Paul Dano & Carey Mulligan Discuss "Wildlife"

  • Published on Oct 15, 2018
  • In "Wildlife," directed by Paul Dano and elegantly adapted from Richard Ford's novel of the same name, Carey Mulligan delivers one of her finest performances to date as Jeanette, a complex woman whose self-determination and self-involvement disrupts the values and expectations of a 1960s nuclear family. Fourteen-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette (Mulligan) and Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal)--a housewife and a golf pro--in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job--and his sense of purpose--he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother's struggle as she tries to keep her head above water. With precise details and textures of its specific time and place, "Wildlife" commits to the viewpoint of a teenage boy observing the gradual dissolution of his parents' marriage.
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  • BUILD Series
    BUILD Series  2 days ago

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  • Kelly Fleisher
    Kelly Fleisher 10 hours ago


  • Lynn Turman
    Lynn Turman 5 months ago

    This interviewer reminds me so much of the cashier who works at my local Water Still

  • Silver swimsuit
    Silver swimsuit Year ago +6

    One of the best interviewer for cinema discussions. Really. I have said it and I probably will again.

  • John Nash
    John Nash Year ago +2

    Just saw Wildlife. Reminds me of the best of 70's movie making. Carey is fantastic.

    • Lynn Turman
      Lynn Turman 5 months ago

      You know it's gonna be good if Justin was blown away.

  • June Von
    June Von Year ago +5

    incredible actor and now directing????????????????? WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

  • MsBaldy101
    MsBaldy101 Year ago +1

    Wow, I feel like I've just discovered this.... behind the scenes, I've been in the industry a long time but Paul Dano is like seeing direction for the first time.. Confidence, intelligence and pathos..and Carey is so thoughtful and intelligent,, and beautiful,,,,

  • sclogse1
    sclogse1 Year ago

    Now imagine the film where the guy playing the auto czar plays the son, and the son plays the auto czar.

  • sclogse1
    sclogse1 Year ago +2

    Caught it last week. What gets you is the way these people talk. To each other and their son. The lines aren't typical at all. Carey has a big of I Tonya's mother in her. They're both telling the son by words and deeds that there's indeed a wildlife out there waiting for him. But we all know we choose to participate in it. Group mentalities, tunnel vision, spite, treachery, confusion, fear, trust. Not everyone is trained to be married. Not everyone has the experience of being part of something growing up. Projecting hope onto a family when you don't feel it inside is pretty rough going.

  • grapes9h5
    grapes9h5 Year ago +1

    She’s astonishing in the film, incredible performance. Goddamn she’s the most beautiful too.

  • rlegear19
    rlegear19 Year ago +15

    I just saw this fine film at the Chicago Premiere where Carey Mulligan was being honored for Artistic Achievement . I enjoyed a brief conversation and a photo with my favorite actress of all time (I'm 62) and am happy to say that she is just as nice in person as she seems in interviews. I have so much respect for this woman and how she conducts her life . She balances marriage and motherhood, her art on stage and screen and charitable work as Global Ambassador for "Warchild" and Dementia Awareness without fanfare . Pure Class.

  • Petya Boyadzhieva

    Sorry, can someone explain to me what shooting in the sparseness mean? In 32:44 in the conversation.

    • Lynn Turman
      Lynn Turman 5 months ago

      My guess (not having seen the movie yet) is he means that for each scene, there wasn't a lot of coverage of different camera angles that are then pieced together in the editing room. There's only one or two set ups which puts a much bigger burden on the actors to deliver a good performance (to carry the story) instead of having performances created in the editing room.

    • sclogse1
      sclogse1 Year ago

      You could take it different ways. One, it could mean that the story isn't expansive. It stays tight, and doesn't move into other characters. There are no close ups or strong characters in the fire fighters. This is black coffee.

    • Carole Ann
      Carole Ann Year ago

      He meant each frame (being filmed)

  • Violet Daisy
    Violet Daisy Year ago +4

    *OMG* that scene! CAN NOT WAIT to see this movie it's going to blow my socks off!!
    also - has Carey EVER looked this radiant and gorgeous as she is doing here?!!!?

  • Mega MovieZ
    Mega MovieZ Year ago +50

    Paul Dano is such a talent in front of and behind the camera. One of the most underrated people working in Hollywood today.

    • C Ashenden
      C Ashenden 11 months ago +1

      He is - and completely brilliant in War and Peace which I recommend if you haven't seen it!

    • June Von
      June Von Year ago


  • Mega MovieZ
    Mega MovieZ Year ago +23

    Give that amazing talent Carey Mulligan a best Actress Oscar for her incredible role and career best performance

  • Mega MovieZ
    Mega MovieZ Year ago +4

    Saw this movie at Sundance. It's a masterpiece. I'm a child that's suffered from divorce so it hit me hard.

    • A G
      A G 11 months ago

      ​@Violet Daisy The director literally says it at 5:09. Are you dense?

    • Violet Daisy
      Violet Daisy Year ago

      Michelle McCann That’s seriously the stupidest point ever. ! I’m allowed to be angry that you spoiled a movie that I’ve been waiting to see. It’s a little fucking weird to compare that to life crisis things. You are one weird person.
      Goodbye spoiler idiot.

    • Michelle McCann
      Michelle McCann Year ago

      so what? Get over it. There are tragedies in life. Getting spoiled over a movie isn't one of them. I'll bet you know where your next meal is coming from and you're probably not homeless from being evicted. Gheesh.

    • Violet Daisy
      Violet Daisy Year ago

      Mega MovieZ it’s not saying that in the trailers. It’s just pointing out a difficult marriage. You just gave away the ending for sure.

    • Mega MovieZ
      Mega MovieZ Year ago

      @Violet Daisy Dude watch the trailer. It's hinted at in the trailer. It's pretty much what the story is centered around.

  • NoFate97
    NoFate97 Year ago +6

    I love the Build Series but I don’t think “no spoilers” lends itself to long form discussions of the material. Either release the episode later or trust the viewer to watch when they’re ready. Personally, I’m not going to click on a half hour discussion of something if I don’t want to be “spoiled” with details. I’m watching *for* the details.

  • Devious_99
    Devious_99 Year ago +1

    Can't wait to finally see it. Love everyone involved and the book was great.

  • L Beatrice Batz
    L Beatrice Batz Year ago


  • Melissa GL
    Melissa GL Year ago