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The Giver (2014)

  • Rate: 7.1/10 total 5,207 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: 15 August 2014 (USA)
  • Runtime: USA:97 min
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The Giver (2014)

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  • IMDb page: The Giver (2014)
  • Rate: 7.1/10 total 5,207 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: 15 August 2014 (USA)
  • Runtime: USA:97 min
  • Filming Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Budget: $25,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $31,526,000 (USA) (29 August 2014)
  • Director: Phillip Noyce
  • Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Marco Beltrami   
  • Soundtrack: Ordinary Human
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Community | Book | Memory | Piano Playing | Reference To Nelson Mandela

Writing Credits By:

  • Michael Mitnick (screenplay) and
  • Robert B. Weide (screenplay)
  • Lois Lowry (book)

Known Trivia

  • Jeff Bridges had been trying to have the movie made for nearly 20 years and has even filmed a version of it with his family. Speaking on the Nerdist Podcast he said: “I originally wanted to direct my father in it, as a matter of fact, somewhere in some garage, there is a version of this movie with my father (Lloyd Bridges) playing The Giver, Bud Cort narrates the whole thing, Beau’s kids, one is shooting it, one is playing Jonas. We did the whole book, so that’s around somewhere.” 36 of 36 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Nelson Mandela died while the film was being shot in South Africa, and his image is used in the film as a “memory.” 51 of 52 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • In the original novel, Jonas and his friends are twelve years old. However, for the film they were aged up by four years. 48 of 51 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • When Jeff Bridges initially had the film rights to the novel in the 1990’s, the role of the Giver was actually intended for his father ‘Lloyd Bridges’. 18 of 18 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Despite their decades work in the film industry and high profile status, this is the first film in which Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep co-star. 18 of 18 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Brenton Thwaites was twenty-four years old during filming. This is exactly twice the age his character was in the original novel. 27 of 28 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Released twenty-one years after the novel’s initial release. 16 of 16 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Singer Taylor Swift was offered the role of Rosemary a week after a Los Angeles concert in which she was completely unaware that the film’s makers were in the audience. 208 of 245 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Meryl Streep shot some of her scenes in England while she was filming for Into the Woods (2014) 18 of 19 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Despite being a large role in the film, Meryl Streep’s role of the Chief Elder isn’t a prominent role in the novel. 29 of 35 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |

Plot: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world. Full summary » |  »

Story: This film, based on Lois Lowry’s book, tells the story of a perfect world. Everyone here is happy. When Jonas is 12 years old, he’s chosen to be the community’s Receiver of Memories. He enters into training with an old man called The Giver. From the Giver, Jonas learns about pain, sadness, war, and all the unhappy truths of the “real” world. He quickly realizes that his community is fake. Confronted with this reality, Jonas faces difficult choices about his own life and his future. Written byAnonymous

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Scooter Braun known as executive producer
  • Jeff Bridges known as producer
  • Genevieve Hofmeyr known as producer: South Africa
  • Noga Isackson known as associate producer
  • Neil Koenigsberg known as producer
  • Alison Owen known as executive producer
  • Nikki Silver known as producer
  • Janine van Assen known as line producer
  • Ralph Winter known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Jeff Bridges known as The Giver
  • Meryl Streep known as Chief Elder
  • Brenton Thwaites known as Jonas
  • Alexander Skarsgård known as Father
  • Katie Holmes known as Mother
  • Odeya Rush known as Fiona
  • Cameron Monaghan known as Asher
  • Taylor Swift known as Rosemary
  • Emma Tremblay known as Lilly
  • Alexander Jillings known as Gabriel 12 Months
  • James Jillings known as Gabriel 12 Months
  • Jordan Nicholas Smal known as Gabriel 3 Months
  • Saige Fernandes known as Gabriel 6 Months
  • Renate Stuurman known as Dinah
  • Vanessa Cooke known as Elder
  • John Whiteley known as Elder
  • Kira Wilkinson known as Chief Elder's Assistant
  • Meganne Young known as Bride
  • Thabo Rametsi known as Robbie
  • Vaughn Lucas known as Security Officer
  • Katharina Damm known as Nurturer
  • Jaime Coue known as Vietcong Sniper
  • Jefferson Mays known as Community (voice)
  • Coleman Lannum known as Elder (uncredited)
  • Irina Miccoli known as Fiona's Mother (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Daleen Badenhorst known as wig maker
  • J. Roy Helland known as hair & makeup: Ms. Streep
  • Chris Lyons known as special effects teeth
  • Thomas Nellen known as personal hair stylist
  • Thomas Nellen known as personal makeup artist
  • Brandon Swanepoel known as hair stylist
  • Tyron Sweeney known as hair stylist

Art Department:

  • Brent Astrope known as construction coordinator
  • Darren Christian known as concepts artist
  • Jo Stuart Fox known as set dresser (2013)
  • Sara Hartinger known as set dresser
  • Rocky Jackson known as leadman
  • Frederick Mpuuga known as concept designer
  • Ian Roylance known as property master
  • Karl Schulschenk known as storyboard artist
  • Dean Sherriff known as concept artist
  • Brendan Smithers known as construction manager
  • Ulf Suhrmuller known as standby
  • Cordell Taylor known as greensman
  • Lisa Van Velden known as set designer

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Company

Production Companies:

  • As Is Productions
  • Tonik Productions
  • Walden Media
  • Weinstein Company, The

Other Companies:

  • 20th Century Fox Television  courtesy of ("The Simpsons" All rights reserved.)
  • Codex Digital  digital recording equipment
  • Interscope Records  soundtrack
  • Moonlighting Films  production services: South Africa
  • Technicolor Postworks New York  Digital Intermediate
  • Zero Division  wireless video equipment

Distributors:

  • Bandwidth Digital Releasing (2014) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Big Bang Media (2014) (Hungary) (theatrical)
  • CaiChang International (2014) (Taiwan) (theatrical)
  • Distribution Company (2014) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • E1 Films Canada (2014) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Golden Village Pictures (2014) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • StudioCanal (2014) (France) (theatrical)
  • Weinstein Company, The (2014) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (2013) (Switzerland) (all media)
  • Prorom Media-Trade (2014) (Hungary) (all media)
  • Prorom Media-Trade (2014) (Romania) (all media)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Crazy Horse East
  • Method Studios (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Björn Ahlstedt known as digital compositor: CHE
  • Drew Beekler known as compositor
  • Rachel Berry known as visual effects producer: Crazy Horse Effects
  • Mark Breakspear known as visual effects supervisor: Method Studios Vancouver
  • Robert J. Bruce known as compositing supervisor
  • Page Buckner known as visual effects consultant
  • John Cairns known as compositing supervisor: Method Studios
  • Wilson Cameron known as visual effects producer: Mr. X Gotham
  • Genevieve Camilleri known as lead digital compositor: Method Studios Vancouver
  • Min Hyun Cha known as digital compositor
  • Johnson Chuang known as matchmove artist: Method Studios
  • Jadrien Cousens known as digital matte artist
  • Christopher DeVito known as cg animator/rigger
  • Matt DiNardo known as digital compositor
  • Spencer Dinney known as roto artist
  • Kyle Dutton known as visual effects coordinator: Crazy Horse Effects
  • Colin Ebbeson known as visual effects artist
  • Artur Elson known as visual effects artist
  • Christian Emond known as digital effects artist
  • Bryan T. Evans known as Tracking Supervisor
  • Charlotta Forssman known as visual effects producer
  • Derik Gokstorp known as pipeline technical director
  • Christina Graff known as visual effects producer: CHE
  • Paul Graff known as visual effects supervisor: CHE
  • Robert Grasmere known as visual effects supervisor
  • John Grimaldi Jr. known as digital compositor: CHE
  • Jeremy Hoey known as digital matte painter
  • Mike Hong known as modeler
  • Ryan Hussain known as effects animation
  • Zahid Jiwa known as lead compositor: Method Studios
  • Alvin Keung known as digital compositor: Method Studios
  • da Suel Kim known as visual effects artist
  • Alexander Koehl known as lighting/lookdev technical director: Method Studios
  • Franz Kol known as digital compositor
  • Lenz Kol known as digital compositor
  • Randy Krueger known as digital compositor
  • Wicus Labuschagne known as digital compositor
  • Henry Langstraat known as visual effects producer
  • Gong Myung Lee known as cg supervisor
  • Mark Lieberman known as compositor
  • Whitman Lindstrom known as matte painter
  • Manuel Llamas known as digital compositor
  • Shannon Y.F. Lum known as visual effects coordinator
  • Tracy McCreary known as visual effects coordinator
  • Aryel Melek-Shalom known as Lead 3d artist
  • Djordje Milasinovic known as digital compositor: UPP
  • Eliav Mintz known as visual effects assistant coordinator
  • Harsh Mistry known as effects technical director: Method Studios Vancouver
  • Laurel Montgomery known as digital production manager: Method Studios
  • Andy Mower known as digital compositor: Method
  • Viktor Muller known as visual effects supervisor
  • Lisa Nolan known as visual effects artist
  • Chris Paxson known as motion control technician
  • Victoria Penzes known as compositor
  • Sharon Perl-Collins known as visual effects accountant: Crazy Horse East
  • Rich Pernice known as visual effects artist
  • Matthew T. Perry known as digital compositor
  • Chi Pham known as visual effects systems administrator
  • Fabio Pires known as digital compositor
  • Jennifer Ramos known as visual effects coordinator
  • Jonathan Reynolds known as environments lead: Method Studios Vancouver
  • Eric J. Robertson known as visual effects supervisor: Mr. X Gotham
  • Michelle Ross known as roto artist: Method
  • Steve Ross known as digital compositor
  • Kuba Roth known as visual effects
  • Arielle Sherman known as vfx assistant editor
  • Aleksandra Sienkiewicz known as lead digital compositor: Method Studios
  • Jonathan Skabla known as senior digital compositor
  • Nicole Smith known as roto & paint artist: Method Studios Vancouver
  • Jung Um known as digital compositor
  • Alek Vacura known as modeler
  • Jesús L. Yapor known as lead compositor
  • Christian Zeiler known as digital compositor: Crazy Horse Effects
  • Tiffany Tingting Zhao known as compositor

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for a mature thematic image and some sci-fi action/violence

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