The Green Knight, translated for Latin America as The Green Knight, is one of the most talked about films in recent days. The reason? This feature film distributed by A24 finally had its launch, after the pandemic of coronavirus will delay release plans in March 2020. Starring Dev Patel, tells the story of Sir Gawain, King Arthur’s headstrong nephew who is part of the Round Table and who faces a Green Knight. Your director, David Lowery, revealed in conversation with Alamo Drafthouse what were your inspirations when carrying out the filming. Here we tell you.
+ The Green Knight: the 5 movies that inspired her
Premiered in 1988 and it was starred by Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh y Billy Barty. Available in Disney+, this fantasy film tells the story of a farmer who must take care of the protection of a baby who is wanted by a queen to kill him and dominate the world. Lowery explained: “I found all my Willow action figures in my closet and thought it would be fun to make a movie like that. The Green Knight has some of his DNA and I like to think that there is a relationship between both films”.
4. Marie Antoinette
On 2006, Sofia Coppola directed this American-French-Japanese co-production that functions as a biopic of Marie antonietta. Among the cast, they showed off Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Judy Davis, Rip Torn, Rose Byrne, Jamie Dornan y Asia Argento. Dev Patel’s film director said: “It served as a reminder to me that when you find yourself working with such a big story, it is more important to be emotionally faithful than historically accurate.”.
3. The Passion of Joan of Arc
David Lowery was not only inspired by contemporary films, but also took into account feature films as old as this tape young which premiered in 1928. It was written and directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, on which he referred: “Although they built incredible sets from medieval France, the director chose to ignore them until the climax of the film and tell the story with close-ups. Although we shoot in huge locations in Ireland, I tried to get the camera as close to the actors and see the emotion on their faces. That comforted me”.
2. The Dark Crystal
Known as The enchanted crystal in Latin America, the film premiered in 1982 from the hand of the creator of Muppets, Jim Henson. Loaded with dark fantasy, it is also based on the use of puppets and moving stages. The person in charge of The Green Knight assured: “The Dark Crystal is full of grandeur and spaciousness but it takes its time. When you see it, you notice the sense of the journey of the characters. I tried to replicate that in The Green Knight, where they go in search of an adventure”.
For 1992, Francis Coppola He directed Dracula by Bram Stoker, which starred Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves y Antony Hopkins. And without a doubt, it was a great source of inspiration for Lowery: “He’s at an incredible visual level with his production design and costumes, but most impressive are the director’s techniques for telling the story.”.
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