Also watch her in FEMALE PERVERSIONS, another little gem of a performance. She can really be anything and remain convincing.
I think she could probably take over the world.
My favourite moment was when she described the night of her Oscar win like being at an orgy.
She looks like a younger version of David Bowie!*
*Which, of course, is always a good thing.
All fantastic performances aside, the fact that she is literally pulling a bus/movie theater around in Scotland is…well…something I would like to see go on a world tour.
She’s alright I suppose…
If I had a few drinks in me, I’d beat. I’d smash.
Loved this outfit -
Tilda is without a doubt the best working actress today. She takes great risks with her roles and, as stated many times already, is simply fearless. Fearless to look ugly, fearless to look silly, fearless to tackle the most challenging of roles. How many actresses (in their late forties no less) can you say that about?
We should consider ourselves grateful to be living in the era of actors like Tilda and Meryl. Actors like them won’t come again any time soon.
I have to admit I was impressed with her performance in ‘I am Love’.
She has always and will continue to kill it!! I haven’t seen lauded roles like Orlando yet but it’s on my list. She has always been engaging…I didn’t know she was as old( or young lol) as she is! Also realised she was in Orbital’s the box video!
She’s better heard than seen (i.e. Max Richter CDs).
Talked with Tilda yesterday. She’s in Boston doing"We’ve Got To Talk About Kevin," in which she plays the mother of a high scool shooer (a la Columbine) dealing with the aftermath. I was interviewing her for when “I Am Love” comes out this June. It’s a real biggie. She plays the trophy wife of a Milanese textile magnate who having done her duty (arm candy, lavish parties, raised several perfect children) discovers she has no life. She’s ripe for an affair, but rahter than call “Dia—Gigolo” she finds herself falling for a freind of her son’s — a young xhef who the son is going into partnership with for a restaurant He’s so much like her son it’s practically incest. And the reseult is grand tragedy on the operatic scale of Visconti. Tild says it also reminds her of “Teorema” in that the chef’s sexual heat destroys the family — and he could well have had an affair with the son.
After this she’s going to play Countess Elizabeth Bathory in “The Bloody Countess” for ulrike Ottinger. Her co-stars include Udo Kier and Verushka.
I cannot wait for Die blutige Gräfin! Tilda + Udo joining up again :)
Oh I love it when Clooney says “I am Shiva The God of DEATH!”
Hmmm – I’ve seen ‘I Am Love’ and she’s great in it, but it’s a rather overwrought movie: Visconti I can see, channelling Antonioni (or vice versa), but not Teorema, Milanese industrialists or not. It’s a melodrama so typed that it’s really a film about melodrama. Lots of birds-and-bees sensual/sexual symbolism à la Extase, references to Madame Bovary , you name it it’s in it, including the kitchen sink :)., waxing music, and the occasional temptation to say ‘Yes, OK, I get it, stop pushing’…. Not the salvation of Italian cinema, not this time.
I haven’t exactly met her but I’ve been in a pretty small room with her answering questions, and she’s actually warm and welcoming in the flesh – and that in very trying circumstances, since a lot of the audience hated the films she was introducing (One of them was ‘Young Adam’ which incidentally is well worth visiting). Extremely gracious under pressure.
Princess Tilda, huh? I’d say she has what you might call a Bloomsbury bloom…
She’s always solid, but rarely has she done anything Oscar worthy. That Michael Clayton performance was bullshit because it was so shallow. She had two real scenes in the entire movie. I guess she sweats well and has magnetic intensity, but it’s nothing new or revelatory.
Julia was alright. My favorite Swinton perf is Narnia – she took the role and ran with it fully becoming The Queen without doing more than was asked. More is less as they say.
Have you seen her work with Derek Jarman, Will?
Yes she’s very Bloomsbury — in a postmodern sort of way. And your “overwrought” is my Right On The Money. I don’t find anything symbolic in “I Am Love” at all.
Ach, there’s a whole sequence of bees in flowers when she and the chef first make love, which is exactly what Machaty did in similar circumstances, only of course with better resources, and they’re intensely sexual. while we know that off screen there’s He and She. They’re beautiful, too, but there were so many that in the end the secondary image (they’re a representation of sex) took over from the primary one, and I found the primary one rather flattened in consequence. After all these flowers weren’t seen through the character’s eyes, like for example an earlier prawn …. at least not unless she was more mobile than seemed probable, in the circumstances :)
My favourite shot of all ran down a dining table quite early on, with very low light which seemed to be coming from the green wineglasses suffusing the table. I have no idea if that ‘symbolised’ anything, but it was eerily exquisite and it must have taken intricate hours to set up. Utmost respect.
Luca’s quite an interesting kid.
He tells me he wants to remake “Maurice.”
Remember she won the supporting actress award. Supporting actors don’t get as many opportunities to chew scenery like lead actresses.
Don’t like her.
She’s a decent actress, thoug.
She is not the “greatest actor in the world” by a long shot. But I really respect and admire her work in terms of being to the forefront (mainstream), the independent/underground and forgotten cinema. She works so hard when doing her festivals too. Probably one of very few famous people to actually give a shit about film.
To specify. When I say I don’t like her, it’s about her screen-persona, talking about an actress as an actress. In “real life”, as in Press conferences, festivals, etc I have senn, she seems extremely nice and sympathetic. And definitely someone who cares about film.
One role she impressed me in was as female protagonist in Christoph Schlingensiefs “Egomania”. There, she is remarkable.
Tilda is very underrated and needs to be seen much more. What about teaming up with Cate Blanchett – they could almost be sisters. and why didnt she play Elizabeth 1?!
Maybe she will one day, but I think she’s said all she wants to say about Queens in “Edward II.”
She is a really nice woman. Take it from someone who has spent 2 weeks in a mobile cinema with her!