CANNES DIARY – GUS VAN SANT’S SEA OF CRAP
CANNES: Gus Van Sant’s The Sea of Trees might be his most experimental film, a film that seems to be intentionally trying with all its might to be worse than Hereafter.
Gus Van Sant visited the Studio Exec Cannes Pavilion to speak about the film:
I have been a big fan of Clint Eastwood’s ever since I was a boy. I loved his Dollar movies, Bird obviously and Unforgiven. But when I saw Hereafter I couldn’t believe it. Clint had reinvented the crap movie, making one that was boring, morally bankrupt and spiritually tedious. How does he do it? So when I was speaking with Matt Damon we began to wonder if we could make an even worse movie. Matt said it couldn’t be done, Matthew McConaughey got involved and I knew we at least had a chance.
The reviews have been terrible.
You see! Exactly what I was going for. I was leaving nothing to chance though. I personally attended the press screening and started the booing. It was enthusiastically booed I am proud to say.
You booed your own movie?
I am happy to say I was not alone. Hereafter was the touchstone for all of us in crap movies but now Clint, watch out!
In more Cannes news:
Diane Kruger can speak French!
Amy Winehouse is dead!
Club Poulet is chicken sandwich and NOT a brothel as I was led to believe.
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