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Gernika Opens in Cinemas Today & Best Interviews of the Week !!!
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It is finally here, 09 September, the day that Gernika finally opens in 92 theatres across Spain!
We wish the Gernika producers and cast/crew, the best success in the world, not only because Koldo Serra is the greatest guy in the world, but also that this is an important story to be told. We hope that the pre-release of Gernika in downloads and DVD by Sony Pictures will not have adverse effects at the box office.
Here are the best of James' interviews from this week's promotions in Madrid and Bilbao.
e-cartelera, 09 Sept. by Ivan Ginés
NON STOP PEOPLE by Patricia Lopez (the video is not embed-friendly, so click the link)
Series.On Day by Maria Reinoso "This movie talks about many things"
An interview with James D'Arcy and Ingrid Garcia-Jonsson. (only James' below)
SERIES ON DAY: Our own history is erasing apace events that took place in Guernica, and I guess that is not well known outside our borders. How did you hear about the bombing?
James D'Arcy: For me, the first contact with the story was reading the script, if I'm honest. I think he had seen the painting of Picasso, but not something you figure out immediately. Certainly I did not know that Guernica was the first time that civilians had been chosen to be bombed, the first city that had been wiped off the map. I knew I had something to do with the Spanish Civil War, but not much more. Logically, it also taught in British schools, so one of my first impressions when you read the script for the first time was "wow, this is an important story. The world needs to hear this story. " That did it , I will not say exciting, because it seems inappropriate given the background, but I did feel it was a good project that part.
SOD: I do not know much about the attack, how you met with this project and decide to be part of it?
JD: I'm not sure, but I think Jack Davenport, who is my friend, was involved in the project for quite some time, and when he thought about who could play Henry, sent an email to Jack to ask "What would you think James? "and he said" would be great, it's very good friend of mine , "so they sent me the script. But I think Jack had told me about it before, had an inkling about it, although he had not paid much attention.
SOD: Did you have any trouble understanding the script or relacionaros with your colleagues?
JD: If I had been given the script with Spanish I would not have understood a word. I think even the parts in Spanish and German were translated my script when I read it , to understand everything, thank God. In addition, luckily all my classmates were pretty good with English and were very kind to me, because they could have talked all the time in Spanish, but spoke mostly in English to understand almost everything.
SOD: Ingrid is bilingual, have you learned some Spanish?
JD: The truth is no. At first I tried, I said "I will learn Spanish while recording hard" but the runnings are so tired that you can only think of the recording. The idea of learning a language while going about your mind almost at once.
SOD: What has been the hardest for you, James, when preparing your character?
JD: For me was reading a lot about history before shooting began. I knew nothing about how it was the Spanish policy in the thirties, so that enough research needed, look at it from an objective point of view and decipher everything. Actually you could sum up in trying to tell the truth, no sides, but in a way it was also entertaining.
SOD: After seeing the end result of Gernika, what was your first impression? Do you think that has anything changed by adding post-production, such as special effects?
JD: I have not seen the movie (laughs), but I do not think that changes anything. The special effects put them later, so I just have to pretend you are there at the time to act. Really all that involves acting is pretend.
SOD: James, both Dunkirk and The Snowman, your next projects, you will conduct a dramatic role. Do you feel more comfortable in that genre?
JD: Not exactly. Jobs simply are coming. I love doing drama, but for example Agent Carter was fun, I loved working and simply playing the fool.
SOD: We feel the obligation to ask the following. All the news saddened by the cancellation of Marvel's Agent Carter. Do you see possible Jarvis play in the future?
JD: Maybe, yes. I do not think this series is finished. I think we can do more. I do not know how, but I know Hayley continue, Dom continue, Enver showrunners continue ... and also would like to continue. Okay, because you can continue the story five years later and have more adventures, if people wanted. So we'll see, maybe. A I loved playing that character, you may do it again.
El Mundo by Javier Estrada James D'Arcy: "We must remember tragedies like this"
What did you know about the bombing of Gernika before shooting this film?
I am ashamed to say that I knew almost nothing. I will even admit that he had not seen the famous painting that Pablo Picasso painted until I did not read the script. I think this film honors what happened to many people and sheds light on those facts.
But you will have learned something ...
During filming, my castmates and I had the privilege of meeting a few survivors. I was surprised them the glint of their eyes and they seemed alive. Even after contemplating a tragedy of these dimensions.
Do you think Gernika possible that this story will never be forgotten?
Absolutely. We must remember such terrible tragedies like this. From them you can learn a lot for our future.
How was the experience of shooting on the orders of a Spanish director and Koldo Serra?
Koldo is a true movie lover. I might even say that its most prominent feature is the staff almost encyclopedic knowledge he has of the Seventh Art. It is one of the directors who has more expertise. Every time we shot a scene you saw how excited him what he was doing. It is one of those people who love their craft.
Did you ever think you'd work in a Spanish production?
I was very excited when I was invited to participate in a Spanish film of such a large scale like this. Luckily I played my character in English. My Spanish is terrible and just had to say anything in that language!
How do you definías Maria Valverde, his costar?
Mary is a lovely and talented partner, but also a friendly, helpful and very funny. I think you can not ask for anything more than a star like her (laughs). It has been a pleasure working with him.
You have participated in several period films. What are you most interested in this genre?
Nothing special. Actually, I've always looked for stories that have heart. And that is something that quite often occur in period films. Since I was little I have always loved to pretend. I guess I got lucky and somehow became that fun at work! (Laughs).
Series.On Day by Helena Rubio Excerpt from interview with Ibon Perez
Ibon Perez is a young journalist , well known in Euskadi and has also worked nationally in chains like Cuatro or Telecinco.
SOD: How did you live the experience of working on something? And sharing scenes with actors of great prestige as Maria Valverde or James D'Arcy?
IP: When you hear this "3,2,1" action ", your head goes into the background and forget to where you are. You do not know if it's 1937 or 2016. Maria Valverde and James D'Arcy were very respectful. They do not be looking over his shoulder, which is what I think anyone who does not know them. To me touched me share scenes with D'Arcy and ... I could not be a more folksy uncle!
EITB.eus by Natxo Velez Interview with Koldo Serra "We had to tell the story of the bombing of Gernika"
What would you highlight what each of the protagonists has brought to the film?
James and Jack have been known for 15 years, are friends, and although never before had worked together, that helped the atmosphere in the backlot. In addition, when they discovered what was behind the word "Gernika" were very involved emotionally, and it was very easy to work with.
As more will come, check our Press: Articles and Interviews 2015-2016 for new ones
09 Sept 2016 issue of Fotogramas approves James' style :
OK - James D'arcy
We like James D'arcy work in our cinema and comes multiple times to Spain.
The list of theatres in Spain where Gernika is playing. (from Gernika Facebook)