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New/Old Video of Robert Pattinson & David Cronenberg at the ‘Cosmopolis’ Premiere in Berlin 4 comments
Cosmopolis to be shown at the ‘Domestic Arrivals Festival of Canadian Film’ on March 2nd
Domestic Arrivals, the museum’s showcase of Canadian film, takes place from Feb. 28 to March 3. In total, 14 movies will be screened, ranging from hidden gems to Academy Award nominees. Other highlight movies include David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis (staring Twilight star Robert Pattinson)
SATURDAY, MARCH 2
Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg, 2012, Canada, 109 min, 14A
Arriving in the wake of the Occupy movements and the recent financial collapse, David Cronenberg’s stylish and timely adaptation of Don DeLillo’s apocalyptic satire follows a billionaire financier (Robert Pattinson) as he creeps across an imploding New York City in a limo, his life of absurd luxury collapsing around him. It’s a scenario geared expressly toward Cronenberg’s sensibilities, playing out like Videodrom–or, as The New Yorker argued, Crash–transplanted to the endangered world of the one per cent. With Robert Pattinson, Paul giamatti, Juliette Binoche, Jay Baruchel.
Canada’s Top Ten 2012
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Where you familiar with Don DeLillo’s novel?
No. Nut I had read a few of his other novels. First I read the script that David Cronenberg sent me and then the novel. One is incredibly faithful to the other, in a way that it seems impossible, for a novel that seemed impossible to adapt. But even before reading the book, what I was most impressed was the tension without release and the fast rhythm of the script.
What caught your attention the most about the movie?
Cronenberg, obviously. I’ve acted in other movies and non of them reached the level of what I expected working with him would be. He did not disappoint… I knew that it would be very creative and that it would be an authentic experience. And I was also very attracted to the prose in the script, similar to a long poem. And a mysterious poem too. Usually, when you read a script, you know very quickly what is it about, where is it going, how will it end; even if there are unexpected or sophisticated twists, or plot inversions. But this time it was completely different, the more I read, the least I could imagive where was it going and I wanted to be part of it even more. It can no be boxed in any movie genre, it stands as it’s own.
When you read the script the first time, did you see yourself playing the part? Could you imagine how it would look visually?
Not at all. The first time I spoke with David, that is exactly what I told him, that I could not visualize it and he said that he thought it was good that I couldn’t. And at this point, we where not thinking much in anticipation, there was an evolution that was progressive, organic; starting with the text and then going into the many visual options to give form to the movie. It’s a life process. Even during the first week of filming, we would ask ourselves how would the movie look once it was done. It was fascinating, I felt like the movie made itself.
Thanks to Verenajj for sending this to us:
Here are some Cosmopolis extras
Citizens of Cosmopolis
Interviews with Cast and Crew