Press conference revelation of the day

Posted by · 9:13 am · September 5th, 2009

Brace yourselves, folks … here’s something you never saw coming. In this afternoon’s press conference for her new film “I Am Love” (reviewed here), Tilda Swinton stated that one of the films that most inspires her is Nicolas Roeg’s “The Man Who Fell to Earth.” I mean, who saw that one coming?

David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to EarthTilda Swinton

While I’m on the subject of press conferences, a quick plea to my fellow press members who cleverly try to drum up a local angle in the questions to talent: just don’t.

Take the nervous Italian who asked Todd Solondz (of all people) for his perspective on the current political situation in Italy … what kind of answer was he hoping to get beyond a polite refusal? And when you have a chance to ask Viggo Mortensen a question about a film that — whatever its problems — hardly wants for interesting discussion points, is “When are you going to do a movie in Norwegian” really the most valuable of questions? (And no, he didn’t get an answer either.)

Keep it about the movies, people. Preferably the one we’ve just seen. And make it count.

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  • 1 9-05-2009 at 9:45 am

    Encore Entertainment said...

    Okay Guy you almost had me scared I thought something diabolical had happened like NINE being pushed back, the Oscars moving to December…but okay.

  • 2 9-05-2009 at 9:54 am

    Lev Lewis said...

    I’ve been saying it for years, but Tilda Swinton should really star in a biopic of David Bowie.

  • 3 9-05-2009 at 9:57 am

    Loyal said...

    Or maybe David Bowie should star in a Tilda Swinton biopic. That I’d see.

  • 4 9-05-2009 at 12:54 pm

    Robert Hamer said...

    Hmm, this article is…interesting…

  • 5 9-05-2009 at 12:56 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    C’mon guys, I think the pictures make it clear from the outset I’m having a bit of a laugh!

    Slow day otherwise.

  • 6 9-05-2009 at 3:59 pm

    Chase Kahn said...

    Tilda Swinton is a scary looking human being — sun rays avoid her.

  • 7 9-05-2009 at 4:11 pm

    david said...

    The Goblin King, and the White Witch…what a nice couple.

    It’s nice to see Todd Solondz back on the scene again. However, I really haven’t been that impressed with his work since Happiness. Maybe this new film of his will get him pointed back in the right direction. I love the title anyway.

  • 8 9-05-2009 at 4:30 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    It’s very much in the right direction, David. And if you like the title, wait until you hear the title song … it’s NOT the Talking Heads track!