PICTURED WITH TYKWER & RUSHDIE AT GUGGENHEIM
After all that talk comparing these directors' set pieces-- Pictured here from left-to-right are director Tom Tykwer, Brian De Palma, and novelist Salmon Rushdie at the Guggenheimer Museum afterparty which followed the New York premiere of Tykwer's The International on February 9 2009. Variety posted the photo, which was snapped by Dave Allocca for StarTraksPhoto.
(Thanks to Patrick for sending it along!)
I saw The International opening weekend and loved it-- a very satisfying motion picture with a poetic sense of paranoia and more than a few highly involving sequences of tense action. The ending is beautifully set up and executed (pun intended) as a dead perfect bit of irony. Tykwer has made a studio action picture that keeps his stamp and keeps us wondering what he will do next.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly's Chris Nashawaty, Clive Owen says that Tykwer had a "little film festival" of '70s conspiracy thrillers to get everybody in the right mood...
We watched those [The Parallax View and Three Days Of The Condor], The Conversation, The French Connection. When I did Inside Man, Spike Lee did this cool thing where he screened about half a dozen movies. It was a little film festival to get you inspired. Tom Tykwer loved that idea, so we did it on this.