AUDIO MONTAGE INCLUDES JOHN WATERS, MARY HARRON, MORE
HuffPost's Charlotte Robinson posted an audio montage of interviews she did with several of the guests at last month's Provincetown International Film Festival. You can listen to the audio at the HuffPost link above, but here is a transcript of the Brian De Palma portion:
We’re talking to Brian De Palma, who is here to show his film, Passion. Tell us about the film.
De Palma: The film is based on a French film made by Alain Corneau. It’s about the rivalry of two executives in an advertising firm in Germany.
So what was your inspiration for taking this film on?
De Palma: I liked the characters. In the original film, Kristin Scott Thomas played one of the women, and I liked their interaction. I thought the mystery was extremely clever, but there are some things about it that bothered me a little bit. I thought that Corneau revealed the murderer much too early, so there was no reason to keep on going through the film to figure out who killed who and why. So I tried to keep that hidden as long as possible.
Is this your first trip to Provincetown?
De Palma: Yes.
What do you think about it so far?
De Palma: It’s beautiful. I’m mainly here because my daughter is going to camp in the area, and I can send her off.
What other projects are you working on?
De Palma: Well, right now I’m developing a script based on the Joe Paterno/Sandusky case. It’s a very complicated, difficult, and tragic story.
What do you think about all this hoopla people are making over gay marriage in this country?
De Palma: Ridiculous. They should have the rights as any American citizen.
Why do you think it’s taking so long?
De Palma: Any unusual lifestyle sometimes takes a little while to be understood by the mass populace, I imagine.