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New interview with Bruce Robinson-'Rum Diary' 'Independent'

PostPosted by The Purveyor » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:33 pm

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Re: New interview with Bruce Robinson-'Rum Diary' 'Independe

PostPosted by The Purveyor » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:11 pm

An interesting and enlightening interview.

For me, the key part of the interview follows:

"The worst thing that could have happened in an intense situation like that would have been if we'd disliked each other. He [Johnny Depp]'d have been going back to his trailer every night, thinking, 'Why did I choose this cunt? I could have had any director in Hollywood.' I'm sure his advisers said: 'Johnny – are you SURE? This guy hasn't made a film in 17 years. And the last one he made,'" he adds, referring to Jennifer Eight, "'was shit.'"

Robinson pauses.

"If I make another movie," he says, "would that it could happen that way again."

"Another movie? I thought you said you were finished with American film."

"The Rum Diary," Robinson says, "has de-innoculated me. I now have this real desire to do it again."


Watch this space?

*'The Rum Diary' is due out in September 2011
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Re: New interview with Bruce Robinson-'Rum Diary' 'Independe

PostPosted by McFuck » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:15 am

excellent interview - tho a bit long for those with short attention span. :cry:
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Re: New interview with Bruce Robinson-'Rum Diary' 'Independe

PostPosted by Tennyson » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:25 pm

For those who don't want to read the whole thing, here are the passages on 'Withnail and I':

"That last film, with a life-altering performance from Grant as the duplicitous, permanently parched fop, superbly assisted by McGann as his innocent, mesmerised companion, draws on Robinson's experiences as a chronic alcoholic and resting actor, living in squalor in Camden Town.

"Withnail and I embodies the popular (if misguided) British belief that there is a curious nobility to the art of remaining permanently hammered. It embodies that perverse sense of heroism much in the way that The Great Escape has come to symbolise a more orthodox form of bravery. The obsession Withnail and I inspires in every new generation of aspirant bohemians has led to its being called "the definitive cult movie", a description unworthy of his masterpiece, whose dialogue – driven by what the writer Kevin Jackson called its "ferocious verbal inventiveness" – verges, as Bruce Robinson's writing often does, on the poetic."
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Re: New interview with Bruce Robinson-'Rum Diary' 'Independe

PostPosted by shagsack » Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:05 am

Good interview, he's a fascinating man.
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