The world in quotes:
“They have to make Bourne Identity before they make Bourne Ultimatum. They don’t really want to make Bourne Identity because it’s a trial thing. But they really want to make Bourne Ultimatum. So it was an idea I had–you know, why don’t you guys just start remaking your hits.”
Gus Van Sant on his shot-for-shot “Psycho” remake at The Believer. (The complete interview is not, alas, online.)
“This is a cheap way for Seven Stories to get my story. And it’s disgusting they’re using celebrity names to sell it. I’m not interested in making a career of JT, I’m an artist.”
Laura “JT LeRoy” Albert on collaborator Savannah Knoop’s book deal to write “Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT LeRoy” at the New York Post.
“I had just done A Mighty Heart and was scheduled to do Changeling, which is about the kidnapping of a child. And I had lost my mom. And I knew I was in this odd, fuzzy state going from one loss and kidnapping to another loss and kidnapping. Then Wanted came along. It’s about being physical and jumping and running and being violent, and instinctively I knew I needed to do that.”
Angelina Jolie on why she decided to star in the upcoming action flick, at Vanity Fair.
“I am going to see it. She [Marina Zenovich] is very nice and has asked me to see it. I will.”
Roman Polanski on, apparently, not yet having seen “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired,” at ArmyArcherd.com.
“He looks back at this past (the one portrayed in Barbara Kopple’s 1993 doc ‘Fallen Champ’) not as something that’s a continuous leading to the present but that’s almost a document of a stranger.”
James Toback on Mike Tyson, at the Risky Biz blog.
[Photo: Van Sant’s “Psycho,” Universal Pictures, 1998]