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Last movie I saw this week, Cosmopolis by David Cronenberg.
The story: It’s one day in the life of Eric Packer, golden boy in need of a haircut when things go off the deep end.
I loved it! Hats off to Robert Pattinson’s performance, who’s really good. And I wasn’t a big fan before.
It has everything we like: money, sex, death, desire, power, war and goat cheese.
The film is hot and the dialogues are completely crazy. The dialogues are from Don DeLillo’s novel, seeing as the movie is an adaptation of his book.
Last thing is Mathieu Amalric’s acting (I’m a big fan) and Juliette Binoche who are in the movie and simply amazing.
I gave it 4 out of 5 points. It’s a really great movie that I warmly recommend.
Premiere: Is there some part of you that is thrilled to surprise your Twilight fans who would see Cosmopolis?
Robert: When my casting in Cosmopolis was announced, I saw many of them buying Don DeLillo’s book. And it doesn’t shock them at all that I’m playing a role like this one. On the contrary, I feel liek they want to see us succeed, for us to be successful after the saga. They want us to be loved and respected. They’re aren’t fans like any others, they might not all be movie fanatics, but I can feel in them a desire to become one. They’re interested in what we do, even if it’s an usual movie like Cosmopolis. Actors that are in popular hits or franchises, often feel like they have to do things that would please ‘this’ audience. But I think that they underestimate their spectators. I know that Twilight fans want to adapt themselves. If you’ve played in Transformers, it doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself to that all your life.
P: Cosmopolis press promise to be … interesting. In hope that all the interviews won’t focus only on one particular scene.
RP: I don’t see which scene they could focus on that would reduce/narrow down the movie …
P: I do …
RP: You mean the chek-up scene, I guess? Having said that now, it’s a pretty good promo for the movie: “So, you get your prostate checked in Cosmopolis?” *laughs* As soon as I have an erotic scene, teh most commun you could imagine, I know I’ll hear about it.
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Canal Plus: First Interview with Rob and David Cronenberg
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More pics of Rob on the way to the On Th Road Premiere in Cannes. Slightly different to the ones posted here yesterday
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From Twilight to the cinema of David Cronenberg, that’s a big step. It is the beginning of a new career for you?
Firstly, to be here with this movie, it’s amazing. For a young actor like me, for people who really like cinema, it’s the ultimate festival. One of the only ones that considers cinema like an art form. Here it’s not about being a celebrity and all that comes with it. To go back on the subject of my career, it’s probably the start of something. Because shooting Cosmopolis gave me the confidence I needed to invest myself in projects that really interest me.
You started in England but you became famous because of Hollywood. Do you think young american actors see Cannes like you do?
Maybe … until the day their movie gets selected *laughs*. In the US, Cannes isn’t given a lot of media coverage, we talk about it more in a professional environment. Whereas in London, the festival is on the first page of the newspapers for two weeks. The thing that is weird here is all these people that clap for you at the end of the screening. I went to the one for On the Road (note: wednesday night) and it hit me. In the USA, people leave as soon as the credits roll. I asked david what would happen if we were booed with Cosmopolis. Do we have to stay up for 20 minutes anyway? *laughs*
Apparently, you’re a fan of Cronenberg. Did you sign on for one of his movies without reading a script?
Absolutely. I did so last week! My agent asked me if I was reading for the next movie with David and I said yes without thinking *laughs*. For Cosmopolis tho, I read the script one year before it got offered to me and I foudn it excellent. On the first read, I felt a connection. It talked to me without me even knowing what it was about.
Cronenberg didn’t make you rehearse or explain to you that he wanted to discover the meaning of the movie during the shoot. It didn’t scare you?
Its’ pretty understandable because the script is really complicated and can be taken in many different ways. David didn’t talk to me a lot, indeed. We had a brief conversation, that’s it. I remember being sitted in my hotel room two weeks before filming; telling myself: “My god!” The very first days, I was terrified. We did camera tests. I was sitting in the limo, I didn’t have anything to do … and I almost threw up. My heart was beating so fast, I was scared David was going to fire me, that he thought I was a faker. But he was really relaxed. His crew explained to me that for the first week, he didn’t know what he was doing, but that it was normal … That he was trying to find a meaning to the movie. As soon as we found our rhythm, we went faster and faster. At the end of the filming, we only did one take per scene. It was crazy. For the last one, we had 4 days scheduled, we did it in one day and a half.
Robert Pattinson appeared on Le Grand Journal (france) with Sarah Gadon to promote Cosmopolis at Cannes.
Michel: You were here in 2009, you walked the red carpet. We have footage. You did it again yesterday for another movie, for On the Road and you’re going to do it again tomorrow for your first movie in competition. Cosmopolis by David Cronenberg, that’s long-awaited. You said this movie changed you life. I quote from Premiere magazine: you said it gave you balls.
Rob: I don’t know why everyone brings up the balls thing. I think it got lost in translation. I wanted to say that I got balls surgically attached to my body during the whole movie. (cont)
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Fan pics of Rob at the Le Grand Journal