Interviews Tue, 15 Sep 2015 19:50:13 GMT Film/DVD reviews, interviews and features. Interview: Lily Tomlin & Paul Weitz…Grandma, Admission…8/22/2015 /interviews/422 [Tomlin:] I like to do it want to get as much information, as much input as you can...I like to learn something that I can do in the scene... Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:10:33 GMT Peter Canavese Interview: Sir Ben Kingsley…Learning to Drive, Gandhi, Sexy Beast…8/25/2015 & 3/05/2005 /interviews/72 I was taught to deeply respect the written word...the role is on the page, the character is in me, and I suppose I bring my intuition and my wisdom and my love of language to that page, and that‘s how it comes to life. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT Peter Canavese Interview: Jason Segel & James Ponsoldt…The End of the Tour…5/2/2015 /interviews/421 [Segel:] I really did relate to this feeling of extreme caution that, uh, even something I say off-handedly could now be printed out-of-context, anywhere, for the rest of my life. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:10:55 GMT Peter Canavese Interview: Kyle Patrick Alvarez & Dr. Philip Zimbardo…The Stanford Prison Experiment…7/23/2015 /interviews/420 [Alvarez:] I wanted it to be a collaborative environment. I didn‘t want to pit the actors against themselves. The characters are pitted against each other. So the actors didn‘t have to be. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 03:03:58 GMT Peter Canavese Interview: Theodore Bikel…My Fair Lady, Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholem Aleichem…08/01/2014 /interviews/419 I‘m a communicator. I reach an audience by whichever means are possible, and my voice is one of them. The other is the ability to clearly enunciate what it is that I want to say...And to treat everything as a story to be told. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 06:48:32 GMT Peter Canavese Interview: Parker Posey…Irrational Man…July 10, 2015 /interviews/418 When I got to set, [Woody Allen] kind of showed me what the temperature of the movie was. I didn‘t know if I was in a comedy. I didn‘t know the tone. I thought a lot about jazz when I was working on this. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 03:08:20 GMT Peter Canavese Interview: Tab Hunter--Damn Yankees!, Tab Hunter Confidential--6/20/2015 /interviews/417 It‘s not an easy business... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:36:00 GMT Peter Canavese Interview: Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, & RJ Cyler…Me and Earl and the Dying Girl…6/5/2015 /interviews/412 [Mann:] It‘s about the importance of opening up, or letting people in, and making real connections. Even if you‘re facing rejection, it‘s ultimately more fulfilling, and you at least can learn something from it... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 21:17:19 GMT Peter Canavese Interview: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon…Me and Earl and the Dying Girl…6/5/2015 /interviews/411 The script already has such a beautiful rhythm...quite playful and fun...As he starts to come of age, the movie starts to be still and quiet, and so that‘s the kind of big picture that we set out to design the film together. Sun, 14 Jun 2015 20:49:06 GMT Peter Canavese Interview: Gaspard Ulliel…Saint Laurent, Hannibal Rising…4/26/2015 /interviews/410 It‘s a prison movie when you think about know, his being watched, infantilized. And yeah we‘re talking about this specific period of his life and his career where it‘s a dialectic between work and life, and enjoyment and freedom... Fri, 15 May 2015 16:18:57 GMT Peter Canavese Interview: Jason Schwartzman & Bob Byington…7 Chinese Brothers…5/2/2015 /interviews/409 [Schwartman:] This kind of guy is in a fog type of can have a period in your life...where you look back and you go ‘Gosh. I was in a stasis then. I didn‘t do anything.‘ There‘s no movement. And I think Larry‘s in that zone. Fri, 08 May 2015 22:43:00 GMT Peter Canavese Interview: Michiel Huisman…The Age of Adaline, Game of Thrones…4/13/2015 /interviews/407 There‘s parts of me that can be very confident...I guess in real life I don‘t really dare to do that, yeah, because I don‘t think it‘s smart to do, and I‘m not confident enough. But to do it in a role, it‘s fantastic. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:38:02 GMT Peter Canavese Interview: John Boorman…Queen and Country, Hope and Glory, Point Blank, Excalibur…2/26/2015 /interviews/406 From its very origins, particularly when it was black-and-white filmed, film was so closely connected to dreaming. And it‘s probably why people connected to it so readily... Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:24:00 GMT Peter Canavese Interview: Simon Jones…The Hitchhiker‘s Guide to the Galaxy, Blithe Spirit…1/25/2015 /interviews/405 Along comes the maid at the end, in the sleepwalking scene. And to my amazement, she’s wearing Arthur Dent’s dressing gown. Not any more, I hasten to say, because it was too big for her. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:15:47 GMT Peter Canavese Interview: Raphael Bob-Waksberg & Lisa Hanawalt…BoJack Horseman…8/14/2014 /interviews/403 Staying with some friends in this big house in the Hollywood hills...I just remember looking out over the deck of this house and seeing the city below and feeling like ‘Oh, I’m on top of the world. And I’ve never been more lonely or isolated.‘ Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:19:31 GMT Peter Canavese Interview: Ira Sachs…Love Is Strange…8/11/2014 /interviews/404 It’s a pretty classic kind of set-up for the love story genre because it’s two people who are in love who have to face an obstacle together. And what we reveal in the story is the depth of their love, through how they do that. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:11:35 GMT Peter Canavese Interview: Chris Mulkey…Last Weekend, Twin Peaks…5/2/2014 /interviews/395 Malcolm is a totally different kind of role than I‘ve ever played. He‘s a listener. And that‘s a really powerful thing to be able to do...Hank Jennings was a duplicitous guy... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:37:46 GMT Peter Canavese Interview: Richard Linklater…Boyhood…7/17/2014 /interviews/402 At the end of the shoot, I would talk to the actors, like ‘Okay, next year, here‘s what‘s coming.‘ And then I had the year to think about it, and so did they. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:13:00 GMT Peter Canavese Interview: Rob Reiner…And So It Goes, The Case Against 8…6/19 & 6/20/2014 /interviews/400 I enjoy the creative process. I love the writing part of it, the editing…one of my favorites. But I also like the production process. It’s just fun to do. That’s what I’ve discovered, you know, as I’ve gotten older. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:34:00 GMT Peter Canavese Interview: Paul Haggis…First Person, Casino Royale…6/11/2014 /interviews/401 Never, ever date a writer. It’s always a mistake. Just do not trust us. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:32:58 GMT Peter Canavese