On November 17th, writer/director Steve McQueen and actor Michael Fassbender stopped in Dallas as part of a whirlwind PA tour to promote their new movie Shame. McQueen and Fassbender held this very private round table discussion to talk about their brilliant and controversial film. Having worked together on the powerful fact-based film Hunger the two have undeniable chemistry and are talented entertainers of the highest merit.
After being simply floored by Shame at the screening a few weeks before Thanksgiving I could not stop thinking about the film and as such had a boat load of questions for the them. Go,See,Talk and some select local media outlets sat in on (and directly across from I might add) this extremely open and informative Q&A session (btw, I got three in so I’m happy). So sit back, relax and have a listen to the audio recording of the discussion and find out what Steve and Michael had to say about Shame.
Sitting across from such talented entertainers it’s hard to believe how insightful and honest their answers were. You start to wish that all filmmakers and studios would share this pair’s passion for stories; cinema would be changed for the better if they did. Personally I think that if McQueen keeps this up he’s certain to be regarded as the next Oliver Stone and Fassbender, whether in independent or mainstream movies, is on track to be one of film’s all time greats. FYI, click here to read our review of Shame.
Their first effort, Hunger, also blew me away (G-S-T review coming soon) and while Shame was not exactly uplifting I still loved it and will probably see it again this weekend. After getting some insight into their process I have even more respect for them and their craft, but let me ask you…What do you think? Anyone seen Shame and want to share your thoughts? Did you find this round table interesting?? Will anyone seek this out even with the ‘taboo’ NC-17 rating??