•   
  •   

Entertainment Taika Waititi Had No Interest in an "Authentic Portrayal" of Hitler

04:25  29 november  2019
04:25  29 november  2019 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

Scarlett Johansson opens up on ‘Jojo Rabbit’ and the ‘loneliness' of single parenthood

  Scarlett Johansson opens up on ‘Jojo Rabbit’ and the ‘loneliness' of single parenthood As Scarlett Johansson prepared for "Jojo Rabbit" and Netflix's "Marriage Story," she was mid-divorce. Now, she opens up about her next chapter.It’s an unmooring Scarlett Johansson explores in two films this fall that bookend a century: First, in WWII satire “Jojo Rabbit”, she plays Rosie, a German mother worrying about her 10-year-old zealot whose imaginary friend is, yes, Hitler (Taika Waititi of "Thor: Ragnarok," who also directs). Then Johansson debuts Netflix’s “Marriage Story” (in theaters Nov. 6 in New York and Los Angeles, streaming Dec.

"I had no real interest in writing an authentic portrayal , or even when I played him, I had no interest in actually putting in the effort or putting in Maybe it' s just too colorful for him." Waititi has one career Oscar nominations for his short film, Two Cars, One Night. The full Writer Roundtable is set to air Feb.

Filmmaker Taika Waititi says he had no intention of doing justice to the character of Hitler in his new film "Jojo Rabbit". The anti-hate satire is about a young German boy (Roman Griffin), who finds out that his mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.

"I don't really know how to make a straight drama," Taika Waititi told The Hollywood Reporter's Writer Roundtable. "I'm not sure I'm capable of that."

The writer-director of Jojo Rabbit said of his personal creative style, "I add in things that makes [the story] more interesting to myself, and sensibilities that are specific to how I tell stories, which is humor, fantastical elements, little passing moments, and just imaginary characters."

Fact-checking 'The Irishman': Here's why the film's portrayal of Jimmy Hoffa's death is controversial

  Fact-checking 'The Irishman': Here's why the film's portrayal of Jimmy Hoffa's death is controversial Martin Scorsese's Netflix epic 'The Irishman' has experts on the unsolved mystery of Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance questioning the film's accuracy.As a movie, "The Irishman" is earning spectacular reviews, especially for director Martin's Scorsese's meditation on mortality, Robert De Niro's enigmatic portrayal of a hit man and Al Pacino's dynamic performance as Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa.

TAIKA WAITITI That version of Hitler that I wrote shares nothing with the real guy other than that mustache, because he is conjured from the mind of a 10-year-old, so he can only know what a 10-year-old knows. I had no interest in writing an authentic portrayal , even though I played him, too.

Taika Waititi still making stop-motion movie about Michael Jackson' s pet monkey; also in talks for Akira. Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures. "I'm guessing fans of Hitler won't be happy," Waititi joked. "It' s not very respectful to him. It' s not an authentic portrayal , because he' s an imaginary friend.

Taika Waititi arrives at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' 11th Annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on October 27, 2019 in Hollywood, California. © Getty Taika Waititi arrives at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' 11th Annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on October 27, 2019 in Hollywood, California. Jojo Rabbit follows a young boy in the equivalent of the Hitler youth and his imaginary friend, Hitler, played by Waititi himself. "That vision of Hitler that I wrote shares nothing with the real guy other than that mustache, really. He is conjured from the mind of a 10-year-old, so he can only know what a 10-year-old knows," Waititi told the Roundtable.

"I had no real interest in writing an authentic portrayal, or even when I played him, I had no interest in actually putting in the effort or putting in the research, because I just didn't think he deserved it."

Who Bought Hitler’s Top Hat?

  Who Bought Hitler’s Top Hat? The large market in Nazi memorabilia is legal. OK, but the names of buyers should be made public.A collapsible top hat that supposedly belonged to Adolf Hitler sold for 50,000 euros (£43,000) at a Munich-based online auction on Wednesday. Along with a number of other Nazi items, it  was purchased by Swiss-Lebanese investor Abdallah Chatila who donated it to Keren Hayesod, the Israeli fundraising organization. But he couldn’t get all thee Nazi memorabilia that were on offer. It’s time the other buyers got more attention.

I have to give Mr. Waititi some credit as an actor; I knew he was a talented director, but in many of his films he either only makes a cameo appearance or I loved this movie because it captures the beauty and fragility of youth in a touching way; when you're a kid, everything seems like it' s gonna go the way

Sir Alec Guinness ' s portrayal of Adolf Hitler at some moments in the film, sent chills up my spine. The Nazi completely folds, as if in the presence of pure evil, who could, at a wimp, have him killed. It was the most chilling, authentic portrayal of Hitler I ever saw, except perhaps for Hitler himself.

Director Taika Waititi attends the Film Independent Special Screening of © Getty Director Taika Waititi attends the Film Independent Special Screening of "Jojo Rabbit" at ArcLight Hollywood on October 10, 2019 in Hollywood, California. Waititi, who directed Thor: Ragnarok, commented on Martin Scorsese's recent criticism of Marvel films, saying, "I know how much work goes into breaking stories for those films, and how much work goes into shooting and the post-production, and basically, it's all based on story for that studio."

Writer, director and producer Taika Waititi on stage during The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences official Academy screening of JoJo Rabbit at the MoMA Celeste Bartos Theater on October 17, 2019 in New York City. © Getty Writer, director and producer Taika Waititi on stage during The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences official Academy screening of JoJo Rabbit at the MoMA Celeste Bartos Theater on October 17, 2019 in New York City. "At the end of the day, whatever's in that rectangle, if it's affecting people emotionally, it doesn't matter if it's too colorful. Maybe it's just too colorful for him." Taika Waititi has one career Oscar nominations for his short film, Two Cars, One Night.

Gallery: 50 movies to see in 2020 (Espresso)

a person wearing a costume: As we prepare to turn the page on another decade, the coming year once again promises to be chockablock with amazing movies. To gear up for the ’20s—the 2020s that is!—here’s a roundup of 50 must-see films for 2020.

Family 3D-printing a Lamborghini gets a REAL Aventador for Christmas .
Lamborghini decided to reward the efforts of Sterling Backus, who has been working for almost two years to build a replica Aventador SV The post Family 3D-printing a Lamborghini gets a REAL Aventador for Christmas appeared first on Motoring Research.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 1
This is interesting!