Directors on Chat Shows
The “look at my shyeet” and Disney-girls-gone-bad madness of Spring Breakers has finally introduced Harmony Korine to the mainstream. Sort of. But America had already met him through three unforgettable Letterman appearances in the ’90s, the best of which we’ve included below.
Interview: Director of A Hijacking
Sophia Monks Kaufman
Like Nicolas Winding Refn on Mads Mikkelsen before him, Danish writer/director Tobias Lindholm has a talent crush on an actor – the chameleonic Pilou Asbaek – who starred in his directorial debut, R (2010). Lindholm went on to cast Asbaek in cult TV hit Borgen and the pair are reunited in A Hijacking, a tense lo-fi tale of the fate of the crew of The Rozen, a ship hijacked by Somali pirates – and that has actually been hijacked in real life.
Top 10 Musicians Turned Filmmakers
In the past week alone, we’ve heard of two musicans trading in their guitars for cameras – folk singer Laura Marling (with a little help from directing duo FRED&NICK) and LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, not to mention the recent release of metal head Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem. Of course, this is nothing new. For years musicians have been morphing into filmmakers, eager to prove themselves as multi-talented prodigies – for better (Vincent Gallo with Buffallo ‘66) and for worse (Madonna with her abominable W.E., or Kula Shaker frontman Crispian Mills with his rather odious A Fantastic Fear of Everything).