"Forty Shades" is "not like a lot of American films being made right now. In truth, it's very hard to make dramas -- straight, serious dramas that touch people in a way that's very personal. A lot of films being made today are intent on offering escape from the personal. A film like 'War of the Worlds' is about escape where this is a film about discovery.
"Philo of Alexandria wrote, 'Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.' For me when I read that in some magazine article once, it seemed to describe the kind of movies I want to make, which are clear-eyed and aware of people's weaknesses and follies but also empathetic because everyone is trying to figure out their approach to life."
Friday, September 23, 2005
Beifuss on "Forty Shades"
Excellent story and interview with Ira Sachs in the CA.
Posted by Jon W. Sparks at 7:59 AM