I feel like Buckner walking back into Shea.
'It [she] will be a girl,' said Damon in Spanish. The actor has advanced in his classes thanks to his wife, who has dedicated herself to teaching him the language.
Right before The Bourne Identity came out, I hadn't been offered a movie in a year.
It's a fairy tale about the guys who wrote fairy tales through the eyes of Terry Gilliam, ... This film was actually an excuse for Terry to create an entire world. He does this so well with wide-angle lenses. Terry's frames are so densely packed with information that you can't take it all in the first time.
Before 'The Bourne Identity' opened, 'The Legend of Bagger Vance' and 'All the Pretty Horses' had been huge bombs, ... I went eight months without getting an offer.
Its completely ridiculous and totally out of our control, ... Its like, OK, well if it doesnt work then ultimately you have to claw your way back or not. Youll just kind of fade until another works or doesnt. I mean. Its really an insecure bizarre profession.
At that time they were thinking of themselves as barbarians, ... Suddenly the Brothers Grimm came along and said, 'No, our history is beautiful, our fairytales are beautiful.' They were influential people who rose to positions of real prominence in society. Jacob became a politician, they were famous collaborators; they lived together with their families until they were old men working together, sharing, like, a little desk.
It's no mistake that jazz is kind of a recurring theme in the movie, ... because I think that's what Ripley's doing -- he's riffing, depending on who his partner is.
When I did the first one I only signed up for the first one 'cause I didn't want to be contractually obligated to do more than one if it wasn't a good experience. And, I'd never done an action movie and I was a little leery of the whole thing.
I want to do is a character-driven porn movie. It's all going to be about characters, and the porn's gonna grow all out of the character's and it's going to serve as character development.
It's my final shot at giving up. He was recommended by so many people.
And he should know! ... No, well, Terry had me take tango lessons to prepare for the movie just because I move like such a mook, you know, that he wanted me to be a little more of a dandy and so he thought if I danced that would happen.
[Working with Scorsese] was like the honor of my life, ... I'm so busy on stuff that I so believe in that it is hard to stop and smell the roses. But I love to work, I really love to work, so I'm digging it.
My suspicion would be that it would've been released sooner, but they had so much else going on with their own deals and starting this new company.
I thought it would be impossible for somebody to get that unlucky again. I mean, so much went wrong; they had everything but locusts on 'Quixote,' it was really, really bad luck.
The movie is really a fairy tale about the guys who wrote fairy tales. It's also an excuse for Terry to create an entire world, which is what he does so well. He has his wide-angle lenses and extravagant production design. His frames are so densely packed with information. He directs like no one else.
When you sign up to do a film with Terry, you're basically signing up to be one of 11 elements in a shot, ... You could have a great take, but if the geese aren't right in the background or the smoke isn't coming up the chimney, Terry will do another take.
Everyone will be like, 'Ben, it's a comeback!' I'll sit there and say, 'What the f---? A comeback? What are you talking about? The guy has always been great. He never went anywhere.
We were totally free to hang out anywhere and no one noticed us. We were not even worth a dot of ink on a page in the local newspaper. It was great to just go out and have a beer with no major hoopla.
The Mickey Mouse Club.
And we didn't even get the Mickey Mouse show gig, which made for a very depressing train ride back home to Boston.