“There have been things that have ended that have torn through me like a death. If it’s something I have grown so close to, when it’s over it hurts, you know. I did a play once and I couldn’t talk about it for about three years without crying because it was like a death to me when it ended. That’s kind of what it’s like with these characters. It’s almost like getting a best friend and you learn everything about them and you learn how they work and you live with them and then this part of you dies and they go away.” - Dane DeHaan
Andrew, you’re not alone up here. I’m here with you! I should’ve been with you all along, but I’m here now. We can stop this right now, you and me. Andrew, we can just fly away, we can get out of here. We can be family! Andrew? Andrew, look at yourself. This isn’t who you are!
I’ve been doing a lot of reading, you know, like, online about, like… just like evolution and, like… and natural selection… and how, like, there’s this thing, right? It is called the apex predator, right? And basically what this is is the strongest animal in the ecosystem, right? And as human beings, we are… we’re considered the apex predator, but only because, like, smaller animals can’t feed on us… because of weapons and stuff, right? The lion does not feel guilty when it kills a gazelle. Right? You do not feel guilty when you squash a fly. And I think that means something. I just think that really means something.
“[…] From the start there’s an undertow of cruelty to the teenagers’ high jinks as they learn what they can do, as when they levitate a stuffed animal to frighten a child. Mr. Trank brings a light touch to these self-discovery scenes — the three are flexing fast-evolving muscles — as well as a creeping sense of menace.
In this respect, Mr. DeHaan, whose vulnerability and physical awkwardness here can evoke the young Leonardo DiCaprio in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” is invaluable. Mr. Russell and Mr. Jordan are as likable as their characters, but it’s Mr. DeHaan who pulls you uneasily in.” (x)
I am a big fan of Patrick Rothfuss’ wonderful series “The Kingkiller Chronicle”, often known by the title of the first book “The Name of the Wind”. Few books have captivated me as much as this series, and I can’t wait to see what will happen next to Kvothe and the people around him.
I’ve wanted to illustrate one of the many iconic scenes from the books for quite some time now, and I finally managed to put together this illustration over many little breaks at work and at home. I hope you enjoy it, whether or not you know the books (and if you don’t know them, I highly recommend picking them up!)
“Dane had trained extensively. And with Dane, what he does is create a bible for the character and does tons of research before production. And then he burns it and starts really becoming the character on set.” - John Krokidas, Kill Your Darlings director