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JI comments on script for "Green Zone"

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:03 pm
by Hilary the Touched ... eally-one/

Jason Isaacs talks to MTV about Paul Greengrass's preference for improvisation.

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:18 am
by Helen8
Nice article. Thanks, Miss Hilary!

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:07 pm
by Gillian
That must've been a challenge. Usually it's just some lines that are improvised, or maybe the occasional scene. Not an entire film. It'll be interesting to see how the actors deal with it.

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:52 am
by marilaine
So, this was done as they filmed. Hmmmmm! :scratch
~M'L :cool:

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:52 pm
by Chari910
I'm glad Greg Kinnear agrees with Jason..


Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:16 pm
by Gillian
Wow. That's high praise from Mr. Kinnear.
I'm even more intrigued about this film now.


Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:14 pm
by Chari910
Apparently that was not what Jason meant for the whole movie.

This is what Jason Isaacs had to say in response to the piece and the quote:

“I can't imagine saying that we are making Green Zone, the Paul Greengrass movie, without a script or that it wasn't a brilliant one. Brian Helgeland - he of LA Confidential, Mystic River, Knight's Tale etc etc etc fame - wrote a fantastically taut script that, along with the rest of the cast, persuaded me to abandon my family and decamp to Morocco for months. It's true that there are real soldiers, Iraqis and experts of all kinds on set who contribute to the authenticity and that Paul's style of shooting keeps you absolutely on your toes, but the story, the scenes and pretty much every word come from his Oscar-winning keyboard. Which is just as well since his version is a nail-biting thriller that fizzes off the pages whilst my improvised version would consist of me swearing a lot, mumbling and asking what time we were breaking for lunch.” ... Page1.html

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:23 pm
by Angel Tavington
thanks for posting this, Char :oops:


Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:28 pm
by Gillian
Wow. Somebody screwed up big time.