Featurette on 'Enemy' Focuses on Story and Doubling Jake Gyllenhaal
We've already seen the trailer for Enemy, the first collaboration between director Denis Villeneuve and actor Jake Gyllenhaal, before last year's Prisoners was even made. Now a new featurette dives deeper into the story based on Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago's 2002 novel The Double, hitting theaters this spring. While part of it focuses on the plot and how that unfolds, there's also a focus on how Villeneueve made it possible for Gyllenhaal to act opposite himself. Between this film and Jesse Eisenberg in The Double, there's a lot of "twins" on the big screen this year, and fortunately they all look good. Watch now!
Here's the new making of featurette for Denis Villeneuve's Enemy, originally from IGN:
Brilliantly adapted from the late Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago's 2002 novel The Double, the latest from Denis Villeneuve (Incendies, Prisoners) breathes new life into the doppelgänger tradition, with a hypnotic, haunting, surreal approach that reaffirms the Quebec director as one of our generation's most skilled storytellers. Adam (Gyllenhaal) is a glum, disheveled history professor, who seems disinterested even in sex with his beautiful girlfriend, Mary (Mélanie Laurent). Watching a movie on the recommendation of a colleague, Adam spots his double in a bit role, and decides to track him down—an adventure he quite relishes. The identical men meet, and their lives become bizarrely and irrevocably intertwined (via TIFF). Denis Villeneuve's Enemy was picked up by A24 Films at TIFF, and will arrive in theaters on March 14th.
So ive been wondering about this technique when filming twice the same scene. I understand the camera movements are programmed and repeated exactly when recording the second time, no? But how do they mask the images together? I realize that special effects can do anything theße days and that blending two scenes together probably isnt the most complex, but still I feel in most making-of videos they skip the post-vfx-production explaining it all together. I love a well made making-of featurettes though, but sometimes I want more info 🙂 This film looks like its gonna be good!
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kandy830 on Feb 17, 2014
everything from this director is very good and I hope he will stay on the path of making incredible movies.
Avi on Feb 17, 2014
Time to watch all of DV's movies now!
Danimal on Feb 17, 2014
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