jeez! it nearly got cancelled. but netflix is backing it now.
A significant portion of The Irishman‘s budget is going towards de-aging the three leads. De Niro, Pacino, and Pesci will play their characters at the ages of 30, 50, and 70. The film’s producer, Gaston Pavlovich (Silence), made the bold claim it’s going to be like watching De Niro during his Godfather: Part II days:
You don’t use prosthetics, make-up; they have acting and the technology is able to have them go through different time ages without the prosthetics. So we’ve seen some tests and it looks extraordinary. We were able to film Bob and just do a scene. We saw it come down to when he was like 20, 40, 60, so we’re looking forward to that, from that point of view, for The Irishman … Imagine seeing what De Niro looked like in The Godfather: Part II days, that’s pretty much how you’re going to see him again.
I think this is different, I think it is. I admit that there are – you know, Goodfellas and Casino have a certain style that I created for them – it’s on the page in the script actually. Putting Goodfellas together was almost like an afterthought, at times I was kind of rushing, I felt I’d already done it because I’d played it all out in terms of the camera moves and the editing and that sort of thing. The style of the picture, the cuts, the freeze-frames, all of this was planned way in advance, but here it’s a little different. The people are also older in The Irishman, it’s certainly more about looking back, a retrospective so to speak of a man’s life and the choices that he’s had to make.
Post by Primemovermithrax Pejorative on Jul 12, 2017 22:13:18 GMT
It is more difficult than just removing wrinkles. They have to change eyelids, and reduce fat. The challenge is that no matter how convincing they are in photos, the actors are old-so will they move like a younger person? Facial muscles would also age. Could end up looking like three guys in masks (I would still watch it though).
Caligula: Do you think I'm mad?...Sometimes I think that I'm going mad. Do you — be honest with me — has that thought ever crossed your mind?
Claudius: Never. Never. The idea is preposterous. You set the standard of sanity for the whole world.
“… we need the money to do it right and it just wasn’t financeable in another way, in the traditional film way, if you will.”
“They’re trying to really do it as the best it’s ever been. We’re doing the young stuff first and taking it decade-by-decade so that later the oldest stuff will be closer to our own age. So they’re trying to really make it as good as they can make it, and that’s the goal that it can be something special that everyone would want to see and see it done as well as it can at this point. I’m excited by it and looking forward to doing it.”
Post by pimpinainteasy on Sept 9, 2017 2:56:34 GMT
first few lines from the book, the movie is based on.
I asked my boss, Russell “McGee” Bufalino, to let me call Jimmy at his cottage by the lake. I was on a peace mission. All I was trying to do at that particular time was keep this thing from happening to Jimmy.
I reached out for Jimmy on Sunday afternoon, July 27, 1975. Jimmy was gone by Wednesday, July 30. Sadly, as we say, gone to Australia—down under. I will miss my friend until the day I join him.
I was at my own apartment in Philly using my own phone when I made the long-distance call to Jimmy’s cottage at Lake Orion near Detroit. If I had been in on the thing on Sunday I would have used a pay phone, not my own phone. You don’t survive as long as I did by making calls about important matters from your own phone. I wasn’t made with a finger. My father used the real thing to get my mother pregnant.
Post by pimpinainteasy on Sept 14, 2017 14:22:46 GMT
i'm reading I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. this is the book on which scorsese's latest venture THE IRISHMAN is based. its great entertainment so far. some of it could be lies. but still, great entertainment.