Cultural Life: Sacha Gervasi, film director
Friday 01 February 2013
The reason I started to get into film was when I saw Withnail and I with its writer/director Bruce Robinson. It changed my life. I gave him my first screenplay and he tore it to shreds. He said, “You don't really want to get into this business.” But unfortunately he couldn't put me off. More recently, I really loved Rust and Bone, which stars Marion Cotillard.
I can't remember the last time I went out and I found a new band. Unfortunately, I'm on a loop of The Rolling Stones. I'm a bit of an old rocker – musically, I'm probably locked in somewhere about 1983. I love David Bowie's new single, “Where Are We Now?”. It's flipping genius. Thank God he's still here.
I don't really have the British shows in America. Although I still follow EastEnders – they have an omnibus edition here. And I like Homeland. It's brilliantly written and pretty raw; it's a really smart series.
Last week I was in New York and I saw Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Scarlett Johansson as Maggie was one of the best things I have seen in years. What was great was our costume designer on Hitchcock, Julie Weiss, did the designs for the play. They both did fantastic work.
'Hitchcock', directed by Sacha Gervasi, is on nationwide release from 8 February.
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'music
Review: Cilla, ITV TV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Mario Balotelli: Staff at arson-hit Manchester Dogs' Home convinced Liverpool striker is behind five-figure donation
- 2 Friends 20th anniversary: Alison Jackson photographs reunited cast
- 3 There is literally not a single woman in this iPhone 6 queue
- 4 Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
- 5 Scottish independence: Tory revolt against 'devo max' grows as Rail Minister Claire Perry joins
Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams cast in Channel 4 drama about cyber bullying
Friends 20th anniversary: Alison Jackson photographs reunited cast
Downton Abbey: Liam Neeson wants role as stableman in period drama
The Walking Dead season 5 synopsis: Spoilers and existential questions revealed
Friends 20th anniversary: Six things we wouldn't have without influential comedy series
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God