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The Playlist Year In Quotes 2012

by Oliver Lyttelton
December 21, 2012 2:11 PM
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James Gray

"If it’s big enough, if you’re working hard enough, there’s some force that gets created that brings good things into your life and protects you from getting destroyed...You feel like you’re protected when you’re doing it right. And when you’re doing things wrong, things go actually wrong.”
"Beasts Of The Southern Wild" director Benh Zeitlin, on the role fate has played in his success

"When I walked onto that set I’d been in an ashram for a year, learning to separate orgasm from ejaculation."

"When I walked onto that set I’d been in an ashram for a year, learning to separate orgasm from ejaculation."
Terence Stamp, on what he was doing before making "Superman II"

"I shouldn’t say this but I had a meeting at a big studio about 6 months ago, and she said, 'I’ve seen all your movies, I loved you in ‘Alice Creed,’ I love you in ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’ so how about the hot girl in'  -- I can’t say the film, but just the most awful action movie ever. And I said, ‘Are you serious? Are you joking?’ And she was like, ‘Well that’s all we have for you.’ But that’s what the majority of the parts are for somebody my age, you just have to be really strong and not take them, and hope that the great parts come along.”
Gemma Arterton on being a woman in Hollywood

"I had no idea who Marion Cotillard was. When I was in Paris for 'Two Lovers,' a publicist told me, 'A guy named Guillaume Canet wants to have lunch with you.' So we met and had lunch, I found him incredibly funny -- I didn’t know anything he had done at that stage, but we sort of bonded because a rat ran across the floor of the restaurant. And then he said, 'Come meet my girlfriend' and I met this woman who looked like a silent film actress like Pola Negri or something. And I said, 'Who’s your girlfriend?' and he said [French accent] 'You don’t know my girlfriend? She won an Oscar, are you stupide?' "
James Gray on meeting his "Lowlife" star Marion Cottilard for the first time

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  • Ken | December 22, 2012 1:06 AMReply

    That Tarantino comment is fucking gold. I know Kevin Jaugernauth (sp?) and some other playlisters don't like QT that much but film news is always more fun when he comes out with a movie.

  • Alan | December 21, 2012 9:28 PMReply

    Arterton is interesting because she's clearly intelligent and ambitious, but she's just one of the most terrible actresses working today. I don't know what that director was smoking, but she's woefully inadequate in ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’ and every performance I've seen her give bar one - Alice Creed - has been a struggle to get through.

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