“I wanted to explore the ambiguity of journalism…” (State of Play – A Little Bit of This and That)

 

I wanted to explore the ambiguity of journalism… It’s a kind of a conceit that journalists live under, that they remain objective. That’s never been my experience. They’re all too human, all too emotionally affected. Someone could write absolute rubbish about you because their aunty’s having a problem with cancer or something. It’s the way they re-balance themselves. So I think examining that conceit and examining the true input of human experience in the journalism that we read, it was very interesting for me.

-Russell Crowe on his attraction to the role of Cal McAffrey

    State of Play Theatrical Release Poster

The trailer for the original BBC mini-television series may be found here: https://www.ovguide.com/tv/state_of_play.htm. The Keeper saw this when it became available on DVD thru Netflix, so it was on my mind before an American movie project was announced.

 

 

Let’s Call This – The Flip!

Russell Crowe and Jeff Daniels – State of Play

State of Play’s Russell Crowe and Robin Wright Penn

Oscar Winners Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck

Russell Crowe as Cal McAffrey in State of Play

State of Play – Russell Crowe as Cal McAffrey

Russell Crowe and Robin Wright Penn

Oscar Winners Dame Helen Mirren and Russell Crowe – State of Play

State of Play – Ben Affleck, Robin Wright Penn, Russell Crowe

State of Play – Dame Helen Mirren, Rachel McAdams, Russell Crowe

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