Friday, May 08, 2009

Tilda Swinton and Hollywood "It's Over"

I love Tilda Swinton more than I can express in words. I would possibly need finger paints. You must read this interview on IndieWire from her appearance at the Apple Store wherein she said
Recently I’ve been working as a kind of industrial spy in Hollywood. The truth is… It’s over.
Choice quotes throughout. I had no idea she was such an girl but it makes sense. I must see Julia soon. Here's the trailer.

20 comments:

pomme said...

she's awesome in Julia! she even was nominated to the Cesar in France as best actress! it was the 2nd time for a no-French-speaking actress in all Cesar history!

jane said...

who was the first ?

Anonymous said...

what does she mean? she's gonna stop doing such hollywoody stuff? or giving up acting all together? that would be awful...

Wayne B. said...

She's awesome in "Michael Clayton" and "The Deep End" but my first exposure to her talents was in "The Beach". Call me silly but I thought she was fierce in it; she's literally the only thing I remember about the whole movie.

Wayne B. said...

*ULTRA DRAMATIC GASP* is that Christina Ricci in the Film Experience banner, second from the right? If it is, LOVE THE PIC

NATHANIEL R said...

wayne -- it is indeed the Ricci.

pomme -- what jane said. Only two??? and who's the other?

adelutza said...

I saw Julia and it's an awesome movie. Hopefully she's not done with Hollywood or else we're never going to see her again!

Glenn said...

Is The Deep End considered "Hollywood"? I don't want her to give up movies like that too! Just the Narnia type projects.

moror said...

We should go to the ew.com/mustlist and submit her as the reader's pick.

par3182 said...

did the film makers forget about the jane fonda/vanessa redgrave julia?

it's not that hard to come up with an original title, people

Joe said...

This is hardly the most offensive double-title in recent memory, par. (Hello, Crash)

And yes Nathanial, you must see Julia pronto.

Glenn said...

An IMDb search of almost any one word movie title will almost always bring up about ten movies with the same title.

John T said...

Pomme-was it Nastassja Kinski in Tess? That was an English language performance by a German actress.

pomme said...

the other no-french speaking actress was maggie cheung for "clean"! i love this movie! you can see the director loves his actress!

Rodrigo said...

you SHOULD see Julia!! it´s no less than wonderful!! i took the dvd here (London) and there´s a huge interview with her in the extras... wow!!! i looooooove her too

Kurtis O said...

Anyone with a soft spot for Tilda (and who doesn't have one of those?) should see "Julia" ASAP. She's given free reign to be wild and brilliant. It's like, The Tilda Swinton Show. Loved it.

NicksFlickPicks said...

Not that it will ever happen, but I dream of critics awards for this performance.

I ordered the DVD from Amazon.fr because it's 138 minutes long, and Amazon.co.uk only lists the British DVD as being 130 minutes long - all of which is a problem, since the festival and theatrical print I saw ran 144. But I figured I was getting the most Julia for my dollar/Euro by going French. Hope this means I'm not missing the interview on the British DVD. (I know a lot of people felt the movie needed to be shorter, but I disagree, and not just because my life has belonged to Tilda Swinton since 1993. Nathaniel, I noticed that your Magnolia screener runs 134 minutes, which makes me nervous that the American theatrical print has been trimmed by ten minutes.)

Joe said...

Nick, this could just be an issue of PAL-to-NTSC. I didn't hear anything about Magnolia trimming the movie for the US.

And, technically Maggie Cheung speaks French, both in real life and in Clean. I think the rules for being nominated for a César is that the film has to have been predominantly (or close to that) produced by France.

Anonymous said...

I saw Julia and Tilda is very very good, the movie although entertaining its weird because its like youre watching 2 movies, itsl like the sequal in the same movie.

Drew said...

Great interview... most of its things she's said in previous interviews but it was amazing anyway. I loved the quote about the donkey!