The inspiring, somewhat accidental, activism of DALLAS BUYERS CLUB hero Ron Woodroof echoes the fight against AIDS across the country. We highlight a few other stories here.
The decision to shoot DALLAS BUYERS CLUB with only natural light changed not only the film’s look, but also the nature of its production, pushing actors and film crew in new creative directions.
For both Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto to become their characters, they needed to transform – physically, psychologically, emotionally – themselves totally. And for both, the work took them to a creative place they never imagined.
While DALLAS BUYERS CLUB focuses on the story of just one man, Ron Woodroof, it is his journey through homophobia, drug testing, pharmaceutical sales, and activism that captures the the larger pictures of the real-life tragedies and twists of the AIDS epidemic.
After more than a decade of hard work trying to get DALLAS BUYERS CLUB produced, screenwriters Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack finally found the right team of actors and filmmakers to bring Ron Woodroof’s story to the screen.
In 1992, screenwriter Craig Borten met with Ron Woodroof, an AIDS activist in Texas who had only months to live. Within minutes of talking to him, Borden knew he had to bring his story to the screen in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB.
Although the American and British legal system come from the same principles of jurisprudence, the two differ in their particular modes of operation. Here’s a quick primer on the British rules, roles and responsibilities.
Director John Crowley lead a team of film artists to weave a picture of contemporary London that was as complex and compelling as the real city.
To capture the full spectrum, from judges to jailors, the filmmakers assembled a remarkable cast of supporting actors.
To stay true to the complex court system captured in CLOSED CIRCUIT, Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall began a rigorous cram course on legal intricacies, courtroom etiquette, and physical exercise.
To steer this smart, suspenseful legal drama required two actors who could bring emotional honesty and intellectual rigor to their roles. The filmmakers found them when they cast Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall.
With the global threat of terrorism significantly altering modern jurisprudence, the filmmakers of CLOSED CIRCUIT realized this development could inspire both a timely and thrilling movie.
Under the direction of Edgar Wright, THE WORLD’S END pulled together a remarkable crew of film artists to make this pub crawl run on time and like a dream.
The five men and one woman at the center of THE WORLD’S END harmonize on set to create six fascinating characters and one excellent ensemble.