Good news, guys. Compliance acquired by Magnolia and will be released this year. Dreama's nudity a certain candidate for top nude scene of the year.... http://www.movieweb.com/news/compliance ... y-magnolia http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/risky- ... nce-285484
More info on the movie - http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/ ... compliance http://www.filmmakermagazine.com/news/2 ... ompliance/
And a bit of a damper - http://badassdigest.com/2012/01/29/sund ... ompliance/ Zobel, who also wrote the script, has created a remarkably tense and uncomfortable film, one that doesn’t exploit the situation (despite the claims of a few at an explosive Q&A; star Dreama Walker is actually rarely shot nude, even though her character is naked for much of the film).
Man, she is a babe......new Heather Graham http://www.wwd.com/eye/people/sunnnysid ... rc=twitter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncKNRLyI ... youtu.be&a http://www.dreamawalker.com/
Q & A with the director - http://thefilmstage.com/features/sundan ... mparisons/ What do you say to your actors? Like to get them ready?
Oh, well, before hiring them there was a discussion before. You’ve read the script. You know what we’re doing. It’s funny because some people ask me, ‘Well, are you making the actors comply?’ And I’m like, ‘No, they chose to participate.’ You know? A lot of people passed on it. The people that wanted to do this were fascinated by the same subject. Which isn’t the question you asked…Oh, no no. It’s fine.
But, we were pretty explicit. Dreama [Walker] and I had a lot of conversations about what all the shots were going to be. And I don’t know. I had never done…When I said things that scare me, I had never done a sex scene before. And this wasn’t even a sex scene where people would be happy having sex.You know? [Laughs]
This was like, double hard. Because it was in that one location.The first day there was a ton of crew, but to a degree too many people could not be on set. Because it was only one room. It’s funny that everybody was cracking jokes whenever we weren’t heavily into a take.There’s a lot of repetition in convincing the characters and convincing the audience that this is all plausible, and even true in some ways. And then you get to the scene (SPOILERS AHEAD) [with the spanking and the ultimate blow job], and it seems to me that it kind of doesn’t dive into it as much. When I was watching it I almost wanted to know how he goes from asking her to take off her apron to rape. Was there ever more of an explanation in earlier drafts?
There was an earlier draft. I actually cut out another sex act that happens. Basically this was a combination of intention and what we had at the end of editing. It just made sense and worked. Dreama, Ann [Dowd], and I were both tracking different things. So I would do almost two takes of everything. I would do, say, the take for Ann where Ann’s really mean to Dreama and jealous, and then the take where she’s like a mom. And we would do that every big scene. Because we were kind of trying to figure it out. At what point did it change, you know? We moved really fast with Ann but with Dreama it was a bit harder so some of what’s there I had something I thought was really in the wrong direction, that went a little further in the explanation, but you wouldn’t have liked that scene. I felt like this was kind of the end of what we could do.It almost seems like in the movie what’s implied is that, once she bends over, he’s no longer himself.
His decision…Bill would not want to explain that to you and so I’ll try to be respectful of that to a degree. But I think Bill saw Van as, in some ways, having this crazy complicated relationship with his girlfriend, that was in some ways motherly. He’s always asking her permission to do stuff. And he kind of blames it on her. He’s almost doing it to get back at her. If you think about it, that character is actually super hard. The writing of Van is much more blunt and stupid. I couldn’t find a lot of sympathy for that character, and Bill taught me to find the sympathy in that character, because he is just amazing. One of the best actors I’ve ever worked with. He found a way to make [that sequence] such a rich part [of the film] when I would say the script is much more judgmental towards him.