Screenplay, David Mc Kenna, Nick Cassavetes, based on the book by Bruce Porter.
Camera (Foto Kem color, Deluxe prints; Panavision widescreen), Ellen Kuras; editor, Kevin Tent; music, Graeme Revell; music supervisor, Amanda Scheer Demme; production designer, Michael Hanan; art directors, David Ensley, Bernardo Trujillo (Mexico); set designers, Maria Baker, William Taliaferro; set decorators, Douglas A.
Joaquin Phoenix heads to Bardot Hollywood with a friend to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Wednesday (May 5) in Los Angeles.
When I show up 15 minutes early to meet Joaquin Phoenix for our interview, he is already there—and based on the cigarette butt in the ashtray, he's been waiting for me for a bit. That's cool." But as a magician, you know everything that happens, and it just takes you out of the whole thing. MITCHELL: Well, what you're saying seems to be that you reject all of these things that are telling you to go out and basically find a way to repeat the same thing over and over. But I think the only way I really get it is by feeling that there's no real control and that there's a certain amount of danger.
The notoriously reticent Phoenix regards me with a chuckle: "Good luck with , in which he plays the lost and yearning Freddie Quell, a World War II veteran trying to clear his head when he meets the charismatic Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), an author and academic whose oratorical gifts are so silken that he seems to even be hypnotizing himself. MITCHELL: Do you find it tough to connect with movies? So when you get a movie where you don't see any of those things, that's when it's awesome. But with so many movies, it's not really enjoyable. So are you trying to find a way to make it different for yourself each time then? Otherwise, when I go through a scene over and over, I start going through dialogue, and then I start putting inflections on things and going, like, "Oh, what if I did this?
Spies at the hotspot said Joaquin even showed off some dance moves on his way out!
10 pictures inside of Joaquin Phoenix celebrating Cinco de Mayo…
Reviewed at Variety Club Screening Room, San Francisco, March 12, 2001.