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PopSugar Poll: Angelina Talks About Filmmaking — Interesting or Too Intense? 2010-11-23 12:00:00

Angelina Talks About Filmmaking — Interesting or Too Intense?

Angelina Jolie and her family have been in Budapest for the last month while she works on her still-untitled directorial debut, with Brad Pitt making frequent cameos on set to photograph the proceedings and maybe even scoring a role as an extra. She recently granted an interview to a Hungarian outlet about the movie, saying she's tried to focus on the Serbian/Muslim love story aspect. The actress, who just donated $150,000 to an adoption organization, says she was compelled to make a film that sheds light on the human cost of war. She said:

  • On getting the idea for the film: "I've had a lot of frustration with how long it takes to intervene or understand what's happening within a conflict and for the world to give assistance to these people in need, and get the right information out to the international community. I've met with so many people over the years, and in some way this story could take place in any country. The essence of it is we meet people on the eve of the war and we see what their lives could have been. We meet them as young people, and it's a lot of hope and wonderful lives that come out from Yugoslavia."
  • On the movie being political: "My goal was try to talk to people from all sides of the situation and allow them to have a voice. Allow them to have to go through what they went through and express it whether it be extreme cruelty or the loss of humanity or the extreme sense of hope or the beauty, whatever it was. . . If there's a political statement it's that hopefully people will watch it and say where was I when this was happening? . . . And next time when this happens what can we do to prevent [it]?"
  • On loving directing: "From the very first day I've loved it more than I've ever loved acting. I've always loved being an actor but there's something about being a director where you really get to know the crew and the actors so much more. You really become part of the team."

The rare interview from Angelina gives great insight into her work, especially considering the delicate subject matter of her project. So, tell us what you think of Angelina sharing about her filmmaking — interesting or too intense?

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biarose biarose 6 years
Ugh. Of course it will create awareness! I'm not over hyping it at all. There are plenty of people who know nothing about this situation at all, may not even have realised it ever happened, who will see this film, and become aware of it. That is what creating awareness is!
Burkina Burkina 6 years
The movie won't create awareness. Its just one persons interpretation of their reality in a specific time. Its a very small portion of what happened. Nevertheless it can still be a good film..lets just not over hype it.
biarose biarose 6 years
Also, anon, you'll notice that I said it has the POTENTIAL to make a difference. It will create awareness, then it's up to people what they do with the knowledge. At least Angelina is doing something. Something is better than nothing.
biarose biarose 6 years
Exactly, thank you InReality. Anon, this movie will make a whole lot more difference than you are right now with your negativity and rudeness. What does that do to help anybody? At least this movie has the potential to spread some awareness. All you are doing is spreading negativity.
biarose biarose 6 years
I'm all for anything that creates awareness. This is sure to create a lot, and has the potential to make a huge difference. Exciting!
katialoves katialoves 6 years
this poll is weird. i dont understand how speaking about what she wants people to get from her film is possibly 'too intense,' or how talking about filmaking= too intense = she sure is bold to tackle this subject So are we criticizing her for tackling it or talking about tackling it(boldly..)?
Burkina Burkina 6 years
This movie doesnt sound like its gonna work the more I read about it. The main characters speak two different languages..and even with subtitles its not going to make sense. How will they interact? I wont judge until I see it. I just hope there isn't a huge focus on the religious aspect.
Burkina Burkina 6 years
Oh nevermind. Its about a Bosnian woman who falls in love with a Serb. ..inneresting..
Burkina Burkina 6 years
Could someone explain what the movie is about? Thanks
dancing-nancy dancing-nancy 6 years
yet another loon attacking someone because they don't like angelina
dancing-nancy dancing-nancy 6 years
STFU already. she didn't really direct this movie; the DP did most of the work.
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