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Christoph Waltz: Legend of Tarzan Half-fantasy, Half-real, Half-folk tale

Legend of Tarzan (Movie)

Interview just out of Christoph Waltz in which he talks about watching Tarzan movies as a kid, and also seeing Greystoke.  Best quote:

And, also, I think the very purpose of a story – especially a story like this, which is half-fantasy, half-real, half-folk tale – is that it ties into some form of the collective subconscious. It’s known all over. It’s very close to some form of mythology already. Mythology and stories of that kind – and stories altogether – create meaning. They’re designed for the listener or viewer to make sense of the world. I just want to assist in facilitating that on screen for the spectator to project himself into. That’s why I don’t talk about the characters I play. I don’t want you to see what I thought about the character. I want you to see what you think about the character.

Read the full interview at M2


  • As a math teacher I can’t help but point out that a half, a half and another half make more than one whole ; )

    I like how he doesn’t talk about his characters motivations. There has to be something in the movie that surprises us.

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