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ARTE Documentary on Cheek by Jowl’s Cymbeline PART2

A documentary by ZADIG productions made for French TV station ARTE. The documentary features interviews with Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod and members of the Cymbeline cast including Gwendoline Christie, Ryan Ellsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Jodie McNee

Tom Hiddleston talking about his characters, singing and dancing like he’s in a boy band. This stuff is golden!

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“Uli Edel, Miri Nair, Alan Coulter, Mike Newell, Chris Durlacher, Robin Sheppard, Oliver Irving, Paul Morrison, Catherine Hardwick, Chris Weitz, David Slade, Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod, and David Cronenberg for really making me approach performance in a whole different way, David Michod, Werner Herzog, Anton Corbijn, Brady Corbet, James Gray, Claire Denis, Josh and Benny Safdie and the whole Good Time family.  I hope everyone here enjoys it, it’s a pretty unique cinematic experience.“This is the first time I’ve made a list of the directors I’ve worked with and it really stunned me the caliber of people I’ve been allowed to work with and I lead a very, very charmed life and appreciate every, every second of it.“Even though I’ve just thanked these people, I need to thank my team, Sarah, Grace, Stephanie and Nick, I would never have thought of this as a job or a life or anything, I had no idea what I was doing at 15 and they provided me with this very special thing.And the other thank you is for you guys, for coming to support films that are slightly more inaccessible than most, and the fact that these festivals exist and you are excited about the movies playing is so important and it really does mean the world to the people who make them, so thank you very much and have a good night.”

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ARTE Documentary on Cheek by Jowl’s Cymbeline PART1

A documentary by ZADIG productions made for French TV station ARTE. The documentary features interviews with Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod and members of the Cymbeline cast including Gwendoline Christie, Ryan Ellsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Jodie McNee

The magic of Shakespeare, and Baby Hiddles in his theatre days.

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Tribute to Robert Pattinson at 43rd Deauville American Film Festival

Official video. Full speech by Berenice Béjo (to read the translated full speech in English) and full acceptance speech by Rob.

Transcript of Rob’s speech:

“Very crazy experience. I cannot really tell if I’m awake or not. *laughs* I mean this is really really nuts, I think I might move to Deauville… come here you get your own beach hut…and meet the mayor…Berenice Béjo says she wants to do love scenes with you, Vive la France! And Berenice I am pretty much always available for love scenes. My agent…*points to the crowd*. I honestly don’t know particularly what to say. I am obviously thrilled. I can’t really believe that I am being presented with this, but then I just watched those (tribute montage clip) movies, and I can’t really believe that the last 15 years happened either.

I really love film, I really love this industry and it’s the love that grows more and more with each year. And I think anybody who works in it really understands what a priviledge and a gift it is to work within it. I don’t know what else to say other than to thank…it is very boring, but I would like to thank…actually I tried to make a summarised list but I literally want to thank every single director that I worked with.*laughs*

Very quickly, Uli Edel, Mira Nair, Allen Coulter, Mike Newell, Chris Durlacher, Robin Sheppard, Oliver Irving, Paul Morrison, Chris…Catherine Hardwicke, Chris Weitz, David Slade, Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod, David Cronenberg, who really making me approach performance in an entirely different way, and David Michod, Werner Herzog, Anton Corbijn, Brady Corbet, James Gray, Claire Denis, and Josh and Bennie Safdie, the whole Good Time family. It was such a pleasure making this movie, it is something I am extremely proud of and I hope everyone here enjoys it, I think it is a pretty unique cinematic experience.

Sorry I just left out so many names, it’s an incredibly boring speech. It was just the first time I’ve written them all down. And it really stunned me of the calibre of people I’ve been allowed to work with. I’ve had a very very very charmed life, and I appreciate every every second of it.

Eventhough I’ve only said thank yous to people, I’ve only got two more thank yous. One of which is to my team, Sarah, Grace, Stephanie and Nick, who I would have never thought of this, as a job, as a life or anything. I have no idea what I was doing at fifteen, and they provided me with this special thing, and the other one is to you guys, for coming to support films that are slightly more inaccessible than most, the fact that these festivals exist, and that you’re excited about the movies playing, is so important. And it really does mean the world to people who make them. So, thank you very much everyone and have a good night.”                   

After the presentation of the trophy,  Oscar Boyson (producer), Josh and Bennie Safdie joined Rob on the stage to talk about Good Time.

Rob “I just can’t stand it when everyone is one stage talking about my performance *laughs* I don’t like it. I think these guys are the best, and literally, if you are interested in film, or… it’s a dangerous thing to say if you haven’t seen the movie or if you are just about to watch it. But, they are the best filmmakers in the world working right now.”  

Crowley had dark hair and good cheekbones and he was wearing snakeskin shoes, or at least presumably he was wearing shoes, and he could do really weird things with his tongue. And, whenever he forgot himself, he had a tendency to hiss. -Good Omens, Pratchett and Gaiman

I thought it would be interesting to look up all the places in the book where Crowley hissed. We fanfic writers like to write him lisping or hissing when he’s drunk or stressed.  The answer:  Zero

Not once - during the drunk scene with Aziraphale, when he’s visited by Hastur and Ligur in his flat, as he’s trying to find Aziraphale in the burning bookshop, while he’s on his way to the air base with his car on fire, when he’s preparing with Aziraphale for a showdown with Satan himself - do Pratchett and Gaiman use the ‘ss’ or ‘sss’ spellings we are so fond of to depict Crowley’s hissing.

Here’s the list of characters depicted as ‘hissing’ per their dialogue tags:

Sister Mary Loquacious: 1
Aziraphale: 2
Crowley: 3
Nigel Tompkins: 1
Pepper: 1
Ligur: 1
Hastur: 1
Mrs. Ormerod: 1
War: 1

Actually, the laboratory studies of detecting deception suggest there are no reliable behavioural cues whatsoever

Prof Thomas Ormerod talking about whether we should believe ‘folk psychology’ which claims to be able to tell when people are lying from physical cues.

Talk as part of the British Science Festival Sept 2017