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Visual ReviewEverything you need toknow aboutPREMONITION…and how it relates to youand the world around you.Includes info on theactors, director, with news,reviews, and photos.visual review bydavid brucevisualhollywood.com


SHORT SYNOPSISMovies Contain theEssence of Being HumanSandra Bullock plays Linda Hanson, a woman with a loving husbandand two adorable daughters. Her life is perfect, until the day shereceives the devastating news that her husband Jim (Julian McMahonhas died in a car accident. For this devoted wife and mother, it's theworst news she could imagine. But did she imagine it? When Lindawakes up the following morning her husband is very much alive. At first,Linda believes the accident must have been a nightmare. Then ithappens again; some days Linda awakens to find Jim is next to her aliveand well, while on others, she awakens a widow.


KEY ACTORSThe Cinematic Arts Havethe Power to TransformSandra Bullock... LindaJulian McMahon... Jim, husband andfather of Linda’s twochildrenNia Long… Linda's best friendAnnie


ARTIST HIGHLIGHTFilmmakers areRevolutionariesUnawareShyann McClure... Megan HansonCourtney TaylorBurness... Bridgette HansonIrene Ziegler... Mrs. Quinn


KEY TALENTOur Artists AreOur LiberatorsDirected byMennan Yapohas served as aDirector, aProducer, a Writer,an Actor, aSoundtrack, and anFilm Editing byNeil Traviswon Oscar Best FilmEditing for Danceswith Wolves (1990)Ashok AmritrajProducerChairman and CEOof Hyde ParkEntertainment


ARTIST HIGHLIGHTSandra Annette Bullock came tofame in the 1990s, after roles insuccessful films like Speed andWhile You Were Sleeping, and hassince established a career as awell-known Hollywood leadingactress, with the box officecomedy Miss Congeniality and oneof her most recent film roles, in2005's Crash, receiving criticalacclaim.Bullock has twice donated $1million to the American Red Cross,first to its Liberty Disaster ReliefFund and four years later inresponse to the 2004 Indian Oceanearthquake and tsunamis.Sandra BullockActors are Liberatorsin Masquerade


ARTIST HIGHLIGHTAmber Valletta got her start in thefashion industry when her motherenrolled her in modeling school at theage of 15 at the Linda Layman Agency.Valletta is married to renowned Olympicvolleyball player Christian "Chip"McCaw, with whom she has a son,Auden. Before her marriage, she datedLeonardo Dicaprio in early 1998.Valletta also serves as thespokesperson for Oceana’s SeafoodContamination Campaign, where shebrings awareness of the dangers ofmercury poisoning in various kinds ofseafood. The decision to join Oceana'scampaign was prompted by themercury-poisoning experience of afriend and the fact that she is a mother.She is a vegetarian.Amber Valletta"Women can be strong, besmart, be sexy, be mothers,be wives, and be powerful. Wedon't need to compromise.”Actors help us: laugh, be happy,cry, get angry, and even think


EXTENDED SYNOPSISStories areTransforming"Premonition" began as a simple idea: how would it feel to losethe most important persons in your life, only to wake up the nextday and find them alive?


EXTENDED SYNOPSISAll Kids are Born ArtisticWhat is Natural is EssentialBy taking the emotional tension of such an incredible loss, andadding this component of uncertainty, the story questions notions offidelity, love and fate. Founded upon the premise of a woman unsureof her surroundings, torn between the complete control by which shehas been leading her life, and accepting her fate, the narrative wasinherently cinematic.


EXTENDED SYNOPSISStories Embody theEssence of Being HumanLinda had become so complacent about her life, such that every dayfelt the same. This phenomenon she experiences becomes theconduit for making her realize what is important to her.


EXTENDED SYNOPSISCinematic Story Telling is aProfoundly Humanizing endeavor.The extended synopsis will give us the opportunity to explore some ofthe more meaningful aspects of the story that we feel maybe important toyou.


EXTENDED SYNOPSISFilm making is aCommunity Event.Linda had become complacent, sort of numb, a husband who's the same,not feeling anymore, and these events bring up the question: if you hadthe chance to make a u-turn to fix something, would you, or would youjust continue on and change your life? To reconnect or start afresh, that'sthe fork in the road that's presented to her.


LIFE CONNECTIONSSandra Bullock, says the part of Linda offersmany intriguing possibilities: "Linda becomeswhat I think the American dream is--a a house, twokids, married to your sweetheart--that sort ofidealized life we think we want.“Then there's the mortgage, , the monotony of theday-to-day, and the separation that happens to alot of people when the love starts to pull apartbecause of the pressures in life. And that's wherewe start the story, when these strange eventsstart happening. You have a woman who'scomplacent, sort of numb, a husband who's thesame, not feeling anymore, and these eventsbring up the question:“If you had the chance to make a u-turn to fixsomething, would you, or would you just continueon and change your life?Art is aLiberating Force“To reconnect or start afresh, that's the fork inthe road that's presented to her."


CRITICAL OPINIONYou will be thinking aboutthe events of Premonitionlong after you leave thetheater.--Emily GrovemanPR.comThere’s just no excusing it.--Joshua TylerCinemaBlend.comIs Premonition the LamestMovie Ever?--Nick SchagerSlant MagazineThe Free Speech Discussion of theArts is a Mark of a Free SocietyIs Sandra Bullock losing it?--Emanuel LevyEmanuelLevy.Com


FILM REVIEWFROM VISUAL HOLLYWOODArt is the Language ofLiberationIf you could know the future, would you reallywant to? Would you like to have special insightinto your spouses (or friends) secret life would?What would you do with such information andhow could you not be changed by it –forever?Knowing the future would you seek to change it?And how would you do that? Could you evenchange destiny?This film explores meaning of such premonitions.Practically speaking, , let’s forget knowing thefuture and focus on what we do know. ThePresent! And what you have been through? Whatare you doing with that information? Do youaddressing issues? Are you making neededchanges? Do you want to begin again? These arethe most important questions inherent in thisstory. Well, what say you? --David BruceDavid Bruce


FINDING TRUTH IN THIS PARTICULAR STORYAll human situations have theirinconveniences. We feel those ofthe present but neither see nor feelthose of the future; and hence weoften make troublesome changeswithout amendment, and frequentlyfor the worse.--Benjamin FranklinThey always say time changesthings, but you actually have tochange them yourself.--Andy WarholSociety is only as free as itsarts. Art is the voice ofhuman freedom.Everything passes. Everythingchanges. Just do what you thinkyou should do.--Bob Dylan


TRIVIA AND NEWSKlaus Badelt has written music for over 30major Hollywood films. He composed theacclaimed score for Pirates of the Caribbean,Invincible, The Time Machine, K-19: TheWidowmaker, The Recruit, Ned Kelly, Basic,The In-Laws, Catwoman, Constantine,Ultraviolet, TMNT , etc.Nia Long was voted one of the 50 mostbeautiful people in the World 2000 by PeopleMagazine.Julian McMahon was being considered totake over the role of James Bond fromPierce Brosnan but lost out to Daniel Craig.And he was listed as a potential nominee onthe 2006 Razzie Award nominating ballot. Hewas suggested in the Worst SupportingActor category for his performance in thefilm Fantastic Four (2005), he failed toreceive a nomination however.


WHY MOVIES ARE SO IMPORTANT"The meaning of life is the most urgent ofquestions" --Albert Camus (Existentialist thinker).To Restrict Creativity isto Restrict the veryNature of the CreatorIn “Movies and the Meaning of Life” author KimberlyBlessing points out that movies can help us reflecton five of life’s most important questions:1) What is reality and how can I know it?2) How can I find my true identity?3) What the significance of my interactions withothers?4) What’s the point of my life?5) How ought I to live my life?The idea behind Visual Hollywood is that Movies canand must play an essential role helping us explorethe meaning of our existence and our life together.No other quest is more necessary or important.Movies are powerful. Movies bring personalmeaning, and can contribute to a peaceful world.Cinematic story telling can be a transforming event.Visual Hollywood takesan existential approachto life. We celebratewith human freedom.We use movies and thearts as a means ofunderstanding thehuman condition andour collective relation tothe world around us.Our basic quest is:1. To know what itmeans to be human inthe world.2. The pursuit of humanfreedom.


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