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Critics' Corner / Medici 2 Lorenzo il Magnifico review
« Last post by patch on Today at 06:16:15 AM »
The Medici 2 Lorenzo il Magnifico preview and review
Wednesday, October 10, thanks to the legendary Eleonora, I had the opportunity to crown a dream that I did not believe achievable: take part in the preview, the press conference and the private lunch presentation of the second season of The Medici: The Magnificent .

As the name suggests, the second chapter of the series focusing on the story of the most famous Florentine family in the world concerns the emblem of it, Lorenzo Il Magnifico .

A learned poet, art lover and enlightened leader, Lorenzo managed to bring the family and the city back to its former glory.

An incredible character, therefore, that Rai Fiction together with Lux Vide, Beta Film and Big Light Production has donated to the actor whom I admire and esteem most in the world, the man who over the years has become for me a great reference point: Daniel Sharman .

But let's proceed with order, therefore, and talk about the preview of this series that promises to surprise us in every single episode.

The atmosphere at the cinema "La Compagnia" of Florence , a few steps from the splendid setting of Palazzo Medici Riccardi , is festive and everyone in the room seems enthusiastic to take a first look at this new vision of history.

The story begins in 1469 , when the twenty year old Lorenzo takes the place of his father Piero ( Julian Sands ) in the management of family business and his beloved Florence.

A man who has always known the fate that awaits him and decides to embrace him with wisdom and cunning.

But someone plot behind him: Jacopo Pazzi (played by the great Sean Bean ) is ready to implement a terrible conspiracy because he does not accept the modern design of Florence that Lorenzo wants to propose. To help him there is his nephew Francesco ( Matteo Martari ).

Our hero faces the danger with the right dose of unconsciousness, supported by his brother Giuliano ( Bradley James , King Arthur in the saga of Merlin ), unrepentant bachelor but with a big heart, his brother by choice Sandro Botticelli ( Sebastian de Souza ), the brave sister Bianca ( Aurora Ruffino ) and her mother Lucrezia ( Sarah Parish ), probably one of the first feminists in history.

Women are a fundamental element in Lorenzo's life and politics, starting from the lover Lucrezia Donati ( Alessandra Mastronardi ), who comes to renounce him to allow him to become the Magnificent, up to his wife Clarice Orsini ( SynnÝve Karlsen ), who despite having chosen a different destiny, he agrees to share his life with him and to become his point of reference.

"Women were much more than what we can read today in history books," says Mastronardi. Moreover, as pointed out during the press conference by showrunner Frank Spotnitz , these men of power would be nothing without the support of women behind them.

Although the history of the Medici is ancient, the message contained within it is more modern than ever: the constant struggle between static and change, between those who want to make a difference and those who prefer everything to remain as it is, because it is more convenient and manageable.

This, combined with the current world political scenario, makes us think a lot: do men always fall back into old mistakes, why does not history teach us anything?

In conclusion, we make a big applause to Rai for putting in place this incredible blockbuster (apparently, in addition to the third season dedicated to the Magnificent will be produced other miniseries on the Renaissance) and Lux ​​Vide, Beta Film and Big Light for believing in their own time and have contributed substantially to make it a reality.

On the interpretation of Daniel I would have many things to say, but it is still early to talk about: the first two episodes will be broadcast on Rai Play on October 18 , otherwise I Medici 2 Lorenzo the Magnificent awaits you on Rai Uno from 23 October 2018!
Television / Re: ĎMedicií
« Last post by patch on Today at 02:02:35 AM »
Excited to be presenting @MediciSeries at #MIPCOM!

Cela promet d'Ítre grandiose ! Vu 1er ťpisode de la saison 2 de #medici #themagnificent #MastersOfFlorence avec #SeanBean et #danielsharman #betafilms #Zakariapresse #journalistlife #Mipcom2018
...This promises to be grandiose! Seen 1st episode of season 2 of #medici #themagnificent #MastersOfFlorence with #SeanBean and #danielsharman #betafilms #Zakariapresse #journalistlife # Mipcom2018

Random Shots / Curfew Launch in Cannes October 15
« Last post by patch on Today at 02:00:00 AM »
ICYMI: The C21 #Mipcom2018 Day 2 podcast with @BillyZane #SeanBean &
@Benfogle  #Mipcom

About Curfew from 03.46 min

Sean from 06.51 min
Photo Shack / Re: Curfew
« Last post by patch on October 16, 2018, 02:10:54 PM »
Rose Williams & Sean Bean are a racing team in @curfewseries by @skyone. Coming 2019.
#RoseWilliams #SeanBean #Curfew #SkyOne #RaceYourWayFree

Television / Re: Curfew
« Last post by patch on October 16, 2018, 02:08:30 PM »
Rose Williams & Sean Bean are a racing team in @curfewseries by @skyone. Coming 2019.
#RoseWilliams #SeanBean #Curfew #SkyOne #RaceYourWayFree
Random Shots / Re: Curfew
« Last post by patch on October 16, 2018, 12:12:44 PM »
Slightly longer trailer for @CurfewSeries that I was on earlier this year. Amazing cast and the best crew! 🚖🚐🚛🚌🚕🚓🚲#curfew @SkyOne @Moonagepictures @TigerAspectUK

Set in a dystopian future, featuring an all star cast comes a car race with a bit of a difference. Curfew starts next year. But you can check this out now...

Television / Re: ĎMedicií
« Last post by patch on October 16, 2018, 10:26:23 AM »
The Medici 2, Frank Spotnitz and the cast: "We brought some American style to Rai"
The first two episodes will be available on Raiplay from October 16 to allow a non-linear view. From October 23 Doctors 2 arrives on Rai 1 in four evenings, while Netflix will distribute it in the Anglo-Saxon world.

 The mind behind the Medici is Frank Spotnitz who, after exploring the mysteries of X-Files , together with Nicholas Meyer decided to explore the Italian Renaissance with its splendor and its conflicts: "The challenge was to tell the story of the Renaissance to a modern public Why should young people today be interested in a history of bankers of 500. I looked for modernity in the Medici and I found a privileged young man who decides to take risks to change the world making it better Lorenzo de 'Medici is an idealist, he wants to change the world and challenges the established order represented by the character of Sean Bean. I find it a moving story, full of meaning on the past, but also on the present. And then shooting in Florence, Volterra, Rome, in the places of the Renaissance was a dream "

Of few words, Sean Bean plays the villain of the show, Jacopo Pazzi, rich head of a rival family of the Medici. The star of The Lord of the Rings and The Throne of Swords recognizes the limitations of his character in the face of the charm of the Medici who, with their resourcefulness, "have changed society." Jacopo Pazzi is the opposite, he is pragmatic, realistic, he does not appreciate art and this makes me feel sorry, Jacopo is intelligent, but he does not see Lorenzo's revolutionary power " . Faced with a possible parallelism between the Medici and the throne of swords, Sean Bean pulls back laughing and admits: "I will have little imagination as well, but I do not find similarities, there are not even dragons" . Frank Spotnitz intervenespointing out: "There are no precise references, we have brought some American style to Rai.The first season was about capitalism and the birth of the middle class, in the 2-3 seasons we will face the political power and its consequences. value of art and beauty? What really matters? This country is a testimony to the power of art, Lorenzo is a martyr of this cause " .

Television / Re: Sally4Ever
« Last post by patch on October 16, 2018, 07:58:33 AM »
No character name yet for Sean in Sally4Ever,but he's listed in all 7 episodes.
Sean Bean            7 episodes, 2018
Bean Alert / Re: Curfew Launch in Cannes October 15
« Last post by patch on October 16, 2018, 07:46:50 AM »
Itís been an ABSOLUTE pleasure having @SkyOne #Curfew stars #SeanBean #PhoebeFox #MalachiKirby @BillyZane @mip #MIPCOM THANK YOU V MUCH ❤️
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