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'El Pais' Interview


Source: El Pais.
Found By: Chrissiejane

Thanks to Chrissiejane for this really nice interview from El Pais today:



© EDICIONES EL PAÍS, S.L. .

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Viggo in 'Pantalla'


Source: Pantalla.
Found By: Candela

Many thanks to Candela at Obsession for posting these and to Mariola from VMYA for scanning and sharing. Here are the scans from a 'Good' promotional interview with Viggo, published today in Pantalla:



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Iolanthe's Quotable Viggo



'The Road Is the Most Important Movie of the Year' proclaims Esquire Magazine this week and I can hear a collective sigh throughout Viggo-Works that someone has finally said it. A film of a Pulitzer prize winning novel that was heralded by many as 'The most important environmental book, ever.' It may be bleak and harrowing but surely this is a film that can't be ignored? Certainly we know Viggo has turned in a searing performance that no one will ignore. Just listen to how he says 'we are going to survive this' at the end of the newly arrived trailer. Time to review some of the things (both serious and more lighthearted) that have been said in anticipation of this film. At last we are on the road to The Road.





The Road is no tease. It is a brilliantly directed adaptation of a beloved novel, a delicate and anachronistically loving look at the immodest and brutish end of us all. You want them to get there, you want them to get there, you want them to get there -- and yet you do not want it, any of it, to end.

The Road Is the Most Important Movie of the Year
By Tom Chiarella
Esquire Magazine
12 May 2009




"I ...had the opportunity to talk on the phone for a long time with the author of the novel, Cormac McCarthy. We talked about our sons. About our rôles as fathers too. And the more we talked the more we understood that the boy featured in the work is a universal son, who relates to every father."

Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen, Charming Free-spirit
by Manon Chevalier, ELLE Quebec
Translated for V-W by Chrissiejane
December 2008




"At its core, it's a love story."

Viggo Mortensen
First look: 'The Road' is fiction, but the bleak scenery is real
USA Today
7 August 2008




"It's a complex role because [The Man] had no name, no known past, I had few elements from which to create him. So I concentrated on the bond he has with his son, which is the principal theme of the movie. "The Road" is a metaphor for the beginning of a journey along a philosophical pathway which clarifies the relationship between a father and son. I passed enormous amounts of time with my own son and discussed thousands of subjects with him before I could really absorb the full meaning of this unique rapport."

Viggo Mortensen
End of the World
The Studio
By Mathieu Lecerf
June 2008
Translated by Chrissiejane




Burnt and sinewy in each scene, he registers a liquid panic in every glance at the woods and a sort of angry regret in every peek at the boy. Mortensen is a different filthy man in each function of fatherhood. You recognize them all, without voice-over, without undue exposition. He still cares. And it hurts more than ever to care.

The Road Is the Most Important Movie of the Year
By Tom Chiarella
Esquire Magazine
12 May 2009




"If I go, this kid is completely alone. It's every parent's nightmare."

Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen: A Man Apart
By Dave Calhoun, AnOther Man
Issue 7 Autumn/Winter 2008



"I'm not saying the film will be better than the book, but maybe nearer to the bone, more brutal. There will be nothing there but the revelation of the characters and their feelings. The photography is magnificent, but it's not pretty to look at"

Viggo Mortensen
By Gérard Delorme, Premier Magazine
June 2008
Translated by Chrissiejan
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Richard Gere expressed interest in the lead role, but Hillcoat always had Mortensen in mind. The laconic actor seems a natural for the part; he's naturally thin (and even more gaunt in the film itself), and, as "A History of Violence" and "Eastern Promises" proved, carries the fearless determination necessary to escape most predicaments.

Director John Hillcoat and colleagues...
By John Horn, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
August 17, 2008




"I was very tired, and I did not want to accept the role unless I felt I was capable of giving it my best. But then I changed my mind because the story was really good and the topic is one everybody can relate to. Besides, my being exhausted fit the role perfectly. It is about a man who, in some sense, is dying of exhaustion, so the result was very interesting."

Viggo on deciding to accept the role of The Man
Viggo Mortensen Under The Spotlight
Selecciones Magazine
March 2009
Translated for V-W by Graciela




Thank you Viggo Mortensen for accepting the lead role. I have trust that you will dominate the atomic wasteland of your surroundings. And Charlize Theron, it's not so shabby seeing you participate either. Gotta see it! Gotta see it! Come on, The Road!

Movieweb.com
B Alan Orange
22 January 2008




Just look at how skinny and dirty Viggo is in the picture -- give that man an award, 30 seconds of acceptance speech time and a sandwich.

IFC.com comment about the publicity photos
19 August 2008




Watch the trailer to find out why you need to be excited about facing the end of the world with Viggo.

Cinemablend
14 May 2009



As always you can find all previous Quotables on our webpages here.

© Viggo-Works.com. Images © 2929/Dimension Films/MGM. Image Macall Polay.

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'The Road' Trailer Has Arrived!!


Source: Yahoo Movies
Categories: The Road
roadusa1.jpg
Image Macall Polay.
© 2929/Dimension Films/MGM.
Obviously there are MEGA SPOILERS

Visit yahoomovies.com

© Dimension Films. Images © Dimension Films.

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Bid on Two Great Items Personalized by Viggo and Support the Playtex London MoonWalk


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Cast of "Good" Autographed Charity Screening Ticket: Viggo Mortensen Jason Isaacs Jodie Whittaker Autographs

Playtex London MoonWalk Auction
Playtex London MoonWalk Auction.
© Barbara. Used by permission.
On Sunday, 7th December 2008 I attended a Charity pre-release screening of the film "Good" and obtained autographs from the film's stars - Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs and Jodie Whittaker and producer, Miriam Segal - on the ticket.

This is a unique item - as far as I know, no other autographed ticket from the event exists.

I'm taking part in the Playtex London MoonWalk for the 3rd time on Saturday, 16th May 2009 and I'm auctioning this item to boost my sponsorship fund.

ALL the proceeds from this sale will be added to my sponsorship total.

To find out more about the charity see http://www.walkthewalk.org/AboutUs



Bid on this great item here at eBay.
Quote:

Viggo Mortensen's book "The Horse is Good": Signed by Viggo in support of the MoonWalk

Playtex London MoonWalk Auction
Playtex London MoonWalk Auction.
© Barbara. Used by permission.
On 7th December 2008 I attended a charity screening of the film "Good" (see Ebay item 260406208930 also). During the reception that followed I explained to Viggo Mortensen that I will be participating in the Playtex London MoonWalk for the 3rd time on Saturday, 16th May 2009 and asked him to sign my copy of his book "The Horse is Good" so that I could auction it to boost my sponsorship fund. He very kindly did.

All the proceeds from this sale will be added to my sponsorship total, so the successful bidder will have the knowledge that not only are they helping to support Walk the Walk (http://www.walkthewalk.org/AboutUs) they will also have a "thank you" from Viggo!

This book, in softcover format, currently sells for $30 at Viggo Mortensen's publishing house - Perceval Press - http://www.percevalpress.com

I want to raise as much sponsorship as possible so I have to start the bidding at £20.00 for this hardcover copy. The book is almost new, is in excellent condition and comes from a smoke-free home.

As far as I know, Viggo has never signed anything supporting the MoonWalk, so this is an exclusive item.


Bid on this great item here at eBay.


Both auctions end on Monday, May 18...so hurry to get your bid in!

© viggo-works.com.


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