The most painful thing has been the endless auditions. Knowing that you have something to offer, but not being able to show it, is so frustrating. As an unknown, you get treated badly. I auditioned and waited for things I did not have any belief in, but I needed the work and had to accept horrendous pieces of shit.
Marc Forster Directing Lionsgate & Mandeville’s ‘Wonder’ Universe Title ‘White Bird’
all that you are and all that you see
The visual strategy in Marc Forster's "Stay" is so subtle you might miss it, but it provides a clue to the movie's secret. I will describe the strategy but not the secret. It involves transitions from one shot to the next, some subtle, some bold, all of them so agile we're not always sure what we've seen. On a camera move, for example, an element in one shot becomes the whole of the next shot, but it's not a closeup, it's a new location. Or, as two men walk together, they pass behind pillars and it is possible, although not certain, that while out of sight they do a left-right flip. There is the matter of repeating almost unnoticed elements: Three out-of-focus spheres in the foreground, not lit so you'd much notice them, turn up in the next shot, also out of focus, also not much noticed.
Far, Far From Neverland, a Spare and Quiet Place
The main plot follows Harold Crick Ferrell , an IRS agent who begins hearing a disembodied voice narrating his life as it happens — seemingly the text of a novel in which it is stated that he, the main character, will soon die — and he frantically seeks to somehow prevent that ending. The film was shot on location in Chicago , and has been praised for its innovative, intelligent story and fine performances. Ferrell, who came to prominence playing brash comedic parts, garnered particular attention for offering a restrained performance in his first starring dramatic role.
Barrie's office in the movie "Finding Neverland," you might notice that it is a little too austere for the Victorian era. This small liberty occurred partly because the office is meant to reflect the man who works in it: a wealthy Scottish author in a chilly, childless marriage, who keeps himself apart from most relationships. But it also reflects the taste of the Swiss director Marc Forster, who did extensive research on period decoration.