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Iolanthe's Quotable Viggo


Found By: Iolanthe

If you haven't had enough yet of Captain Fantastic, here is some more for you – a round-up of quotes sifted out of all the endless interviews and press junkets. A little taster of what an amazing ride the film has been for all involved. Everything is vintage Viggo, from bringing the cast presents to arriving with everything including (possibly) the kitchen sink.





"Viggo was an easy first choice, casting him was intuitive."

Matt Ross
Film takes audience on 'Fantastic' journey
Jay Meehan,
The Park Record
21 January 2016




'[Viggo] demonstrates the aspirations of the movie, what kind of movie are you hoping to make, and for me, I can have no better faith than in Viggo Mortensen.'

Matt Ross
Captain Fantastic: Viggo Mortensen and Matt Ross Interview
Jason Gorber
Dorkshelf.com
14 July 2016




"...we had this two-day, one-night wilderness survival camp, with just the six of us kids and a guide"...

..."We were building fires because in the forest it was so incredibly dark," Isler said. "All of a sudden, we heard these sounds and saw this shape coming toward us through the forest. It was Viggo, who said he wanted to bring us beef jerky and dried cherries. And we were all like, 'How in the world did you find us?' "

Tulsa teen actress Samantha Isler talks about her role in 'Captain Fantastic'
By James D Watts Jnr
Tulsa World
29 July 2016




"We rented a hotel room for him, but he never stayed there. We just knew he was in the forest somewhere. That kind of commitment really shows in his work."

Producer Lynette Howell Taylor
Viggo Mortensen
Cannes Press Kit
May 2016




"I looked like the Beverly Hillbillies arriving in my pickup truck," he remembered, "with bicycles and fishing poles and tools and pots and pans and clothes and sleeping bags, and I don't know what else." At least one of the items made it to the screen: a red-print Western shirt that Mortensen said he bought sometime in the 1980s, worn by Ben in a funeral scene.

"Even if [the filmmakers] had said no to everything I brought, it just helps me to get ready," Mortensen said, of his habit of bringing personal items to a shoot. "That was an extreme case of it — literally I brought a truckload. Sometimes it's just an object."

How Viggo Mortensen learned to be captain of 6 kids onscreen
Moira Macdonald
Seattle Times
8 July 2016




'Viggo was there early enough that he planted the entire garden and that's a real garden.'

Matt Ross
'Captain Fantastic': Matt Ross, Viggo Mortensen and the perils of off-the-grid fatherhood
by Michelle Lanz
The Frame
7 July 2016




"W.C. Fields said don't work with kids or animals, I guess because they'll upstage you or drive you crazy," said Viggo Mortensen, with a soft chuckle. "But I've always enjoyed it."

Viggo Mortensen
How Viggo Mortensen learned to be captain of 6 kids onscreen
Moira Macdonald
Seattle Times
8 July 2016




"He's really quiet out in public, but he loved all [us] little ones to pieces. He was hanging around with us all day and telling jokes. He acted like a father figure. He's a great guy."

Nicholas Hamilton
Young Aussie actor Nicholas Hamilton stars with Viggo Mortensen at Sundance
Harry Winsor
If.com.au
15 January 2016




'...music is when we all would get together. That was at least once a day we'd get together, all of us. We really were jamming and laughing and talking. We'd have something to eat. Okay, let's go! And then we'd start playing. The feeling there was, There's no such thing as making a mistake. We're just playing together. We got better and better and more comfortable with each other...I thought the music was important as an initial bonding thing.'

Viggo Mortensen
'Captain Fantastic': Matt Ross, Viggo Mortensen and the perils of off-the-grid fatherhood
by Michelle Lanz
The Frame
7 July 2016




"He would come on set every day with different books for all the kids to read. I ended up having about 10 books that I've never gotten around to reading. He really is a generous, amazingly kind man."

Nicholas Hamilton
Captain Fantastic and the Sundance Kid
By Matthew Lowe
Filmink.com
20 January 2016




"...what was surprising to me about working with him is that I could never catch him acting. He doesn't have any false moments."

Matt Ross
Dr. No: Viggo Mortensen Has Made Turning Down Roles Into an Art Form
By Oliver Jones
The Observer
6 July 2016




"When it comes to cutting an effortless master like Viggo Mortensen, what can I say besides you're just trying to pick the best of the best and make sure it all hangs together in the right way. He makes it look easy."

Interview with Joseph Krings, Editor of "Captain Fantastic"
Manhatten Edit Workshop blog
20 July 2016




"To be honest about the climbing scenes, I have a little vertigo," says Mortensen. "It gets me. I'm glad I look like I'm comfortable."

Viggo Mortensen is a marvel in 'Captain Fantastic'
Bryan Alexander
USA Today
19 May 2016




"When everyone climbed down for lunch, I was still standing up there," he said, laughing. "The kids were like 'Viggo come down to lunch!' and I said 'No, just send a sandwich up!' I was absolutely terrified. I couldn't look down."

Viggo Mortensen on His Idealistic New Film "Captain Fantastic"
by Gillian Sagansky
W Magazine
8 July 2016




'For Ben, you can alternate between what a great father and this guy's a maniac.'

Viggo Mortensen Goes Green: 'I Trust Hillary About as Much as I Trust Donald Trump'
Marlo Stern
The Daily Beast
16 July 2016



You will find all previous Quotables
here.


© Viggo-Works/Iolanthe. Images © Karen McDonald.

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A New Candid


Source: Facebook - Skating Polly.
Found By: Chrissie
Thanks to Chrissie for this treat from Skating Polly:

Images © Skating Polly.

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Popcorn with Peter Travers Interview


Source: YouTube.
Found By: Iolanthe
Thanks to Iolanthe for bringing us the full Part 1 interview:

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Server Move on Sunday, July 31


Categories: Viggo-Works


Just a heads up that we will be moving to a new server this Sunday. We will lock down the forums before the move, and there will be some downtime. After the move, it can take a couple of hours until all your computers will find the new site again.

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Academy Conversations: Captain Fantastic


Source: Oscar at Youtube.
Found By: Chrissie

Thanks to Chrissie for the find. From the Oscars at YouTube - Captain Fantastic discussion with writer/director Matt Ross and actor Viggo Mortensen on July 23, 2016 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater:




© Oscars.


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