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DP/30 Sneak Peek: 12 Years A Slave

2 Responses to “DP/30 Sneak Peek: 12 Years A Slave”

  1. Ju-osh says:

    Hey, Dave. I LOVE YOUR INTERVIEWS. You Sam Jackson one for Django was a DELIGHT.

    One suggestion: Please update the DP/30 page. When you click the corresponding menu tab, the most recent interview embedded is from March.

    (Feel free to delete this after you’ve read it.)

  2. Ira Parks says:

    LEXG SAYS…

    CRYSTAL VOICE:

    Steve McQueen is here. He’s nominated tonight. (applause)
    First there was HUNGER, then there was SHAME. ENVY would’ve been next, but Ben Stiller beat him to it.

    (Stiller gives a polite smile. McQueen is stone-faced. Sizemore talks to his date, ignoring the show)

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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