David Bowie, Strangelove, Lalita discussed on The Empire Film Podcast


And I think people's relationships with movies can change your relationship with going over the years has has it changed at all in that whole completely. I think for the first five years, I resented it. Sick of it. You know, I've done it and moving on and everybody wanted me to do the same damn part? And there's only one part like that. And that's it. You know, such a great masterpiece of a book that Burgess roads Anthony Burgess. And of course, the great film cubic directed, you know, you can't really do much better than that. But for an actor you can't live in the past or on your laurels. You have to move on to do have stuff, and you know, I'm working actor. So I was just more interested in moving on, you know. So I rather resented it at first because we're getting parts we're getting from this just wanted to talk about that, you know, nothing else, and they couldn't get past it. Well, of course, I understand now why because it was such a groundbreaking film. It had such a special look to it and sound, you know, it was unique in every way and people, of course, copied everything about it. Even band names copied the colored wigs the colored make-up's David Bowie dressed like me in many shows must have been surreal. Yeah. Yeah. But I mean, you know, mindful of the time was well Conti come up with something original. But to be honest with you, David Bowie, could do whatever he wanted. Just a genius. Yeah. I loved him. I, but I don't know, you know. So then then after maybe ten years and the film was withdrawn here in England. Yes. But in the rest of the world, you could see it and. So what I was getting was from universities, all the kids were putting up the post pictures of my face with the eyelash and all the rest of it in the the kids were really interested in me talk to them about it. And that I found a lot of fun and found a whole new audience. And I think every generation they find this movie, and they they find it and discovered as their own in. This is basically the first really serious bit of film that they see, you know. So so now it it's like a a wonderful old mistress. Comes back every few years to say Hello, I embrace it. And I love it. And I think the film look our our new that I was making a really special film. How could anyone know the would still be talking about it forty eight fifty years later? No, it's it's a unique in film history and gets played universities and museums and ad infinitum. So. It's a real social documents. Really? It's become big of them. Just a movie, you know, and it's one of Stanley's great films. He's made many more. Yeah. Two thousand and one masterpiece, of course, Strangelove one of my favorite and as info, but I also love Lalita and Pouncer blurry. I think is fantastic film. And you know, he's just made so many great films. So they are when I went to meet Stanley Kubrick, he done positive story Lalita sponsors two thousand one. A Strangelove two thousand one. Yeah. Clockwork art. So he was a God in. Oh. But of course, I was a young actor completely naive. And I thought I was going to meet Stanley Kramer. Asia. Crema? No, no cube. Rick and your friendly Crimean in the car on the I'm doing. Well, of course, it's before Google, you know, and then Lindsay Anderson, who's great friend general direction..

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