Take a chair.

Oliver Hirschbiegel on Downfall

Submitted by A Gent on Thu, 09/15/2005 - 16:00

For a German filmmaker tackling a film on this subject must have been a great responsibility.

I felt it much more while I was preparing the film. As soon as you shoot the movie, you deal with the responsibility in every set up, but you can't let yourself be carried away by that. It's a step-by-step process. But preparing it was really tough. And of course it's not a pleasant subject to deal with. As a civilised human being these are things you hate and detest. Nevertheless you have to dig deep and that's not pleasant.

Life and Death in New Jersey: Todd Solondz on Palindromes

Submitted by Jeannette Catsoulis on Sat, 05/21/2005 - 16:00

A determined chronicler of hell in all its forms-whether teenage (Welcome to the Dollhouse), sexual (Happiness), or creative (Storytelling)-filmmaker Todd Solondz continues to unsettle with the abortion-themed drama, Palindromes. Here he discusses choice, change, and the illusion of free will.

Jeannette Catsoulis: What was your starting point for the film?

Eli Roth Has The Fever

Submitted by Paul Fischer on Tue, 09/30/2003 - 23:31

Goremonger Eli Roth's inspiration for his horror debut Cabin Fever came from a string of disturbing personal experiences. 

Paul Fischer: So many horror films are about teenagers and they deal with adolescence - are you tapping into the fears of adolescence in society or are you tapping into what mainstream cinema requires you to deliver?

Ang Lee Goes Green

Submitted by Paul Fischer on Mon, 07/07/2003 - 16:00

Paul Fischer: Will this movie be a challenge for the market? For the market or for me?

Ang Lee: I know it was for me.

Do you think people will be surprised by this movie?

Irreversible Director Gasper Noe "Delighted" By Audience Response

Submitted by Brian Pendreigh on Thu, 08/08/2002 - 02:07

Irreversible has been called many things, including unwatchable, but director Gaspar Noe says that he has reason to be positive about audiences' response.

It is a year since Irreversible hit the headlines, with suggestions it would prove one of the most shocking films in recent memory. It lived up to its promise - or threat - at the Cannes Film Festival, when many walked out in disgust at its rape scene, or simply because its swirling hand-held camera induced nausea.