As we all know, there is a huge amount of TV in 2023. At any given time, there are a few dozen shows that you may feel you need to watch just to keep up with the culture – it’s an underwhelming volume. (In other words: this meme It’s real.) TV creators know they have to—and compete—not only with countless other programs for your attention, but also with your phone and your sleep. grab your attention as quickly as possible.
That might be why Prime Video’s new spy drama is less than five minutes before the serial premiere. CastleThe protagonist closes in the bathroom of a speeding train with his rival and begins to destroy him.
Said hero, Richard Madden’s Mason Kane, quickly disarms his counterpart’s pistol, and the two attack each other with their fists, feet, and pieces of broken mirror, bouncing each other off every surface in the very narrow space. You’d better believe that a toilet seat is also put to non-standard use. Eventually, Kane smashes his opponent halfway through the window – already compromised by misdirected gunfire – before throwing him out completely. All this and we Still Less than 10 minutes to the episode!
Series creator David Weil (Avcılar) do you get the idea for this scene? “It’s definitely a personal experience,” Weil joked while speaking to The Daily Beast Obsessed himself and Madden. “I just write what I know.”
Madden wasn’t much against it when he suggested that Weil’s main project was to find “methods of torture.” [him]Weil described the formation of the scene. “He’s been kicking ass in this bathroom for four days,” he said. “I think it’s always fun to put your heroes in incredibly impossible situations. [Executive producers] Joe Russo and Anthony Russo are masters at this. So the unique thing is, how do you put a character in a situation that’s very hard to get out of? The risk naturally increases when a hero is “literally face-to-face” with the person trying to kill him, Weil said.
Theoretically, the prospect of working with veteran action masters like Russos can be daunting: How can a creator envision a fight scene they haven’t seen before or written by themselves? “Every blank page is such an opportunity,” Weil said. “The most unique thing Castle With this great language of action, we’re really just advancing the character and the story. “I see it as musical theater where the song is really used to emotionally move a character,” Weil said, drawing a line to another medium. Inside Castle“Using a big action set as a way to advance the character and let that character develop is the ethos and ideology I’ve taken,” Weil said.
Writing the scene was only the first step; then Madden had to get him to his feet (in a way; some moments required him to lie on his back or on his side or fly through the air). “I felt like I was part of the rehearsal every day as we were constantly changing and adapting,” she said. Weil and the rest of the team behind the camera were open to collaboration. “We’d go learn choreography,” Madden said, and “I’d go out and call David and say, ‘There’s a moment here when we can tell a character story, not just shoot or punch.'”
Supporting Mason in this far-flung quarrel is spy chief Bernard Orlick, played by Stanley Tucci. When Obsessed spoke to Tucci, we discussed how his role provides the best of both worlds: all the tension of playing an action scene, no wear and tear. “I don’t mind doing certain physical things, but I don’t know if I want to do it all the time,” Tucci said. “It is difficult.” With management … comes the privilege of chairs. “Also, it’s never bad to sit in front of a computer screen in a room and say ‘Now do this’ on the phone. ‘Now, do that,'” Tucci admitted.
But the cold is not open Only Action: Before the fight, we see Mason with his agent friend Nadia (Priyanka Chopra Jonas) and learn the nature of their previous relationships through their sexy banter. “We can blindfold the characters,” Madden said. “We might have a moment of interaction that shows they haven’t been together for a long time and they have a lot of history.” Madden worked to fill that first 10 minutes, “using every second on the screen to our advantage and not underestimating anything and telling the audience, ‘Please keep up with us. We will give you a lot at once.’”
Castle It’s not the first time a Madden character has a crucial interaction in a train bathroom: there’s also limited series protectionComing to Netflix in 2018; In the first episode, the character of Police Sergeant David Budd opens the door of a train toilet and sees the toilet being occupied by a young woman wearing a bomb vest. Neither Weil nor Madden made the connection, but Madden joked, “We have to get them together.”
Other than the setting, the two scenes can be as different as train bathroom confrontations featuring Richard Madden characters. “[The Bodyguard moment] It was a dramatic scene where we had dialogue to tell the story,” Madden said. “And then it’s the other way around – we don’t have any dialogue. We have to do it all physically.” Madden also had to confront a full-time stunt performer.“I met the guy I was fighting,” he said, “and I was like, ‘I can’t take this.’ He is huge.”
This is how the limitations Weil imposed worked to Madden’s advantage in shooting. “We have to figure out how to fight the size difference,” Madden said. “Okay, small space. Let’s use the wall as a floor. Let’s turn the room around and then I can take advantage. After all, this is is is It’s what someone with Mason skills would do. “There is nothing unattainable for him,” says Madden. “She will use everything she has to get what she wants.”
Sometimes it works, like kicking your opponent off an Alpine cliff. But Madden warns that Mason isn’t always victorious: He sometimes “escapes by himself and has consequences.” Viewers will have to keep watching to see what happens to Mason when circumstances go against him.
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