In Brief 2015
In Brief 2015
Página Dos interview
24 October 2015
On 24 October 2015 the Spanish programme Página Dos interviewed Viggo about some of his favourite books.
"Napoleon The Great"
I´ve been reading several books about Napoleon, thinking about the origins of the ... well, the idea of the European Union, the current situation ... But I´m reading a biography by Andrew Roberts called Napoleon the Great that came out in England a year ago or so. When I look in my books at home, there are always things ... I don´t need to read the whole novel, all the collected poems again, but often I leaf through and see the underlining. "Ah, that's what I was thinking then, but I don't agree now." Or I have changed, or "It´s true, I'd forgotten that."
"The Lord Of The Rings"
The Lord of the Rings, Jackson´s trilogy, is probably the adaptation that is my most well-known work as an actor. It's the most seen work I´ve done. I realized that the book was not that strange to me because the basis is, above all Norse mythology, Celtic, literature from that part of the world, and, well, it had a lot to do with the things I had learned, that I had heard, from my father´s Danish side [ of the family] growing up...
"The Algerian Chronicles"
...I still write letters and postcards. I think it's good to support the Post Office, which is something that will disappear. A pity. There is something, the act of physically writing seems healthy to me, and it´s a pleasure to receive a letter. When, for instance, I´m preparing the work for the film Loin des hommes, I'm obviously re-reading from what I had read before by Camus, and reading Camus´ The Algerian Chronicles which I´d never read before and that was very useful for this film.
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