In his directorial debut, Ralph Fiennes updates Shakespeare's work 'Coriolanus' into the 21st century. (Jan.18)
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SHOTLIST:Lionsgate1. Trailer Clip - "Coriolanus"AP EntertainmentLondon, 5 January 20122. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ralph Fiennes, director/actor - on how 'Coriolanus' is a particularly relevant story in the current political climate:"One of the weird things is that, yes I do, that is the case and we had an ending, that we didn't in the end use, which was that the body of Coriolanus hits the truck and then people gather around with their cellphones and take pictures of the corpse. All of the people who knew about that ending when the shocking images of Gaddafi's body and people photographing it came through that was the ending that we had on 'Coriolanus.'" Lionsgate3. Film Clip - "Coriolanus"AP EntertainmentLondon, 5 January 20124. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ralph Fiennes, director/actor - on the poignancy of the mother/son relationship:"It is about personalities, because for all the questions Shakespeare is throwing at us about who we are, as the tribes that we are, that try to function either as parties or as class or as nations, we're all the children of our parents and so for me it all ends up in this mother/son encounter. He's defined by how he's been brought up, he's defined by his mother and I think we're all defined by our parents, even by the absence of our parents if they have been absent we're defined by that and I think that for me when I first saw the play that's what moved me beyond anything else."Lionsgate5. Film Clip - "Coriolanus"