Mark Waters interviewed for Entertainment Weekly!


Entertainment Weekly has interviewed director Mark Waters on Vampire Academy, here is what he says:

Entertainment Weekly a interviewé Mark Waters sur Vampire Academy, voici ce qu’il en dit:

“I find a lot of YA movies … are almost kind of navel-gazing in a sense of sincerity and self-importance. I think the nature of this material is that it doesn’t go that direction. Even when things are deadly serious, they are still really kept interesting and kept in a place where we never lose that wit and humor, which is kind of the thing that my brother and I like to do in all movies.”

“Beaucoup de films Young Adult sont du genre nombriliste et à donner de l’importance à soi-même. Je pense que ce film ne va pas dans cette direction. Même quand les choses sont sérieuses, elles restent intéressantes car on ne perd jamais de vue l’humour et l’esprit, ce que mon frère et moi-même aimons transposer à l’écran.”

“I think the big difference tonally from the other movies that you could say are kind of globally put under the YA genre really comes from that humor and subversive wit that comes from my brother’s writing and from Richelle Mead’s book themselves”

“Selon moi, la grande différence par rapport aux autres films du genre Young Adult vient de cet humour et de cet esprit subversif  présent dans l’écriture de mon frère et dans les livres de Richelle Mead.”

“I think every person who reads the book has their own images that come to mind when they read it, just like I do and part of my job is. … I read things and imagine them and then kind of start trying to kind of take what I imagine and make it visual for everybody else to see. It just happens to be my personal vision, and every person’s is going to be different, every book reader.”

“Chaque personne a sa propre vision des livres quand elle les lit, tout comme moi et mon job consiste à lire et à imaginer les choses et ensuite, à essayer de transposer ma propre vision des choses et de rendre tout cela visuel pour chacun. C’est ma propre vision personnelle et chaque personne va avoir une vision différente, chaque lecteur.”

““As soon as I signed on to the project, my brother and I flew up to Seattle and sat down with Richelle Mead and talked about all of the books. … The good news is that she loved the screenplay and thought it was hilarious and thought it very much captured her books while still kind of adding, making things more cinematic and putting the action on steroids — but never straying too far from being loyal to her storylines and loyal to her characters.”

“Aussitôt après avoir accepté le projet, mon frère et moi-même sommes allés à Seattle et avons rencontré Richelle Mead pour parler de ses livres…La bonne nouvelle est qu’elle a aimé le script, elle pense que c’est marrant et qu’il capture bien l’esprit de ses livres, tout en ajoutant certaines choses pour mieux passer à  l’écran et plus d’action mais sans s’écarter trop de son histoire ou de ses personnages.”

“It makes everything very potent because … there actually is real, scary stakes and an urgency going on at all times.”

“Tout est rendu plus fort car les enjeux sont réels et terrifiants, une certaine urgence est présente à chaque instant.”


You can read the whole interview right here (Vous pouvez lire l’interview dans son intégralité ici): Why Vampire Academy is not Twilight: Director Mark Waters explains.


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  1. […] -Mark Waters interviewed for Entertainment Weekly, August 23, 2013 […]

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