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Saturday, April 20, 2013
NEW 'PASSION' INTERVIEW CLIPS
WITH RACHEL MCADAMS AND NOOMI RAPACE
There are two new interview clips from the set of Passion (links below). Thanks to Marina for letting us know about the Noomi Rapace clip, in which Rapace discusses how the four main actors melted their characters in with themselves, and were "soaked into this world of passion, in a way". In the other clip, Rachel McAdams talks about her character as someone who is "quite damaged," and how that comes out more and more as the film goes on. "She's sort of dealing with all kinds of demons," says McAdams in the video, "and I think she's quite lost. And I'm not sure that she's going to find her way back."

Rachel McAdams on Christine as damaged and lost

Noomi Rapace on the four actors "soaked into this world of passion"


Posted by Geoff at 9:26 PM CDT
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Friday, April 19, 2013
NEW 'PASSION' STILLS & SET PICS


There are some new stills and pictures from the set of Passion at the Calinos Films Pinterest page.
(Thanks to Lindsey!)


Posted by Geoff at 5:36 PM CDT
Updated: Friday, April 19, 2013 6:14 PM CDT
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Thursday, April 18, 2013
SPOILER-ISH 'PASSION' CLIP POSTED AT DSHINI
DUBBED IN GERMAN


Another German-dubbed clip from Passion was posted yesterday at Dshini (link below). This one really puts a distinct De Palma twist on a situation from Alain Corneau's Love Crime, and could be said to be a spoiler, if you don't already know the story. But the way De Palma does it, it has an even more visceral effect, which also adds to the spoiler-ish aspect of the clip. In other words, if you don't want to know much about it before you see the actual film, don't watch this clip, titled "Telefonterror."

Passion Filmclip: Telefonterror


Posted by Geoff at 12:23 AM CDT
Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2013 4:51 PM CDT
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
DE PALMA MENTIONED ON 'PARKS & REC' OUTTAKE
OSWALT IMPROV RANT INCLUDES GETTING DE PALMA TO WRITE OPENING SCRAWL FOR 'STAR WARS VII'


Above is an unedited version of a rant (or "ramble") Patton Oswalt delivers on tomorrow night's episode of Parks And Recreation on NBC. The opening scrawl for this video explains that Oswalt appears on the episode "as a man who launches a filibuster to prevent a city council vote. The producers asked him to ramble a bit about whatever subject he wanted. What follows is one continuous take of that scene - 100% improvised."

What Oswalt rambles on about are his ideas for "Star Wars VII," which he hilariously cross-brands with the Marvel universe, as both are now owned by Disney, and also with the mythical figures of Clash Of The Titans. But to start it off, he begins at the beginning:

"We begin with standard title sequence," says Oswalt, "John Williams fanfare, followed by a scrawl to be written-- I would like to mention that Brian De Palma wrote the original opening scrawl for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. I think it would be a nice nod to the franchise if he were to write this opening scrawl."

In fact, it was De Palma and Jay Cocks who rewrote the opening scrawl. When George Lucas showed a rough cut of Star Wars to his friends, he'd had a long scrawl at the beginning that seemed to go on and on. Among the friends at the screening were De Palma, Cocks, and Steven Spielberg. Cocks recalled in the Nov/Dec 2002 issue of Creative Screenwriting that the morning after the screening, "I was sitting in a work room above a garage in [George Lucas'] house with a yellow pad with George and Brian and a couple of other people. Brian said, 'All right Jay, you sit down there at the typewriter. No one understands what this movie is about, we gotta set it up.' What I remember saying is: 'George, you gotta make other people understand this is a fairy tale.' We wrote something that [did] that, and in some form became the prologue to Star Wars or was part of the prologue to Star Wars."


Posted by Geoff at 7:33 PM CDT
Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2013 8:17 PM CDT
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
BOYLE'S 'TRANCE' BRINGS DE PALMA TO MIND
SAYS NEIL MITCHELL, AUTHOR OF UPCOMING BOOK ON DE PALMA'S 'CARRIE'


Neil Mitchell is the author of a new book about Brian De Palma's film adaptation of Carrie, which is due to be released next month. The book is part of Auteur Press' "Devil's Advocates" series.

Posted by Geoff at 11:58 PM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 7:00 AM CDT
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ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER 'PASSION' CLIP
AND ANOTHER INTERVIEW CLIP FROM THE SET WITH NOOMI RAPACE


Another German-dubbed clip from Passion is up at Dshini, as well as another interview clip in which Noomi Rapace discusses Dani as Isabelle's assistant. The film clip is the scene in which Isabelle has one-upped Christine, who is just now finding out. Here are the links:

Passion Filmclip: Lehrstunde

Noomi Rapace Interview Clip - Dani as assistant to Isabelle, talks too much, etc.


Posted by Geoff at 11:30 PM CDT
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EVEN MORE GERMAN 'PASSION' CLIPS
MOVIE CLIP, AND A THIRD DE PALMA INTERVIEW CLIP


More Passion videos have appeared at the Dshini website today, including two new clips from the movie: the scene in which Christine hurls her phone across the room (which is also available on YouTube). And a previously unavailable scene in which Christine takes credit for Isabelle's idea. There is also a great new interview clip with Brian De Palma in which he explains what Passion is really about. Here are links to the two new clips:

Passion Filmclip: Eine Idee wechselt den Urheber

Brian De Palma - Passion is really about creativity

De Palma: "Well, what's interesting about the film is it's really about creativity, and how things and ideas are created from images in your subconscious. A lot of the film is about dreaming, and the ideas you get from dreaming, and the loss of your sense of reality. Because so much of your thought process takes place in your subconscious."

Posted by Geoff at 12:50 AM CDT
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WORK-IN-PROGRESS ART FOR 'HAPPY VALLEY'
POSTED AT 'COMING SOON' PAGE OF PRESSMAN FILMS
At left is a preliminary work-in-progress poster for Happy Valley, which has been posted in the "Coming Soon" section of the Pressman Films website. I say "work-in-progress," of course, because that is not Al Pacino on the poster, because the film is still being written by David McKenna, and no footage has yet been shot. (Thanks to the Swan Archives News page for finding this poster.)

As for the writing of the film, McKenna tweeted Saturday that he was still "focusing on the puzzle right now" (see below).


Posted by Geoff at 12:00 AM CDT
Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:36 AM CDT
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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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