This week on IFC News:
My job is not to be liked, but to make films that are provocative. If I stop doing that, then people should hate me. I would much rather be loved or hated than just go down the middle of the street and have people say, "Oh yeah, he’s a nice filmmaker. He’s okay." I think people will be vilifying me for all new things: it’s too subtle, or whatever. There were two articles about "Crash" that I felt were just hysterical. One was an opinion piece in the Washington Times, I think, and it was called "Why the Left Hates ‘Crash’". Then a month before or after that, I can’t remember which, another article in some liberal-ish rag was titled "Why the Right Hates ‘Crash’". I knew I was doing something right.
I can’t imagine that it’s a glamorous lifestyle, being a con man.
Nobody wants to be a Machiavellian bad guy. So you have to think that
you’re either doing something not that bad or you have to be
rationalizing it constantly.
It’s not the same thing, but I worked as a phone sales operator for a
while. Pat worked as a door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman. When
you’re doing those jobs, you’re doing them because you need fucking
rent money, like, next week. You’re not in a glamorous place in your
life when you have to go non-legit. Rich people don’t sit around going
"How do I do something ethically weird?"
"On the Silver Globe" is an unfinished thing; it’s both difficult to say it’s a successful film as it stands â€” that was certainly never Zulawski’s intention â€” and to imagine what it might’ve amounted to, almost 30 years since its plug was pulled. But you’re not likely to see anything remotely like it, ever.
And Christopher Bonet has what’s new in theaters.