Wednesday, January 05, 2005

I Am So Looking Forward to This Movie

Here's an interesting interview with Joss Whedon on the upcoming Firefly movie. An excerpt, illustrating just why I like this guy so darned much:

Q: How will you react if you’re one of the films that disappoints?

Joss: Then, I will crawl into a fetal position and stay there for a good month or so. I am one of those fans. That, I believe, if I've had success has been the key to it. Because I think the way they do. And I’m doing everything in my power to make sure that the funny parts are funny, the scary parts are scary and the exciting parts are exciting and it all gels and becomes something greater than the sum of its parts. We could fail. I’m not going to come out and say, "I've reinvented film. Citizen Kane? Bah. This is a real film." I’m just trying to make a good movie that actually means something and that is entertaining enough for people not to realize that. I’m perfectly well aware that I can fail. Every time I go into the editing room and look at the footage, I go, "Oh, look at that failure. Cover it up, will you? Cut to something that’s less fail-y." How will I react? I'll be devastated, but I believe, as I always have, that if I respond to what’s there, others will too.

They really, really, shouldn't ask him the science questions, though.

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