Monday, April 18, 2022

Quote of the Day

"Listen, we tried to get Warner Bros. to allow us to release a longer version of it. They’re not interested in doing it, and I think somebody tried to petition Criterion to do it. Criterion were not interested in Jesse James. There is a better version of Jesse James – in my opinion – that’s about 15 minutes longer. And that’s the one that Roger [Deakins] was talking about. He’s never seen one that’s longer than that. There was a three-hour version, right? 15 minutes longer than what it is, three hours. There was never a four-hour version that was any good, believe me.”
That is The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford director Andrew Doninik (who's never made a not-great movie and is about to start doing press for his forthcoming Marilyn Monroe movie Blonde starring Ana de Armas, which is out ?) talking to Collider about the possibility of us ever getting a "Director's Cut" os that 2007 masterpiece, which sadly sounds unlikely, at least in this moment. And somebody stop me from tweeting a "Whatchu talkin bout Willis" gif at Criterion, please. For serious though! That movie's one of the greatest movies of this century and deserves way more credit, love, and lavish, slavish devotion. 


Shawny said...

Wow, didn't expect such praise on this movie. Never saw it but now I'll check it out.

Anonymous said...

I agree Jason - it's a great, great movie - and Brad Pitt does some of his best acting, ever.