Still Alice (2014) HD online
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Julianne Moore||-||Alice Howland|
|Kate Bosworth||-||Anna Howland-Jones|
|Shane McRae||-||Charlie Howland-Jones|
|Hunter Parrish||-||Tom Howland|
|Alec Baldwin||-||John Howland|
|Seth Gilliam||-||Frederic Johnson|
|Kristen Stewart||-||Lydia Howland|
|Stephen Kunken||-||Dr. Benjamin|
|Daniel Gerroll||-||Eric Wellman|
|Quincy Tyler Bernstine||-||Nursing Home Administrator|
|Maxine Prescott||-||Nursing Home Resident|
|Orlagh Cassidy||-||Primary Care Doctor|
|Rosa Arredondo||-||Convention Facilitator (as Rosa Arrendono)|
|Zillah Glory||-||Masha (Three Sisters)|
Co-director Richard Glatzer suffers from ALS and can't speak. He directed the film using a text to speech app on an iPad. Both Moore and Stewart dedicated their "Ice Bucket Challenge" to Glatzer.
Co-writer/director Richard Glatzer's last film before his death from ALS in March 2015.
Julianne Moore suggested the role of Dr. John Howland to Alec Baldwin because they wanted to work together again.
The directors of the film, Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer were unable to attend the Oscars to see Julianne Moore win, due to the fact that Glatzer was suffering from ALS and his condition had deteriorated significantly.
For her portrayal of Alice in Vis dar Elis (2014), Julianne Moore won the Quintuple Crown of Best Actress (winning the Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics' Choice Award, BAFTA Award and Academy Award). This marks the second consecutive time that an actress winner of the Quintuple Crown was married to Alec Baldwin on screen. The previous winner was Cate Blanchett, who won for her role as Jasmine in Dzesmina (2013). This also marks the second time in a row (for all the awards), that the actress won for a movie that was not nominated for Best Picture. Both characters also had their names in their respective movie's title.
The movie was filmed in 23 days and out of chronological order.
This role marks the fifth consecutive character with a mental illness to win an Oscar for Best Actress. The previous ones are: Natalie Portman for Juodoji gulbe (2010) a dancer with hallucinations, Meryl Streep for Gelezine ledi (2011) the former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher suffers from dementia, Jennifer Lawrence for Optimisto istorija (2012) who portraits a girl with neurosis and Cate Blanchett for Dzesmina (2013) a socialité who suffers mental breakdowns.
Julianne Moore told Ellen DeGeneres that she took a month off from filming Bado žaidynes: Strazdas giesmininkas. 1 dalis (2014) to film Vis dar Elis (2014).
According to author Lisa Genova, before Julianne Moore was cast, the part was offered to Michelle Pfeiffer, Julia Roberts, Diane Lane and Nicole Kidman, but they all turned down. However, they were all approached when Brett Ratner was attached to direct the film.
Julianne Moore interviewed National Alzheimers Association consultants in the course of her research for her role and even underwent the standard Alzheimer memory test which she passed.
Lisa Genova, the author of the novel "Still Alice," has a brief cameo as an audience member for Lydia's play.
Alice is shown being a compulsive "Words With Friends" player. Alec Baldwin, who portrays her husband, was notoriously booted off a plane before takeoff in 2011 because he refused to stop playing the game and power down his phone.
In late 2014, Sony Pictures was the victim of a major hack of their computer systems in which confidential corporate information and several unreleased complete movies were posted for public consumption. Among reams of other information, DVD-quality downloads of this movie appeared online before its official cinematic release.
Julianne Moore's son is an extra in the film.
Julianne Moore met her onscreen daughter Kristen Stewart when she was just 12 years old at the wrap party for Catch That Kid (2004), which was directed by Moore's husband Bart Freundlich.
The play discussed by Alice and Lydia is "Angels in America" by Tony Kushner.
Alice's brownstone in New York is the same one used to film "The Affair".
Alice is a professor at Columbia University in the film. However, in the book she's a professor at Harvard.
Julianne Moore previously featured in Kvaila, beprotiška meile (2011) in which she remarks that she saw the latest 'Twilight' film and that it was 'so bad'. The Twilight franchise starred Kristen Stewart, who appears in this film with Julianne Moore.
The second time Hunter Parrish has played the son of Alec Baldwin's character. Their first collaboration was in Tai... sudetinga (2009).
When John (Alec Baldwin) suggests Alice (Julianne Moore) read something lighter, Alice jokingly refers to "The Cat in the Hat." Alec Baldwin played a part in "The Cat in the Hat (2003)".
The story of "Vis dar Elis (2014)" is very similar to a 1985 CBS TV movie, "Do You Remember Love (1985)", which starred Joanne Woodward as a professor of English who develops early-onset Alzheimers; she won an Emmy for the role. The late Richard Kiley played her husband, and Geraldine Fitzgerald played her mother.
Julianne Moore's Best Actress Oscar win was this film's only Oscar nomination.
Julianne Moore and Alec Baldwin also play romantic partners as Nancy Donovan and Jack Donaghy in season 4 of 30 Rock (2006).
Julianne Moore reportedly researched Alzheimer's disease for four months before playing her part as main character Alice Howland. This included watching documentaries about Alzheimer's disease. She met with Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns, the Co-Producer of the film and the head of The Judy Fund, which partners with the Alzheimer's Association in the fight to cure Alzheimer's Disease. Introductions were made to Dr. Mary Sano, the director of Alzheimer's disease research at Mount Sinai Hospital. Through Skype, she talked to three women with early-onset Alzheimer's disease; she also visited a support group for women with Alzheimer's disease and a long-term care facility for Alzheimer's patients. She also undertook the cognitive testing used for diagnosing dementia with a neuropsychiatrist.
Two women have played FBI agent Clarice Starling: Jodie Foster in "Avineliu tylejimas (1991)" and Julianne Moore in "Hannibal (2001)". And now Kristen Stewart has played a daughter to both those women. Jodie Foster's daughter in Panikos kambarys (2002)" and Julianne Moore's daughter in "Vis dar Elis (2014)".
In the novel, Alice Howland's maiden name is Alice Daly. The novel also reveals that her mother, Sarah Daly, and sister, Anne, died in 1972 in a car crash.
In the novel on which the film is based, there is a stated reference to the character of Dr. Alice Howland that she is right handed, while her son, Tom, is left handed. In reality, Julianne Moore is left handed and Hunter Parrish is right handed.
Kristen Stewart's Twilight Saga co-star Kellan Lutz wanted to play the role of Tom Howland.
While going through her on-screen daughter's collection of plays, Julianne Moore's character encounters Angels in America and Doubt. Both plays were adapted to the screen and starred Meryl Streep. Moore starred with Streep in Valandos (2002).
This marks the second time Alec Baldwin has appeared in a movie with the woman's name Alice in the title. His previous film was Woody Allen's film "Alisa (1990)".
Alec Baldwin also starred in an earlier film about terminal illnesses, the 2009 picture My Sister's Keeper, in which he plays a lawyer hired as a guardian ad litem for a little girl whose older sister is dying of cancer. Still Alice was the second film in which Baldwin played a character trying to help a family, in this case his own family, in the midst of a terminal illness.
Julianne Moore's subsequent theatrical release was Septintasis sunus (2014), a film in which she played a villain. She would later win the Oscar for this film. Similarly, Eddie Redmayne followed up Visko teorija (2014) with Jupitere. Pabudimas (2015), in which he also played a villain. He won the Oscar for the former film.
Julianne Moore starred opposite Robert Pattinson in Kelias i žvaigzdes (2014). In this movie, Moore stars opposite Kristen Stewart. Both Stewart and Pattinson were the stars of the Twilight Saga.
This is the third time Julianne Moore escaped a drug overdose suicide. The other times were in Valandos (2002) and Magnolija (1999).
The film pairs two actresses that have appeared in movies about the adult film industry. Julianne Moore starred in Pašelusios naktys (1997), which is loosely based on the life of John Holmes and includes a sequence inspired by the Wonderland murders. Kate Bosworth, who plays Moore's daughter in this film, previously appeared in Vonderlendo žudikai (2003).