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(n.) The journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self, or way of life.
A story of unrequited love, relationships and the decline of a friendship.
By Jamie Sergeant.
I was a runner on this production, assisting and working closely with the Gaffer.
Take a look at this! I was clapper loader on this shoot, was an awesome experience - thanks jamie!
What a film! From the very beginning, the hard hit of Bronson in a cell with blood all over his body, attacking the officers immediately creates a mood and tone for the film. It’s in-your-face style of narrative is quite abrupt, yet it perfectly represents the personality of Charles Bronson.
Tom Hardy, pictured above, plays Charles so well that you almost forget he’s an actor. It feels like it’s a documentary that was filmed live, from the prisons CCTV - the only reason you don’t completely fall for it is the high quality of cinematography, set design and the odd household known actors.
The most chilling part of the film for me, is knowing that it’s based on a true story. On set, director Nicolas Winding Refn asked for Charles Bronsons’ friends and family to join them, to make sure the film is factual. Not many directors would do this - it’s typical for a director to exaggerate every little detail in someones life to make the film more interesting, but Refn knew that Bronsons well known criminal history would make a disturbing, visually interesting and heart-wrenching film without the need of playing with the narrative. Therefore, using Bronsons’ friend on set just shows how Refn wanted to portray the real Charles Bronson, and not simply make a film to make money.