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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Robert Pattinson as Eric Packer: We Like it Too

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Another day, another circuitous diatribe. has revealed part two of it’s take on Cronenberg’s film adaptation of Cosmopolis. They’ve provided Cliff’s Notes (actually quite entertaining) for those not wanting to read the book. (Warning: CHOCK full of spoilers) You can read their full post HERE.
 We’ve already discussed the book so I thought we could look at a few passages regarding the casting of Robert Pattinson. Yeah, I’m feeling feisty.
It is easy to discern what Pattinson hopes to gain from the endeavour. Just as the day-long journey of Eric Packer can be seen as that of a God falling from the sterile sanctuary of Mount Olympus, to the dirty streets below where he is free to love and steal and kill with all the other humans, so Pattinson clearly wants to scrub himself of the stifling sheen of teen exaltation, and instead have the opportunities to make the kind of movies he wants to make.
True. Good point. Many actors prefer a diverse career.
Water for Elephants appears a bridging picture in that process, a movie that won’t startle his core fans but will perhaps hook in a slightly older crowd than that which flocks to the Twilight films. The collaboration with an internationally-respected director such as Cronenberg then forms another facet of that process – one that can, he will surely be hoping, bolster his credibility in the eyes of critics and those film fans who have given him such a hard time to date. Those film fans being, as we determined yesterday, precisely the kind of auteurists who bow down and worship at the knee of Cronenberg.

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