Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I'd like to think it's just a coincidence

I’d like to think this is just a coincidence
On December 2008, a year ago, the company I was working in proposed to make an adaptation of Random Voices to present it in the catalan tv public channel, Televisió de Catalunya. Although this adaptation had nothing to do with the main ideas that Random Voices wants to transmit, it had the same format, and so Random Voices was used to show them how the format works.
After some meetings between the representant of the company and the tv corporation, the answer of the channel was long awaited, but finally they told us that “as it was an interesting project, they were bringing it to the new format department to analise it in detail.”
Some weeks later, we got a final answer, refusing the project for a lag of budget.
I would like to think this is just a coincidence.
I’d like to think is just a coincidence, that 10 months after this answer, the same department they brought the project has launched a new program, described as an initiative “to show the social reality of Europe.”
I’d like to think is a coincidence, that this “new initiative” takes place in several cities around Europe, and tries to see how same topics are seen through different points of view and cultures.
I’d like to think is just a coincidence, that first episodes of this “new iniciative” talk about clitchés and one of them, in Switzerland, talks about the importance of time, just the same topics we showed in the Random Voices website as demo clips.
I would like to think this is just a fucking coincidence:

Sunday, October 11, 2009

When he's in front of you.

Something special happens everytime Paul Giamatti appears on the screen. He says his way to work is to read the script so many times that in the end he memorizes each portion of dialog. When that happens, he's sure he knows and understand the character he's gonna play. I love the idea that over the theorical part of the acting there's also a kind of instinct that lets his characters in. I think that's one of the reasons he's so believable and able to do something so difficult as playing himself, as it happens in Cold Souls, the feature debut of Sophie Barthes.