I know there are plenty new pictures of Kate right now. Just yesterday she had the New York premiere of #WonderWheel. She looked awesome! Nonetheless, I'll spice up the hashtag #KateWinslet and your feed with a few pics from her movie #AlltheKingsMan. It's time for another movie of her career. ☺️ All the King's Men is a 2006 American political drama film based on the 1946 #PulitzerPrize-winning novel of the same name by #RobertPennWarren. The film is about the life of Willie Stark (played by #SeanPenn), a fictional character resembling #Louisiana governor Huey Long, in office 1928 through 1932. He was elected as a US Senator and assassinated in 1935. The film co-stars #JudeLaw, #KateWinslet as Anne Stanton, #AnthonyHopkins, #JamesGandolfini, MarkRuffalo, #PatriciaClarkson and #JackieEarleHaley.
Differences between the book and Zallian's screenplay:
- The film (with the exception of #flashbacks) is set during the early 1950s. The book is set during the #GreatDepression, the period of Huey Long's ascendancy.
- Jack’s doctoral research storyline is not in the film. His research was about Cass Mastern, an ancestor who lived in the Antebellum South and fought in the #AmericanCivilWar. The book devotes an extensive passage to the story of Mastern and the way in which he unwittingly and drastically influences the lives of others, which many critics have argued serves as the novel's moral center. Jack walks away from his study of Mastern because he is unwilling to accept the way in which people's actions influence the fates of others.
- The #storyline of the book involving Tom Stark is removed. He is seen only a few times in the film. In the book Tom impregnates a girl, which threatens his father with a scandal.
- The film ends a few minutes after Willie Stark’s #assassination, explaining little (through #newspaper #headlines) about what takes place after the event. In the book, Jack Burden explains many things that take place after the assassination, which includes son Tom’s death.