The man who sneezed.
The man who sneezed.
Just saying the name conjures up images of the Technicolour red-headed screen actress, whose career spanned all genres – from Westerns, to Film Noir, to Romantic leads.
Her career, in her own words, was a ‘cinderella story’, working with the likes of Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby.
So many fans around the world adored/and still adore Rhonda. A genuine beauty of the screen whose film performances have stayed in the memory of film-goers since the 1940s.
Rhonda now lives in America, and has her own website http://www.rhondafleming.com
Our interview was conducted over the phone on August 25 2012.
Director Tony Scott passed away aged 68 on 19 August 2012.
His legacy included films ‘Top Gun’ , ‘True Romance’ and ‘Days of Thunder’.
With his passing, DialMForMovies contributor Andrew Davies returned to one of Scott’s last films – ‘Man on Fire’. On the DVD releases, Tony Scott, gave an enlightening commentary on the filming and ideas of ‘Man on Fire’.
Here are ten revelations by Tony Scott about his film ‘Man on Fire’.
“I originally shot the sequence as a full blown continuity sequence- a full blown story and I was intending to open the film with a little six minute story, a more of straight forward look at it, at a 21 year old being kidnapped…I began my life as a painter and I continue to function in film like I did as a painter, and it’s all about making choices, and the choices we made was to take this sequence and make it in to a title sequence, and the idea was just to give you a taste of the world you’re about to enter.”
“It was a house we discovered-the guy that owned the house died six months earlier so we took the house over-it was almost intact in terms of- we had some great dressing already there and we used it like a studio, like a set, we were able to take it over, it became our main base of operation. ”
“Alfred would’ve been great in this role but it made me rethink and revaluate the role of the father and the mother. So, and Alfred is in his forties and it made me think, you know what, maybe I was wrong, maybe we should go younger… Bonnie Timmerman [casting director], who always got wacky, weird, out there ideas, said “What about Marc Anthony ?” I said “Marc Anthony, the singer, you’re joking?”….He came down to Mexico and met with me, and I put him on tape… I try to cast people who are as close to the real people as possible and just get them to flesh out different aspects of you they are, and I believe Marc was this guy, Marc was the guy who loved his daughter.”
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