Director Interviews: 10/13

mister3“I was writing screenplays about pigs. I would sit in my room and write these screenplays about a guy who puts glue on the hoofs of a pig, and then rides the pig up the walls. It was called ‘What Makes Pistachio Nuts.'” – Harmony Korine in a video interview (via Movie City Indie), talking about his 8-year lapse between Julien Donkey-Boy and Mister Lonely. Not much talk in the way of his new film (here’s a few couple older clips) but there’s a Korine-esque tangent of a story that brings Hansel’s (Owen Wilson) tripping “off the southern coast of St. Barts with spider monkeys” anecdote in Zoolander to mind.

Filmmaker Magazine with Craig Gillespie, whose 1st and 2nd films, Mr. Woodcock and Lars and the Real Girl are being released just one month apart from each other. Gillespie compares the formerwhich was turned over to another director (Wedding Crashers‘ David Dobkin) for reshoots – to Lars, with Ryan Gosling playing the warm body in the sex-doll romance.

– Video: everything you always wanted to know about Margot at the Wedding: 1234567infinity. Director Noah Baumbach with Jennifer Jason Leigh, Nicole Kidman and John Turturro at the New York Film Festival.

– Video: everything you always wanted to know about The Darjeeling Limited: 123. NYFF press conference with Wes Anderson, Jason Schwartzman, Adrien Brody, Roman Coppola, Amara Karan, and Waris Ahluwalia. Supplemental:The A.V. Club with Wes Anderson.

– Audio: Jeffrey Wells with photographer cum music video, now film director Anton Corbijn – re: his much heralded biopic of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis – Control. Wells is calling the film “one of the finest rock-music dramas ever made, easily one of the most beautiful black-and-white films of the last 40-plus years.”

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