Okay, that's it. I don't think I can watch it. And not just because of this asinine question about Dumbledore, though it certainly didn't help.
How did you make him different from Dumbledore? Is he less like a wizard?
Ian McShane: Hodge has made him a butler. He's sort of this strange, old guy that lives in the house on the hill. I have never done a science fiction movie, or anything of this ilk before. I've never worked with kids. Or special effects. The whole process is incredibly laborious. It's like doing a musical on the stage. There's less concentration on the acting, and more on the special effects. There's more emphasis on the "in and out." It's a little distracting, but that's how it goes. The kid is great. Alex (Ludwig) has really worked his ass off. It's very rare that you get the kids in nearly every shot of the movie. It really is. In real life and in acting, we're backing it up. He's the one that's got the message, he just doesn't know it. We have to guide him through the various processes. He's the last of the Old Ones to be born. There's me, and there's Frances Conroy, and there's James Cosmo, and Jim Piddock. And they survive through the ages. And the kid comes in, and he is the last one to be born. He doesn't even know it. Of course he's got the twin who has been imprisoned by the Dark for all these years.
So, there's Ian McShane's zinger in there about the lack of concentration on the acting. Which would be funny if I didn't care about the book.
And then: "Of course he's got the twin who has been imprisoned by the Dark for all these years."
"The twin who has been imprisoned by the Dark for all these years."
Oh, of course.
I. Am. Effing. Horrified. Why even call it The Dark is Rising?
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