By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Seeking revenge for helping Skeeter, Hilly pressures Elizabeth to terminate Aibileen, framing her for theft. She lets her know how proud she is of the book and job offer in New York City, telling Skeeter that sometimes courage skips a generation. Instead, what we have here is a raucous rib-tickler with occasional pauses for a little dramatic relief. The novel's film rights were obtained by DreamWorks in March 2010. [61], Mary J. Blige's "The Living Proof" is the only original track. Viola Davis, a luminous triple threat who has conquered the stage, film, and television, has one major career regret. That night Aibileen, Minny, and Skeeter decide to call the book Help. The character of John Constantine was created by Alan Moore in collaboration with artists Stephen R. Bissette, John Totleben, and Rick Veitch. The film is an international co-production between companies based in the United States, India, and the United Arab Emirates.[3]. Unlike other Angels, Lucifer can manifest on Earth. [27] The film crossed the $100 million mark on its 21st day of release, becoming one of only two titles in August 2011 that achieved this. The role bagged him the 1970 Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Constantine is eventually fired by Mrs. Phelan because she has a biracial child. From the archive, August 8 1936: To-day Learie Constantine takes his benefit at Nelson; given a fine day, he is certain to do some wonderful deed, for he is a genius - if genius means originality [12] Mike Vogel plays the character Johnny Foote. In the film, Skeeter and the two maids are seen watching Evers' address. [59] The 12-track collection, collated by music supervisor Jennifer Hawks,[60] features songs from the likes of Johnny Cash, Frankie Valli and Ray Charles. Throughout his storied history, John Constantine has conned, collaborated and collided with a diverse cast of characters. Throughout her long and storied career, Tyson has won a number of huge awards, including multiple Emmy Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Tony Award, an honorary Oscar, and even a Peabody Award. Aibileen bids farewell to Mae Mobley and pleads with Elizabeth to give her daughter a chance; seeing her daughter's reaction to Aibileen's departure moves Elizabeth to tears. Aibileen stands up to Hilly, who breaks down and storms out, and Elizabeth orders Aibileen to leave. The release was produced in three different physical packages: a three-disc combo pack (Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Copy); a two-disc combo pack (Blu-ray and DVD); and a single-disc DVD. [21], The film was released by Touchstone Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and digital download on December 6, 2011. Constantine Constantine was the black maid who raised Skeeter. In an interview with The New York Times, Viola Davis mentioned that she regretted playing the role of Aibleen: "I just felt that at the end of the day that it wasn’t the voices of the maids that were heard. [37] CinemaScore polls reported that the average grade moviegoers gave the film was an "A+" on an A+ to F scale. She has worked for the family for 29 years. Two years later, in 1974, Tyson made waves once again, playing the leading role in the television film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, which earned her two Emmy Awards and a BAFTA nomination. [34] Rebecca Lubin, of Mill Valley, California, who has been a nanny for nearly two decades won the recipe contest. "[36] Metacritic, a review aggregator which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, gives the film a score of 62 based on 41 reviews. Matt Ryan stars as Constantine, a British exorcist and occult detective who actively hunts supernatural entities. This kindness gives Minny the courage to take her children and leave her abusive husband. On May 8, 2015, NBC canceled Constantine after only one season due to ratings not up to network standards. Because of his actions, his soul was sentenced to damnation in Hell. The film's casting began later that month, with principal photography following four months after in Mississippi. Tomorrow, Constantine will finally make its NBC debut, and fans will at last be able to see one of the most iconic, unique characters in comic book history come to life on the small screen. Militarily, he triumphed over foreign and domestic threats. Why Constantine Jefferson From The Help Looks So Familiar. As Skeeter sets out to write a book that could comprehensively explain what it feels like to be a Black maid in Jackson, she realizes that it wouldn't be complete without stories of her beloved maid, Constantine. [16], The Help was the most significant film production in Mississippi since O Brother, Where Art Thou? Keanu Reeves. [5] The story focuses on her relationship with two black maids, Aibileen Clark and Minny Jackson, during the Civil Rights Movement in 1963 Jackson, Mississippi. Source(s) The Help Constantine, Mia and Diggle visited Lucifer to ask for help to get to Purgatory. Shia LaBeouf. The website's critical consensus states, "Though arguably guilty of glossing over its racial themes, The Help rises on the strength of its cast—particularly Viola Davis, whose performance is powerful enough to carry the film on its own. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 76% of 228 professional critics gave the film a positive review, with an average score of 7.00/10. My favorite scene in, "The Help". The film also received three other Academy Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Actress for Viola Davis, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Jessica Chastain.[50]. Constantine felt compelled to send her to an orphanage when she was four. "Number Two"), he sets out to steal an enormous diamond in the 2014 Muppet sequel. [55] Bryce Dallas Howard has also mentioned that she would not agree to star in the film today,[56] acknowledging that it was "told through the perspective of a white character and was created by predominantly white storytellers". Thanks to projects like Roots, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Tyson was already a Hollywood fixture before The Help, which marks her first collaboration with co-star Viola Davis. Chris Hewitt of the St. Paul Pioneer Press said about the film: "Some adaptations find a fresh, cinematic way to convey a book's spirit but The Help doesn't. The film and novel recount the story of a young white woman and aspiring journalist Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan. [35] The final contest was about "someone who inspired you". Following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Skeeter, Aibileen, and Minny fear the maids' stories will be recognized. Skeeter reaches out to Aibileen, who eventually agrees to be interviewed, as does Minny. The Help focuses on maids during the Civil Rights Movement in 1963. In the midst of the furor, Skeeter must grapple with her own past. It then added $4.33 million on Thursday, declining only 21 percent, a two-day total to $9.87 million. The moment where the news of Evers' assassination is transmitted drives Skeeter to interview the maids for their stories. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing $216 million worldwide and receiving positive reviews from critics, who mostly praised the acting (particularly that of Davis, Spencer, Chastain, and Stone), though the film's depiction of race drew some criticism as having a white savior narrative. The Help is a 2011 period drama film written and directed by Tate Taylor and based on Kathryn Stockett's 2009 novel of the same name. In 1963, Aibileen Clark is an African-American maid in Jackson, Mississippi. Afterwards, Rachel moved her mother to Chicago, where Constantine passed away, never able to speak to Skeeter again. Octavia Spencer portrays Minny. To save face, Charlotte fired Constantine; Rachel took Constantine to Chicago, where she later died. [4], In North America, on its opening day (Wednesday, August 10, 2011), it topped the box office with $5.54 million. The digital download version includes the same features as the DVD version, plus one additional deleted scene. The Help is a 2011 period drama film written and directed by Tate Taylor and based on Kathryn Stockett's 2009 novel of the same name. Despite being dead for two minutes, John later recall… Rachel Weisz. The story focuses on her relationship with two black maids, Aibileen Clark and Minny Jackson, during the Civil Rights Movementi… Both the two-disc and three-disc combo packs include the same features as the DVD version, as well as "The Making of 'The Help': From Friendship to Film", "In Their Own Words: A Tribute to the Maids of Mississippi", and three deleted scenes with introductions by director Taylor. "[42] Referring to the film as a "big, ole slab of honey-glazed hokum", The New York Times noted that "save for Ms. Davis's, however, the performances are almost all overly broad, sometimes excruciatingly so, characterized by loud laughs, bugging eyes and pumping limbs. and was sole emperor of both the East and the West from 324 to 337. "[40], A more mixed review from Karina Longworth of The Village Voice said: "We get a fairly typical Hollywood flattening of history, with powerful villains and disenfranchised heroes. “The Help,” Tate Taylor’s movie set in civil-rights-era Mississippi, shifts between black maids and their employers. It was also released as a digital download option in both standard and high definition. Hilly refuses to advance money to her replacement maid, Yule May, who is struggling to send her twin sons to college. Constantine is the Phelans' housekeeper and nanny. Charlotte intervenes, letting on that she knows about the "terrible awful", and orders Hilly off the property, reconciling the grudge between her and her daughter. In an attempt to become a legitimate journalist and writer, Skeeter decides to write a book from the point of view of the maids, exposing the racism they are faced with as they work for white families. Black domestic workers in 1960s America were referred to as "the help", hence the title of the journalistic exposé, the novel and the film. [22][23][24], The Help earned $169,708,112 in North America and $46,931,000 in other territories for a worldwide total of $216,639,112. She is presented in the novel only in the past, through the eyes of other characters. [25] On its first weekend, the film grossed $26.0 million, coming in second place behind Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The town of Greenwood, Mississippi, was chosen to portray 1960s-era Jackson, and producer Green said he had expected to shoot "95 percent" of the film there. The Help received mostly positive reviews from critics. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: ). Other locations that can still be found in Jackson include the New Capitol Building and the Mayflower Cafe downtown. Skeeter lives with her parents at Longleaf, their cotton plantation. Aibileen reflects on the ordeal and finds closure, officially retiring from help work and looking to her own future as a writer. ... What this did was offer the team help defeating the Upside-Down Man. He went on to become a renowned movie and television actor. If you recently checked out The Help and feel like Constantine looks pretty familiar, here's where you've seen Cicely Tyson before. [28] On its fourth weekend (Labor Day three-day weekend), it became the first film since Inception (2010), to top the box-office charts for three consecutive weekends. In order to convince producers to shoot in Greenwood, Tate Taylor and others had previously come to the town and scouted locations; at his first meeting with DreamWorks executives, he presented them with a photo album of potential filming spots in the area. After being chosen by guest judge and children's-book author Lou Berger, the story was professionally illustrated. Constantine has a daughter, Lulabelle, who was born looking white. The Help is een Amerikaanse film uit 2011 van Tate Taylor, gebaseerd op het boek Een keukenmeidenroman (2009) door Kathryn Stockett. It brings light to Medgar Evers, an African-American activist and NAACP leader, who worked toward gaining rights for African-Americans at the time, as well as aiding in the fight to end segregation. Scenes set at the Jackson Journal office were shot in Clarksdale at the building which formerly housed the Clarksdale Press Register for 40 years until April 2010. Minny reveals the "terrible awful" she did to Hilly: after her termination, Minny brought Hilly her famous chocolate pie, but revealed that she baked her own excrement into the pie after Hilly had finished two slices; Hilly later forced her mother into a nursing home for laughing at her during the incident. John Constantine Just Got Played by Another DC Magician. He not only initiated the evolution of the empire into a Christian state but also provided the impulse for a distinctively Christian culture which grew into Byzantine and Western medieval culture. The film features an ensemble cast, including Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Octavia Spencer, and Emma Stone. 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John Constantine. This aspect of the narrative has brought forth some criticism towards the film. Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification. We talked about putting me in makeup and having me play both roles, but we decided Constantine needed to be a guy who could do a Russian accent. Skeeter learns that her mother Charlotte fired Constantine, the maid who raised Skeeter, and decides to write a book of interviews with African-American maids working for white families. Directed by Francis Lawrence. [49], At the 84th Academy Awards, Octavia Spencer won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in this film. Though The Help has recently come under fire for its whitewashed portrayal of female Black experiences — unfortunately, Aibileen and Minny's stories are relatively overshadowed thanks to the fact that the film mostly centers on Skeeter — there's no denying that Taylor's movie attracted an incredibly high caliber of talent, including Cicely Tyson. As a collective, the songs spotlight the peak of the fight for equality in the United States during the civil rights movement. "[47], Roxane Gay of literary web magazine The Rumpus argues the film might be offensive to African Americans, saying the film uses racial Hollywood tropes like the Magical Negro character. And, you know, I'm a pretty accomplished actor and all, but besides The Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppe… [17][18][19], Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures distributed The Help worldwide through the studio's Touchstone Pictures banner. All the need-to-know deets on Constantine Bates from The Help by Kathryn Stockett. After 15 years of dealing with the emotional traumas of his vision, John ultimately decided to commit suicide. Spencer inspired the character of Minny in Stockett's novel and voiced her in the audiobook version. In the dog days of August moviegoing, that's a powerful recommendation. Genoveva Islas-Hooker charmed guest judge Doc Hendley (founder of Wine to Water) with her story, A Heroine Named Confidential. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:). With Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Djimon Hounsou, Shia LaBeouf. Skeeter confronts her mother about firing Constantine, and Charlotte reveals that during a Daughters of America luncheon, Constantine's daughter Rachel disobeyed Charlotte's orders to enter through the kitchen, embarrassing her. [58] It remained authentic to the 60s period. Her raw emotions inspired her to compose the lone song for the film.[63]. The film also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. On Tuesday, Aibileen tells Skeeter the story of Constantine. Incensed, Hilly threatens to sue Skeeter for libel, but backs down from the threat when Skeeter insultingly reminds her that she would have to publicly admit the pie story in chapter 12 was about her. The film was written and directed by Tate Taylor, who optioned film rights to the book before its publication. On June 30, 2011, the film's release date was rescheduled two days earlier to August 10, 2011. Touchstone Pictures released The Help worldwide, with a general theatrical release in North America on August 10, 2011. "[52], In criticizing the film, Valerie Smith claims in "Black Women's Memories and The Help" that the trivialization of systemic racism during the 1960s in the film makes the plot "more accessible to contemporary readers and viewers". In the original novel, Pascagoula, the Phelan family's maid, is the one watching the Medgar Evers address, introducing her into the narrative, whereas, in the film, Skeeter is at the forefront, placing her as the primary audience of civil rights news. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Note: all page numbers and … [38], Tom Long from The Detroit News remarked about the film: "Appealling, entertaining, touching and perhaps even a bit healing, The Help is an old-fashioned grand yarn of a film, the sort we rarely get these days. The book is published anonymously and is a success. The inclusion of this incident in the book would prompt Hilly to crusade in denial that the book is about Jackson. Verhaal [ bewerken | brontekst bewerken ] Leeswaarschuwing : Onderstaande tekst bevat details over de inhoud en/of de afloop van het verhaal. Along with his minion Dominic (a.k.a. Constantine teaches Eugenia what "ugly" really is, and one of life's most important daily decisions. "[39] Connie Ogle of The Miami Herald gave the film three out of four stars and said it "will make you laugh, yes, but it can also break your heart. The Help is streaming on Netflix now. [20] On October 13, 2010, Disney gave the film a release date of August 12, 2011. Wilson Morales of Blackfilm.com gave the movie three out of four stars and commented, "With powerful performances given by Viola Davis and scene stealer Octavia Spencer, the film is an emotionally moving drama that remains highly entertaining. The film and novel recount the story of a young white woman and aspiring journalist Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan. "[46], Ida E. Jones, the national director of the Association of Black Women Historians, released an open statement criticizing the film, stating "[d]espite efforts to market the book and the film as a progressive story of triumph over racial injustice, The Help distorts, ignores, and trivializes the experiences of black domestic workers." "[41] Rick Groen of The Globe and Mail, giving the film two out of four stars, said: "Typically, this sort of film is an earnest tear-jerker with moments of levity. Thomas Newman composed and conducted the film’s score. Constantine I, first Roman emperor to profess Christianity. Elaine Stein, Skeeter's editor at Harper & Row, advises her that the stories of two maids are not enough, but fear of retribution prevents other maids from coming forward. Constantine claimed that in either a dream or a vision he was assured that the God of the Christians would assist him in battle. [13][14], Filming began in July 2010 and extended through October. Constantine is Skeeter's childhood maid. In flashbacks, it's clear that Constantine, rather than Skeeter's domineering mother Charlotte (Allison Janney), primarily raised Skeeter, providing a loving home for an awkward, extraordinarily intelligent young girl who often felt lost and different in Jackson. Despite the fact that she only appears on screen in brief flashbacks, Constantine's shadow looms large throughout The Help, which is a testament to Tyson's talent. He is the world's "Number One" criminal and a doppelgänger of Kermit the Frog, performed by Matt Vogel. "[45] David Edelstein of New York magazine commented, "The Help belongs to Viola Davis. In 2020, she appeared in the Netflix original film Fall From Grace. Officially dead for a mere two minutes, paramedics managed to revive John. [8] Other actors were since cast, including Davis as Aibileen; Howard as Hilly Holbrook, Jackson's racist, town ringleader; Janney as Charlotte Phelan, Skeeter's mother; and Lowell as Stuart Whitworth, Skeeter's boyfriend and a senator's son. Johnny reveals to Minny that he knows she has been working at his house, and how appreciative he is for her friendship with Celia, how it saved her life, and that she has permanent job security. If John Constantine has an origin story in the traditional superhero sense, then it's what went down with the Newcastle Crew's disastrous attempt to help a young girl. To promote the film, TakePart hosted a series of three writing contests. Aibileen tells Skeeter about her struggle to cope with the death of her son, and believes the book will help her find closure. Minny reveals the "terrible awful" to Celia, who finally sees what a manipulative bully Hilly is, and writes a check to one of Hilly's charity groups, made out to "Two Slice Hilly". [32] Notably, The Help topped the box office for 25 days in a row. The The Help quotes below are all either spoken by Charlotte Phelan or refer to Charlotte Phelan. Elizabeth’s friend Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan, a recent graduate of Ole Miss and an aspiring writer, is uncomfortable with her social circle's racist attitudes toward their maids, including Hilly's insistence on installing separate bathrooms for the help. When Charlotte abruptly fires Constantine, however, Skeeter is left bereft, and years later, she demands that her mother tell her the truth. Number One, is the main antagonist of Disney's 2014 film, Muppets Most Wanted, the sequel to the 2011 film. Constantine Bates Quotes in The Help The The Help quotes below are all either spoken by Constantine Bates or refer to Constantine Bates. Celia suffers a miscarriage, and reveals to Minny that she has had three previous miscarriages, two of which Johnny is unaware of. The state's tax incentive program for filmmakers was also a key enticement in the decision. Celia treats Minny with respect and they become friends, but keeps Minny's employment secret from Celia's husband Johnny, who is Hilly’s former beau. [15] Parts of the film were also shot in the real-life Jackson, as well as in nearby Clarksdale and Greenville. ... Angela Dodson / Isabel Dodson. [57], The soundtrack was released on July 26, 2011, through Geffen Records.

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