In an interview with the Toronto Standard, another star of An Enemy, Sarah Gadon, has been talking about whether or not she would like to read the novel by José Saramago on which it's based before shooting. Her answer may be a teeny spoilery so be warned:
'I am curious. Sometimes I am wary of reading the source material before I craft my ideas about a character. Because I find that I don’t want to be couched and confined by that description because I’m a person and I will ultimately bring more to that character than a character description. When Denis was showing us some of our camera tests, there was a shot of me pregnant and standing in this lighting he had devised. He said, “This, you can’t write.” And I think that you can’t write certain things that you can show in film. That’s clearly my defence of cinema, and my argument for why it’s a singular artform.'
WDW Jubilee Interlude
This weekend, in the UK we have been celebrating the Queen giving us an extra day off work - that and the fact that it's her Diamond Jubilee. It was difficult walking around Oxford yesterday without stumbling into a street party. They became especially easy to stumble into after a few pimms. We visited a couple yesterday, the first being at one of our very favourite pubs, where we were entertained with the most delicious little cakes and Oxford University's Gilbert and Sullivan singers, who were superb.
And it didn't even rain...