i just noticed the only difference between the u.s. and international trailers for a dangerous method is that the spanking clip is cut out…smh
andrew o’hehir for salon
( Y HE NO SHOOT STEAMY SPECTACLE?! )
Simply put: tonight was amazing.
They opened the screening with a surprise appearance from Cronenberg. Everyone leaped to their feet for a rousing ovation. Cronenberg gave very funny, self-effacing remarks (I expected him to be a lot more serious and creepy in person). He said that he wanted to…
Some TIFF highlights:
- Emily Blunt randomly telling my friend he that looks like Ewan McGregor. We both kind of flailed but pretended we didn’t.
- Excuse me for being a 13 year old fangirl for a moment… I saw Ewan McGregor on both Saturday and Sunday. He was really nice. It was awesome.
- Attending the gala screening of ‘A Dangerous Method’. I enjoyed it, there were a few abrupt cuts but that’s to be expected with a Cronenberg film. The entire cast did a great job, especially Keira Knightley. (who is very tall and stunning in person, holy crap.)
- The ‘Friends with Kids’ Q & A session. It was a nice way to start the festival weekend. The movie was light and entertaining. Seeing Jon Hamm (Don Draper!) and Adam Scott (Ben Wyatt!) answer questions together onstage was pretty amusing too.
- The ‘Shame’ Q & A session. I wasn’t sure if I liked this movie all that much. I thought ‘Hunger’ was pretty good but when this one ended, I didn’t know what to think. The actors were brilliant and the film definitely tries to do something different compared to what’s out there now, so I appreciate that. It was interesting to hear Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender speak about their work and answer questions.
I know some Fassy fans are all ~*excited*~ about this film and I’m just going to put this out there: ‘Shame’ is possibly the unsexiest (is that a word?) movie I have ever seen. I’m not saying this as a prude or anything. Yes, it does feature a ton of nudity and long, gratuitous sex scenes but it’s all portrayed in this desperate, sad, empty and unappealing way. It just made fucking someone seem so… blergh.
- I met Michael Fassbender (James Franco was also there, wtf.) and he was very friendly and chain smokes like mad. Nice coincidence: I bought ‘X-Men: First Class’ on dvd that morning because it was on sale and had it on me! He signed it but noticed I had chosen James McAvoy’s cover over his. Oops.)
I’m all TIFF-ed out; glad the next one is a year away. School has started up again so there’s much less eating in cool restaurants and watching movies these days and more sitting in the library or lab in silence. I have 14 hour days just consisted of work/school/work/study… but a girl’s gotta pay tuition somehow!
Still, this movie has an erotic, psychoactive undertow it wouldn’t have with, say, Clint Eastwood at the controls, and Fassbender and Knightley may be the year’s most potent cinematic couple.
the brilliant young Irish-German actor who starred in “Jane Eyre” and “X-Men: First Class,” convincingly inhabits Jung’s blend of intellectual ambition, spiritual and metaphysical curiosity and Swiss-German rectitude. But Knightley, who’s always had plenty of detractors amid the chattering…
Keira Knightley on being spanked for ADM
Do you know how much I would love to hear Michael tell me “you’re tied to a bed. You’re not really in a position to say that.”