Andrew Dominik hesitated to make Blonde – Actus Ciné | Film-News.co.uk

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Andrew Dominik waited 12 years to bring “Blonde” to the big screen.

The 54-year-old filmmaker wrote and directed the adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ novel and began development on the film more than a decade ago before repeatedly “swearing” at the film.

Speaking to IndieWire, Andrew said: “There were a few times I swore ‘Blonde’.

“When it breaks your heart, you want to let go of the damn thing, but it wouldn’t leave me alone.”

Ana de Armas plays Marilyn in the film and Andrew revealed the actress exceeded her own expectations with her portrayal of the tragic Hollywood legend.

The ‘Killing Them Softly’ director said: “She was always better than I thought. I mean, I couldn’t have shot this movie in 45 days without her because she was the rock around which everything had happened. To work.”

Dominik explained that he enjoyed the tight production schedule because it prevented boredom and allowed the team to work instinctively.

He said: “It’s less boring. I’ve done stuff where you shoot take after take of a 15-minute dialogue scene and you start to get bored.

“There’s something about having to operate on instinct, especially for the crew. There’s a lot of camera protocol that I try to go without and throw them away just before they’re ready. , and it’s amazing how good at instinct they are.”

Andrew continued: “You’ll see a focus shooter who doesn’t know what the actor is going to do, and they focus really well when they don’t know what’s going to happen. Then in the next take, when they know what’s going to happen. will happen, they’re not as good.”

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