Theatre script – Theatre UAF http://theatreuaf.org/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 03:05:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://theatreuaf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-18-120x120.png Theatre script – Theatre UAF http://theatreuaf.org/ 32 32 No joke: Dave Chappelle flips script, says DC school theater won’t be named after him https://theatreuaf.org/no-joke-dave-chappelle-flips-script-says-dc-school-theater-wont-be-named-after-him/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 03:05:00 +0000 https://theatreuaf.org/no-joke-dave-chappelle-flips-script-says-dc-school-theater-wont-be-named-after-him/ Dave Chappelle defied expectations at a dedication event on Monday by announcing that a theater set that will be named after him at a school in Washington, DC, will ultimately not be named after him. A theater at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts will not be called the “Dave Chappelle Theater” as expected. […]]]>

Dave Chappelle defied expectations at a dedication event on Monday by announcing that a theater set that will be named after him at a school in Washington, DC, will ultimately not be named after him.

A theater at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts will not be called the “Dave Chappelle Theater” as expected. Instead, it will be called the “Theater for Artistic Freedom and Expression,” Chappelle told the crowd, citing recent student criticism of his Netflix special. Closeraccording to FOX 5.

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Chappelle, who graduated from the school in 1991, said he made the decision on Friday after considering the backlash he received from current students over the Netflix special, which he greeted a masterpiece.”

Activists and social media users have called on Netflix to remove it from the streaming service for jokes Chappelle made about the transgender community.

Chappelle returned to his alma mater last November to discuss his special, where a question-and-answer session with students got somewhat tumultuous. At one point, a student shouted, “Your comedy kills,” as reported Policy.

“These kids don’t understand that they were instruments of artistic oppression,” Chappelle said at the event on Monday. “The more you say I can’t say something, the more urgent it is for me to say it.”

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Flyers for Monday night’s event circulated as recently as Sunday said the theater would be named after Chappelle.

“‍On June 20, DESA will name the Ellington Performing Arts Theater after one of its most famous alumni – comedian and actor Dave Chappelle. The event will include an unveiling, theatrical dedication and a production filled with surprises for Dave and the audience. The nomination comes in recognition of his continued commitment and service to the school and his advocacy for the arts,” reads a website for the renowned theater.

The Washington Examiner contacted the Duke Ellington School of the Arts for comment.

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Ben Affleck’s Batman Script Sounds Better Than Matt Reeves’ The Batman https://theatreuaf.org/ben-afflecks-batman-script-sounds-better-than-matt-reeves-the-batman/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 16:54:05 +0000 https://theatreuaf.org/ben-afflecks-batman-script-sounds-better-than-matt-reeves-the-batman/ Matt Reeves dropped new details about Ben Affleck The Batman script, and it sounds pretty good. Between the comics and live-action adaptations we’ve gotten over the years, we now have a colorful selection of interpretations and reimaginings of Gotham’s Dark Knight. Each of these versions has its own story to tell while keeping the central […]]]>

Matt Reeves dropped new details about Ben Affleck The Batman script, and it sounds pretty good.

Between the comics and live-action adaptations we’ve gotten over the years, we now have a colorful selection of interpretations and reimaginings of Gotham’s Dark Knight. Each of these versions has its own story to tell while keeping the central Batman mythos virtually intact.

Even so, some of the more memorable versions of Batman are often based on other adaptations fans may or may not have heard of before. For example, Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy owes much of its history to the 1970s film series. Detective comicswhen the League of Assassins made its official debut.

In the case of Matt Reeves The Batmanthe story is a clear nod to the graphic novel series under the Batman: Earth 1 badge. This universe has a much younger, more realistic version of the Caped Crusader who isn’t as foolproof as some other versions of the character.

Batman = James Bond

However, what happens when the inspiration for your interpretation of the Dark Knight comes from a source outside of the Batman franchise?

Matt Reeves mentioned that it was Ben Affleck’s plans for a unfortunately canceled Batfleck solo movie – for now. This adaptation would be based on some of the signature elements of the James Bond films, namely the reliance on high-tech gadgets and perhaps some of the character dynamics of the Batman family as well.

As revealed in Justice League and the Snyder Cup, Deathstroke was to star as the antagonist to Affleck’s aging Batman. It’s also worth keeping in mind that this is the only live-action version of the character who has to share his cinematic universe with super-powered metahumans. While Matt Reeves’ Batman only has to deal with an online version of the riddler, Ben Affleck’s Batman could take on Darkseid.

Add to that the fact that this is the oldest version of the Caped Crusader we’ve seen in a live action movie and it becomes easier to see why Affleck would have wanted his character to lean more. on his gadgets than on his own physique. This is where the Bond comparison seems even more interesting: what if we could finally see a proper interpretation of the Batman family on the big screen?

Deathstroke as Villain

HBO Deathstroke

Other details about the scrapped Batfleck movie include Batman fighting alongside Batgirl to defeat Deathstroke. Going back to the similarities between James Bond and Ben Affleck’s Batman, it seems this version of Bruce Wayne would have relied on his partners behind the scenes a lot more, with Alfred playing a role very reminiscent of Q in the Bond saga.

What would have been even more interesting, however, was if this Batgirl was instead Oracle: Barbara Gordon’s alias after she was left crippled by the Joker in The killer joke. After all, Affleck’s Batman lived through some of the most traumatic events in Dark Knight publishing history, including the violent death of Jason Todd’s Robin.

Unfortunately, Ben Affleck’s departure from the DC Extended Universe means this dream crossover between Batman and Bond may never see the light of day. Matt Reeves’ movie is undeniably great, but we can’t help but feel like we’re missing something with the Justice League’s sudden disbandment in the DCEU.

Who knows: no one really believed it The Snyder Cut was possible, but here we are.

Tell us, do you think Ben Affleck’s The Batman idea is better than Matt Reeves’ movie?

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The screenplay earns the playwright and the actor a gong https://theatreuaf.org/the-screenplay-earns-the-playwright-and-the-actor-a-gong/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 06:18:49 +0000 https://theatreuaf.org/the-screenplay-earns-the-playwright-and-the-actor-a-gong/ The story of 1950s sugarcane cutters Roo and Barney is a scenario that has occupied the minds of thousands of Australian students for decades. The Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, a play by Ray Lawler, has appeared in school curricula across the country. Lawler, who recently turned 101, is highly regarded for his groundbreaking work […]]]>

The story of 1950s sugarcane cutters Roo and Barney is a scenario that has occupied the minds of thousands of Australian students for decades.

The Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, a play by Ray Lawler, has appeared in school curricula across the country.

Lawler, who recently turned 101, is highly regarded for his groundbreaking work in theatre, which has been credited with forever changing the Australian theater landscape.

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The Doll, as the play became known, opened in 1955 at the Union Theater in Melbourne. Lawler starred as Barney Ibbot and the play propelled him to success after a 13-week nationwide tour.

The storyline follows the lives of Roo and Barney and their fellow bartenders Nancy and Olive, and touches on themes such as gender, culture and identity.

The play ran for eight months in London’s West End. It received rave reviews and won Best Play at the Evening Standard Theater Awards.

The doll then made its way to Broadway, where it garnered mixed reactions that The New York Times attributed to the “prickly Australian vernacular” posing obstacles to American understanding.

These days, Lawler leads a quieter life.

“He’s not particularly excited about turning 101, he says everyone lives to be 100 these days,” his son Martin revealed.

The milestone was marked by a family dinner, and there is another reason to celebrate.

Lawler was made an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honors List, released on Sunday.

The honor is for distinguished service to the performing arts as an actor, playwright and director.

“My dad is thrilled and very grateful,” Martin said.

“As you can imagine, we are all immensely proud of him and happy to be able to celebrate with him.”

The honor comes more than 40 years after he was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his services to the performing arts.

Lawler was born into a working-class Melbourne family and left school at 13 to work in a factory.

He and his wife, actress Jacklyn Kelleher, have twin sons Adam and Martin, daughter Kylie, and grandchildren with children of their own.

Lawler is one of 54 Australians in the arts recognized in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honors List.

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Modern Family: Jesse Tyler Ferguson confirms that a spin-off script has been written https://theatreuaf.org/modern-family-jesse-tyler-ferguson-confirms-that-a-spin-off-script-has-been-written/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 19:08:21 +0000 https://theatreuaf.org/modern-family-jesse-tyler-ferguson-confirms-that-a-spin-off-script-has-been-written/ Jesse Tyler Ferguson revealed that a modern family The derivative script has been written, although it has yet to be picked up by a network. The actor starred in the popular sitcom – which ran from 2009 to 2020 – about a multi-generational family. Talk to HEY Sunday night (June 12) at the Tony Awards, […]]]>

Jesse Tyler Ferguson revealed that a modern family The derivative script has been written, although it has yet to be picked up by a network.

The actor starred in the popular sitcom – which ran from 2009 to 2020 – about a multi-generational family.

Talk to HEY Sunday night (June 12) at the Tony Awards, Ferguson was asked about the likelihood of a potential series spin-off for the beloved sitcom.

“The script is out and it’s very good,” he said during the ceremony at Radio City Music Hall in New York. “So you know, who knows? If someone wants to produce it, maybe.

Earlier in May, during an appearance on Watch what’s happening live, Ferguson had told host Andy Cohen that there had been “discussions” regarding an offshoot.

However, at the time, he speculated that the ABC network ultimately decided against it because they “were ready to go in a different direction.”

Meanwhile, Ferguson won his first Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role in the Broadway revival of take me outalongside Jesse Williams, also nominated.

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Amid the show’s run on Broadway, there was controversy after nude footage of Williams in the play was leaked on social media. This prompted the theater to install an infrared camera system to monitor future offenders.

Find the full list of Tony Award winners here.

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sublime performances are marred by an uninspired script https://theatreuaf.org/sublime-performances-are-marred-by-an-uninspired-script/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 09:58:27 +0000 https://theatreuaf.org/sublime-performances-are-marred-by-an-uninspired-script/ NOTmedical or legal dramas have been particularly groundbreaking within the contemporary Korean drama framework, although credit should be given where credit is due – they have distinctly produced a number of fan favorites over the years; K-dramas like hospital reading list and Dr. Romanticat Juvenile Justice and The devil judges all thrived against the odds […]]]>

NOTmedical or legal dramas have been particularly groundbreaking within the contemporary Korean drama framework, although credit should be given where credit is due – they have distinctly produced a number of fan favorites over the years; K-dramas like hospital reading list and Dr. Romanticat Juvenile Justice and The devil judges all thrived against the odds of prosaic premises.

Walk in Doctor Lawyer, the arguably precarious attempt by MBC and Disney+ to merge the two genres. From the outset, a title as chillingly simple as this feels like it’s predestined to arouse at least some skepticism, and of course, the series’ opening notes are almost as uninspiring. Han Yi-han (Oh my Venus‘ So Ji-sub) is immediately named a star cardiothoracic surgeon at the Banseok Foundation and Hospital.

We are introduced to him as he completes what was supposed to be a four-hour surgery in a record time of just two. Meanwhile, her fiancé Geum Seok-yeong (Im Soo-hyang) is a prosecutor, whose brother Seok-ju (Han Seung-bin) is hospitalized with a chronic heart condition. After saving a botched operation by Dr. Gu Hyun-seong — the son of the foundation’s chief executive, Gu Jin-ki — he was even named the new head of cardiothoracic surgery, despite the former’s protests.

Things start looking up for Seok-yeong and Seok-ju too; they are told that Seok-ju will soon be able to receive a heart transplant, with Yi-han on the front line of his operation. Of course, he ends up nailing the proceedings, although his victory was not without occasional hiccups. That same night, Yi-han is called back to perform another emergency heart transplant on a mysterious VIP, victim of a car accident, although the hospital has already used the only heart available for Seok-ju’s surgery. . He is immediately wary of the circumstances: where exactly does the heart to be transplanted come from in this patient?

The next morning, however, news reaches Yi-han that Seok-ju had suddenly stopped responding due to alleged post-surgery complications, and despite Yi-han’s best efforts, he dies while Seok-yeong watches. A grieving Yi-han is then informed, following an autopsy, that Seok-ju’s death was the result of an accident in the middle of the operation, which he vehemently denies. Yi-han quickly puts everything together – he fights his way through the hospital in search of the unidentified VIP patient, and is arrested for Seok-ju’s death and medical malpractice.

Jin-ki pays a clandestine visit to the demoralized Yi-han in prison amid his ongoing trial, only to blackmail him into admitting the wrongful charges against him, cruelly threatening to have Yi-han and his wife murdered. elderly mother if he ever tried to expose the truth about what happened in the operating room that fateful night. Wishing not to risk the lives of his loved ones, he painfully breaks off his engagement to an aggrieved Seok-yeong, has the medical license he worked so painstakingly revoked, and spends the next two years in prison for a crime he never knew. did not commit. .

Once out, however, Yi-han is overwhelmed with the desire for justice. He entered the judicial sector, forging a new expertise as a public prosecutor specializing in medical litigation. But he always has the goal of finding out the truth about what really happened to Seok-ju and bringing the culprits to justice.

In its first two episodes, Doctor Lawyer sets the stage for what could be a surprisingly gripping depiction of corruption within a capitalist healthcare system, and infuses that with a whole lot of heart (pun intended). Its script is an apt, if sometimes poor and over-dramatized, reflection of what happens when someone is forced to stand against corrupt institutions, with wealthy but morally deplorable tycoons taking the lead.

Yet much of the flesh-to-the-bone comes through in the prodigious performances of its lead actors, So Ji-sub and Im Soo-hyang, both of whom manage to infuse deep emotional layers into their characters. The way Seok-yeong completely breaks down after the death of his only family is deeply arresting. the emotions of all-consuming angst and pure grief are strong and emanate in great volume across the screen.

On the other hand, So’s masterful portrayal of Yi-han should come as no surprise to the veteran K-drama viewer – as his legendary return to the small screen after four years, he certainly delivered. He swings seamlessly between the stoic, no-nonsense caricature of a seasoned, self-assured surgeon/lawyer and an oppressed man stripped of his dignity. Although he’s established as something of a lone wolf, the few scenes he shares with Im are mostly candid.

Unfortunately, Doctor Lawyer isn’t immune to the all-too-familiar air of hackneyed tropes; a trap that countless of his predecessors have fallen prey to. In a sea of ​​K-dramas likely oversaturated with mundane medical and legal procedures, Doctor Lawyer is miles away from standing out from its peers. In fact, it’s even reminiscent of other shows with eerily similar premises – think 2019 Doctor Prisoner (strangely, even to its uninventive title too), which also weaves together an eerily analogous story of a doctor wrongfully accused of malpractice seeking revenge.

It’s a bitter pill to swallow when you realize that its cast’s phenomenal on-screen performances run the immense risk of being tainted by what’s so far embodied as a largely mediocre storyline. You could say there’s plenty of room for the series to make significant progress in its storytelling, but that’s only if you’re willing to take this chance and stick around long enough to witness it.

New episodes of Doctor Lawyer airs on South Korea’s MBC television network every Friday and Saturday, and will also be available on Disney+ in select regions.

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Joker Sequel News Divides Fans As Joaquin Phoenix Dreams Up Reading Script For New Film https://theatreuaf.org/joker-sequel-news-divides-fans-as-joaquin-phoenix-dreams-up-reading-script-for-new-film/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://theatreuaf.org/joker-sequel-news-divides-fans-as-joaquin-phoenix-dreams-up-reading-script-for-new-film/ A sequel to the award-winning Joker film has been confirmed, with Joaquin Phoenix set to return for a second outing as the iconic villain. Director Todd Phillips shared the news on Instagram, teasing fans with a photo of the front page of a script with the title “Joker: Folie à Deux” written on it, named […]]]>

A sequel to the award-winning Joker film has been confirmed, with Joaquin Phoenix set to return for a second outing as the iconic villain.

Director Todd Phillips shared the news on Instagram, teasing fans with a photo of the front page of a script with the title “Joker: Folie à Deux” written on it, named after the French term for two people sharing a delusion or mental illness. The front page also revealed that the film will be co-written by Scott Silver, who wrote Joker with Phillips.

The director delighted his followers with a second photo showing Joaquin Phoenix, who starred as the Joker in the 2019 film, engrossed in reading the script. The 47-year-old actor won the Best Actor Oscar after his portrayal of troubled Arthur Fleck.

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The first film, based on characters from the DC comics, follows Fleck as he inspires a violent revolution in Gotham City after failed attempts to make it as a party clown and stand-up comedian. The sequel’s plot is currently being kept under wraps, but it’s expected to follow up on the origin story told in Joker which culminates in Fleck becoming the notorious clown-faced villain.

The film became the highest R-rated film of all time at the global box office, topping a staggering $1 billion as one of the last big blockbusters to hit cinemas before the Covid-19 pandemic n ‘forces the industry to stop. Despite the film’s success, it proved to be divisive with audiences, with some criticizing its depiction of gun violence and mental illness.



It’s not yet clear what the sequel will be about or when it will be in cinemas – but the news has already garnered strong opinions from potential audiences

Opinions have already been similarly divided on the sequel – while some shared their excitement, others expressed their opinion that a second outing for Phoenix’s Joker was unnecessary. “Joker really didn’t need a sequel,” one person tweeted. “Honestly, it was good as it was a standalone. Not all huge hits need a sequel.

Some have shared their concern that a sequel won’t live up to its predecessor, with another fan writing, “The first one was a masterpiece, should leave it as it is.”

“Where would the sequel plot go?” asked a third Twitter user. “The goal of the film was to be an epic tale [of] originally with a sweet ending that set up the influence the joker had on Gotham.”

Either way, fans may have to wait a bit before they can see the sequel in theaters. The script for the first film was written in 2017 ahead of the film’s premiere in August 2019, so the release of the second film is likely still a few years away.

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Read the script for Tony McNamara’s Season 2 episode “Alone At Last” – Deadline https://theatreuaf.org/read-the-script-for-tony-mcnamaras-season-2-episode-alone-at-last-deadline/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 19:00:00 +0000 https://theatreuaf.org/read-the-script-for-tony-mcnamaras-season-2-episode-alone-at-last-deadline/ In 2008, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Tony McNamara staged a play at the Sydney Theater Company around Catherine the Great. As he was writing a potential film adaptation, he began to realize how massive the story was and decided it would work better as a series. In 2018, Great was greenlit at Hulu and its success led […]]]>

In 2008, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Tony McNamara staged a play at the Sydney Theater Company around Catherine the Great. As he was writing a potential film adaptation, he began to realize how massive the story was and decided it would work better as a series. In 2018, Great was greenlit at Hulu and its success led to Emmy and SAG Award nominations and a renewal for a third season.

The McNamara-written Season 2 episode “Alone at Last” is the final episode of It Starts On the Page, Deadline’s annual series that highlights the scripts that serve as creative mainstays for the trending shows that will define the TV awards season underway. . The scripts for our series are all submitted for consideration at this year’s Emmy Awards and were selected by Deadline using criteria that include critical acclaim, selection from a wide range of networks and platforms, and a mix of established and lesser-known shows.

Great is a satirical dark comedy-drama loosely based on Catherine’s rise to power in Russia. Elle Fanning plays Catherine, a royal who marries Emperor Peter III (Nicholas Hoult) and quickly realizes her depraved and dangerous nature. Season 2 begins after Catherine enacts a coup and takes over the country, only to struggle to bring enlightenment to a country that doesn’t want it.

“Alone at Last” begins with Catherine waking up to find that the now semi-exiled Peter has murdered a nobleman, Count Tarzinsky. Although Peter claims that this act was justified – after all, Tarzinsky called him an “asshole” – Catherine decides to lock him in his room and prevent him from going truffle hunting with his new dog.

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How a 1990s David Cronenberg screenplay became Future Crimes https://theatreuaf.org/how-a-1990s-david-cronenberg-screenplay-became-future-crimes/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 11:58:37 +0000 https://theatreuaf.org/how-a-1990s-david-cronenberg-screenplay-became-future-crimes/ David Cronenberg wrote the screenplay for his latest film, Future Crimes , more than 20 years ago, at the end of the last century. Science fiction being what it is, I imagined that it had to be done before moving on to production, to modify things that seemed outdated. I asked him this question during […]]]>

David Cronenberg wrote the screenplay for his latest film,

Future Crimes

, more than 20 years ago, at the end of the last century. Science fiction being what it is, I imagined that it had to be done before moving on to production, to modify things that seemed outdated. I asked him this question during an interview in Toronto, just after his return from the Cannes festival, where Crimes had its world premiere. Every change?

“Not a word,” he said. “All the dialogue is as it is written. What has changed, however, are the usual things that happened whether he was 20 or not, which is now you are producing him. So what is it? You’ve described it in the script, but you haven’t described it to the point where it exists.

So, for example, the bizarre piece of furniture in which the character of Viggo Mortensen sleeps, and whose opening remark is the memorable sentence: “I think this bed needs new software.” In the script, it’s called the spider web bed. But when the production designer tried to make something out of Webby, it didn’t look good.

“We found what we call the orchid,” says Cronenberg. “Which is much more fleshy, organic, almost like a flower or something. But it’s not a function of it being 20 years old, it’s just a function of when you try to make it work.

It’s not even a function of another designer. The notoriously loyal director has worked with the same creative genius, Carol Spier, on nearly every one of his movies since.

The dead zone

in 1983. So it’s a fair bet even if

Future Crimes

had been made in the past, Spier would have been present.

Mind you, maybe Mortensen wasn’t there. He and Cronenberg first worked together on 2005

A history of violence

and have made three films together since then – four if you count the time Mortensen cast the sometimes-actor Cronenberg in his own directorial debut in the 2020s

Fall

.

“Just a bad habit that keeps working,” is how Cronenberg laughingly calls their friendship and creative partnership. “We keep in touch and talk about things all the time. And so it seems like a natural sequel… suddenly we’re working together again.

The director keeps busy with occasional acting jobs – he has a recurring role in

Star Trek: Discovery

– and plans to shoot another film,

The Shroud

, with Vincent Cassel. All this as he approaches his 80th birthday next spring. I wonder if a filmmaker so sensitive to the mortification and mortality of the human body has any thoughts on how well his own aging form works?

“Well, a lot of it, by the time you realize it, it’s too late,” he said with a chuckle. “I mean, of course there’s genetics. But there is also epigenetics; we now realize that the environment alters gene expression. But yes, you change your body and you change your reality.

He has a very concrete example. “I no longer wear glasses because I have plastic lenses in my eyes. I had cataract surgery. So I’m very bionic. I have hearing aids, I have plastic in my eyes, the colors are completely different now. Since I got rid of the cataracts that shaded everything towards the warm yellow end of the spectrum, now it’s kind of cool white.

He recalls that the eye surgery took place over two days, so he spent one night at home with an old eye and a new one. The walls he had always taken to be white now looked almost blue in his new eye, and stained with tobacco through the old one.

“But of course, it’s not just physical,” he continues. “It’s moving, and that’s all. I mean, emotions are bodily, they are physical. They are chemical, biochemical, they have to do with neurons. This does not detract from their power. Love, affection, hate, all that. Everything is physical, everything is chemical, you know. But it’s real. This is the reality we have. »

Cronenberg says he felt some trepidation returning to the director’s chair for the first time since 2014, now eight years his senior. And Mortensen says he noticed it. “I remember the first day in Greece, we finished the day’s work. And we left the set. And David said, ‘I think I still have it. I think.’ ”

“Did I really say that?” asks Cronenberg. “It can be overwhelming. Just to think, OK, do I still have the physical stamina? Will I get tired, will I lose focus because I’m tired? And for the first three days… I felt like I was acting as a director. I pretend to be a director. I can do anything because I studied how to be a director, but I pretend. And then after that, I thought: No, I actually realize. But it’s a real feeling, you know.

Or as he told the press gathered in Cannes: “What are the crimes in my future? I hope many. I hope to commit a few more cinematic crimes before I finish.

Crimes of the Future is now playing in cinemas.

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A STORY OF VIGGO

Director David Cronenberg and actor Viggo Mortensen have made four films together. Director Viggo Mortensen and actor David Cronenberg directed one. Back on their collaborations.

A history of violence

(2005) Mortensen plays Tom Stall, a mild-mannered restaurant owner whose violent reaction to an incident at his restaurant makes him a local hero but threatens to uncover a past life he would rather keep hidden. Hailed by critics, the film was nominated for its script adapted by Josh Olson, and for the supporting role of Willam Hurt.

Eastern promises

(2007) Cronenberg’s next film featured Mortensen as a Russian mob enforcer; he was nominated for an Oscar for the role. The widely acclaimed film was notable for a brutal nude fight in a bathhouse and for stories of Mortensen’s intense preparation for the role, which included a trip to Russia, meeting former gangsters, and studying the meaning of tattoos of Russian criminals.

A dangerous method

(2011) Mortensen plays Sigmund Freud in this historical drama, opposite Michael Fassbender as Carl Jung, and Keira Knightley as patient-turned-psychoanalyst Sabina Spielrein. Less successful at the box office (30 M$ against 56 M$ for Eastern Promises and 61 M$ for A History of Violence), the film nevertheless won a great critical success.

Fall

(2020) Cronenberg has a small role as Dr. Klausner, a genius proctologist, in Mortensen’s writing/directing debut. Mortensen also stars in the film as John Peterson, a gay man trying to come to terms with his homophobic father (Lance Henriksen). The film received several Canadian Screen Award nominations, including for set designer Carol Spier, a regular collaborator on Cronenberg’s films.

Future Crimes

(2022) Cronenberg’s most recent, from a screenplay he wrote in the late 90s, features Mortensen as a man whose body produces new organs, which he removed as a kind of performance art .

Untitled Viggo Mortensen Western

(20??) When I ask Cronenberg and Mortensen in an interview if they have any future projects planned, Cronenberg is quick on the draw: “I’m trying to insinuate myself as an actor in the next movie. from Viggo, which is a western, because I think I have to learn to ride a horse. Even if I fell off the horse, you could use it as part of the film.

Mortensen replies, “There’s a character who is – it would be nice for an atheist – he’s a Protestant preacher, a reverend.”

“I’ve played this before! Cronenberg shouts. (He played Reverend Verringer in the 2017 miniseries

Alias ​​Grace

.)

Mortensen continues: “He speaks in a church, but he also says a few last words of the Bible to a person who is about to be hanged.

“I can totally do that,” Cronenberg says. “And I can do it with conviction. Especially if you hang someone for me so I can react.

Mortensen assures him that it could be done. “It’s almost done,” rejoices Cronenberg.

Cast at a theater near you.

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“I really like the way the script presents the struggle of an ordinary man” https://theatreuaf.org/i-really-like-the-way-the-script-presents-the-struggle-of-an-ordinary-man/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://theatreuaf.org/i-really-like-the-way-the-script-presents-the-struggle-of-an-ordinary-man/ Versatile Bollywood actor Rajpal Yadav, who is gearing up for the release of his OTT movie “Ardh,” talks about what attracted him to the project. He says: “Ardh shows the relationship of a husband and wife and their daily struggle to live a normal life. Also how Shiva, an ordinary man tries all possible means […]]]>

Versatile Bollywood actor Rajpal Yadav, who is gearing up for the release of his OTT movie “Ardh,” talks about what attracted him to the project.

He says: “Ardh shows the relationship of a husband and wife and their daily struggle to live a normal life. Also how Shiva, an ordinary man tries all possible means to achieve his dream and in doing so how life takes him through various challenges. I really like how the script presents the struggle of an ordinary man. I really feel that just like my character, there are many people like Shiva in our country who fight for their dreams and live day to day.”

Also starring Rubina Dilaik, Hiten Tejwani and Kulbhushan Kharbanda, “Ardh” was written and directed by Palash Muchhal. The film portrays Rajpal Yadav in an avatar never seen before.

As seen in the trailer, “Ardh” shows how a small town guy, Shiva (Rajpal Yadav) struggles to become an actor in the city of dreams, Mumbai, despite being a big stage actor. Now, to survive in the city and earn his bread and butter, he poses as transgender (Parvati) with the support of his wife (Rubina Dilaik) and searches for money on local trains and at signals in Mumbai. It is the story of a dreamer in the city of dreams and continues to explore if he manages to achieve his dreams, or if his dreams are crushed in this hectic and unforgiving city of Mumbai.

‘Ardh’ will air on ZEE5 from June 10.

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BRIT Award winner James Morrison will join The Script at the Scarborough Open Air Theater concert this summer https://theatreuaf.org/brit-award-winner-james-morrison-will-join-the-script-at-the-scarborough-open-air-theater-concert-this-summer/ Mon, 30 May 2022 18:01:00 +0000 https://theatreuaf.org/brit-award-winner-james-morrison-will-join-the-script-at-the-scarborough-open-air-theater-concert-this-summer/ James has just wrapped up a hugely successful UK tour and will be special guest on The Script when the Irish rock trio take the stage at the theater on Thursday 14th July. James’ recent Greatest Hits Tour was a landmark celebration of a remarkable career that produced top 10 hits like You Give Me […]]]>

James has just wrapped up a hugely successful UK tour and will be special guest on The Script when the Irish rock trio take the stage at the theater on Thursday 14th July.

James’ recent Greatest Hits Tour was a landmark celebration of a remarkable career that produced top 10 hits like You Give Me Something, Wonderful World, You Make It Real, Broken Strings and I Won’t Let You Go.

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The Script are currently on the road with their own Greatest Hits Tour, which includes huge shows at London’s O2 and two return gigs at Dublin’s 3 Arena.

The tour follows the release of their collection of hits Tales From The Script, which went straight to number 1 on the Official UK Albums Chart – the band’s sixth chart-topping album.

And those celebrations continue through 2022, including their unmissable Scarborough OAT date with James Morrison.

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James Morrisson.

“It’s going to be an amazing night that no fan will want to miss.”

The Scarborough OAT show coincides with the 16th anniversary of the release of James’s debut album Undiscover.

Morrison is also a songwriter for other artists, having written for Demi Lovato, Olly Murs and Kelly Clarkson.

Upcoming concerts at the OAT

June 4 Yorkshire Platinum Jubilee Concert with Jane McDonald and guests

June 25 Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

June 30 Michael Ball and Alfie Boe

July 14 The Script + James Morrison

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