"I moved to California when I was twelve and I got a video camera and made little movies because I didn’t have any friends yet. I would force my sister to make these movies with me—which became my YouTube channel. A girl in my Spanish class found my YouTube videos and showed them to my teacher. At the end of class one day my teacher said, "pack up, movie time," and she dropped down this screen and put on my videos. I started freaking out. Everyone was laughing and I just ran out. The girl who had told my teacher didn’t understand why I left, and she said, "You’re really funny, you should be an actor." So that was one of the first times I thought about it."
Of all the things to get stuck on this episode, I got stuck on this. STUCK, I TELL YOU. Now, as for the why (I’ll try to be brief ‘cuz I can’t use the [[more]] tag in a photo post). Back when movie direction was one of my actual curriculars, I attended one wonderful lesson that I always remembered vividly: one about subtle direction choices, and what they mean/convey/tell to the audience’s subconscious. The main part was about this: when you’re filming about a character being in danger, it doesn’t matter how many other people are present, you must always, ALWAYS show first the reaction of the one that’s most emotionally involved. The reaction of the one character who’s got the deepest connection with/interest for the one in danger. We dissected a movie by Sergio Leone, we analyzed a particular scene, and my professor said something along the lines of: “Yes, sure, showing the sidekick/best friend’s reaction first, you could construct something interesting, even fun, or suspensful. But you always show the girlfriend’s reaction first. Because she LOVES the hero. And that’s what matters the most. The love.” And. Yeah. They showed us Derek’s reaction first here. So.
What has been your personal favourite line from one of your movies?
Rupert Grint: There was one line I said, but they never actually used it. It was a weird line from the 5th Harry Potter, and someone was trying to start a fight with Harry, and I was standing up for him and said, “Do you want a fistful of Weasley?”