Beautiful cloudy sunset compliments of Bertha
On the road…from my phone.
"The poet makes himself a voyant through a long, immense reasoned deranging of all his senses. All the forms of love, of suffering, of madness; he tries to find himself, he exhausts in himself all the poisons, to keep only their quintessences."
"I know the genre so well, so I know what’s been done. Having the six stages gave me a framework, but in the end it was Sean Harris [the British actor from The Red Riding trilogy and The Borgias who plays the subject of the exorcism, Santino]. There were three thoroughbred actors in there [Bana and Ramirez too], but I knew that scene was going to live or die by Sean. I’d seen him play a junkie in the Michael Caine film Harry Brown and there was a primal danger to him. It was like a bell that went off in my head. I went back to Jerry and the studio and they trusted me. He was the only actor I want to for the role. On the last night of shooting the exorcism scene he went into a weird trance state and he wasn’t himself between takes. He was speaking in tongues when they were taking the prosthetics off him. It was scary for me. We got a PA to take him home and the next morning Sean didn’t remember the night at all. He felt like he had a drug hangover. He went down the rabbit hole more than I have ever seen."
Scott Derrickson, on exorcism and Sean Harris in Deliver Us From Evil (x)
Love this, and love Scott Derrickson for giving Sean so much praise in his press for this film.
C’mon August 22nd!
"Not a word, not a thought: Boundless love will surge through my soul, And I will wander far away, a vagabond In Nature"