New James Dean Movie Director Doesn’t Understand the Backlash
There is a new film James Dean and many moviegoers, notables Hollywood and film historians are not happy. In Search of Jack Director Anton Ernst does not "understand" the current backlash of a James Dean's digital casting. Ernst and Tati Golykh announced earlier this week that they were making the film about the Vietnam War and were using Dean as the star.
The duo apparently sought "from top to bottom the ideal character to interpret the role of Rogan", but eventually came to the conclusion that the only actor could play that role as they did. had imagined, died at the age of 24 in 1955. In one way or another, Dean's family signed the agreement and it is now a reality. The first reactions to the casting were to say the least unfavorable.
Avengers: Endgame Star Chris Evans was one of the first to make the decision to launch a digital James Dean in Find Jack ]. "The total lack of understanding here is shameful," Evans said in response to the initial report. Zelda Williams, daughter of the late Robin Williams, said: "This sets a terrible precedent for the future of performance." However, Anton Ernst does not understand why people are angry. "We do not really understand it – we never expected it to be a marketing gadget," Ernst says.
It's hard to see in the cast of a James Dean digital other than a gadget seen from the outside. even after Anton Ernst claimed that "respect" was the key to the job Finding Jack . He admits to having been "confused" and "saddened" by the shock back against their idea. Rogan is a "very brilliant and complex character," who "looks pretty much like James Dean's perception," notes Ernst speaking of the decision to embody the iconic actor in the new film.
Anton Ernst maintains, "We have brought a whole new generation of moviegoers to know James Dean." This might be true, but there are still many people who are not at all in the picture. Although more and more people know Dean, he is also surrounded by negativity. Ernst had this to say about the possible backlash Finding Jack .
"At the end of the day, we really want people to know that the film is about love and friendship, veterans of the Vietnam War and especially dogs "We never want to lose this emphasis and this [social media reaction] becomes a distraction from history."
Anton Ernst then compared James Dean's casting with CGI's casting to the decision of the franchise Star Wars to bring back Carrie Fisher in The Rise of Skywalker. The main difference is that when Fisher was alive she was involved in the franchise and was planning to play in three films. The last film contains eight minutes of remaining footage of The Force Awakens embellished with digital technology. "I think the line should be … you must always respect the wishes of the deceased and try to act in an honorable and dignified manner," Ernst said. Find Find Jack is expected to be released indoors on November 11, 2020, the day of the veteran. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to interview Anton Ernst about the controversy.
I am sure he would be delighted
It is awful.
Maybe we could have a computer to paint a new Picasso. Or write some new tunes from John Lennon.
The total lack of understanding here is shameful. https://t.co/hkwXyTR4pu
– Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) On November 6, 2019
I've been talking to friends for years and no one's m & # 39; Never believed that the industry would go down as low once the technology got better. A publicity stunt or not, is to laugh the dead for their only "weight" and create such a precedent for the future of performance. https://t.co/elS1BrbDGv
– Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) November 6, 2019
I think this raises serious questions about consent as well, James Dean does not. did not choose to work with these filmmakers or approve their script, intent or otherwise.
– Robert Kazinsky (@RobertKazinsky) On November 6, 2019
"We could not find a non-dead actor for the role of a white man in a film about the Vietnam War "is really an amazing catch https://t.co/oOoN1BDkA6
– andi zeisler (@andizeisler) November 6, 2019
Yeah, it's not James Dean.
This is his face on a motion capture performance and an "anonymous" actor who proposes a voice model and choices.
I would like to know how he will be credited.
How real actors will be paid
And how much this team understands the profession of acting https://t.co/MkIQHrB5Y0
– Julie Ann Emery (@julieannemery) November 6, 2019