Robert Pattinson: 5 films for a birthday
Today, May 13th, Robert Pattinson turns 34. An important birthday for an actor who is about to make a further evolution in his film career. We want to celebrate his talent and cinematographic history by selecting five of his films that tell the evolution and above all that give a glance on what an actor is still perhaps too underestimated compared to his potential.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The debut, dated 2005, is in what has been the most long-lived and successful film saga of recent cinema together with Avengers. But above all, a sort of collector of baby stars who will be delivered to the history of cinema for their being a middle generation among the new Hollywood (made up of names such as Leonardo Dicaprio, Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron, Julianne Moore) and the brand new Hollywood (which we still have a good part to know). Baby Star in search, we could say spasmodic, of his own actor and authorial identity such as Emma Watson (passed to the author mainstream), Daniel Radcliffe (linked to independent and lysergic micro-productions that as Guns Akimbo) and in fact Pattinson. A film that, in addition to being a debut, really marks a red point in the story not only of Robert, but also of cinema.
The Twilight Saga
The Twilight saga with its aftermath of romance inside and outside the film, inside and outside the set, was a cross and delight for Robert Pattinson’s career. On the one hand, consecrating him in the empyrean of celebrity, on the other, imprisoning him with the golden chains of the definition of generational actor and, even worse, of “bellone” and nothing more. Yet the saga of love between vampires remains an important step in the career of Robert Pattinson who unequivocally marks some of the key elements of his acting and above all some strong points that will lead to future evolutions.
Maps To The Star
The real leap towards auteur cinema and “the call”. David Cronenberg’s Maps to The Star is a sort of second debut, a rebirth under the guidance of a director who had made his own stylistic signature with inscrutable faces, marked features and deep looks with actors such as Viggo Mortensen immortal in A History of Violence.
A choice of pure authorship, a film clearly destined for a destiny of streaming and direct-to-video without going through theaters. A disturbing, gothic, philologically crude work signed by Dave Eggers (the director of The VVitch), in front of and in contrast with a sacred monster like Willem Defoe from which Robert Pattinson comes out great triumpher and extraordinary defeat for the titanicity of the enterprise. If it had been a silent film, as originally intended, Robert would probably have his masterpiece in hand. Unfortunately the work, mixing the overacting of silent cinema with sound, requires a number of register nuances and micro-limitations that only the great masters are able to self-impose. A seminal work.
We conclude the rundown with a film that has yet to see the light but that could be yet another quantum leap in Robert Pattinson’s career. Batman, the darkest, darkest and darkest ever produced (at least in the words of Andy Serkins, the new Alfred) of which we only had a little taste. We look forward to having some first teasers of the film in our hands which promises to be truly new to the world of cinema. And for the life of Robert Pattinson.