Previewing the 2005 Venice Film Festival

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After we brought you two huge looks at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival [one & two] it is only fitting that we give you your first look at some of the bigger name films that will be featured at the upcoming 62nd Venice International Film Festival.

The festival itself kicks off on August 31 with four main sections in the line-up, and four international juries will assign the official awards. To check out all the films that will be featured at the festival you can click here and visit the official site. Among the films not featured below audiences will see Brokeback Mountain, Brick, Proof, The Constant Gardener, The Brothers Grimm, Romance & Cigarettes and so much more.

However, for now, sit back and enjoy our small preview as we bring you brand new pics from five of the featured films.

THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE

In an extremely rare decision, the Catholic Church officially recognized the demonic possession of a 19 year-old college freshman. Told in terrifying flashbacks, The Exorcism of Emily Rose chronicles the haunting trial of the priest accused of negligence resulting in the death of the young girl believed to be possessed. Inspired by true events, the film stars Laura Linney as the lawyer who takes on the task of defending the priest (Tom Wilkinson) who performed the controversial exorcism.

We also have the story behind the story of Emily Rose right here, click it if you dare.

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CASANOVA

This period tale of the famed Lothario who learns the meaning of love when he finds a woman immune to his charms. Miller plays the love interest. Irons will play Pucci in the film about the famed seducer who learns the meaning of true love when he meets a woman immune to his charms.

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TIM BURTON’S CORPSE BRIDE

Corpse Bride carries on in the dark, romantic tradition of Tim Burton’s classic films Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Set in a 19th century European village, this stop-motion, animated feature follows the story of Victor (Johnny Depp), a young man who is whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride (Helena Bonham-Carter), while his real bride, Victoria (Emily Watson), waits bereft in the land of the living. Though life in the Land of the Dead proves to be a lot more colorful than his strict Victorian upbringing, Victor learns that there is nothing in this world, or the next, that can keep him away from his one true love. It’s a tale of optimism, romance and a very lively afterlife, told in classic Tim Burton style.

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EDMOND

An adaptation of the David Mamet play, first produced in 1982 at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and adapted for the screen by Mamet, Edmond centers on Edmond Burke (Macy), a successful businessman who walks out on his family on the advice of a fortune teller and plunges into the vortex of New York’s hellish underworld, where he is mugged and robbed before he kills a pimp and a would-be actress, finally ending up in prison.

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GOOD NIGHT. AND GOOD LUCK

Good Night. And, Good Luck. is based on actual events the film follows the story of broadcaster Edward R. Murrow’s on-air confrontations with Sen. Joseph McCarthy, which helped bring down the infamous politician.

The movie will highlight Murrow (Strathairn) and his producer David Friendly (Clooney) during the historic confrontations of the House of Un-American Activities Committee’s anti-Communist hearings.

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