I understand it, this interview comes from NEON Magazine. (never
heard of it) It was transcribed to me via e-mail. So here it
is, and if anyone has any more info regarding the Mag or how
I can get a copy of said interview, DO let me know
did the part of Dark City happen?
ROB: Well, Alex said
he'd written it with me in mind, and I believe he'd told several
people the same thing before i turned up. I thought, OOh, that's
N: What do
you think of the film?
ROB: Still haven't
seen it. My feeling at the time was that everyone was very pleased
with their work. Even William Hurt seemed fairly pleased. The
atmosphere on the set was very professional. Parties? Well,
you don't spend time with Kiefer and Rufus without there being
a few parties. I've worked with actors who...well, let's just
say they might say hello to you in the morning and then again
they might not. I always think, Fuck 'em life's too short. But
there was none of that on this one.
it's a major role, you only have about two lines...
ROB: I loved the
fact that i could just swan in, do my bit and go home. I don't
think movies should have too much dialogue anyway. Kurosawa
didn't need much dialogue. Or David Lean. I'll always remember
on Revolution the original screenplay had less than 1,000 words
in it, and it was wonderful. But by the time Al Pacino and Nastassja
Kinski had been cast, there were reams of dialogue which didn't
need to be there.
N: You don't
say much in Spiceworld: The Movie either.
ROB: From a producer's
point of view, and the Spice Girls' point of view. Spiceworld
was a wonderful notion
N: And from
your point of view?
ROB: It was work.
One thinks it's going to be fun, but after six hours waiting
to do your five minutes it gets rather boring--that's the nature
of the beast. Those of us who've seen A Hard Day's Night may
not be moved by it, but then we're not eight-year-olds.
N: What's worse:
Spiceworld or Jubilee?
ROB: I have to say
I never quite understood Jubilee. I bumped into Derek Jarman
after we'd finished shooting and told him as much. He said,
"We're having a screening--come along, all will become
clear." So I went and, of course, it still didn't make
any sense. I keep running into Toyah. Adam [Ant] I haven't seen
for years. I was always surprised he chose to become a pop star.
In Jubilee he did very little and was rather fucking wonderful.
Watch it again--there's something of the Brando about him.
N: You've just
finished Cinderella, haven't you?
ROB: Mmm, yes.
N: How was
ROB: Working with
Drew Barrymore was lovely--she's really very nice. But American
production companies lack charm. It's called star-fucking. You
don't get any respect from them. They think the size of your
wage reflects the size of your talent. Which is bullshit. Though
I do think the movie's going to end up being rather lovely.
N: Do you ever
stick on the Rocky Horror soundtrack and reminisce?
ROB: Strangely, I