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Sunday, February 25, 2007

New thoughts from Gael Garcia Bernal

You would know Gael Garcia Bernal as playing Ernesto 'Che' Guevara in The Motorcycle Diaries directed by Walter Salles or perhaps as the headstrong nephew in the mexican portion of Babel.

Here are some of his thoughts (paraphrased and chopped up)...

On rehearsal: Many takes is better. It acts to build up a musculature memory.
On the global film industry: If we are truly a global film industry then we should expect to see local languages and local dialects more and more. The romans didn't have an american accent.
On CGI: It makes you a shadow puppet
On pitching: If we all agree film is a journey then how can you say 'My film is about.. and it will...'. He described his new film by starting with 'So far it's about...'
The importance of film: Film is about crossing boundaries and understanding other people, to see and feel what they see and feel. That is why it is more important than ever that we do this.
On advice: The only way, is your way.

Image taken from the official talent campus site. You can read their account of the interview here.
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1 comment:

potdoll said...

he totally rocks