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Last night, I watched Hunger, the story of Bobby Sands hunger strike during the IRA prisoner protest of 1981. Michael Fassbender, who is rumored to play in The Hobbit and who plays Carl Jung to Viggo's Sigmund Freud in the upcoming A Dangerous Method, played Sands. It's a provocative, disturbing film, rather art-house in some ways. But during the film's coda, which is Sands hunger strike itself, Fassbender lost 32 pounds (14 kilos) so that he was nothing but a wasted skeleton by the final scenes. That an actor of this commitment is teamed with Viggo-I'll-live-with-my-sword in the new Cronenberg film should make for an interesting dynamic.

Date: 2010-11-19 12:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ingrid44.livejournal.com
I've been out of the country attending a funeral and just now getting back to LJ entries. Didn't Christian Bale do something similar in a movie? Starved himself down to his frame? Can't remember the name of the movie.
Good to see Viggo has come out of 'retirement.' Of course it is a Cronenberg movie - need anything else be said?

Date: 2010-11-19 01:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] itstonedme.livejournal.com
Re: Christian Bale. You're right, he did. It was for The Machinist. (But psssst: Fassbender is even thinner, if that's possible.)

Viggo's retirements don't usually last too long. He's filmed/filming two this year back-to-back, plus writing books and slamming George Bush's current literary opus. ;)

Sorry to hear about the death of someone near you. Be well.

Date: 2010-11-19 01:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ingrid44.livejournal.com
Thank you.

The Machinist - yes that was it. And Fessbender was even thinner? Hope he was alright as such weight loss can be dangerous.
I'll be watching for the release date for the Cronenberg film.
Edited Date: 2010-11-19 01:26 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-11-19 02:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] itstonedme.livejournal.com
It's on video already (it came out last year or the year before, very small). I ordered it up on demand.

Oops, didn't read your edit. Yes, sometime this winter, I'm hoping.
Edited Date: 2010-11-19 02:05 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-12-05 08:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arabia764.livejournal.com
I know this comment has nothing to do with the post but....

THANK YOU FOR MY PRESENTS!!!

I live with 4 boy/men, they don't do nice gestures. They don't do presents and the little things that come with cerebrating. That's all my responsibility. Now it really does feel like Christmas!

Date: 2010-12-05 05:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] itstonedme.livejournal.com
I live with 4 boy/men...

O.o. You poor thing. Even if they were Elijah, Orlando, Karl and Viggo that would be too much testosterone for one girl to manage.

I'm so glad I was able to bring a little of the season's spirit your way. So what was in the box? :D

Date: 2010-12-05 07:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arabia764.livejournal.com
Naked..... I'm not telling, you might steal him away from me!

Date: 2010-12-05 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] itstonedme.livejournal.com
Once a gift is given, it cannot be taken back, no matter how naked and tempting. Enjoy! *grins*

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