Legendary experimental filmmaker Kenneth Anger recently sat down for an interview done by none other than Harmony Korine. Interview Magazine were the hosts. You can find the full article in the hard copy of the magazine and also on their website here. An excerpt is shown below:
KORINE: Do you feel like there’s any type of magic to Los Angeles still? Is it as interesting as old Hollywood?
ANGER: Uh, no. [laughs] I hate to say that, but the past was much more fascinating. I don’t particularly care for any of the current crop of actors. I don’t particularly care for any of the current crop of directors. But I have a lot of friends who are editors, and there are a lot of technical things going on here that are interesting.
KORINE: What about your dreams? Can you remember your dreams?
ANGER: I try to remember them, and occasionally I’ll make a note or two in a notebook if it’s something extra interesting. They do mean quite a lot to me, and they don’t happen all that often. In other words, I don’t have some kind of loud, Technicolor dream every night. But a few times a month, I’ll have a rather interesting dream. They’re mostly visual—oddly enough, I don’t have much dialogue in my dreams. They just don’t speak. [laughs]
This week Mike, Iris and guest co-host Jon Cross talk about the Harmony Korine directed Gummo (1997). Our special guest for this episode is Nick Sutton. Nick played the part of Tummler and talks to us about the time he spent on the film and how he feels about it in 2014.
Harmony Korine recently spoke to The Organist in a candid telephone interview. Korine Speaks on his recently re-issued novel A Crackup At The Race Riots aswell as, what he calls, “The Granny Torture Tapes” which perished in one of the many fires it seems Korine has succumbed to. The Organist podcast can be heard below – the segment with Korine can be heard around the 17:25 mark.
The Dinner Party, a podcast interview series, have uploaded their latest episode onto SoundCloud and it features an interview with Harmony Korine – among others. For the interview with Korine, skip to around the 32 minute mark. He speaks on Cassavetes’ film Husbands and the unrealized Fight Harm project.
Vulture Magazine recently caught up with Gucci Mane, the Atlanta rapper who appears in Spring Breakers, for one of his first interviews regarding the film which hit US cinemas nationwide yesterday. Click the above link to see what he had to say aswell as a snippet below:
I ad-libbed a lot. I didn’t really follow the script at all. I knew the script and I knew exactly where I needed to be and how much time I had to fill. But I wanted to add more of my lingo, add more of what was relevant, what was going on the street, what was current.
My plan is to drop three of my own films, that I produce, under my own company, Brick Squad Films, this year. It’s going to be a big year for me in film. I guess the filmography of Gucci Mane has just begun.
Spring Breakers helmer Harmony Korine, on the verge of having his first breakout hit after a most eclectic career, has made a deal for his next film to be produced by John Lesher’s Le Grisbi Productions and DCM Productions. Spring Breakers will open wide this week through A24 after garnering a huge per-screen average in limited release, starring James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson and the director’s wife, Rachel Korine.
The title and log line of the new film are under wraps, but I’ve heard it involves a multi-generational family of criminals in the South. Spring Breakers producer Charles-Marie Anthonioz will also produce the film. This is likely to be Korine’s next directorial effort, but he is also developing projects with Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures; she bought Spring Breakers at Toronto last fall. Lesher has long been a Korine supporter; he was his agent for many years at UTA and then Endeavor, before he took the top job at Paramount and then became a producer.
Don’t get your hopes up but we will keep you posted as always.