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2008-08-10 21:00:19

By Roz Laws the fox and the child U ** LUC Jacquet, director of the Oscar-winning March Of The Penguins, has based this story on his childhood in the French Alps. It's even more sentimental than his Antarctic film, less wildlife documentary and more syrupy sweet story about a girl's friendship with a fox. Kate Winslet provides the voiceover while young actress Bertille Noel-Bruneau is the unnamed, flame-haired girl who befriends a wild fox and unwisely tries to tame it. The violent...

2008-08-08 18:00:27

LUC JACQUET, director of the Oscar-winning March Of The Penguins, heads for sunnier climes in this family feature, which smudges the line separating wildlife documentary from sentimental drama. Inspired by the filmmaker's childhood in France, the film is a visually stunning valentine to the balance betweenman and nature. The production spent six months in Italy, capturing footage ofwild foxes in their natural habitat, which would then be integrated into the screenplay penned by Jacquet...

2008-08-08 00:00:26

Luc Jacquet, director of the Oscar-winning March Of The Penguins, heads for sunnier climes in this family feature, which smudges the line separating wildlife documentary from sentimental drama. Inspired by the filmmaker's bucolic childhood in the mountains of Ain, The Fox And The Child is a visually stunning valentine to changing seasons in a woodland community and the delicate balance between man and nature. The production spent six months in the Retord plateau and Abruzzes National Park...

2008-08-04 12:00:53

I WAS intrigued by Susan Swarbrick's article on the life and times of a fox as revealed by movie-maker Luc Jacquet (The Herald, July 31). Albeit not set in such a romantic backdrop, our family presently experiences a similar relationship with a fox in Glasgow suburbia. For the past six months, a vixen has visited our back garden daily for sustenance. Twice daily, she has enjoyed slivers of meat, sausage and cat food with the occasional loaf end-piece. She ventures now to within four paces...

2006-01-22 22:51:13

By Gregg Goldstein PARK CITY, Utah (Hollywood Reporter) - The director of last year's biggest Sundance success story, "March of the Penguins," says his follow-up will combine nature documentary footage and a fictionalized story. "The Fox & the Child" centers on a young girl and her friendship with the eponymous animal. An adult female narrator will relate the tale as a memoir of her childhood. Luc Jacquet said he was inspired to write the story based on his own first-time...

2005-11-10 08:20:57

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If there is one person who has a lot to brag about this Oscar season, it is a Frenchman who is more at home in Antarctica than Hollywood. But don't tell him that. Luc Jacquet, director of hit nature documentary "March of the Penguins," is considered a shoo-in for an Oscar nomination, but for now he is just trying to make sense of the dizzying Hollywood awards season -- glitz, glamour and celebrity galas. "It's really hard to understand....

2005-08-05 14:20:00

LOS ANGELES -- Warner Independent Pictures on Friday more than doubled the number of theaters playing its nature movie "March of the Penguins," boosting the film's chance at becoming the No. 2 documentary of all time at U.S. box offices. The move puts the Antarctic adventure "Penguins" in 1,867 theaters in the United States and Canada this weekend, up from 778 one week ago, according to boxofficemojo.com, which monitors box-office earnings. The film, which follows a pack of Emperor Penguins...

2005-07-06 01:25:10

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Get real, moviegoers. With box offices receipts down for the year and fansblaming boring remakes and sequels, three documentaries thatare part of a new style of non-fiction films are winning ravereviews for turning real people -- and in one case, penguins --into movie stars. "Murderball," "Rize" and "March of the Penguins" are morelike Hollywood feature films, their makers and promoters say,structured with tension, conflict and resolution. Their...