jeudi 24 avril 2014

"Maps to the Stars" FULL Production Notes... Robert Pattinson about the film...

David Cronenberg and Martin Katz about Rob...

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Yesterday, we a short overview of the Production notes for "Maps to the Stars"... which was very interesting.... because we learned a bit more about the movie, the main characters, the storyline and the writer.

BUT today, we have the FULL Production Notes (42pages)....!! meaning more great infos about the script, the production, the characters (so more on Jerome Fontana...) and ALSO some Rob's comments....

I'll just post Rob's part... he talks about his co-star, Julianne (Moore) Mia (Wasikowska), about working as Jerome... and we've got David Cronenberg and Martin Katz talking about working with him...!

So, Enjoy the read....!!
from Pathe
“Plus we’re both dual-disorder” 
When Agatha Weiss returns to Los Angeles, she makes an instant connection with the first person she encounters: her limo driver, a would-be screenwriter who chauffeurs the far more successful, and who becomes increasingly entangled in her larger-than-life drama.
Taking the role of Jerome is leading star Robert Pattinson, who wanted to work with Cronenberg again on the heels of taking the lead role in Cosmopolis (coincidentally, Pattinson played a billionaire who is a limo passenger throughout that film.)  
He was one of the first cast members to sign on, which Martin Katz says helped buy the project. “Robert’s enthusiasm for Maps to the Stars is one of the things that really got us underway. Jerome is not a large role but it’s very significant in the story and his joining the cast gave us a terrific amount of momentum,” recalls the producer. “In a sense he is playing Bruce Wagner, who was himself at one time a limo driver and unemployed writer.”  
Cronenberg was thrilled to reunite with Pattinson, and in such a different kind of role. “I think Rob was really happy to be part of an ensemble,” he says.“But Jerome is also a critical character, a lovely character and it was a chance for Rob to give a more naturalistic performance. I knew he would be fabulous and he was.”  
Pattinson’s experience working on Cosmopolis with Cronenberg was so profound that he agreed to the role of Jerome before reading the script. But when he finally sat down to read it, he recalls, “Within two pages I was thinking wow, this is so unbelievably different and hilarious. I don't even know what people are going to make of this, but it feels dangerous. It’s sort of satirical but it’s also a ghost story and it’s also a kind of thriller. It defies genre.”  
He came to see Maps To The Stars as more than just another L.A. story. “It’s really about people who lie to themselves – right up until the end,” he summarizes.  
Yet within all that, Pattinson sees Jerome as the most ordinary of the film’s roster of outrageously deluded and desperate characters -- typical of a certain kind of everyday L.A. dreamer, a regular guy with a regular job who nevertheless always believes he is just one move away from becoming a major actor and writer.  
“Jerome would never accept that he is just a limo driver. I think he feels he’s just waiting for his break,” Pattinson observes. “And yet, he’s seemingly the only one in this story who's not going insane -- or who isn’t a ghost. He's a fairly normal guy, which is slightly odd for me, as well.”  
Working with his fellow cast members was another big draw for Pattison. Of Julianne Moore, he says: “She’s hilarious and also very sane, which is kind of ironic given who Havana Segrand is. And she shifts so subtly into character, you barely notice what she is doing. It’s kind of amazing.” 
He worked most closely with Mia Wasikowska as Agatha, who comes to rely on Jerome as her sole friend in the city. “I knew Mia was going to be wonderful in this,” he says. “She’s so lovely that it was horrible for me to watch Agatha be bullied by her entire family.”  
For Cronenberg, the chance to work with cast members like Pattinson and Gadon multiple times is one of the most gratifying aspects of his career. “It's really beautiful for me to see that blossoming and the evolution of actors as I work with them,” he concludes. 
ROBERT PATTINSON (Jerome Fontana) is best known for his portrayal of the vampire Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga . Most recently, Pattinson appeared on screen in David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis and will be seen this summer in David Michôd’s The Rover , in which he’s paired with Guy Pearce. He recently wrapped work on Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert opposite Nicole Kidman. Currently, Anton Corbijn is directing Pattinson in Life , a film about th e friendship between Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock, played by Pattinson, and James Dean, played by Dane Dehaan. 
Pattinson gained industry notice at 19 years of age when he joined the Harry Potter franchise in Mike Newell‘s Harry Potter and the Go blet of Fire, playing Cedric Diggory, Hogwarts’ official representative in the Triwizard Tournament. Last year, Pattinson starred in Water For Elephants , joining director Francis Lawrence and costars Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz in bringing the Ne w York Times bestselling novel to the screen. Prior, he headlined the drama Remember Me , directed by Allen Coulter, appearing opposite Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper and Emilie De Ravin. Pattinson starred in Bel Ami , a film based on the novel of the same nam e written by Guy de Maupassant in which he played a young journalist in Paris who betters himself through his connections to the city’s most glamorous and influential women, played by Uma Thurman,Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci. 
Pattinson began his professional career with a role in Uli Edel’s Sword of Xanten, opposite Sam West and Benno Furmann. He also appeared in director Oliver Irving’s How to Be, winner of the Slamdance Film Festival’s Special Honorable Mention for Narrative Feature. Pattinso n played the lead role of Salvador Dali in Little Ashes, directed by Paul Morrison. His television credits include “The Haunted Airman” for the BBC. 
As a member of the Barnes Theatre Group, Pattinson played the lead role in Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.” Ot her stage credits include Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” “Tess of the D’Urbevilles” and “Macbeth” at the OSO Arts Centre.

The FULL Production Notes of "Maps to the Stars"is a really interesting read with great info about the script, production and characters and comments from Rob, the rest of the main cast, director David Cronenberg and producer Martin Katz.

and you can read the FULL Production Notes HERE ...
and just bellow, you'll see the details of what (and where) you will find the others parts and so on...

Summary of the Production Notes...
  • Pages 1 - 3       ➜ Script and production
comments from:
Bruce Wagner
David Cronenberg
Martin Katz
  • Pages 4 - 10     ➜ Characters
  • Pages 4 - 5       ➜ Havana and Clarice 
comments from:
Julianne Moore
David Cronenberg
  • Pages 5 - 8       ➜ The Weiss Family
 comments from:
Mia Wasikowska
John Cusack
Evan Bird
Olivia Williams
David Croneberg
Martin Katz
  • Pages 9 - 10      ➜ The Limo Driver 
comments from:
David Cronenberg
Martin Katz
  • Pages 10 - 11    ➜ Cronenberg and Katz talk about filming in Los Angeles
  • Pages 12 - 20    ➜ The Cast biographies of the main actors (Rob's biography is on page 19)
  • Pages 21 - 26    ➜ Filmmakers
  • Pages 27 - 42    ➜ Full credits

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traduction (faite par Le RpattzClub)

Notes de Production de "Maps to the Stars"

via Pathe
"De plus, nous avons tous les deux un dédoublement de la personnalité" 
Quand Agatha Weiss retourne à Los Angeles, elle établit une connexion immédiate avec la première personne qu'elle rencontre: son chauffeur de limousine, un scénariste en devenir qui conduit des acteurs plein de succès et il va rapidement se retrouver empêtré dans l'énorme drame qu'est sa vie à elle. 
Dans le rôle de Jerome on a la star Robert Pattinson, qui voulait retravailler avec Cronenberg après avoir eu le rôle principal dans Cosmopolis (coïncidence, dans ce film, Pattinson a incarné un milliardaire qui est le passager d'une limousine tout au long du film.)
Ce fut l'un des premiers acteurs à avoir signé, et Martin Katz dit que cela a aidé à vendre le projet. "L'enthousiasme de Robert pour Maps to the Stars est vraiment une des choses qui nous a faites avancer. Jerome n'est pas un grand rôle mais il est important dans l'histoire et le fait qu'il s'est joint aux autres acteurs nous a donné un élan incroyable," se souvient le producteur. "D'une certaine manière il interprète Bruce Wagner, qui lui même, à une époque, a été chauffeur de limousine et un scénariste sans emploi." 
Cronenberg était ravi de refaire équipe avec Pattinson, et dans un rôle tellement différent. "Je pense que Rob était vraiment ravi de faire partie de l'aventure," dit il. "Mais Jerome est également un personnage crucial, un personnage adorable et ce fut l'occasion pour Rob d'offrir une performance plus naturelle. Je savais qu'il serait fabuleux et il l'a été." 
L'expérience de Pattinson et son travail sur Cosmopolis avec Cronenberg était tellement profonds qu'il a accepté le rôle de Jerome avant même de lire le script. Mais quand il est enfin venu faire une première lecture, il se souvient,"A peine 2 pages plus tard et je me disais 'Waouh', c'est incroyablement différent et hilarant. Je ne sais même pas comment les gens vont réagir, mais ça semble dangereux. C'est en quelque sorte satirique mais il y a aussi une histoire de fantômes et c'est aussi une sorte de thriller. Ça défie tous les genres." 
Il a considéré Maps To The Stars comme autre chose qu'une énième histoire sur L.A. "Ca parle vraiment des gens qui se mentent à eux même – du début à la fin." conclue t-il
Et malgré tout cela, Pattinson voit Jerome comme le plus ordinaire des personnages du film, tous plus outrageusement délurés et désespérés les uns que les autres -- typique d'un certain genre de rêveur qu'on peut trouver quotidiennement à L.A., un mec banal avec un job banal qui cependant croit toujours qu'il est à deux doigts de devenir un important acteur et scénariste. 
"Jerome n'accepterait jamais de n'être qu'un simple chauffeur de limousine. Je pense qu'il croit qu'il attend tout simplement de pouvoir percer," observe Pattinson. "Et pourtant,il semble être le seul dans cette histoire à ne pas devenir fou – ou qui n'est pas un fantôme. C'est vraiment un mec plus que banal, ce qui est légèrement étrange pour moi aussi." 
Travailler avec ses autres collègues fut un autre attrait pour Pattinson. De Julianne Moore, il dit : "Elle est très marrante et très saine d'esprit, ce qui est assez ironique vu son personnage Havana Segrand. Et elle se met avec subtilité dans le peau de son personnage, on voit à peine ce qu'elle fait. C'est assez impressionnant." 
C'est de Mia Wasikowska (Agatha) qu'il a été le plus proche sur le plateau, qui finit par se reposer sur Jerome qui sera son seul ami en ville. "Je savais que Mia serait formidable dans ce film," dit il "Elle est tellement adorable que c'était horrible pour moi de voir Agatha mise à mal par toute sa famille" 
Pour Cronenberg, la chance de travailler avec des acteurs comme Pattinson et Gadon à plusieurs reprises est l'un des aspects les plus gratifiants de sa carrière. "C'est vraiment beau pour moi de voir cette éclosion et cette évolution d'acteurs avec qui je travaille," conclue t-il.

source: Laura via RPL
source update: Pattinson AW

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