We interviewed the author of “Nicholas Cage’s One Hundred First Movies”, which is an illustration of a complete cinematographic work. The actors of the film have been cult performers for less than forty years. Oscar winner, box office hero and walking meme
A few haunted houses. The dwarf’s head shrank. Pyramid tomb. shark. Dinosaur skull (returned at the request of the Mongolian government). These are just some of the assets accumulated by actor Nicolas Cage (1964, California) during the boom, even though his accountant warned that his finances were still poor.Until 2009, the U.S. Treasury Department suddenly requested Oscar winners Leaving Las Vegas After paying off the millionaire’s debt, the accountant was fired, and Cage began crusades to raise funds. In essence, this turned into a forced machine, which increased the already high film production rate at the time and began to accept almost anything. The items they provide to you are said to be temporary.
Its cache sinks, but the legend keeps growing. The ups and downs of Nicolas Cage’s film works are getting bigger and bigger, because people have new interest in his figure, hairstyle and eccentric personal life. Chuck Norris’s old meme was replaced by a compilation video of the translator’s innermost performance. gifs His gestures and sell Put your face on a bed sheet, cushion, sweatshirt or underwear. In this phenomenon, Torïo García (33 years old, Elche), a student from the Department of Audiovisual Communication, watched Cage’s movies with his roommate, and he made his own special contribution: NicCagepedia, First is a Facebook page with the star’s news and curiosity, then Twitter account, then blog, and finally six issues of the magazine-the last issue was published in March, dozens of writers and illustrators This expresses admiration for what they have in common as actors. Because it’s not a joke. “I have never been a fan of irony,” Garcia made clear to ICON.
Nor did the cartoonist Paco Alcázar (50-year-old Cadiz).Collaborator the film, From Thursday Until 2014, a satirical magazine that is now discontinued Pride and satisfactionAlcázar decided to happily see all the works of Nicolas Cage and became obsessed with letting his friends receive hours of lectures about his explanation. Among these friends is Manuel Bartual, Astiberri’s editor, who finally came up with the idea of publishing a book as an exhaustive guide to Cage’s entire career. Every movie has an archive, and every movie has a portrait of an actor.Followers of NicCagepedia, Alcázar is connected with Torïo García.The title of this book is Nicolas Cage’s top 100 moviesIt has become a reality and was released by Astiberri on April 15 with the label “Caramba!”.
However, before introducing actors that cannot be classified at present, let us review the past glory.Nicolas Cage won the Oscar Leaving Las Vegas (1995), but there is also a better performance: a series of movies that have been known to generations, whether it is the high popularity at the box office or the cult status among fans and critics in the 1980s and 1990s. Peggy Sue is married, baby in Arizona, spell in the moonlight, wild heart, honeymoon in Las Vegas, rocks, face to face, Con Air… Few actors have such diverse and memorable film productions. Alcázar explained to ICON through a teleconference: “The accumulation of Nicolas Cage’s films makes you realize that he is a writer, not just any actor, and everything he does is There is more substance.” “From a satirical point of view, this is incorrect. As a strange phenomenon in the interpretation of the world, it deserves attention.”
In this book, the authors insist that they have reviewed the film works of 100 films (until Jiu Jitsu, Released in 2020, and won the 100th title of an actor, and is expected to win another four new movies this year), Cage “becomes a genre he offers to his followers, with a continuity that other actors do not have.” . He was related to classic movies. The main reason for watching movies at that time was not the plot, but the star. Although in theory, it has encountered problems with the warehouse, it has not stopped providing new deliveries. Garcia said: “I feel that he has forgotten how to live a normal life, so he can always shoot.”
He estimated that Paco Alcázar had painted the face of the actor “thousands of times” during the production of the volume. “The 100 portraits in the movie are my challenge. This is my great goal as a cartoonist. I am a very bad cartoonist, so I have some kind of masochistic interest because I have to deal with my huge flaws Fight. He joked that I have seen myself almost like Nicolas Cage. “He is not a born actor, he has to cheer up and do all shamanic things. [en referencia al Nouveau Shamanic, método creado por Cage a través del que invoca, siente y experimenta a sus personajes, en lugar de interpretarlos]Because you have great limitations, you need to work hard. Results like him are sometimes good, and sometimes make you doubt whether he is serious. “
Alcazar said: “He is a person who likes acting very much. He always acts as if he is making a movie that will bring him another Oscar.” “And he treats the public seriously. Things that are often not known. It breaks the concept of North American cinematographic interpretation, which is naturalism. Starting from Marlon Brando, actors try to become realistic, while Pacino or De Niro De Niro’s entire generation has come, they want to be credible people and show humanity. Nicolas Cage does not want to look like a normal person, he intends to perform extreme theatrical performances. He Tell you: “I am an actor, I am acting. No one has done this before or after in commercial movie theaters.”
It is precisely the two ideas of “experiment” and “evolution to the future of acting” put forward by Cage 25 years ago in 2000 His gratitude for Oscar, Placed in front of the booth, between the people who decided to get up to applaud him and the people who did not get up. And director David Lynch Wild heart, Once referred to him as the “American-interpreted jazz musician”, his trade association Sean Penn criticized him, thinking that he is not an actor, but “Someone who does something Show“. “He has always been nasty about his performance philosophy, and for this he has received certain support, but he proved that he can play a role with a very wide arc. In the end, all these Internet things have played a very good role for him, because he has become a modern icon. The children know Nicolas Cage, but they don’t know who Sean Penn is. Paco Alcázar believes that this has brought curiosity to his career because he is able to connect with listeners who have never been in contact.
The two authors agreed that without the phenomenon of actors on the Internet, their published works might not exist. In fact, before fully entering 100 movies, they dedicated a few chapters to the most popular aspects surrounding the myth.Among them, how could this not be the case, their hairstyles that caused controversy in the movie Con Air (There are criminals in the air), Next Ø Bangkok Danger, Whose main manager is the founder of NicCagepedia He is responsible for searching for names and surnames to make them appear in the book. “For a while, in the final stages of his career, the makeup and hairstyle team became more defined and remained the same.” They found that check credit was not the only surprise. Alcazar said: “A good atmosphere seems to be very important to him, which is why he often repeats it.” “He is not the director, but the director who plays the stunt director in some action movies shoots thousands of people. Thousands of notorious movies. So he has to think, “With that guy? Of course, let him direct me, I think he is cool! She was with a man who didn’t direct anything in his life, which was obvious in the result. “
Nicolas Cage, how does he deal with this meme? “It’s hard for him to understand Grace because he values himself very much. He pretends that he is the best actor in the world, and he has an Oscar. He doesn’t look like a harlequin. He thinks those memes are what he is doing. His caricature is deforming. But this phenomenon helped him at a very difficult moment in his career, and I think his thinking is different now,” Paco Alcázar reflects. Garcia believes that the “hard evidence” that Cage ultimately likes to imitate is that he has agreed to play his role in Cage. The weight that a huge talent can’t bear (In Spanish, The weight that oversized talents can’t bear), this is a movie shot last year, after he tried to take his wife and daughter from the drug dealers who admired his movie, Paco León took part in his first English role. For Alcázar, “There is always an admiration for Nicolas Cage, sometimes ironic, but never insulting. What he did is very honest, even people who don’t like it will notice this. He When meeting with fans, I realized that people love him for it.”
Immersed in the life and work of Francis Ford Coppola’s nephew, his last name was changed to Cage to dispel any doubts about nepotism, which made the author of Psychologically even close to him. “I think similar things happen to biographers, so that they have such a deep record of someone that they finally get sympathy. If Nicolas Cage comes here now, he looks both a stranger A person is also a friend,” Paco Alcázar said. As far as Garcia is concerned, he ruled out Cage and established his own character: “His life is weird, but he really is like that. I would even say that he is the opposite of a character, he turned the character into Nicholas. Cage (Nicolas Cage).
The cage exudes a fragile element. However, a certain lack of belief is intertwined with epic passion. Nic seems ridiculous to us, but we love him because we are also ridiculous. “García and Alcázar said in the preface of this book, in this book, the reader is also asked to commit to a possible sequel, 100 Seconds of Nicholas Cage Movie. “Toreo and I want to continue to produce files from the upcoming movies. I don’t know if we post them on the Internet. We have been bitten and we will continue until one of the three dead.”