There’ll Be Little Talk In ‘The Revenant’ – ManlyMovie

There’ll Be Little Talk In ‘The Revenant’

revenantThe trailer for upcoming manly thriller The Revenant was released earlier this week.  It was a doozy, it could be one of the manlier movies this year.  It’s also not going to be one of those movies that is rife with stuffy and overwrought dialogue.

Leonardo DiCaprio recently revealed to Grantland that if you’re looking for a talky drama, The Revenant will leave you dissatisfied:

“It was a different type of challenge for me,” DiCaprio says, “because I’ve played a lot of very vocal characters. It’s something that I really wanted to investigate — playing a character that says almost nothing. How do you relay an emotional journey and get in tune with this man’s angst … without words?”

Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu reiterated this sentiment, confirming that DiCaprio’s character is largely wordless:

Honestly, Leo, he’s attacked by a bear, and after that, he becomes almost like a silent character: a lot of things going on, but no words,” Iñárritu notes. “That’s for me the essence of cinema: not to rely on the words, but images and emotions.”

The film is based on the true story of 1820s frontiersman Hugh Glass, whom DiCaprio portrays.

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