Sunday, August 31, 2008

Jamie Bell on David Mackenzie's work in Independent Film: 'David is going to be at the forefront of that world'

There is that expression that when it rains it pours, and heh while in some cases too much rain (or hurricanes) is bad, the good news and new interviews are starting to pour in for all of us Mister (Hallam)Foe fans at last! has a decent new interview online with Jamie Bell tonight -and promises his exclusive David Mackenzie interview to follow soon, with some new info too on "Spread" with Ashton Kutcher woot!-where Jamie discusses working on the soon to be released Mister Foe. Two highlights for me: One is when Jamie is directly asked, thank god, about the stupid name change for the release of the film here in the US, and he replied :

It’s strange, I don’t know why they’ve done that. I don’t know if it’s because it sounds like camel toe?

Collider: Maybe cause there’s no one named Hallam over here, some people would recognize it as a name.

JB: Right, right, that makes sense.

Collider: But at the same time, I like “Hallam Foe” better.

JB: No, I like “Hallam Foe” because it seems like a riddle or an enigma and it is kind of exactly what he is, but that’s alright.

EVERYONE LIKED HALLAM FOE BETTER!!!...except for those who hold the US distrib rights alas...

Although I quite QUITE was thrilled that the interviewer (Charlie Mihelich of Collider) actually bothered to do his homework and ask about reservations on doing the film after reading the script by Peter Jinks, with Jamie noting that he "Absolutely, I had every reservation. You know, working on the Clint Eastwood movie and portraying these kind of heroic marines who did this amazing thing and then there’s a script on my desk “a guy who draws lipstick in circles around his nipples, what?” but as the script continued and as the character evolved, that I really connected with." favorite part was of course hearing about the actors thoughts

on the director DAVID MACKENZIE, and spoke to the fine FINE work David does, taking on the role in a small independent film, and more Relevant Quotage:

It’s a tiny film. A tiny little British independent film, with a very ambitious schedule with a real visionary director behind the helm, tough but fun.

Collider: It’s always great when you get a tested director behind the wheel of an Independent film because then you know it’s got a chance.

JB: Right, right, absolutely, and you know it’s, in terms of the British film industry we’ve had some great talents come out recently, as far as Paul Greengrass, Chris Nolan, like really storming ahead, but this other realm of British filmmakers that are really into this independent world, smaller independent films, I think David is going to be at the forefront of that world, and it was a pleasure to work with him.

Hear HEAR!

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