Friday, October 20, 2017

Quote of the Day

“It’s another version, not a remake. It’s important to say it because we are ardent admirers of the film of Dario Argento, and it is impossible to [remake] this film. I accepted [it] because it will be a completely different movie! It’s inspired by the same story, but it goes in different directions…. It’s semantics, of course, but I think people really have to understand that this is not a remake, because the word “remake” gives the impression that we want to erase the original, and the opposite is what [we’re trying to do]. It’s going to sound a bit grandiloquent, but it’s like when Francis Bacon [painted] ‘Study after Velázquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X.’ This is not a remake of Velázquez. It’s the biggest compliment, because it’s like saying to the original: ‘You inspired us with these ideas, not because you failed, but because it was strong enough [that we can take it away] and work in a different space.’"

--- That's Tilda Swinton talking to AlloCinè (translated from French by fine folks at The Playlist)  about Luca Guadagnino's remake not a remake of Dario Argento's Suspiria, which will be out sometime next year. If you don't know what she's talking about with those paintings here they are side by side:


Basti said...

can't wait for that one!

Sherri P. said...

This is what Bryan Fuller did with Hannibal, and the results were brilliant. Looking forward to this take and of course to CMBYN.

Basti said...

CMBYN only comes out in March 2018 here in germany which is still sooo long a wait :(