Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Guy Ritchie: Back to Greatness
When asked about his new film Rockerolla, director Guy Ritchie said:
"..."Lock" and "Snatch," they are the movies I like doing. It's a balance. I want to make what I want to make and still have people come out. "Revolver," to a degree, was an indulgence. I fell in love with the idea, the concept of, "What if your mind is your greatest enemy?" There are only a finite amount of films like that that people going to accept from me."
And about the brilliant Robert Downy Jr, Ritchie observes:
"It's a clear illustration of the movie business world. Everyone was extremely happy when "Iron Man" worked, and then when "Tropic Thunder" worked. No one doubts his talent and his abilities. It's just that the wheels came off for a while. He has the best British accent I've ever heard. Even better than the British actors I've worked with."
I think what made Ritchie's Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch so successful internationally was the director's unique kind of storytelling. Ritchie didn't just tell stories well, he told them in congruence with the immediate culture he was portraying while keeping humor intact.
And Turco as well as many other true Ritchie fans are rooting for the talented Brit. Here's to hoping that Ritchie manages to get back successfully to his true roots.
Read entire interview here.
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