In search of authenticity

In search of authenticity

“At one stage I watched the filming from Zagreb and there was an exchange in Czech, one of the languages I speak, and one actor did it in Shakespearean style when he was supposed to be a working-class policeman, so I told him a different way to do it. It sounds silly, but if you’re considering authenticity, it is important.” Journalist and historian Misha Glenny is revealing one of the moments when his dual role as executive producer and script consultant on the adaptation of his exploration of organised crime, McMafia (Vintage), went beyond mere lip service.

Glenny appears astonished and ...

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