Update: Indiewire has a great write up on it, and some interesting comments posted by readers. However, this bit from Steve McQueen is intriguing:
"He goes through an extraordinary ordeal, a very painful, brutal experience, and found a kind of redemption on the other side of it," McQueen told USA Today about Ejiofor's character, and apparently Fassbender's performance is fierce. "[It's one] that no one's ever seen before, and that's saying something."
There have been many films made on the subject of slavery in the United States' past, and most evil slave owners have been presented as such, but for Steve to say that Michael's performance in particular is one that no one has seen before, is exciting and scary at the same time. I'm behind our boy 110% for everything he does and I anxiously await watching TYAS! It will be released by Fox Searchlight on December 27th.
|Michael's acting in this particular role will be unlike anything, anyone has seen before. According to McQueen.|
|Don't mess this one up Fox Searchlight!|
BTW, I have been, very, very busy at work and hitting a new high in feeling low about where I work. I'm positive things will change by the end of this week, if not sooner, and I will be rid of this horrible place. It sucks so bad that it ruined my post-vacation high, totally fucking ruined it and that's why I haven't been around much. Other than treating myself to seeing 'Man of Steel' on Saturday, I've been wrestling with the idea of what the hell I'm going to do about work. Up and quit that bitch, go postal, or continue to linger there up until I find something else. Well, something else has popped up and I hope I can seal the deal very soon.