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The King’s Speech, actor Geoffrey Rush

5 Responses to “The King’s Speech, actor Geoffrey Rush”

  1. IOv3 says:

    This man is awesome. That is all.

  2. Terrific interview, David.

  3. The Pope says:

    It certainly helps when you have an interviewee who has something to say and has an interesting way of saying it. And like all good interviewers, when you have someone like that, you let them talk and keep the conversation going.

    Nicely done. Thanks!

  4. The Pope says:

    You know, with Keith Richards publishing his memoirs, don’t you think Geoff would make a great older Keith?

  5. Tim says:

    I know Rush’s stand-in Stephen Morphew. After THE KING’S SPEECH Rush had Disney arrange to hire Stephen for PIRATES 4 and work out visa issues to insure he could work in Hawaii. Rush is apparently quite a class act.


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“Well, actually, of that whole group that I call the post-60s anti-authority auteurs, a lot of them came from television. Peckinpah’s the only one whose television work represents his feature work. I mean, like the only one. Mark Rydell can direct a really good episode of ‘Gunsmoke’ and Michael Ritchie can direct a really good episode of ‘The Big Valley,’ but they don’t necessarily look like The Candidate. But Peckinpah’s stuff, even the scripts he wrote that he didn’t even direct, have a Peckinpah feel – the way I think there’s a Corbucci West – suggest a Peckinpah West. That even in his random episodes that he wrote for ‘Gunsmoke’ – it’s right there.”
~ Quentin Tarantino

“The thought is interrupted by an odd interlude. We are speaking in the side room of Casita, a swish and fairly busy Italian bistro in Aoyama – a district of Tokyo usually so replete with celebrities that they spark minimal fuss. Kojima’s fame, however, exceeds normal limits and adoring staff have worked out who their guest is. He stops mid-sentence and points up towards the speakers, delighted. The soft jazz that had been playing discreetly across the restaurant’s dark, hardwood interior has suddenly been replaced with the theme music from some of Kojima’s hit games. Harry Gregson-Williams’ music is sublime in its context but ‘Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’ is not, Kojima acknowledges, terribly restauranty. He pauses, adjusting a pair of large, blue-framed glasses of his own design, and returns to the way in which games have not only influenced films, but have also changed the way in which people watch them. “There are stories being told [in cinema] that my generation may find surprising but which the gamer generation doesn’t find weird at all,” he says.
~ Hideo Kojima