Maps to the Stars

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Maps to the Stars
Maps to the Stars poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by David Cronenberg
Produced by
  • Saïd Ben Saïd
  • Martin Katz
  • Michel Merkt
Written by Bruce Wagner
Starring
Music by Howard Shore[1]
Cinematography Peter Suschitzky[1]
Edited by Ronald Sanders[1]
Production
companies
  • Prospero Pictures
  • SBS Productions
Distributed by
Release dates
  • May 19, 2014 (2014-05-19) (Cannes)[2][3]
  • May 21, 2014 (2014-05-21) (France)
  • October 31, 2014 (2014-10-31) (Canada)
  • February 27, 2015 (2015-02-27) (United States)
Running time
112 minutes[4][5]
Country
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • United States
Language English
Budget $13 million[6]
Box office $3.8 million[7][8]

Maps to the Stars is a 2014 satirical drama film directed by David Cronenberg, and starring Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams, Sarah Gadon, and Evan Bird.[9][10][11] The screenplay was written by Bruce Wagner, who had written a novel entitled Dead Stars based on the Maps to the Stars script, after initial plans for making the film with Cronenberg fell through.[12][13][14][15]

This is the second consecutive collaboration between Cronenberg and Pattinson (after Cosmopolis) and marks the third collaboration between Cronenberg and Prospero Pictures, who previously collaborated on A Dangerous Method and Cosmopolis.[16] This is also the third Cronenberg film made with Canadian actress Sarah Gadon. It is the first Cronenberg film shot in the United States.[17]

The film concerns the plight of a child star and a washed up actress while commenting on the entertainment industry's relationship with Western civilization as a whole.[18] The film premiered in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2014.[19][20][21] Moore won the festival's Best Actress Award.[22][23][24] Following its premiere at Cannes, the film had a theatrical release in France on May 21, 2014.[25]

Plot[edit]

Agatha arrives in Los Angeles and employs limousine driver Jerome to take her to the site of the former house of child star Benjie Weiss. Agatha has severe burns to her face and body, and is seen taking a copious amount of medication. Benjie visits a child suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the hospital; however the girl later dies. Benjie’s father, Dr. Stafford Weiss, is a TV psychologist who is treating aging actress Havana Segrand for abuse she suffered at the hands of her deceased mother, also an actress. Havana’s agent struggles to get Havana a role in a remake of her mother’s film Stolen Waters. Havana routinely hallucinates about the deceased younger version of her mother.

Benjie and his mother, Cristina, negotiate a role for Benjie in a film as his comeback after drug rehabilitation. At the suggestion of Carrie Fisher, Havana hires Agatha, whom she had met on Twitter, as a personal assistant. Agatha continues to see Jerome, and a romance forms, though Jerome appears resistant at first. Stafford learns through Havana that Agatha has returned to L.A, and it is revealed Agatha is Stafford and Cristina's daughter – however they shun her completely, with Cristina breaking down at the thought of Agatha contacting Benjie.

Using Havana’s role in Stolen Waters to gain access to the production lot, Agatha visits Benjie on set and it is revealed she is schizophrenic, and that the burns she suffered were from a fire she lit in her parents' house while they were asleep. She indicates she has returned from a sanatorium to make amends. When Stafford learns Agatha visited Benjie, he visits her in a rage and warns her to leave L.A.

Benjie breaks his sobriety, getting high on GHB, and accidentally shoots the dog of his only friend. Agatha visits her mother, Cristina, to make amends. It is revealed that Cristina and Stafford are brother and sister, making Agatha and Benjie children of incest – though Cristina insists it was unbeknownst to them at the time. Stafford comes home, and when Agatha reveals she knows about their familial relations, Stafford violently beats her, until Cristina intervenes. During the altercation, Agatha steals Cristina’s wedding ring. On set, Benjie is haunted by the girl from the hospital, and during a hallucination he strangles his young co-star. The child survives, though Benjie is now to be replaced in the film.

Havana requests Jerome as a driver and seduces him in the driveway of her house, as Agatha watches from the window. Havana enters the house and berates Agatha for her poor performance at work and then verbally humiliates her when she finds that the girl has stained her expensive couch with menstrual blood. Agatha beats Havana to death with one of her awards.

Stafford returns home to see Cristina on fire outside near the pool. Though not explicitly stated, it is suggested this is an act of self-immolation after the series of traumatic events leading to Cristina’s depressed state. Benjie goes home, finding his father in a catatonic state and steals his ring. He then reunites with Agatha and the siblings/cousins perform an impromptu wedding ceremony with their parents' wedding rings. In order to commit suicide, they take an extreme amount of Agatha’s pills together, before lying down to watch the stars.

Cast[edit]

Julianne Moore
Mia Wasikowska
John Cusack
Robert Pattinson
= Olivia Williams
Sarah Gadon
Evan Bird
From Top to bottom: Moore, Wasikowska, Cusack, Pattinson, Williams, Gadon and Bird.
Main cast

A very famous but aging and quickly-fading actress, living in the shadow of her legendary movie-star mother and feeling abused by her. Moore based the character on "an amalgam of people I've known and observed. She is someone who lives completely isolated in this make-believe world. She doesn’t really have a family and she’s still very angry with her mother because she feels she was abused. She’s always lived in her mother’s shadow, and in her mind, it’s all a kind of mixed-up, Freudian mess."[26]

The badly-scarred and estranged pyromaniac daughter of the Weiss family who takes a job as Havana's personal assistant, while waiting for the opportunity to make amends with her family. Wasikowska said, "I love Agatha because she’s dark inside but at the same time in a lot of ways she has this very positive outlook. There’s something very sweet and sad about this girl who, in the midst of these celebrity-obsessed parents, and this troubled past, really just wants to connect with them. They've totally rejected her, but in a way, she's desperately trying to mimic their lives. She’s desperately trying to find her identity." She further added, "She has the gloves she wears over her burns, the facial scar, and all these rituals with the poem and the pills she takes, it's all very distinct to who she is."[26]

The head of the Weiss family, a TV psychologist with a number of high-profile celebrity clients, and immensely egoistic about the success of his son Benjie. Stafford exploits people's emotions and takes advantage of them. Stafford Weiss and his wife Cristina are brother and sister; they were separated at birth and discovered their relation after meeting in college and becoming a couple. According to Cusack, "He sees himself as a healer. He’s part Tony Robbins, part Reiki Master, part shrink. But his son is the real star—he’s a massive teen star of Bieberesque proportions." Describing the script he said, "It was the most savage destruction of Hollywood fame and secrets and that whole toxic brew that I'd ever seen."[26]

A limousine driver and struggling actor who wants to be a successful screenwriter. Jerome is inspired by Bruce Wagner, who, at the time when he conceived the idea for this story, was himself a struggling actor and writer working as a limo driver. Pattinson described the character as most sane and ordinary but like every LA dreamer in the story and said, "Jerome would never accept that he is just a limo driver. I think he feels he’s just waiting for his break. And yet, he’s seemingly the only one in this story who's not going insane—or who isn’t a ghost." And about the script he added that "It's really about people who lie to themselves - right up until the end."[26]

Ambitious and controlling, she manages the career of her son. Cristina Weiss and her husband Stafford are sister and brother; they were separated at birth and discovered their relation after meeting in college and becoming a couple. According to Williams, "She is a very ambitious woman and we get to see her downfall from the very heights of her power. She operates in a world where someone could be the nastiest person on earth and make your life hell, but you might still want them in your movie because they'll make you money."[26]

An iconic Hollywood movie star who died in a fire and appears as a twenty-something-year-old ghost to her daughter Havana. Cronenberg said that "it's such a lovely, unusual role, because she’s simply this ghostly memory."[26] Gadon said, "I really want to do the film because I thought it was a critique about contemporary Hollywood. And, specifically, of a woman's place in Hollywood."[27]

A teen sensation and controversial star, who is trying to get his career on track after his stint at rehab while simultaneously battling demons from his past. Cronenberg was not sure that any child actor could play Benjie's character successfully until he saw Bird in the TV series The Killing. Bird said about his character, "[H]e doesn't really have love and yet he doesn't really have limitations, either. So he’s searching for both of those things. He’s making way too much money, he’s being taken advantage of by his parents, and he’s really screwed up."[26]

Secondary cast

Fisher has a cameo appearance in the film. Agatha Weiss befriended her on Twitter to write a novel and on her recommendation Havana hired Agatha as her new personal assistant.[28][29][30]

An actress and Havana's rival for the coveted role in the remake of Clarice's 1960 movie Stolen Waters.[31]

A film actor and friend of Havana.[32]

An entertainment news reporter, who gets the scoop on Benjie Weiss.

A young Hollywood actor and co-star of Benjie.

A young Hollywood actress and co-star of Benjie.

  • Kiara Glasco as Cammy

A girl who died young and appears as a ghost to Benjie because he visited her in the hospital before her death with the intentions of making a film on her life, and used his visit as a publicity stunt.[33]

A Hollywood producer working on the sequel of Benjie's blockbuster film, a fictitious teen comedy titled "Bad Babysitter".[34]

  • Dawn Greenhalgh as Genie

Havana's agent who assists her in landing the role in the remake of Clarice's film.[33]

  • Domenic Ricci as Micah

Azita's young son who died in a tragic accident.[33]

  • Sean Robertson as Roy

A four-year-old costar of Benjie, whom Benjie perceives as competition and injures him during his hallucination believing him to be Cammy.[33]

  • Gord Rand as Damien Javitz

A rising talented director of the remake of Stolen Waters, and described as "He’s no P. T. Anderson, but he resurrects actors."[30]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

"Hollywood is a world that is seductive and repellent at the same time, and it is the combination of the two that makes it so potent."

David Cronenberg, director of Maps to the Stars, on the film.[35]

Plans for the film hit financial difficulties and it was in development for around six years. During promotion of Cosmopolis in May 2012 at Cannes, David Cronenberg said that "It's not a "go" picture. We have a script that I love that Bruce wrote, it's a very difficult film to get made as was 'Cosmopolis' actually. Whether I can get this movie to happen, I tried it five years ago, I couldn't get it made, so I still might not be able to get it made."[36] He also added that "Maps To The Stars is very extreme. It's not obviously a very big commercial movie, and even as an independent film it's difficult. 'Maps To the Stars' is completely different [from 'Cosmopolis'], but it's very acerbic and satirical, it's a hard sell."[36]

Talking about the script, Cronenberg revealed that “It’s kind of a satire on Hollywood. It’s very typical of Bruce Wagner’s writing. And it’s sort of a condensed essence of Bruce. And while it’s satirical, it’s also very powerful, emotionally, and insightful and funny.[37] You could say it’s a Hollywood film because the characters are agents, actors and managers, but it is not a satire like The Player."[38] Producer Martin Katz described it as an "absurdist comedy about the entertainment business."[39]

Casting[edit]

Viggo Mortensen and Rachel Weisz were initially cast but left due to scheduling difficulties.[40][41] They were later replaced by Cusack and Moore.[42] It is the second collaboration between Pattinson and Cronenberg after Cosmopolis.

On May 8, 2013, it was confirmed that Wasikowska, Williams, Gadon, and Bird joined the cast.[43] Fisher joined the cast on July 9, 2013.[44] The casting of Emilia McCarthy, Heitmeyer, and Kelly was announced on July 15, 2013.[45]

Pre-production[edit]

Production began in July 2013.[46] Cronenberg stated that "it would be the first time I've ever shot a foot of film in the United States. It's strange, just because of the way the co-production deals work, that even though I've had movies that are set in the U.S. like 'Cosmopolis' or 'The Dead Zone,' I've never shot in the United States. This would be the first time. And I'm really excited about it."[17] He further add that "Well, 'Maps To The Stars' is an L.A. story and I really felt that is something I could not create on a set in Toronto, whereas the structure of 'Cosmopolis' allows me to create New York on a soundstage in Toronto.[36]

Moore, who bleached her hair blonde for the part of Havana,[47] said in a May 2013 interview about the film that, "It’s not only about celebrity culture, but the pursuit of fame at any cost." She also added that "There’s this weird disconnect that the celebrity culture enforces and I don’t know how we got there. I feel like it happened really rapidly too because when I started out as an actor it wasn’t quite the same."[48]

Filming[edit]

Interior locations were filmed at Cinespace film studio of Toronto.

Principal photography began on July 8, 2013 in Toronto, Canada and continued until August 12, 2013.[49][50][51] Most of the shooting took place in Toronto and many of the interior locations in the film, were filmed at the Eastern Avenue side of Cinespace film studio of Ontario, Toronto.[52][53][54] On July 19, some scenes were shot in and around the diner at Queen street in Leslieville, Ontario.[55][56][57]

Filming then moved to Los Angeles, California. Most of the shoot was outdoors, at some landmark sites.[58][59] On August 17, filming took place downtown at Union Station, Los Angeles with Pattinson and Wasikowska[60][61] and on August 18 and 19, scenes were shot at Rodeo Drive and The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, L.A.[60][62][63][64][65] Scenes were also filmed at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood Boulevard and Runyon Canyon near Mulholland Drive on August 20[66][67][68][69][70][71][72] and at Park Way Beverly Hills L.A. on August 21.[73][74] Cronenberg lit the Hollywood Sign for a scene on August 20, by using 4K HMI lights. He has said that "It's no different than shining a light from a helicopter."[75] Filming wrapped up on August 22, 2013 in L.A.[75][76][77]

Post-production[edit]

EOne presented Maps with its other films in post-production status at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. New stills of Moore and Gadon, along with the fictional Hollywood Walk of Fame star of Clarice Taggart, were also released.[78][79] It was also included with films in post-production status presented at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival.[80]

Music[edit]

Maps to the Stars: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Film score Soundtrack album by various artists
Released September 9, 2014
Genre Alternative rock, indie pop, electronic
Length 38:34[81]
Label Howe Records
Producer Howard Shore
Howard Shore chronology
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
(2014)
Maps to the Stars
(2014)
Rosewater
(2014)

Howard Shore composed the score for the film. He has collaborated with Cronenberg on all but one of his films since 1979. The album was released by Howe Records on September 9, 2014.[81][82][83] The first single featuring a track from the soundtrack album was released on May 21, 2014.[84][85]

No. Title Length
1. "Greyhound"   1:56
2. "Set Me Free"   1:57
3. "Stolen Waters"   2:22
4. "Wildfire"   2:25
5. "A Little Crazy"   3:21
6. "Walk of Fame"   1:31
7. "Fire and Water"   2:16
8. "Asylum Corridor"   1:45
9. "Brother and Sister"   1:06
10. "Secrets Kill"   2:43
11. "Burn Out"   1:57
12. "Love Is Stronger Than Death"   2:32
13. "I'm Sorry"   2:41
14. "I Write Your Name"   3:47
15. "Liberty"   2:10
16. "Blanket of Stars"   4:05
Total length:
38:34

Marketing[edit]

Promotion[edit]

On July 16, 2013, the first image of Cusack[86] and another image of Cusack, Williams, and Cronenberg preparing for a scene were released.[87] EOne presented the first look of the film at the 2013 Locarno International Film Festival.[88][89] A still of Kiara Glasco and Evan Bird from the film was released on September 22, 2013.[90] On April 10, 2014, a still of Mia Wasikowska along with the Italian poster for the film were revealed.[91]

On April 14, 2014, the first preview was released for sales and distribution.[92][93] It was followed by the full-length official trailer of the film on April 15, 2014.[94][95][96][97] On April 17, 2014, with the announcement of the film's premieres at the Cannes Film Festival, two images of Julianne Moore and Wasikowska were released.[98] The first image of Robert Pattinson along with three other stills from the film were released on April 17, 2014.[99] EOne revealed another trailer for the film on September 10, 2014, ahead of film's release in the UK and Canada.[100]

From left to right: Moore, Cusack, Pattinson, Gadon and Cronenberg at the screening of film at 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

Releases[edit]

The film screened at 2014 New Zealand International Film Festival in the Legends section on July 25, 2014.[101] It screened in the Gala Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2014[102] and also screened at the 2014 New York Film Festival on September 27, 2014.[103] It was released in UK on September 26, 2014.[104][105] It served as the closing film at the 2014 Tokyo International Film Festival on October 31, 2014,[106] and was theatrically released in Canada on the same day.[107] On November 8, 2014, it screened at Stockholm International Film Festival.[108] It was released in Australia on November 20, 2014.[109]

In September 2014, Focus World acquired the United States distribution rights of the film[110] and gave the film an award-qualifying limited release in L.A. from December 5 to 11, 2014 before its day-and-date release on February 27, 2015.[111]

Home media[edit]

The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray in France on September 24, 2014.[112] It was available on DVD in UK on November 24, 2014[113] and was released on March 3, 2015 in Germany.[114] Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will released the DVD and Blu-ray Disc of the film in United States on April 15, 2015.[115]

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

The film had a limited release in France in May 2014 and since then has been released in different countries and has grossed worldwide total of $3,887,590.[7][8]

Saïd Ben Saïd Martin Katz Robert Pattinson Sarah Gadon Mia Wasikowska David Cronenberg Julianne Moore John Cusack Use button to enlarge or cursor to investigate
Map to the Stars premiere at 2014 Cannes Film Festival; use cursor to identify figures

Critical response[edit]

The film generated mostly positive reviews, and performances from the cast were praised. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 63% of 128 film critics have given the film a positive review, with a rating average of 6.4 out of 10. The site's summary states: "Narratively unwieldy and tonally jumbled, Maps to the Stars still has enough bite to satisfy David Cronenberg fans in need of a coolly acidic fix."[116] On Metacritic, which assigns a weighted mean rating out of 100 reviews from film critics, the films holds an average score of 72, based on 14 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[117]

Dave Calhoun of The Time Out stated that "This creepy portrait of Beverly Hills screw-ups is deeply silly, but it has just enough venomous bite."[118] The Daily Telegraph's Robbie Collin gave the film five stars out of five and wrote that it "takes place in a kind of pharmaceutically heightened hyper-reality of its own: it's not so much a twisted dream of making it in show-business, as a writhing, hissing, Hollywood waking nightmare." He said that "Moore, in particular, is tremendous" and concluded that "Cronenberg has made a film that you want to unsee – and then see and unsee again."[30][119] Oliver Lyttelton in his review for The Playlist, graded the film B+ by saying that "The film is a sickly enjoyable wallow in the scandalous, fucked-up side of showbusiness, and a real return to form for the filmmaker."[120] Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian gave the film four out of five stars and called the film "A gripping and exquisitely horrible movie about contemporary Hollywood - positively vivisectional in its sadism and scorn."[29] Mark Kermode, also of The Guardian, compared the film to "Sunset Boulevard, with sprinklings of Chinatown, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and Mommie Dearest thrown in for good measure." He called Moore "magnificently horrendous" with Wasikowska "provid[ing] ice-cool counterpoint", Williams "terrific" and Pattinson "nicely underplayed".[121]

However, Peter Debruge of Variety criticized the film as "part showbiz sendup, part ghost story, part dysfunctional-family drama, [it] instead comes across as so much jaded mumbo-jumbo."[122] Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter thought that the film "comes off like a prank more than a coherent take on 21st century Hollywood, even if there are crumbs of truth and wit scattered throughout it."[123] Lee Marshall of Screen International said that "The film doesn't quite get away with its attempt to reconcile satire with pathos, but it comes perilously close."[124]

The film was included in the list of "Canada's Top Ten" feature films of 2014, selected by a panel of filmmakers and industry professionals organized by TIFF.[125][126]

Accolades[edit]

Year Group/Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2015 Canadian Screen Awards Best Motion Picture Saïd Ben Saïd, Martin Katz, and Michel Merkt Nominated [127]
Best Direction David Cronenberg Nominated [127]
Best Actor in a Leading Role Evan Bird Nominated [127]
Best Actress in a Leading Role Julianne Moore Nominated [127]
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Robert Pattinson Nominated [127]
John Cusack Won [127]
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Mia Wasikowska Nominated [127]
Best Original Screenplay Bruce Wagner Nominated [127]
Best Editing Ronald Sanders Nominated [127]
Best Overall Sound Christian Cooke, Michael O'Farrell, and Orest Sushko Nominated [127]
Best Achievement in Music: Original Score Howard Shore Won [127]
2014 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or David Cronenberg Nominated [19]
Best Actress Julianne Moore Won [23][24]
2015 Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards Best Theatrical Feature Cinematography Peter Suschitzky Pending [128]
2014 Golden Globe Awards Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical Julianne Moore Nominated [129]
2014 International Cinephile Society Awards Best Supporting Actress Julianne Moore Won [130]
2015 London Film Critics' Circle Awards Actress of the year (also for Still Alice) Julianne Moore Nominated [131]
2014 Sitges Film Festival Best Actress Julianne Moore Won [132]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "MIA WASIKOWSKA, OLIVIA WILLIAMS AND EVAN BIRD JOIN DAVID CRONENBERG THRILLER MAPS TO THE STARS". Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ "JThe next Cronenberg with Pattinson in Cannes?". allocine.fr. March 4, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ "David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars". Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ "2014 Official Selection - Festival de Cannes 2014 (International Film Festival)". April 7, 2014. Retrieved May 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ "MAPS TO THE STARS (18)". British Board of Film Classification. August 6, 2014. Retrieved August 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Off The Map". Retrieved May 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "MAPS TO THE STARS box office worldwide". Retrieved May 1, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Audiences hungry for more Games". Retrieved November 24, 2014. 
  9. ^ "David Cronenberg’s ‘Maps To The Stars’ Finds Julianne Moore, John Cusack & EOne". Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Julianne Moore, John Cusack & Sarah Gadon Join Robert Pattinson In David Cronenberg's 'Map To The Stars'". Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  11. ^ Vlessing, Etan. "Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams Join David Cronenberg's 'Maps to the Stars'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  12. ^ "James Ellroy and Bruce Wagner". Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  13. ^ "#FILMING: DATES CONFIRMED FOR DAVID CRONENBERG’S "MAPS TO THE STARS" STARRING ROBERT PATTINSON, JULIANNE MOORE, JOHN CUSACK AND MIA WASIKOWSKA". Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Julianne Moore and Michael Angarano Talk THE ENGLISH TEACHER, Their Characters, the Film’s Tone, MAPS TO THE STARS, HEAT, and More". Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Dead Stars [Hardcover]". Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Cannes 2013". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  17. ^ a b "David Cronenberg Says His Novel May Arrive In 2013, Talks Working With Robert Pattinson, 'Map To The Stars' & More". Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Pattinson and Mortensen Could Re-Unite with Cronenberg for ‘Maps to the Stars’". Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  19. ^ a b "'The Search' And New Jean-Luc Godard Lead Cannes 2014 Line-Up". Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Cannes 2014 Line-Up Led By The Rover, Maps To The Stars, Foxcatcher And More". Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  21. ^ "2014 Cannes Film Festival line-up". Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Awards 2014 : Competition". Cannes. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  23. ^ a b "Cannes: 'Winter Sleep' Wins the Palme d'Or". Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  24. ^ a b "'Winter Sleep' Wins Palme d'Or at 2014 Cannes Film Festival; Full List of Winners". Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Watch: Alternate, NSFW Trailer For David Cronenberg's 'Maps To The Stars'". Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  26. ^ a b c d e f g "maps to the stars production notes". Archived from the original on 19 July 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  27. ^ "CANNES 2014: Sarah Gadon, the beauty of Maps to the stars of David Cronenberg". Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson Lay Waste to Hollywood in David Cronenberg's ‘Maps to the Stars’". Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  29. ^ a b "Cannes 2014 review: Maps to the Stars - Hollywood dreams turn queasy in David Cronenberg's brilliant nightmare". Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  30. ^ a b c "Cannes 2014, Maps to the Stars, review: 'a nightmare you don't want to wake from'". Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  31. ^ "Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, and Robert Pattinson in MAPS TO THE STARS Trailer". Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  32. ^ "‘Maps to the Stars’ Trailer: David Cronenberg’s Latest Boasts Weirdest Character Names of the Year". Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  33. ^ a b c d "Maps to the stars Genre: Social Drama". Archived from the original on 19 July 2014. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  34. ^ "CAST: Ari Cohen joins David Cronenberg’s ‘Maps To The Stars’ as a Hollywood movie executive!". Archived from the original on 19 July 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  35. ^ "Maps to the star". Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  36. ^ a b c "Exclusive: David Cronenberg Talks 'Maps To The Stars,' Hopes Viggo Mortensen Will Join Robert Pattinson In Cast". Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  37. ^ "Robert Pattinson And Rachel Weisz Still On Board For Maps To The Stars, Viggo Mortensen Uncertain". Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  38. ^ "David Cronenberg Draws In Julianne Moore and John Cusack For ‘Maps to the Stars’". Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  39. ^ "Interview: Martin Katz Cosmopolis Producer Talks About His Fascinating Career". Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  40. ^ "Rachel Weisz Drops David Cronenberg's 'Map To The Stars,' Has No Problem Getting Cut From 'To The Wonder'". Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  41. ^ "Robert Pattinson And Rachel Weisz Still On Board For Maps To The Stars, Viggo Mortensen Uncertain". Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  42. ^ "Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Sarah Gadon Join Robert Pattinson and in Maps to the Stars". Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  43. ^ "Mia Wasikowska & More Join David Cronenberg's 'Maps To The Stars,' Some Story Details Revealed". Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  44. ^ "Julianne Moore Dyes Her Red Hair Blonde for Maps to the Stars Movie Role". Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  45. ^ "Margot Robbie to Star Opposite Will Smith in FOCUS; David Cronenberg Casts Emilia McCarthy, Jayne Heitmeyer, and Justin Kelly in MAPS TO THE STARS". Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  46. ^ "Buyers find Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars". Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  47. ^ "Julianne Moore Dyed Her Hair Blond for a Movie". Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  48. ^ "Julianne Moore Talks 'Maps To The Stars' Movie With Robert Pattinson, John Cusack". Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  49. ^ "Cronenberg starts Maps shoot". Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  50. ^ "‘Maps To The Stars’, starring John Cusack & Robert Pattinson, will film in Toronto this summer". Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  51. ^ "Blonde ambition! Julianne Moore unveils lighter locks after ditching her trademark red on the set of her new film". Daily Mail (London). July 9, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  52. ^ "Media Advisory - Cinespace Film Studios to host Canada Day celebrations in Chicago and Independence Day celebrations in Toronto". Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  53. ^ "In Production in Toronto – as of June 21, 2013". Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  54. ^ "Productions Filming in Toronto". Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  55. ^ Emery, Debbie (July 20, 2013). "Like a modern day James Dean! Brooding Robert Pattinson puffs on cigarette while filming Map To The Stars". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  56. ^ "Smokin' Hot Robert Pattinson Gets Close to Mia Wasikowska on Set". Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  57. ^ "Fuss Hair Studio". Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  58. ^ "Shooting begins on Maps to the Stars in Toronto and LA". Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  59. ^ Vlessing, Etan (July 15, 2013). "Emilia McCarthy, Jayne Heitmeyer Join David Cronenberg's 'Maps to the Stars'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  60. ^ a b "Robert Pattinson Hits the Set in a Sleek Suit and Shades". Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  61. ^ "From scruffy to studly! Robert Pattinson cleans up nicely in dapper suit while filming Map to the Stars". Daily Mail (London). August 18, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  62. ^ "Raising temperatures! Julianne Moore, 52, steams up the set in a very low-cut and tight bandage dress as she films Maps To The Stars alongside Robert Pattinson". Daily Mail (London). August 20, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  63. ^ "Robert Pattinson Filming MapsToTheStars at Rodeo Drive". Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  64. ^ "Robert Pattinson Filming MapsToTheStars at The Beverly Hilton". Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  65. ^ "Robert Pattinson and Julianne Moore film Maps to the Stars". Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  66. ^ "Robert Pattinson: 'Maps to the Stars' with Starstruck Mia Wasikowska!". Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  67. ^ "Maps to the Stars on Tuesday (August 20)". Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  68. ^ "He's no limo driver! Robert Pattinson can't disguise his movie star good looks as he joins Mia Wasikowska on the set of Maps To The Stars". Daily Mail (London). August 22, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  69. ^ "Robert Pattinson: Runyon Canyon Filming with Mia Wasikowska". Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  70. ^ "Robert Pattinson kicks back in jeans on Map To The Stars set...then cleans up nicely for brooding new Dior campaign teaser". Daily Mail (London). August 20, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  71. ^ "Robert Pattinson Sporting A ‘Cedarbrook’ Tee On ‘Maps To The Stars Set’". Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  72. ^ "Robert Pattinson Films "Maps to the Stars" Amidst Reported KStew Reunion". Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  73. ^ "Robert Pattinson filming ‘Map To The Stars’ in Los Angeles". Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  74. ^ "Look Away Kristen Stewart! Robert Pattinson Enjoys Steamy Romp With Co Star On Set Of Maps To The Stars". Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  75. ^ a b Ginsberg, Merle; Baum, Gary (September 5, 2013). "David Cronenberg Reveals How He Lit the Hollywood Sign". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 5, 2013. 
  76. ^ "Maps To The Stars Has Completed Shooting – "It’s a Wrap"". Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  77. ^ "Cronenberg wants his film to Cannes". Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  78. ^ "eOne at TIFF 2013". Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  79. ^ "eOne AFM 2013". Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  80. ^ "eOne in Berlin". Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  81. ^ a b "Soundtrack Information". Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  82. ^ "Maps to the Stars - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  83. ^ "Maps to the Stars Soundtrack List". Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  84. ^ "Maps to the Stars (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Single". Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  85. ^ "‘Maps to the Stars’ Soundtrack Single Released". Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  86. ^ "John Cusack’s First Photo for David Cronenberg’s ‘Maps To The Stars’". Variety. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  87. ^ "David Cronenberg starts Maps To The Stars shoot". Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  88. ^ "EOne-Locarno 2013". Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  89. ^ ""Maps To The Stars" Presentation At The Locarno Film Festival". Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  90. ^ "MAPS TO THE STARS". Retrieved September 22, 2013. 
  91. ^ "New Image & Teaser Poster For David Cronenberg's 'Maps To The Stars'". Retrieved April 12, 2014. 
  92. ^ "First Trailers for David Cronenberg’s ‘Maps to the Stars,’ Featuring Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska & More'". Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  93. ^ "Sales Trailer for David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars". Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  94. ^ "Exclusive: Trailer of "Maps to the stars," the new David Cronenberg". Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  95. ^ "'Maps to the Stars' trailer: Robert Pattinson gets steamy in a car -- VIDEO". Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  96. ^ "Robert Pattinson Has Sex With Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska in Maps to the Stars Trailer—Watch!". Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  97. ^ "Second Trailer for David Cronenberg's 'Maps to the Stars' is NSFW". Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  98. ^ "New Pics From Cannes Contenders 'Maps To The Stars' & 'The Homesman'". Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  99. ^ "New Images Of Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore & More In Cannes Competition Pic 'Maps To The Stars'". Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  100. ^ "Secrets Kill In New Trailer For David Cronenberg’s ‘Maps to the Stars’". Retrieved September 10, 2014. 
  101. ^ "Maps to the Stars 2014". Archived from the original on 26 July 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  102. ^ "Toronto Film Festival Lineup". Variety. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  103. ^ "New York Film Festival Announces Full Slate". hollywoodreporter. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  104. ^ "World Exclusive Maps To The Stars Poster". totalfilm. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  105. ^ "Watch: Go To Hollywood With New Trailer For 'Maps To The Stars' Featuring Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore And More". Indiewire. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  106. ^ Setoodeh, Ramin (October 15, 2014). "Tokyo Filmex Selects Nine Asian Pictures for Competition". variety.com. Retrieved October 17, 2014. 
  107. ^ Setoodeh, Ramin (September 1, 2014). "Maps to the Stars’ Acquired by Focus World for 2015 Release". variety.com. Retrieved September 2, 2014. 
  108. ^ "Stockholm film festival to honour Uma Thurman". Retrieved December 24, 2014. 
  109. ^ "MapsToTheStars in Aussie cinemas". eOne official twitter. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  110. ^ SetThompson, Anne (September 1, 2014). "Cronenberg's Cannes Winner 'Maps to the Stars' Takes Focus World Route, Skips Oscars". Indiewire. Retrieved September 2, 2014. 
  111. ^ "Cronenberg's 'Maps to the Stars' Gets Discreet 2014 Awards Run After All". Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  112. ^ "New Photos & International DVD Art For David Cronenberg’s ‘Map To The Stars’". Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  113. ^ "Map To The Stars UK DVD release date". Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  114. ^ "MAPS TO THE STARS fürs Heimkino". Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  115. ^ "From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Maps to the Stars". Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  116. ^ "Maps to the Stars (2014)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  117. ^ "Maps to the Stars (2014): Reviews". Metacritic. CNET Networks. Retrieved 2015-02-24. 
  118. ^ "Maps to the Stars". Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  119. ^ "Maps to the Stars, review: 'tremendous'". Retrieved October 1, 2014. 
  120. ^ "Cannes Review: David Cronenberg's 'Maps To The Stars' With Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska & Julianne Moore". Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  121. ^ "Maps to the Stars review – David Cronenberg enters the dark heart of Hollywood". Retrieved October 1, 2014. 
  122. ^ "Cannes Film Review: ‘Maps to the Stars’". Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  123. ^ "'Maps to the Stars': Cannes Review". Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  124. ^ "Maps To The Stars". Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  125. ^ "TIFF Tips Its Toque to the Best in Canadian Filmmaking: Cronenberg, Dolan, and Gunnarson Among Directors Recognized" (Press release). TIFF. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  126. ^ Linda Barnard (1 December 2014). "TIFF’s Top Ten Film Festival: Spotlight on Canadian film". Toronto Star. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  127. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Canadian Screen Awards Unveil Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter, January 15, 2015.
  128. ^ "CSC Awards". Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  129. ^ "'Golden Globe Awards Nominations". Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  130. ^ "Stranger by the Lake and Mommy Lead 2015 ICS Award Nominees". Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  131. ^ "'Birdman,' 'Mr. Turner' Lead London Critics' Circle Film Awards Nominations". Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  132. ^ "'I Origins', 'The Babadook' and 'Cub' win at a Sitges Film Festival that's been more fantastic than ever". Retrieved October 11, 2014. 

External links[edit]