Almost lost in the flurry of attention grabbed by The Artist at this year's Oscars, fellow nominee for Best Film Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close nevertheless boasted an adaptation of an almost impossible to film novel, a star cast in Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock and Max Von Sydow (also Oscar-nominated) and the emotional story of a child struggling to find peace after the calamitous events of 11th September 2001 in New York. Here's the blurb...
Eleven-year-old Oskar Schell is an exceptional child: amateur inventor, francophile and pacifist who sits somewhere on the autism scale. After the tragic and disturbing death of his father, who died in the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11, Oskar finds a mysterious key that belonged to his father with a single cryptic name written on it. His inquisitive nature and inventive imagination sends him on an urgent, secret search for answers.
And that means... a child star, this time in the form of Thomas Horn, as the troubled, haunting protagonist. To mark today's release on DVD and Blu-Ray (along with our exclusive behind-the-scenes clip above), here's a quick catalogue of fellow child stars. Who knows where Horn will end up on the spectrum - somewhere between Drew Barrymore and Ricky Schroder?
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