Amy Adams as Rita Hayworth - Vanity Fair by Mert & Marcus, November 2008.
TWO MONTHS AT NUMBER ONE THANKYOU AND GOODNIGHT
He remembered the smell of her hair, the warmth of her body.. and the look on her face as she slit the old man’s throat. You were wrong to love her, a voice whispered. You were wrong to leave her, a different voice insisted.
I know that many of you will want to fight. Some of you may even think that to fight is wise. But this is a folly. Give me Harry Potter. Do this and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave Hogwarts untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded. You have one hour.
Richard Jenkins on Jake Gyllenhaal as Detective Loki in “Prisoners”.
Jake Gyllenhaal in “Prisoners” was simply a cop doing his job, and it was a beautiful thing to watch. I didn’t know anything about his character, where he was from, if he was married, had any kids, what the tattoo on his neck meant or why he buttoned the top button of his shirt. Nothing. And he wasn’t interested in telling me. He was too busy being a cop. But by the movie’s end, I knew him. Totally. Completely. And he was never interested in helping me, as an audience member, understand him, or like him, or sympathize with him. He was only interested in doing his job. It’s always thrilling to watch a living, breathing human being on the screen. That’s Jake. He takes you with him on this journey. Doesn’t ask you to come along, doesn’t even know you’re there, because he’s too busy being a cop doing his job. It’s the case of a lifetime for this guy and he’s working it alone. No other cops to talk about it with. It’s internalized, lived, and I could watch all day. Simply a great performance.