ps Following Film interview with Richard Armitage

Yeah — that is the Richard Armitage, right there, that I find most interesting, that I want to believe exists. SO wish we could have more of this kind of insightful, inspiring interviewing. (What a day this has been, what a rare mood I’m in, why it’s … almost like being in love …)

~ by Servetus on October 30, 2017.

28 Responses to “ps Following Film interview with Richard Armitage”

  1. Where is this interview – I want to feel good too! (Totalled my car yesterday)

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    • Found it!

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    • it was linked in a previous post, or here: http://www.followingfilms.com/2017/10/richard-armitage-interview-on.html?spref=tw

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    • and: really really sorry about your car!!

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      • Well what can you do – I am just grateful that I didn’t hit anyone or another car. It’ll be ok.

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        • I’m glad, too. Just aggravating. And expensive.

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          • Yes, it will be expensive. My car was paid off a few years ago and it is now a total write off. Was not planning on the expense of getting another for a few more years yet – timetable moved up unexpectedly I guess (I am NEVER going to get to a RA play London at this rate!).

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        • Quelle coïncidence!
          Jeudi soir à 20h30 en revenant du travail, j’ai heurté la voiture qui me précédait. Après un rond point alors que j’étais en pleine accélération, le conducteur s’est rendu compte qu’il s’était trompé de route et il a subitement fait demi tour devant moi. Cela était complètement imprévisible car la route avait une ligne blanche continue, interdisant ce type de manœuvre. Nous roulions sur la mythique D338 ligne droite des Hunaudières du circuit des 24 heures du Mans : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circuit_de_la_Sarthe
          Sa voiture s’est retrouvée perpendiculaire à la route, face à moi. J’ai freiné à fond mais je n’ai pas pu éviter l’arrière de sa voiture.
          A mon grand étonnement, le conducteur était un américain, commercial dans le domaine des fenêtres, en voyage d’affaire en Europe. Pour le décrire physiquement, je le présente comme un homme aux cheveux et barbe rousse, de forte corpulence, les bras tatoués, une caricature de biker en Harley Davidson.
          J’ai appelé mon mari, pour m’aider à remplir le constat amiable. Nous nous sommes rendus dans une pizzéria voisine, car il faisait noir. De plus l’homme ne parlait pas un mot de français et sa femme pas assez bien ( merci RA et les fans pour m’avoir plongée dans l’approfondissement de mes connaissances en anglais). Ensuite nous avons dîner ensemble tous les quatre.
          Une rencontre improbable, des personnes sympathiques, des sujets de débat aussi variés que l’isolation thermique des maisons de par et d’autre de l’Atlantique, Trump et le réchauffement climatique (ouragan, tornade, inondation), Harvey Weinstein ou Dominique Strauss-Kahn et leurs excès, la 2° guerre mondiale: des plages du débarquement, les vitraux de la cathédrale de Reims conservés cachés puis remontés ( je les soupçonne d’avoir commandé du champagne pour les fêtes de fin d’année), Halloween ses origines irlandaises, les Trick or treat, les décorations à NY l’année passée, LLL nostalgie et explications bizarres d’une fan adulte qui embarque sa famille en vacances dans des plans improbables, les règlementations sur les armes aux USA et en France les attentats et les faits divers sanglants, la vie au Mans et à Dallas town, le prix des médicaments la sécurité sociale (Trump, Barack Obama, Emmanuel Macron)…2h 30 de cours particulier en anglais et un dépaysement total inattendu…

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          • What a coincidence for sure! Sorry about your accident but it turned into a somewhat pleasant and interesting evening for you! It’s good that you can focus on something good that came of something bad.

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          • wow — that ended well, although I’m sorry you had the accident, I’m not sorry about the encounter. This is actually one reason I never drive in Europe; I’m not confident I understand the traffic signs well enough. But maybe I should change that. However, I suspect that not everyone would be as nice as you were.

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            • I have got a good car insurance and he was wrong, so there will be no financial expense on my part. No body was hurt, my car worked after the crash. I was lucky!
              Last summer, I was a quite bad driver too, on the left part of the narrow roads in Ireland. I drove into two cars (doors damages) at the beginning of our journey in Dublin and then I hit high pavements in Westport two ties were flat. So definitively I understood that man and was kind with. But I was really happy to speak English and to meet them. Pas du même monde, nous aurions, sans aucun doute, jamais dû nous rencontrer dans la vie de tous les jours.

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              • Un vrai macho, il n’a pas reconnu ses tords face à une femme, selon lui je roulais trop près et trop vite.

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                • I’m sure the insurance company will straighten him out, lol.

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                  • As a foreigner he is safe with “rent a car”, I am so sorry!

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                    • Well, you’re safe, at least as I understand it, because the rental company will pay out. But he’s only safe if he bought the appropriate riders to his rental. This tends to be confusing to Americans because of the way car insurance works — i.e., certain things are covered by one’s personal policy at home (usually liability), other things can or may not be covered by the credit card one uses to rent (usually collision), and each of these is complicated by the matter of driving abroad. So you’ll get recompensed — but the rental car company may have to go after him to get their money back.

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              • This is why I just don’t want to drive a car in England or Ireland. I have friends who’ve done it with impunity but I don’t think I could ever relax while driving on the left.

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  2. Yes. Great interview. And more than that – a conversation where the interviewer allowed RA the room to speak, yet actually asked questions that were thoughtful and in-depth. And RA followed suit by answering in-depth. I loved his voice, his diction and his way of expressing his thoughts in this interview. It was a real pleasure to listen to – creating the picture of a reflected, focussed yet un-forced artist who shows a lot of awareness of the audience of his work. Cerebrally swoon-worthy.

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    • And lots of discussion of process. Lots of stuff to ponder there.

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      • Yep. He seemed to volunteer a lot of insight. And I was struck by a certain amount of audience awareness in quite a few of his answers. Interesting.

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        • I’m not interested in him saying what he expects people want him to say, though. I’d much rather read an interview where he isn’t thinking, oh what does Twitter want me to say about this? I better make sure I say that. When he says stuff that I know is mentioned primarily for others, that influences how I regard the information.

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        • Luckily for me there was quite a bit in this interview that seemed to come organically from questions of the interviewer that were not asked by fans, and which I don’t see how could realistically be attributed to the wishes of fans (e.g., the stuff about observing, being observed, repetition).

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  3. This was really rewarding. His comments about preferring to be observed as opposed to “showman” touched back to so many of the conversations and analyses we’ve shared as fans, i.e. his character reactions vs. lines he speaks.

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    • I agree — and for various reasons, I was really glad he said that. It may serve to tamp down some of the resentment in the core fandom.

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  4. Just finished listening to this – forty minutes of bliss! Fabulous interview, and one of those times that reinforce why I love and respect him so much. I’m guilty of having a whinge or five about the roles he takes on that don’t appeal to me, or are difficult to view, but hearing him talk about the process of choosing his roles gives me a better understanding of him, something I come away with from few interviews. As you say, lots to ponder!! 🙂

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