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Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus Details

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[[Performer~P38065~Nicole Kidman~nicolekidman]] assumes the identity of visionary photographer Diane Arbus in a film that draws inspiration from author [[Performer~P434783~Patricia Bosworth~patriciabosworth]]'s best-selling biography to tell the tale of a once-shy woman who becomes one of her generation's most strikingly original visual artists. Diane Arbus was a typical wife and mother whose morbid interests stood in stark contrast with her decidedly conventional existence in 1950s-era New York. Upon making the acquaintance of her eccentric, newly arrived neighbor, Lionel (Robert Downey Jr.), the once-content housewife soon embarks on a creative journey that will forever change the way both she and her legions of fans view the world around them. By blending factual aspects of Arbus' life with a fictional narrative, Fur weighs the domestic expectations of the 20th century housewife against the irrepressible drive for an artist to create and explore the world around her in her own unique way. Scripted by [[Performer~P122450~Erin Cressida Wilson~erincressidawilson]] and directed by [[Performer~P214397~Steven Shainberg~stevenshainberg]] ([[Feature~V261189~Secretary~secretary]]), Fur weaves a fictional romance with intimate details from the iconic photographer's life to offer a fascinating look at Arbus' artistic development. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:November 10, 2006

Cast

Nicole Kidman
as Diane Arbus
Robert Downey, Jr.
as Lionel Sweeney
Ty Burrell
as Allan Arbus
Harris Yulin
as David Nemerov
Jane Alexander
as Gertrde Nemerov
Emmy Clarke
as Grace Arbus
Genevieve McCarthy
as Sophie Arbus
Boris McGiver
as Henry, Jack
Marceline Hugot
as Henry, Tippa
Emily Bergl
as Allan's New Assistant
Christina Rouner
as Lois
David J. Steinberg
as Singing Little Person

Crew

Steven Shainberg
Director
William Pohlad
Producer
Andrew Fierberg
Producer
Laura Bickford
Producer
Bonnie Timmermann
Producer
Erin Cressida Wilson
Screenwriter
Patricia Bosworth
Book Author
Bill Pope
Cinematographer
Carter Burwell
Composer (Music Score)
Beth Amy Rosenblatt
Musical Direction/Supervision
Keiko Deguchi
Editor
Kristina Boden
Editor
Amy Danger
Production Designer
Nick Ralbovsky
Art Director
Vincent Farrell
Co-producer
Patricia Bosworth
Co-producer
Mary Jane Skalski
Co-producer
Gerry Robert Byrne
Co-producer
Alessandro Camon
Executive Producer
Michael Roban
Executive Producer
Edward R. Pressman
Executive Producer
Mark Bridges
Costume Designer
Carrie Stewart
Set Decorator
Eugene Gearty
Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Nelson
Sound/Sound Designer
Ellen Parks
Casting
Reilly Steele
Re-Recording Mixer
Shane Mahan
Makeup Supervisor
Adam Brightman
Line Producer
Coll Anderson
Re-Recording Mixer
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