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First Look At Robert Pattinson As Dali
Take a gander at that 'tache!

29 October 2008  |  Written by Dan Goodswen  

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Fresh from his blood-sucking breakthrough in upcoming fang fest Twilight, Robert Pattinson is going to play the young Salvador Dalí in Little Ashes - and now online is a first look image.

The film follows Dalí as he arrives as an 18 year-old at university in Madrid, determined to become a famous artist. He meets and forms a partnership with filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca, and the trio become a formidable force among Madrid’s burgeoning avant garde scene. As time passes and each artist begins to find success, their relationships become strained and Dalí and the charismatic Federico find themselves escaping to the Dalí seaside home in Cadaques, and among the idyllic surrounds the pair begin to grow closer than they anticipated.

First Look At Robert Pattinson As Salvador Dali
Click the image to view more pictures on EW.com

It certainly shows the depth of the now in-demand Pattinson, as he starts to establish himself among the next crop of big British exports. As much fun as the film sounds, we can’t quite get over that moustache. Little Ashes is released in 2009.


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RE: Pattinson's fanbase - large and varied
The Twilight fans actually make me ashamed to be associated with the word 'fan.' They're rabid, poorly written, ignorant and being lead on by a series that pretty much writes the handbook on domestic abuse! The funny thing is Robert Pattinson always hints in interviews that he doesn't actually like the books that much. Clever move by Empire to publicise Twilight and Pattinson, their sales figures are bound to increase.   I'd just like to say to musebaby, thank you for being a lev More

Posted by Amelie_Scotland at 22:18 on 30 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Pattinson's fanbase - large and varied
It does seem to be remarkably lazy of them doesn't it? with regards to some of the IMDB comments they seem to think the comments made are negative about this relatively unknown Pattinson bloke who so far has done little of note. It isn't it relates more to the rather poor and blind approach his scary fanbase have. More

Posted by sanchia at 20:29 on 30 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Pattinson's fanbase - large and varied
L: Karl Crutchley Do you think this level of fandom came about because he is Pattinson, or because Pattinson is playing Edward Cullen in Twilight? I don't remember a big fuss about him after Harry Potter sp; It's because of Twilight. Those fans are scary.   For the record if I had ever done PR like this I would of been fired.  More

Posted by Harley Quinn at 14:58 on 30 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Pattinson's fanbase - large and varied
Do you think this level of fandom came about because he is Pattinson, or because Pattinson is playing Edward Cullen in Twilight? I don't remember a big fuss about him after Harry Potter More

Posted by Karl Crutchley at 12:44 on 30 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Pattinson's fanbase - large and varied
Is Parts per Billion going to be the new Little Ashes? Can we expect this every single time he's attached to a film?   I will say this much, the life of Dali would make an excellent film. However, I strongly doubt this will be it. Is there a trailer for it anywhere so I can see if it has the makings of at least a 'flawed, but interesting' film? More

Posted by rayhiggins at 12:16 on 30 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Pattinson's fanbase - large and varied
@ nutteronabus   I'm glad I'm not the only one! The amount of greif I got from fangirls (who the vast majority of will not have seen the film) when I wrote a mediocre review on my blog was ridiculous. More

Posted by goregoregirl at 10:05 on 30 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Pattinson's fanbase - large and varied
The real question is, does Mr Pattinson know that a) he has a lot or freaky fans and b) his PR company are really, really, /i], shit at positive PR? More

Posted by Felix at 09:24 on 30 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Pattinson's fanbase - large and varied
I've seen it. It's rubbish. I won't even begin my rant on how Spanish-funded and Spanish-shot films about notable people of Spanish origins should NOT be in fucking English. More

Posted by nutteronabus at 02:31 on 30 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Pattinson's fanbase - large and varied
L: Helen OHara Right, as of now all of those who post ONLY about this film and Pattinson are being put on pre-mod - which, for any lurking newbies, means that they anything they write will have to be approved by the mod team, and anything involving either Pattinson or Little Ashes will not be approved. If any regulars spot any new aliases posting solely or overwhelmingly on these subjects, drop me a line. Cheers! sp; I love these threads. More

Posted by KnightofZyryab at 23:30 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

The Moustache
Salvador Dali's own moustache was hair extensions mounted on drinking straws for easy removal and replacement, and looked every bit as fake and over-the-top as that photo, so it seems the problem lies with Dali's own chicanery, and not with this film production. More

Posted by VictorVM at 22:06 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

The Moustache
Salvador Dali's own moustache was hair extensions mounted on drinking straws for easy removal and replacement, and looked every bit as fake and over-the-top as that photo, so it seems the problem lies with Dali's own chicanery, and not with this film production. More

Posted by VictorVM at 22:05 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Pattinson's fanbase - large and varied
ctully sad enough to go onto his IMBD site and check the forum...it does indeed appear to be scary fans that post these comments. At least we now know where they come from. www.imdb.com/name/nm1500155/board/flat/121404920?p=1 ery scary...also there is the stuff at CHUD....but we won't go there. More

Posted by Mr Terrific at 19:27 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Pattinson's fanbase - large and varied
I was actully sad enough to go onto his IMBD site and check the forum...it does indeed appear to be scary fans that post these comments.   At least we now know where they come from.   www.imdb.com/name/nm1500155/board/flat/121404920?p=1 More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 19:07 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Pattinson's fanbase - large and varied
Double More

Posted by sanchia at 18:31 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Pattinson's fanbase - large and varied
It is just the manner in which the comments are constructed just seem very unnatural and have that PR executive sort of gloss to them. Also the manner in which so many "different" people make comments which are almost identical (usually consisting of quotes with no actual reference to where they came from or who said them) makes it appear incredibly artificial. This Pattinson bloke must be pretty poor if his PR co does have to resort to such a (to be honest) pathetic approach. if they are f More

Posted by sanchia at 18:30 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Pattinson's fanbase - large and varied
If it his PR Company then I have to wonder if they realise annoying Empire magazine isn't the best way to push their client into the mainstream. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 18:24 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Pattinson's fanbase - large and varied
sn't his PR department got better things to do.cary thing is, it might not be his PR department! More

Posted by Mr Terrific at 18:10 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Pattinson's fanbase - large and varied
Damn hasn't his PR department got better things to do. More

Posted by sanchia at 17:20 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Pattinson's fanbase - large and varied
Right, as of now all of those who post ONLY about this film and Pattinson are being put on pre-mod - which, for any lurking newbies, means that they anything they write will have to be approved by the mod team, and anything involving either Pattinson or Little Ashes will not be approved.   If any regulars spot any new aliases posting solely or overwhelmingly on these subjects, drop me a line. Cheers! More

Posted by Helen OHara at 17:13 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Pattinson's fanbase - large and varied
I so do but my Cedric Diggery Tattoo is wearing off now   More

Posted by Karl Crutchley at 16:57 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Pattinson's fanbase - large and varied
sHuT up Karly!!!   You totally don't get it. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 16:24 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Pattinson's fanbase - large and varied
You forgot modest as well More

Posted by Karl Crutchley at 16:17 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

Pattinson's fanbase - large and varied
One final point - you shouldnt assume Pattinson's fan base is made up of young girls who can only type ISNT HE HOT. His fanbase is quite formidable actually - large, varied and of course in my case super sexy. Ta ra for now. More

Posted by musebaby at 16:12 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

Pattinson draws fans to less obvious subject matter
As far as I'm concerned being a fan of Pattinson has drawn me to a film and subject matter I might have overlooked. So if anything having an actor with growing popularity in a role like this is an asset. It stops a gem of a film going relatively unnoticed. Would Empire, EW, MTV be giving it attention if it wasnt for Rob's growing popularity. Probably not. Pattinson will get many more wonderful roles because he's a ver talented and versatile actor and producers will see what an asset he is to an More

Posted by musebaby at 16:09 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Rob Pattinson and Javier Beltran fantastic in Little Ashes
Because i'm sure the story of Salvador Dali's lovelife is of real interest to all the screaming girlies and they aren't just going to see it because Pattinsons in it. Tell me if this film had a different actor in it, would you all still be championing it?  More

Posted by Karl Crutchley at 15:59 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

Rob Pattinson and Javier Beltran fantastic in Little Ashes
I saw Little Ashes at Raindance a few weeks ago and in my opinion the film is a masterpiece. Stunningly photographed. Spain has never looked more beautiful. The costume designer needs a special shout out. I just adored how they were dressed. I wont gush on and on about the actors because the geeky guys on here will just produce a bucket of stomach acid but Pattinson and Beltran gave truly fantastic performances. If yoru only into jerking off to Ironman then Little Ashes might not be for you bu More

Posted by cazzybbb at 15:27 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Blogs reports on the Film
Someone get Helen in here, double-quick, so we can hold back this Army of Darkness. More

Posted by rayhiggins at 15:24 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

Blogs reports on the Film
Two great blogs on the film at http://ladybracknell.livejournal.com/2008/10/08/ http://readromance.blog.co.uk/2008/10/07/little-ashes- at-the-riverdance-festival-4837045#c7952409 More

Posted by skiptonch at 15:20 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

Be careful...
...what you post about Pattinson - the fans are enthusiatic, to say the least. Pesonally I think he looks ridculous. More

Posted by goregoregirl at 15:19 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

EW and MTV coverage of Pattinson and Little Ashes
Entertainment Weekly have a lot more images and MTV too http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20210536,00.html http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1598106/story .jhtml More

Posted by skiptonch at 15:18 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

Pattinson and Beltran Superb
More reviewers feedback. Pattinson's fans are very eloquent:- "The passion between Robert Pattinson playing Dali and Javier Beltran as Lorca is wonderful, when they are happy you can't help but smile with them and when they are tense you will be gripping the armrests of your chair." "I have two favourite scenes which I thought captured the torturous and yet exciting feelings that the leads were successfully attempting to portray. The first is when they were riding bicycles a More

Posted by musebaby at 15:13 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Sex scenes beautfully dealt with
It. Has. BEGUN!!! More

Posted by rayhiggins at 15:12 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

Sex scenes beautfully dealt with
More feedback on a key sex scene:- "The sex scene .. is a magnificent scene because the sensuality comes second to the acknowledgement that each of the three characters is suffering in their own personal hell. Dali's eyes are filled with tears and he struggles to understand his powerful reaction to what he is witnessing, Margarita is finally getting the man she wants but feels like she is being used, a toy in someone else's love affair, and Lorca hates himself for using a woman he knows More

Posted by musebaby at 15:09 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

Great reviews from people who saw Little Ashes at Raindance
Little Ashes got any early airing at Raindance and the performance was sold out (needing an extra showing the following day) due to Pattinson's popularity. Feedback for the film was glowing and I especially liked some fans descriptions of some of the scenes:- "It begins with a dark cloudy night with Dali and Lorca jumping out of a rowing boat into the ocean. It's so dark they can barely see each other, but then the moon comes out and the whole scene is transformed, both characters look e More

Posted by musebaby at 15:08 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

When I Saw The Pic...
I honest to God thought it was a defaced Twilight poster. In fact, I still do. All that's missing are some spectacles and a cock pointed at his face. That looks dreadful. More

Posted by chizmund at 14:53 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

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L: Rgirvan44 tOtALLY AgRee Felixxxx!!! Hope all the ha8ters dont come on here.LOL!!!!!!!!! :-) sp; Oh thank God, it's just you two, I thought they really had invaded.   It looks like somebody just surprised him by smacking that moustache on and then took a picture within milliseconds. More

Posted by rayhiggins at 14:49 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

Good lord
They could at least make the moustache not so stuck on like a Halloween costume More

Posted by SolarDave at 14:12 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

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tOtALLY AgRee Felixxxx!!!   Hope all the ha8ters dont come on here.LOL!!!!!!!!!   :-) More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 13:20 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
omg!! yaaaaaaaaays!! that looks amazin!!! hes gr8!! have you heard about his new film coming out next year? he plays salvadore dali and its called little ashes. hes going to be huge. More

Posted by Felix at 13:12 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
That picture exceeded my wildest expectations.       More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 13:11 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
Are they going to show him taking photos of Brian Sewell masturbating? More

Posted by Monkeyshaver at 12:25 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

So it begins........ More

Posted by Karl Crutchley at 12:20 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

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