Ben Affleck has spoken about playing the role of Matt Murdock in Daredevil, some 15 years after its release. The actor features in the new documentary CINEMABILITY, which explores inclusion in the media, and talks in significant detail about having to play a blind-man in the big-studio superhero film.
Affleck, who went on to play Batman, worked with Tom Sullivan to fine tune his performance. “One of the things that I really cared about in that movie was not just looking blind or coming across blind but knowing what it felt like”, Affleck says in the clip. “[Tom] was really patient with me and really helped me understand something I thought was really interesting artistically. I think that was the most interesting thing about the movie, frankly…which was kinda silly.”
You can see a clip from the documentary RIGHT HERE.
A cavalcade of stars, including superstars Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, Marlee Matlin, Gary Sinise, Jane Seymour, William H.Macy and Geena Davis, feature in CinemAbility : The Art of Inclusion, now available on digital from Leomark Studios.
From Director Jenni Gold, the 1st wheelchair using female in the Director’s Guild, and released to coincide with October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, CinemAbility reveals a compelling and often amusing look at the history of disability portrayals in entertainment. From the early days of silent films to present-day Hollywood blockbusters, this historic film takes a detailed look at the evolution of “disability” in entertainment over the last 120 years by going behind the scenes to interview celebrities, filmmakers, and studio executives.
With heart and humor, CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion utilizes clips from Hollywood’s most beloved motion pictures and television programs to shine a light on how the media impacts society and the monumental effect these portrayals have on inclusion.
Featuring Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, Marlee Matlin, Gary Sinise, Jane Seymour, Adam Arkin, William H.Macy, Helen Hunt, Kyle MacLachlan, Daryl Mitchell, Beau Bridges, Richard Donner, Peter Farrelly, Randal Kleiser and many more!
CinemAbility : The Art of Inclusion, written by Jenni Gold and Samuel W. Reed, is now available ON DEMAND.
In the 5D Podcast this coming weekend we’ll be talking about season 3 of Marvel’s Daredevil series….. a world away from the aforementioned film version. You can catch the previous week’s episode of the podcast at the following sources;
5D Podcast: Star Trek: Discovery season 2, James Gunn, Marvel’s Iron Fist & The Walking Dead
YouTube – https://youtu.be/KnR_dfr1JSk
Tunein – http://tun.in/tiKAY3
Talkshoe – https://www.talkshoe.com/episode/5370389