It’s a non too well kept secret round here that El Vez and I often get into tussles over who has the bigger man-crush on Vincent Gallo. The man is a skilled actor, musician (I dare you to tell me When isn’t a beautiful album), artist, sperm donor, and directed one of my favourite films of all time, Buffalo 66. The only area in which it seems he may be incapable of holding his own is diplomacy. For some reason he apparently rubs people the wrong way?
or Pete Red Sky
When Gallo returned his attentions to the messy project he’d left behind, it wasn’t Pete Red Sky’s The Funeral Director anymore. Now, going forward, it would be Promises Written in Water, written and directed by Vincent Gallo.
He certainly likes to leave the Earth well and truly scorched in his wake. Well all the above was a mere appetiser for the choice words he dishes out for Steve Soderbergh, Wes Anderson, Spike Jonze, Sofia & Francis Ford Coppola, et al in his Hikari Takano Interview (which you probably want to avoid listening to around the kids, work, any of the people mentioned above).
But do you really want to meet
The ones who write your dreams
Believe me, it’s a fantasy
You won’t like the reality
Oh well, let’s watch a low res copy of the Honey Bunny video instead and keep admiring from a safe distance.
MarBelle has a strange compulsion to watch as many films as he can get his hands on and find jobs that give him a legitimate excuse to drill filmmakers about their work. Directors Notes is the latest incarnation of this disorder and so much cheaper than film school. Twitter: @MarBelle