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QuoteFor Incident By a Bank, we were shooting the whole film with a fixed camera angle, and afterward we added all the movement, the panning, the zooming, and so on, in the editing. So we used a 5K RED camera, and if we're only projecting what amounts to 2K, what do we do with the rest of the K's? We can throw it away, or we can start to reframe the shot afterward. That film is a reconstruction of a failed robbery attempt that I was an eyewitness to. When you see it, it feels like it's real time, single-shot. But actually it's a combination of four different shots.
QuoteRuben Östlunds next film will be about a male model who starts balding and sees his prospects shrink. Östlund will send him on a luxurious yacht hotel together with a female colleague-It's extremely comical with young people who pretend to be billionaires. They take pictures of themselves entering private jets, but in reality they sit in a shabby hotel room with four other models. The 20 guest on the Caribbean ship Sea Cloud is handpicked (do you say that in English too?) billionaires. The captain (or if it will be a chef. it's not decided), a delusional Marxist, will serve a seven dish meal just when the storm of the century begins. -We won't see the first vomit, Östlund says. They will continue to eat. Another oyster, Sir? Yes, I insist. We know that they are billionaires, but this isn't okay! In that moment they realize the food is bad, and they begin to shit as well. While the billionaires are sick, the captain gets drunk with a Russian venture capitalist, who has earned his fortune on manure in the resolution of the Soviet Union. The duo heads towards Cuba and recites "the communist manifest" in the ship's speakers.At the same time, a Philippine cleaner is cleaning the ship cabins with the Rage Against the Machine song "Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me" - on the loudest volume in her headphones. Ruben Östlund is gesturing, in the empty restaurant on Sunset Marquis, -I sat over there the last time I was here, when I pitched the idea to Nicolas Cage (I came when I wrote this down. This is KJ speaking btw... not the article). It was funny as hell. I mean, he's so goddamn rich. Nicolas Cage. He owns his own island. So I want him to play the captain. He got very exited, and started to shout "Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me." repeatedly. When the storm calms, a old British couple gets up to the ship's deck. They are weapon dealers and their most popular product is landmines. In the hazy sunlight, they don't see the pirates - "five black men with machine guns" - that is getting closer on the horizon. A grenade flies through the air, and the British couple gets to taste their own medicine. -EXPLOSION! And then we cut to a deserted island. Now the hierarchy is reversed. The Philippine cleaner is a really good fisher, while the billionaires has no clue what they are supposed to do. -So the billionaires became socialists. "It's very important that we share equally now", while she becomes more liberal. "My fishing skills are crucial for our survival. You have to contribute with something too". It will be interesting to explore these ideas. In Hollywood, Ruben Östlund, is pitching to anyone who wants to listen. The day after our dinner he eats breakfast with two young hipsters from Brad Pitt's production company Plan B. He tells me that he always flesh out the story while pitching the idea to different people. -In the Swedish movie climate you can't keep the story to yourself. That's a ridiculous attitude. If someone is giving me money to make a film, they need to feel safe and know what they spend the money on. And someone always says something genius and useful. Östlund has a hard time getting the scenes down on paper if he hasn't talked about them before. -I have to try the idea. And if I don't get the right response, I formulate them again. Do you know any other Swedish film director who work with that approach? -I believe Roy Andersson is doing it with individual scenes. But not as much with the big picture. And that's exactly what I feel about his films: the different components is genius, but it doesn't work as a whole. He has a unique voice, but the films suffer from a lack of overall view.
Quote from: Deadline[BBC Films] has boarded Palme d'Or winner Ruben Östlund's Triangle Of Sadness, the anticipated fashion world satire in which a pair of models find themselves at a crossroads in their careers. Due to shoot in coming months, the $11m project is The Square and Force Majeure director's biggest production to date and his first entirely in English.