Much to my disappointment, Viggo wasn't present at the showing that I saw. Apparently he was at the first presentation of the film, but my program said he would be at the afternoon showing also!! Anyway, we did get to see the Question and Answer session with the director, John Hillcoat.
The Road is in the setting of a post-apocalyptic world, a thrilling and horrific story of a man and his son trying to survive. All of the footing of natural disasters in the film were actually taken from real-life events and blended in to fit their backgrounds. Footage was used from Mount St. Helens, New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and even a shot from Bosnia. The story of how the film was made is as amazing as the film itself. It was an unforgettable performance by Viggo and the entire cast which included Charlize Theron and the amazing little boy Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Enjoy Viggo while you can, because he has hinted that he may soon stop acting! I didn't realize he is also a publisher, poet and visual artist.
So this is what has been going on in my world so far this week!! To see many other interesting places all over the world, please visit My World Tuesday.