Joseph Gordon-Levitt Reveals His Cinematic Crush
Discover which actor inspires Don Jon star Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Lynn Hirschberg’s new video Screen Test.
Released on 1/21/2014
Je viens de faire la connaissance du joli tapis,
j'adorait toujours ce film.
My professional crush.
How 'bout Orson Welles?
Sure, let's just aim high.
What I also really love about his movies is,
or his work, I should say,
is he's always playing with the form itself.
The War of the Worlds, that fake radio broadcast
where he convinced the world that we were being invaded
by Martians and people were freaking out on the street.
He used the vocabulary of radio
in a way that it wasn't supposed to be used,
and convinced all these people
that Martians were invading.
What I think is brilliant about that is less about
the Martians but more about how he was able
to in doing so shine a light on:
look at how powerful media can be,
and look at how we can convince you of something.
And that's important to keep in mind next time,
next time the news is telling you something as fact.
Keep in mind how the medium is the message
and how the form in which that message
is delivered can manipulate the truth.