Articles, Interviews, &
A collection of links to various articles, interviews, comments, &
transcripts relating to the film can be found on this page. Some
are on other websites.
Articles & Interviews
Commentary Transcripts - "I
always thought that 1984 was about socialism and Fahrenheit 451 was
about Mccarthyism while for me this particular film was about numbness.
It's about numbness I think as brought on by over saturation
potentially from the media. It's about numbness that is brought on by
self-medication, whether it be over the counter or under the
counter...any of the ways that we have made ourselves insensible to the
environment around us."
Interview - "I was trying to create a world that
looked different from other sci-fi films, rather than another Blade
Runner clone. We couldn't afford to digitally create a world or to
build it, so we had to find it existing someplace..."
- Interview @ Sci/Fi Dimensions - "...a film about the current trend
in America to regulate what people can and cannot feel had not been
done to my knowledge ....films are legal drugs, and I want to make some
of the most addictive drugs around."
of Comments @ CHUD Message Boards - "I didn't use wire-work because I've
never liked it...for me the camera is an integral third party in any
with CHUD - "What I based
the Grammaton Clerics
on was sort of a cross-section of a number of the aesthetic
warriorhoods that existed throughout history like the mamluks who were
slave warriors and were often castrated, which is not to say they felt
nothing, but there were certainly some things they didn't feel..."
- Film Force: 10 Questions - " Personally, I believe, with
occasional exceptions, character is plot..."
Interview - "This particular
film allowed me to
create, within the budget, a stylized world. It gave me something to
latch onto in terms of design...."
Conference Report: 2005 - “It
[Equilibrium] was my one hit
failure.” His thought after the film’s poor box office distribution and
results was “I’ll never direct again.”
ComiCon Article: 2003 -
"AtlantaCon and Chud.com teamed up to present a special screening of
"Equilibrium" and a Q&A session with writer/director, Kurt
Crusade - While the
director oversees a rehearsal of the scene, the actor pulls up a canvas
chair. For the moment, he's wearing a sharp white suit with a high
collar, buttoned up to the neck... He looks incredibly poised, and the
suit hangs superbly. In fact, he could pass for a fashion model...
Badelt Talks Equilibrium... -
Two short sections about Equilibrium from interviews Klaus Badelt, the
film's composer, did for
- Digital Firepower (article about the CGI) - "...with
Equilibrium, we had to make thousands of decisions as to what would
make the city look real. How could we make Libria look like a
real city even at different times of the day, given that there is no
city on Earth that looks like Libria? How could we create this
city so that it felt as real as the live action?" (Special
thanks to ProziumAbuser for finding this!!)
dietro le quinte - Italian
Equilibrium article (for English translation...but watch that grammar!!)
- Jim Vickers Interview @ Sci-Fi Online (Fight Choreographer) - "We developed
a mindset where we were using weapons, like guns, as extensions of the
human body."(thanks to Dave)
- Hidden Gems @ BoxOfficeProphets.com - "The film brings up questions of
theology and conformity and how they are affected by deep, personal
conflict while maintaining a consistent pace that allows for some very
exciting action scenes." (thanks to AgentPat!)
(CHUD) - "The film
the biggest impact on me regarding action would be Saturday Night
Article - Kung Fu: New & Improved - "I did it in my yard with two prop
guns and I just worked it out," says the director. "It's fairly
self-evident. I didn't cover nearly all the stuff I came up with..."
Cold In Berlin - "The dark
sides of Berlin especially attract Hollywood. The city hosts a society
of emotionless zombies in the Sci-Fi-Thriller Equillibrium..."
- Christian Bails on His Feelings - "Christian Bale has spent the past
five hours blowing away the same nine people, over and over again.
"Repetition," he sighs, "seems to be my job..."
- Production Notes - "There are some
really amazing choreographed action sequences in the film," Bale points
out, "and I wanted to be ready..."
- A World Without Feelings - "I had sort of spent 10 years
thinking that the world was founded and held together by ideas. I
realized again pretty fortunately that, in fact, the world was held
together by emotions..."
- The Stax Report: Script Review of Librium - "Like a junkie who is detoxifying,
Preston is overwhelmed by a rush of sensations; for perhaps the first
time in his life, John is experiencing true emotion and he seems to
- Press Archive
- More Equilibrium related articles @ Compleat Sean Bean