Venice Diary: Fassbender's sex advice; Take a Wilde guess; Plum role for Mathieu
Monday 05 September 2011
Fassbender's sex advice
Just days after he was seen spanking Keira Knightley as the psychoanalyst Jung in David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method, the Irish actor Michael Fassbender is at it again. The 34-year-old plays a sex addict in Steve McQueen's Shame, which was screened at the festival yesterday. The actor said of his sex scenes: "You just have to jump into it. The most important thing is just make sure that everybody involved is comfortable, and just sort of go for it, so you don't have to do too many takes."
Take a Wilde guess
Not even Al Pacino is sure what to call Wilde Salome, his film which premiered yesterday at the festival. The 71-year-old said it is neither film nor documentary. "I'm confused, too, I consider it a collage," said Pacino. The film is his examination of Oscar Wilde's once-banned play Salome.
Plum role for Mathieu
Good news for fans of the Iranian-born French graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi. She received a standing ovation from critics on Saturday at a screening of her latest work Poulet aux Prunes (Chicken With Plums). The part live-action, part animated film, a follow up to her critically acclaimed 2007 animated feature Persepolis, tells the story of a world-famous Tehranian violinist, played by Mathieu Amalric, who decides to die after his former love ignores him.
Swedish stars ask fans for £195 pledges on crowd-funding website
voicesJust when you thought you could find a man, get married, and have a baby by the age of 35... it turns out you’re too late, says Grace Dent
sportNapoli 2 Arsenal 0: Gunners must now face either Real Madrid, PSG, Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid or Barcelona in knock-out stages
musicAs Mariah Carey and Noddy Holder rake in the royalties from their classics, why there hasn't been a decent festive hit for 20 years?
theatreAuthor Daniel Rosenthal recalls the mishaps that almost brought the curtain down on the likes of John Gielgud and Diana Rigg
filmFilm producers sue Warner Bros for $75m over Hobbit films
lifeAs the Royal Mail plans to phase out deliveries on two wheels, it's no wonder posties are in a spin
musicThe 21-year-old beat Ella Eyre and Chlöe Howl to win the honour
lifeFull of the joys and want to help your fellow man? December isn't the time to do it
techLuke Blackall reports on precision engineered prams and babygros that monitor your child 24-7
Arts & Ents blogs
The desolation of the Weinstein brothers: Film producers sue Warner Bros for $75m over Hobbit films
Christmas songs: the best and the worst
X Factor winners: Where are they now?
Your Money, Money, Money please - Abba ask fans for £195 pledges on crowd-funding website
Godzilla trailer for 2014 released
- 1 Nelson Mandela memorial: ‘Bogus’ interpreter made mockery of Barack Obama’s tribute
- 2 It’s shameful that our universities have accepted gender segregation under pressure from the most oppressive religious fanatics
- 3 John McAfee's $100 'anti-NSA' device: 'this is coming and cannot be stopped'
- 4 Is Facebook making us forget? Study shows that taking pictures ruin memories
- 5 Australia incest case: Filthy and severely deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding
- < Previous
- Next >