Monday, 20 June 2016

Remainder: Tom McCarthy and Omer Fast’s avant-garde explosion | Film | The Guardian

Remainder: Tom McCarthy and Omer Fast’s avant-garde explosion | Film | The Guardian
... Before filming began in 2014, McCarthy took producer Natasha Dack-Ojumu on a tour of  “Remainder real estate”: the Brixton locations that had been “generative” for the novel while the author was living there in the late 90s. Presumably that included the building in Ferndale Road that inspired Madlyn Mansions, though Fast ended up using a different location, in Kennington. McCarthy points out that the racial undertones of the gentrification that has transformed Brixton beyond recognition were already present in the novel: the white narrator, effectively a kind of property developer, also seeks absorption – with his street-crime stagings – into the gritty “authenticity” of the black rudeboys living in the area. ...

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