Rosamund Pike, Reporter, Marie discussed on The Frame
Justin Sayer and surprise guests tickets at capita UCLA done eating. Welcome back to the frame. I'm John horn on this special pledge drive edition. I'm talking with Rosamund pike. She plays war reporter Marie Colvin. In the new film, a private war in two thousand and five Kovin along with other female journalists reporting on conflicts around the globe, we're featured in the documentary bearing witness here cove and talks about narrowly escaping dangerous situation outside Iraqi prison in two thousand and three when you're in a situation like that you are pumped with Drennan. So I'm not one of these people's gonna pretend that it's not exciting. But I, you know, I'm not a cowboy don't say, hey, wow. That's great to be shot. I've been shot. It's not great shot at its terrifying. What would I try to do is? What's the story? I want to do. How do I get there? At least risk very often. That means I mean, we're we're the guns ours where the stories happening a private war is about cove Ines work and the toll that it took on her both. Physically and emotionally. But the film also deals with some comparatively lighter aspects of our private life, including her many loves here, again is Rosamund pike. She said I wear to wedding rings on my fingers. Remind me never to get married again. She said because you know, you get married, and it's all about a huge Montek, and it's all the romance. And then, you know, the Mon was put you in a box, and it's like the books get into it. That's how you that's how you're gonna fit into my life, and again, and again that experience of let down I mean, she always said God forbid that. I'm seeing a pseudo man, that's why she was will lapel underwear underneath, you know, the clothes. She wore in the field. But she's sometime said she occupied third sex. She says 'specially in the Middle East. She wasn't air. I'd era woman. She wasn't a man. So she had this kind of nebulous other identity six, but I also think there is something compassionate and sensitive about her writing that if you were to read it blind. You might guess that it was written by women. There's an understanding of humanity and kindness in her writing that maybe doesn't always come across in the writings done by men. She had a deep deep, deep empathy. And that definitely comes through. It was always about the detail. And it's always the detail of her writing startles, you, you know, there was the Palestinian go who she soul running from a refugee camp in Beirut. And there was a thing called. I think it was cool to the widows were on the the death Ron something. And and they'd run every morning to try, and you know, under the gaze of snipe is to try and get the food supplies into the camp. And this one go Haji allier med was twelve I think, and she ran and she got hit and Marie were this amazing description of her body, and the airing she was wearing and the choice to where these hearings on that day. I watched her parents over. She bled out. She was wearing Pearl earrings. She probably thought you looked pretty that day. I see. So you don't have to it was those little details. That mean that suddenly instead of being a Palestinian goal that girl is, you know, you'll niece your daughter. You'll you'll friend. She she had no she had a way of bringing these places that seem very far away very very close. And I think she went in with the sense of outrage as if it had been happening in oyster bay where she grew up this the movie that's coming out when it's very clear that it's very dangerous to be a reporter. It's very dangerous to be reporter towing the truth. And it's very dangerous to be a reporter telling the truth about powerful people. When you think about the way that journalists have been marginalized, and what people like Marie Kovin were doing even though this happens in recent history. Do you think there's a contemporary lesson to be learned about how dangerous it is to be a reporter? And how dangerous it is to be reporting about important issues of the day. Well, I think I think marines death shows that writing can be so inflammatory also powerful the leaders of Apollo regime feel they need to kill you for it..