Thursday, August 23, 2007

Quote of the Day

Speaking of Malcolm McDowell, DH has got an interview with him on his role in Rob Zombie's Halloween remake - he plays Dr. Loomis - and I found his answer to the very first question hysterical in its stuttering attempt to be as diplomatic as possible:

DH: Let me just start off by asking you why you were drawn to this movie, and why do you think the world needs another Halloween?

McDowell: Well, I don't think the world needs another anything, really, but the truth is, they're going to get it. And I can understand their wanting to do it, but I think they've come to the end of the last lot, you know? Of course it's a true and tried thing, which is what Hollywood is looking for, and if they can find something that sort of guarantees them a good return, it's a no-brainer. But this is tricky, because, you had Halloween, the first one, and such a great, terrific cult movie and of course in my role you had a wonderful actor in Donald Pleasance, who can't be replaced and then – certainly I didn't try to replace him. But on the other hand, it's 2007 and here we are with Rob Zombie who's this young, hot director, a rock and roll singer and has a whole new take on it. And he loved the film, I guess, and he figured he could write a script that would encompass all the good parts of the original, and yet bring it up to base, make it more relevant today, or whatever.

Whatever indeed, Mr. McDowell. Read the rest of the interview here.


M said...

I laughed till I cried, thanks! :D

PIPER said...

And... I... Uh... he was good... and Hollywood likes a...

Poor Malcolm. Collecting a paycheck for something he obviously doesn't believe in. Or maybe he just didn't care about the first one.

And when did Zombie become a young, hot, director. Whaaaa?