5. A New Morning
Transcription by Libby
...and not only that, but it seems to me
that when you start telling people... when a Government body starts
telling people who they can hate, it is the same thing or at least the
beginning of...and I may just have a sort of simplistic understanding
of it, but it is the beginning of telling them who they can love and I
have a certain amount of trouble with that.
This is the lovely Maria Pia Calzone.
She is not, you may notice, the exact same woman who is
Preston's wife Viviana, when she is being taken away to be incinerated
later in the film. That woman's name was Alexa Summer and she was a
very drop-dead beautiful model and we filmed that incineration scene
first and when we came to film this scene, she was nowhere to be found.
We couldn't locate her and so we had to scramble and find a look-alike
and I was very fortunate to get Maria and not a single person, I should
say, has noticed.
That was the Director speaking there.
He's grey, she's
colourful. They both become colourful. She's colour. He's grey.
They were leading here into the scene where he drops his
vial of Prozium. It was originally called Librium until I found out
that there was a real drug that did something very similar...so I
changed the name.
You know I never think I got the delivery vehicle for the
Prozium quite correct. It was all centred around...sort of
reverse-engineered from the idea that I wanted it to be a glass ampoule that..er..
and we could have this definitive moment where it shattered -a kind of
point of no return, so that the audience could make the judgement as to
whether it in fact it was accidental or subconscious. So anyway it
centred around that, so I had to reverse-engineer the delivery vehicle
and I never think I ever quite got it right, it's sort of a wonky
little device, but that's how that happened.
Matthew Harbour. This is the one actor
that the studio insisted I hire.
I had another young man who I wanted to hire who I thought I
liked more. I also liked Matthew - he was my second choice. But for
some reason the Studio put their foot down and insisted that I hire
him. At the end of the day now, I am very glad that they did because he
proved to be prepared, intelligent, talented...calm, which is very
unusual for a young actor and more importantly than that, he had an
essential character that the audience was able to connect with, such
that, as cold as he is through most of the movie, they were rooting for
him when he turned at the end and in fact the scene where he reveals
himself to be off the Prozium was repeatedly cited as the audience's
favourite scene in the film and that's something you can never predict.
This is a digital enhancement of a building
that is attached to Hitler's Olympic Stadium called the Glockenturm.
See, here's another one of these fire trucks. Wolf had
actually wanted to build a shell over this truck and use the truck
simply for it's engine, but I said "Hey, I think the truck's great.
Let's leave it as it is."
Taye had just learned to drive and er..'cos he grew up and
lived in New York, I guess, and he actually almost ran over a few
Exterior of the Templehof.
Do you hear that, he just said
"Maybe I'll drop by later and get my interval adjusted." This implies
that Taye's character is either under or over-medicated. Somebody
suggested it's the latter, which would also go some distance to
explaining why he expresses emotion occasionally.