All posts filed under: Interviews

A Conversation with Kaoru Yachigusa

It’s difficult to fathom the impact that the ever elegant and beautiful Kaoru Yachigusa has had on Japan’s entertainment landscape. Between 1947 and 1957 she honed her trade as an entertainer with the Takarazuka Revue, all all-female musical theatre troupe renowned for their lavish Broadway-style […]

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A Conversation with Yoshihiro Fukugawa

On the surface, biopics about elderly poets may not seem like compelling viewing. Yoshihiro Fukugawa, however, begs to differ, having recently finished his new film Don’t Lose Heart, which brings the inspirational true story of Toyo Shibata, one of Japan’s best known poets, to the […]

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A Conversation with Edgar Wright

“I literally shot one of the Klingons being shot. So, you know, it’s on screen for like two seconds.” After the smash out performance of Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim V The World, Edgar Wright puts aside Marvel’s mighty Ant-Man to helm the final […]

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A Conversation With Simon Pegg

“Not that we’ve ever fought zombies… but they grow out of our own parochial experiences in the UK, and that’s something that really defines all 3 films.” After trekking across the universe for director J.J. Abrams and globe trotting as part of the Mission: Impossible team, […]

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A Conversation with Nick Frost

“I don’t generally indulge myself in terms of looking back and thinking ‘Gee wiz you’ve done fucking great!’” English thespian, foodie and all round nice guy Nick Frost has become a stalwart of the English cinema scene. His long time partnership with the irrepressible Simon […]

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A Conversation with Miwa Nishikawa

“I think that women who, in the absence of role models, lose their way and drown in this freedom…” Not unlike most film cultures across the globe, Japan’s cinematic history has borne a significant disadvantage with the absence of a distinct female voice to influence […]

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A Conversation with Seth Macfarlane

“Motion Capture technology was something that had been more or less perfected, but yet no one had really used it in a comic format before” With the continuing success of his animated TV series Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show, Seth MacFarlane’s star […]

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A Conversation with Alan Dean Foster

“The fact that Dr. Who is still around is more than a bit mind-boggling.” As the two worlds of interactive content and traditional publishing undergo their inevitable transition into an indistinguishable sole entity, thanks in part to recent release of iTunesU and its nefarious cousin iBooks Author, […]

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A Chat with Makoto Shinkai

“… One of my motives for making this film was a desire to spin my own ending to that book.” Animation, like any film genre, maintains a certain hierarchy of talent based on admiration, reputation and experience. And perhaps more than any other country, this […]

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A Conversation with Alex Borstein

“That’s what’s great about comedy, it’s a leveller, it’s an equal opportunity offender.” Love it or hate it, the animated sitcom Family Guy has achieved a rare level of success having burrowed its way into the global zeitgeist where it has proceeded to lay a […]

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A Conversation with Bob Gale

“Were not going to reboot or remake the films with another cast, we are not going to turn them into 3D.” 1985 is often remembered for its notorious bubble-gum pop music, soul destroying fashion and obscene hair styling, but for film fans that particular twelve month block […]

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