us what your favorite Ewan McGregor performance is, and why. Top answer wins:
The next three best answers will also receive dropcards to download the full soundtrack, so it doesn’t hurt to try, right? We’re going to wrap this up by midnight, Friday, June 24, 2011, so get your comments submitted prior to then for a shot at the prizes. Good luck!
Now, for those curious about the movie being promoted by this little giveaway, here’s a trailer and some more information:
Beginners imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver (Ewan McGregor). Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna (Mélanie Laurent) only months after his father Hal has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father (Christopher Plummer) who — following 44 years of marriage — came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. The upheavals of Hal’s new honesty, by turns funny and moving, brought father and son closer than they’d ever been able to be. Now Oliver endeavors to love Anna with all the bravery, humor, and hope that his father taught him.
The book Drawings From the Film Beginners By Mike Mills contains all the drawings which Mike Mills drew, and that Oliver (played by Ewan) works with in the film. Oliver has the unfortunate idea of creating an illustrated ‘History of Sadness’ as a record cover for the The Sads, including such episodes as: Neanderthal man realizes he’s outclassed by homo sapiens man, the pilgrims, industrialization, birth of the novel, pets in general and many more.” This volume also features a new series of drawings: an illustrated History Of Love which includes such chapters as: the first butt to attract, great lovers in film, flappers, free love’s not so easy, internal V.S. external problems and many more.