SEGMENT LASTS ABOUT 6 MINUTES OR SO
The full interview segment of Brian De Palma's appearance on CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight last night is now available to watch on the program's web site. The segment with De Palma is at the start of the show, and lasts about six minutes or so. De Palma talks about Passion, plays around with the idea of texting during dates, discusses the lack of a current counterculture in film, Robert De Niro, and quotes from Scarface.
Strombo: "You came of age in the cinema when you guys were picking big fights with society, the counterculture movement was in fact not about just looks."
BDP: "No, no, no."
Strombo: "It was the opposite of that."
BDP: "And we had another war we shouldn't have been in: Vietnam."
Strombo: "Is that what it was, you think the war's..."
BDP: "Oh, absolutely."
Strombo: "Because then where are the countercultural films today, then?"
BDP: "That's the problem! Because you don't see many sort of political films other than the... I mean, obviously, you don't have to make political films all the time, but when you see a lot of stuff going out there that's annoying you, you would think that, you know, your blood would be stirred. That you'd go out and make a movie about it saying, 'This is not right'"
Strombo: "You obviously have to keep busy, but you also said there isn't enough anger in American cinema anymore."
BDP: "Well, I was very upset about the whole war, and what the Bush administration was doing, so that's why I made Redacted. Because I didn't think that they were telling us the truth. What else is new? Your government is lying to you, what else is new? But I felt we were doing some very bad things in far away places."
Strombo: "And you didn't think that was the right coverage of it."
BDP: "Oh, I knew-- an embedded reporter? That's like having somebody on the payroll."