https://www.esquire.com/uk/culture/a29300396/robert-pattinson-willem-dafoe-interview/On The Lighthouse, in the scenes in which his character is meant to be drunk on kerosene (there are quite a few of them), he was “basically unconscious the whole time. It was crazy. I spent so much time making myself throw up. Pissing my pants. It’s the most revolting thing. I don’t know, maybe it’s really annoying.”
It’s hard not to speculate that yes, it might be really annoying. “There’s a scene,” Pattinson remembers, “where Willem’s kind of sleeping on me and we’re really, really drunk and I felt like we’re completely lost in the scene and I’m sitting there trying to make myself gag and Robert [Eggers] told me off because Willem’s looking at him going: ‘If he throws up on me, I’m leaving the set.’ I had absolutely no idea this whole drama was unfolding.”
In some ways, Pattinson concedes, all this acting out is a reaction to his terrifying early super-fame.
Anyway, this is in this thread cos he's got a new one out and the reviews are saying it's amazing. Word on the street is that it might even be better than the new killer from Guy Ritchie - basically I'm totally wet-tipped with anticipation. One slight catch though, the film is in 3d and, as far as I can gather, the majority of 3d cinemas here tend to be used to show blockbusters, I'm actually getting worried about whether I will be fully able to catch it as Bi intended. Something that is keeping me tossing and turning at night, waking up in sweat covered sheets saying "No, noooooo, please no".During his college years, Bi watched Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker, later stating in an interview, "Cinema can be different [from mainstream films]; you can make what you like. What I had seen up to that point were mainly Hollywood films. What I was taught was pretty boring." Because of this particular film, he made up his mind to pursue filmmaking. "Before that, my parents and my relatives thought I would become jobless after graduation since I didn't want to do anything.
twee alert.The casts Wes Anderson gets these days are absolutely ridiculous.
Wes Anderson's 'The French Dispatch' - Starring Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Willem Dafoe, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Benicio Del Toro, Léa Seydoux, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Christoph Waltz, Kate Winslet, Frances McDormand, Jeffrey Wright, & Henry Winkler.
The biggest issue for me with that one was the dicking around with the aspect ratio. It brought nothing to the film and just meant the majority of it felt like watching something someone had filmed under their jacket in the cinema.As a general rule Wes Anderson is one of my least favourite directors... somehow the Budapest Hotel one did get under my defences though. I'm a sucker for the idea of being part of a European elite travelling around and staying in hotels with loads of baggage and bellboys and stuff.
I hate Bill Murray though, not sure I can stomach another Anderson/Murray match-up, I hate it already basically.
Yeah and apart from that he seems genuinely unpleasant. Actively nasty and cynical and vain.Why did everyone start raving about Bill Murray suddenly? I actually went through his whole back catalogue to remind myself and see if I could understand why he suddenly enjoyed this special status and basically all his films are totally shit (well, obviously there is the odd exception but I reckon his hit rate is way below average).