Thanks Sue for the heads up. DVD Empire have released the cover art for the US “Mister Foe” DVD, scheduled to be released November 11, 2008. What do you think of it? I personally like this the best out of all the “Hallam (Mister) Foe” artwork that’s been released.
If you want to make sure you receive your copy of the DVD as soon as it is released why don’t you pre-Order @ Amazon? Order now and if the Amazon.com price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you’ll receive the lowest price.
Chud.com was also attending the “Mister Foe” press junket a couple of weeks ago. They published their transcript of the interview with Sophia Myles and Jamie Bell and I think it’s very nice to see the interaction between the two. Apart from the movie (obviously) they talk about who’s more damaged, Kate or Hallam, who they’d like to work with in the future and James Franco being funny (Sophia already knew that of course).
Myles: I think as you get older (I don’t know if you’ve found this.) but within the industries, when you start off acting, it’s kind of rather selfish motives; you are the kid who just wants to get paid to throw on the costumes and pretend to be someone else. The more experience that you have and the more films that you make, you start to realize that as a storyteller, it’s not just about you and the film’s experience for yourself. It becomes about your audience. And you realize, “Wow, I actually have the power here to make a piece… As opposed to the movies that are out there right now that just provide purely escapism for an hour and a half while you go and eat popcorn and forget about your own life…
Bell: Rising fuel prices, rising fuel prices I need some escapism… [All Laugh]
Myles: Films like this which deal with such archetypal themes of self-discovery, the search for love, and the fear of death, that can really actually affect the audience and take the viewer to somewhere deeper within themselves. That’s what it becomes about.
Be sure to read the full interview in our press archive.
Remember, Mister Foe officially opens in the US today. Check out the Play Dates over at the distributor’s website to find out if the movie will come to a theater near you.
Make sure to visit this site here again later today to find something special to celebrate the US release.
In the meantime, I leave you with a link to a very positive Mister Foe review, as published by The New York Times (read). They specifically commend Sophia Myles for her performance:
And the object of his desperate, icky and fond attention is certainly well chosen. Like Emily Mortimer, who played Ewan McGregor’s dream woman in Mr. Mackenzie’s previous film, “Young Adam,” Ms. Myles has the task of turning a phantasm of adolescent desire into a real person.
Kate’s insistence, late in the movie, that she is just that is both superfluous and unconvincing. In her loneliness, her toughness, her perfect mix of maternal warmth and sexual adventurousness, she is at heart a literary conceit, an inhabitant of that realm of the male imagination where lust and sentimentality meet and mingle. But Ms. Myles inhabits the role with such crisp and understated wit that she manages to hold such doubts at bay. Common sense might suggest that a woman in Kate’s position should change her locks, call the police or move to another town when a guy like Hallam shows up, but somehow she never seems more sensible than when she does the opposite of what prudence might dictate.
The smaller performances are nearly as strong as Ms. Myles’s and Mr. Bell’s, even when the characters are a bit too broadly drawn…
This new interview with Sophia Myles comes from New York Magazine’s culture and entertainment blog Vulture. Out of all the recent interviews this seems like the most relaxed. Be sure to read Sophia’s answers to questions about Mister Foe, Moonlight and Outlander.
Jamie, as far as I’m concerned, is a national treasure. I would say he’s right up there at the top of my favorite co-stars, because in any scene between him and I, he’s so good and moving that all I had to do was just react to whatever he was doing. He’s made this seamless transition from child star to adult star without any of the rehab and all the nonsense.
(about the status of Outlander) It’s taking a while to come out. As always, there’s drama, I think, behind the scenes. I’m not entirely sure. No one tells me because I’m just the actress. It will come out, and it’s not true that it’s going straight to DVD….
Read the full interview in our press archive.
Another new interview. This time around from Parade Magazine. Reading the title “Sophia Myles On Her First On-Screen Kiss” made me expect little but there are some nice quotes in there about enjoying the single life, growing up, living in LA and playing a Viking princess.
I think when I was younger I was kind of looking for somebody to come along to complete me. And I’ve realized now that I have to basically be complete — I have to complete myself. And then the right thing will come. I’m enjoying the single life. I’m enjoying taking this time for myself because I think it’s important.
My philosophy exactly! Read the full interview.
According to Videota the US DVD for Mister Foe will come out November 11, 2008.