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In this image released by Twentieth Century Fox, Carey Mulligan appears in a scene from "Far From the Maddening Crowd."  (Alex Bailey/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

Julie Christie may have given her own spirit to the vivacious farm girl turned landowner in 1967, but after watching Mulligan transform once again, it seems there isn’t a modern actress on the market who is so uniquely up to the task of bringing Bathsheba back to life.

Turns out that Adaline, though we’re in the present time, was born in 1908. She married, had a daughter, lost her husband and then, at 29, almost drowned when a car accident landed her in frigid waters. Somehow, a scientific process involving a bolt of lightning both revived her heart and, yes, stopped her from aging.

This photo provided by Disney/Marvel shows, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff, in the film, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron." The movie releases in the U.S. on May 1, 2015.  (Jay Maidment/Disney/Marvel via AP)

In “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” there is definitely aplenty ado-ing. Too much, certainly, but then again, we come to the Avengers for their clown-car excess of superheroes, their colorful coterie of capes.

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014 file photo, actor Adam Sander smiles during a news conference for "Men, Women, and Children" at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. A group of American Indian actors have walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie production following complaints over stereotypes and offensive names. Actor Loren Anthony told The Associated Press on Thursday, April 23, 2015, that he and eight others quit the production of the satirical western "The Ridiculous Six" after producers ignored their concerns about its portrayal of Apache culture.  (Hannah Yoon/The Canadian Press via AP, File)   MANDATORY CREDIT

“Right from the get-go, it didn’t feel right. But we it let it go,” said Anthony, a Navajo actor who started work as an extra on the movie Monday. “Once we found out more about the script, we felt it was totally disrespectful to elders and Native women.”

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