VIDEO: Robert Pattinson & David Cronenberg on BBC’s ‘The Culture Show’Cast Interview David Cronenberg Director Interview Robert Pattinson Video
Kermode: there’s some element of vampirism in Cosmopolis. Rob says it’s like a ghost story, everyone is dead in it, the whole world is dead.
He’s not trying to take anything from the world. He’s trying to create a new world, create a new reality, that’s the opposite of being a parasite.
Kermode: Most difficult thing about the film is the silences between the words, you are so used to hearing music or sound effects in those gaps.
Rob agrees and adds about the structure of the limo, your vice sounds so dead, no reverberation (difficult for the actor to get used to).
Did a play- Macbeth- only review was that no one could hear me.
Got fired from a play as well for not being loud enough, never learned how to project.
Thought it was like the Brando thing, that it could work in theater, I didn’t realize that Brando could project!
Kermode: Cronenberg’s films, cinema of unease.
Rob: you have to be incredible sympathetic to the film to one that’s not sympathetic to you at all
Mentions “aggressively unlovable” film review again (which he likes).
It’s not pandering to an audience, it’s respecting an audience.
Hopefully that works he says!
Cronenberg’s interview (he enters limo at 1:45 on this video):
Our notes on David’s interview:
Actors would freak out if you ask them to play a symbol.
I think that he (Eric) is a real person.
These guys are making money and producing money, that’s it, it’s a closed circle, there’s no escape from the money, it’s money talking to itself.
Cronenberg is a car enthusiast!
Eric’s limo is a coffin, seat of power, space ship, kind of a vacuum tube. There is no air in it.
He lives this bubble life that begins to suffocate him and frustrate him to the point that he wants to escape from the life that he has created.