Man, I can just listen to Timur Bekmambetov speak with that hypnotically sexy Russian accent. Right at the 2:05 mark, he discusses the “Assassin Mode” in the film, Wanted, and he kept placing his hand on his chest. I’m just a very simple man, but that was just freaking sexy.
As I don’t speak Italian, the Italian translation overwhelms our woofy Russian Bear’s speech. Luckily, he’s wearing a t-shirt and, as a consolation, we get to see his beefy and furry arms.
I am also intrigued by what he said about “mythology”: “…because as a state cannot protect us anymore …[???]… People think… understood… that they needed a myth. People need a new mythology …[???]… how to protect themselves… [???}.”
Anyway, if I think he’s saying what I think he’s saying, then I completely agree. The concept of this blog, “BearMythology,” is about how we interpret people/places/things/events with our own unique and personal “mythological” insights — and in this case, “bearish men.” This is why Mr. Bekmambetov mentioned that filmmakers “don’t think, they feel.” Films as a visual medium have to create realism from their artificiality to achieve a relationship with their audience. It’s a basic explanation of filmmaking and not a general rule. I’m just mentioning that because I love the fact that Timur practically sticks by this filmmaker’s creed to the tee. Just check out his famous myth-bending films: Night Watch and Day Watch.