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Sunday, April 14, 2013
2 MORE 'PASSION' VIDEOS AT DSHINI
CLIP OF DIRK & ISABELLE, AND NOOMI INTERVIEW CLIP


The image above is from the start of "Der Pitch" clip that I posted a link to earlier today. I like how the start of the clip features an ad-in-motion for the ballet Afternoon Of A Faun hovering over the shot of Rachel McAdams walking into the corporate building, the faces turning toward the viewer/audience/passerby as if portending some sort of eerie fate.

Meanwhile, back to this post's headline. Dshini keeps adding more Passion-related videos. Here are links to two more added late today:

Passion Filmclip: Bettgeschichten

Noomi Rapace - Passion characters are trapped in world of advertisments, urgent push to be "the winner"


Posted by Geoff at 10:34 PM CDT
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3 NEW GERMAN-DUBBED 'PASSION' CLIPS
AND MORE KAROLINE, DE PALMA INTERVIEW CLIPS IN ENGLISH


Dshini Passion Filmclip: Was willst Du?

Dshini Passion Filmclip: Was ich an dir mag

Dshini Passion Filmclip: Der Pitch

Karoline Herfurth Interview Clip (2 of 3 -- How Dani & Isabelle are opposite personalities)

Karoline Herfurth Interview Clip (3 of 3 -- Dani enjoys her role as assistant)

Brian De Palma Interview Clip (2 of 2 -- Isabelle is full of mystery, the dark side comes out)


Posted by Geoff at 1:54 AM CDT
Updated: Sunday, April 14, 2013 2:09 AM CDT
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Friday, April 12, 2013
'PASSION' U.S. IN JULY, SAYS EW SUMMER PREVIEW
AND TWO MORE 'PASSION' CLIPS FROM GERMANY


Thanks to Marina for letting us know about the YouTube video above, which features two clips from Brian De Palma's Passion, dubbed in German (the film opens in Germany May 2nd). [Slight spoilers in the rest of this paragraph.] The first clip is the "Call me never!" scene in which Rachel McAdams, stunningly gorgeous in robe and lingerie, angrily throws her phone across the room. The second clip is the crux of the whole piece, in which Noomi Rapace's Isabelle is humiliated in public by McAdams' Christine. The beautifully mournful Donaggio music juxtaposed with Isabelle's crying-on-the-inside laugh recalls similar moments in De Palma's two most recent previous features: The Black Dahlia, when Elizabeth Short wipes away tears to smile for the camera (and her cold, detached director); and the final scene in Redacted, which finds a soldier being swayed by the crowd to smile for the camera as a Puccini aria begins to swell underneath.

Between these two scenes, and the one posted yesterday, the film is really looking good to me (albeit dubbed in German). The Donaggio score as Karoline looks hurtfully through the window at the two lovers enjoying each others' company makes for a sublime moment of sadness, as well. Can't wait to see how it all fits together the way it was meant to be seen.

Speaking of which, Entertainment Weekly's "Summer Movie Preview" issue is out now, and it lists Passion for July, with an exact date to be announced. Here's the brief included by Grady Smith in the "Also Playing" sidebar for July:

"Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace each have a ruthless PASSION for success at an ad agency, and they'll do whatever (and whomever) it takes to get ahead in Brian De Palma's kinky thriller."


Posted by Geoff at 5:06 PM CDT
Updated: Saturday, April 13, 2013 12:46 AM CDT
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Thursday, April 11, 2013
NEW 'PASSION' VIDEOS FROM GERMANY
NEW CLIP, PLUS DE PALMA & KAROLINE HERFURTH INTERVIEW CLIPS


I found three new Passion videos at the German site Dshini.net. I did not see a way to embed them, so here are the links:


Passion Film Clip (dubbed in German)

Karoline Herfurth

Brian De Palma talks about Berlin


"Well, I have a long history with Berlin. I came to Berlin in 1969 with Greetings. I stayed at this hotel. I went to the zoo palace, which is being rebuilt. I won my first award here in Berlin, a Silver Bear for Greetings. I quite enjoy the Berlin Festival. I’ve been coming for years. I must have been here four or five times. It’s a terrific city. The people have been very nice. And working here has been a dream, basically."

Posted by Geoff at 6:55 PM CDT
Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013 12:16 AM CDT
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Saturday, April 6, 2013
RACHEL VISITS JIMMY KIMMEL MONDAY
PROMOTING MALICK'S 'TO THE WONDER', IN LIMITED RELEASE & VOD NEXT FRIDAY
Thanks to Rachel McAdams Online for noting that Rachel McAdams will visit ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live this Monday night (April 8). McAdams will be there to promote Terrence Malick's To The Wonder, but of course there is always a chance she might mention her work in Brian De Palma's Passion, which will be released in about two months. To The Wonder will be in limited release, as well as VOD, beginning Friday, April 12. McAdams is in the Malick film for only about 15 minutes. World's Michael Leaser praises McAdams' work in the film, writing, "In 10-15 minutes of screen time, Rachel McAdams gives perhaps one of the most impressive performances of her career as an old flame of [Ben] Affleck’s character. Her vulnerable, lonely visage, eager for joy, reflects best the longing and searching all three of these characters experience."

Posted by Geoff at 10:54 AM CDT
Updated: Saturday, April 6, 2013 10:56 AM CDT
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Friday, April 5, 2013
'PASSION' VIDEOS - DE PALMA, MCADAMS, RAPACE
DE PALMA TALKS ABOUT HOW ISABELLE'S WORKING METHODS ARE MUCH LIKE HIS OWN


"It's very much the way I work. I mean, so much of what I photograph or put into my movies comes from my dreams and my subconscious. I'm up in the middle of the night, I sleep for a couple of hours, and get up with a new idea, and that's very much the way Isabelle is. She... Creativity comes from these things that occur while you're unconscious."

RACHEL: DE PALMA HAS "CLEAR VISION", YET HAS NO FEAR ABOUT MAKING CHANGES ON SET


"It's been great. It's been really lovely, because he has such a clear vision of this film. You know, he has said that he has it all mapped out in his head. And, you know, shot-by-shot. Which can sound quite scary, because you think, 'Is there room for anything else?' And then you get on set with him, and he's so open and receptive and collaborative, he gives great direction, and, you know, I don't know if this just comes with experience, but he doesn't seem to have any fear when it comes to making changes, or opening things up... You know, it's been quite calming. [Laughs] It's been a really nice combination of things."

NOOMI ON THE POWER STRUGGLE BETWEEN HER CHARACTER AND RACHEL'S


"They are like kindred spirits, they are quite similar, but Christine, Rachel's character, is my boss, and I'm working for her, so in the power position, she's stronger than me. And so it's like a dance between us, in a way... I like that it's... In every scene we've been doing, it's so many different things going on... and sometimes I feel like, 'Whoa! I've got to get my head around this, and straighten out what's really going on', because they're playing so many games, these like mind games with each other."

Posted by Geoff at 6:10 PM CDT
Updated: Saturday, April 6, 2013 7:57 AM CDT
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Thursday, March 28, 2013
'PASSION' PICKED UP BY METRODOME FOR U.K.
AND DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASE IN FRANCE SET FOR JUNE 18
Screen Daily reported today that Metrodome has acquired U.K. and Ireland rights to Brian De Palma's Passion. Expect a theatrical release later this year, according to the article.

Meanwhile, last week it was announced that ARP Selection will release a PAL Region 2 DVD and Blu-Ray of Passion on June 18.

We reported last week that several sites are listing Passion as a "limited release" on June 7th. Earlier this month, Canadian magazine The Gate tweeted that its interview with De Palma would coincide with the film's release in June.

Now, earlier this week, The Film Stage's Nick Newman wrote, "We’ve received word that Brian De Palma‘s Passion, a title anticipated by many around these here parts, is finally coming to U.S. theaters this July, courtesy of eOne." For whatever reason, this particular story was picked up and retweeted all over the place, and now it is widely assumed that Passion will open in July. But this does not explain why so many sites, as mentioned above, specifically list the June 7 date (for "limited release"). It is possible that eOne is planning a slow rollout for the film to spread across the U.S., which would delve into July (and maybe later) in some parts of the country. Or perhaps June 7 is the "limited release" date, and July (sometime in July) will see a wide/wider release. We can only hope. Anyway, back on March 8, one of our sources received word from the Passion publicity firm stating that Passion will be released in the U.S. in June. Perhaps that has been altered or modified since then.


Posted by Geoff at 5:32 PM CDT
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NEW 'PASSION' SET PICS
COURTESY GAFFER HELMUT PREIN AT CINETEL WEBSITE


Hemut Prein was hired to be gaffer to Passion cinematographer Jose Luis Arcaine (pictured above, with Brian De Palma). Prein has shared pictures and technical information about the fluorescent lights used for Passion with the Cinetel website. Prein states that it was his idea to have a package of fluorescent lights shipped in to the set from Madrid, where they were built by Cinetel according to the specifications of Alcaine, who pioneered the use of such lights as the key source in film lighting. Prein provides technical details about use of the lights, and also some photos, two more of which appear below. (Thanks to Chris for telling us about the photos!)


Posted by Geoff at 1:41 AM CDT
Updated: Thursday, March 28, 2013 1:44 AM CDT
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Sunday, March 24, 2013
NEW 'PASSION' VIDEO
IN HD WITH CLIPS & ON-SET INTERVIEWS; (THANKS TO JORD!)

Passion - Making Of (6min49sec) [HD] (2013... by myfilm-gr

Posted by Geoff at 1:51 AM CDT
Updated: Sunday, March 24, 2013 1:53 AM CDT
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