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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Viggo Mortensen on the Early Show

Viggo Mortensen seemed a bit sleepy in his appearance on the CBS Early Show on Wednesday, Sept. 10. I really enjoyed his comments about carrying around the 8 gauge shotgun.

The first day I said to Ed, "Look, I know it's in the book; it's an important part of the character. But it's a big gun, and it's going to be a long couple of months if I've got to do this every day." But by the second day I kinda liked it. And I said I want to have it everywhere. I want to have it when I'm in bed, when I'm having dinner, when I'm walking down the street. And it is kind of intimidating. It was like my scary friend, you know. It had a psychological effect. It's like that thing that you fight sometimes—the obstacle becomes your friend. So it was all right.

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Ed Harris & Viggo Mortensen on the Early Show

Appaloosa director and co-star Ed Harris is scheduled to be on the Early Show on CBS tomorrow morning (Tuesday, Sept. 9). Viggo Mortensen is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 10. The show starts at 7 a.m.; we're not sure of the order of appearance. See TV Guide for the other guests. For more on the film, see our Appaloosa page.

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Gospel According to Harry now on DVD!

Gospel According to Harry DVD coverThe Gospel According to Harry is one of the most unusual films Viggo Mortensen has made — and that's saying something! Called "A highly visual, beautifully shot striking film ... where the director's maverick vision creates a metaphor for our times against a barren landscape," by Piers Handling of the Toronto International Film Festival, the film is dreamlike and surreal.

Polish director Lech Majewski shot the film in English in the California desert, but it was released in Europe in 1993 as Ewangelia wedlug Harry'ego, with Polish subtitles. Some determined folks taped it off of European broadcast television, making low-quality copies available in the U.S., but the film was not released on video tape or DVD. As of August 18, 2008, this has changed, with a Region 1 DVD release. Read more about The Gospel According to Harry, or just rush off and order it from Amazon.

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