I don’t get a lot of opportunities to interview filmmakers, so when I got an email last week telling me that Wim Wenders was available for phone interviews, I sort of exploded. Not just because of his new 3D Dance film, Pina, which has been rightfully nominated the Best Documentary Oscar, but because I rank his 1984 master-heart-breaker picture Paris, Texas among my all time favorites.
We only had fifteen minutes, so I stuck mostly to his current film. Read on for his thoughts on 3D, how to fit one art form into another, and the Documentary format.
Not that I need a reason to post something about Keira Knightley, but these short interviews of the actress discussing Never Let Me Go (read my review of the film), her character, the book the film is based on, and her co-stars, are worth a look for those who enjoyed the movie. You’ll find the second-half after the jump.
Chuck‘s leading lady, the lovely Yvonne Strahovski, stopped by Attack of the Show on Friday and got a little more than she bargained for from fill-in host Chris Hardwicke. She gets big points from me for keeping it together, having some fun with the situation, and coming off as a class act. Well done Agent Walker.
This weekend, I’ll be blogging for Digital Content Producer‘s Sundance 2009 BlogLive. I’ll have audio podcast interviews with directors who have movies premiering at this year’s festival, and I’ll be posting profiles/reviews of films appearing in the festival’s Short Film Program. One such filmmaker is Don Hertzfeldt, whose hilarious short film Rejected, from 2000, is above. Check in with Scene-Stealers.com for all the Sundance updates this weekend. Right now, can get an exclusive preview of the challenge of creating a CGI character on the new Simon Pegg/Nick Frost movie with my interview with Superbad director Greg Mottola.