Friday, July 29, 2011

Dreamworks 'The Help' - Giveaway

Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon, "The Help" stars Emma Stone as Skeeter, Viola Davis as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny - three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk.  From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, installing all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed - even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.


The Help Fun Facts

The film is based on the phenomenal New York Times best-selling book by Kathryn Stockett.  With three million copies in print, "The Help" remained on the NYT best-seller list for 103 weeks, six of which were at No. 1.

The film was shot on location in and around Greenwood, Mississippi, and the citizens of Greenwood willingly pitched in to find period props for the film by digging around in their attics and basements.  Many even played extras in "The Help".  Even producer Brunson Green's grandmother's dress wound up in wardrobe.

Local chefs were brought in to make sure foods used in the scenes, from fried chicken to congealed salads, were regionally correct and also correct for the times, and a conscious effort was made to make it all look homemade - not fancy or store-bought - to add to the authenticity of the film.

Cast members spent a whole day in a ballroom learning how to do period dances, including the bunny hop - taught by Sissy Spacek.

Due to the intense summer heat in Mississippi, the filmmakers adjusted the schedule to shoot only indoors in the middle of the day.  Exteriors were shot in the early mornings and late afternoons.






Win It!

One person will win "The Help" movie prize pack that includes:
The Help t-shirt in adult female size (choice of S, M, L, XL)
The Help pocket jotter and pen
The Help fan
The Help nail file/mirror

Mandatory Entry:

Leave a comment with who you'd like to see this movie with.

Extra Entries:

Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect.

Subscribe to my blog via email.

Have my button on your blog.

"Like" The Help on Facebook.

Enter my Favor Affair giveaway.

One extra entry per relevant comment for commenting on any NON-GIVEAWAY post. Comments must be made during the duration of this giveaway. Come back here and tell me where you commented.

Follow Yes! Yolanda via Google Friend Connect, +2 entries.

Blog about this giveaway or enter it in a giveaway linky, +2 entries.

Follow me on Twitter, partymix25.

Follow The Help Movie on Twitter, helpmovie.

Tweet about this giveaway, leave a link to the tweet (can be done once daily).

Leave a separate comment for each entry and include your email address in the comments.  Giveaway is open to residents of the USA and Canada.  Giveaway ends 8/13/11 at 8 pm CST.  Winner will be randomly drawn and will have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or a new winner will be drawn.

I received no compensation for this post.  This post is for giveaway and informational purposes.  Please do your own research before purchasing products.  Your opinions and results may differ.

147 comments:

Elaine said...

I would love to see this movie w/ my Mom!
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Christine said...

I'd take my mom!

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Nancy said...

I'd like to see this with Lynne and Marilyn!

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Nive said...

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Stacey L said...

I would like to go see this movie with my girlfriend Tracey

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linett said...

would see it with my bf Robin, thanks

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Natalie A. said...

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manthas24 said...

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Shannon said...

I'm actually seeing this movie with my bookclub since we read the book

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tammy said...

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toughturtles said...

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Storm Safety Blog said...

I would like to see this movie with my friend and former co-worker who is Southern-raised and also a writer and actress. I think she'll appreciate the acting, which I've heard a lot about, as well as the subject matter on many levels.

Jenreco said...

I would like to see this movie with my mom.

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I have read the book will probly see the movie with my MOM

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Anonymous said...

I would love to see this with my dear friend and mentor who is currently in Uganda meeting the baby boy she's adopting. We both read the book and LOVED it. :)
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Atreau said...

I would like to see it with my mom who also read the book.

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