Culture News, Comic Con 2011, Culture, dan deacon, Festivals, films, Francis Ford Coppola, San Diego, smart moviemaking, Twixt, val kilmer — July 26, 2011 14:19 — 0 Comments
Comic-Con 2011: Coppola the DJ spins his latest movie
Coppola said Twixt was conceived as a way to inject a live feel into cinema — and the 72-
Take it away Mr Coppola: “Why do movies have to be canned. I mean, everything else is…. Cable news is entertainment. If it’s not canned, it’s certainly predigested. Politics is entertainment, and it’s predigested. Everything. All we have that’s vaguely alive are the concerts you go to, some theatre or sports.”
Accompanied onstage by musician Dan Deacon and actor Val Kilmer (who plays the writer in the movie), Coppola used a touchpad to select random scenes from Twixt as Deacon tweaked the soundtrack.
Twixt is about a horror writer who discovers vampires and strange
The interactive element in Twixt is the latest creative impulse from the innovative director.
“What I’d love to do is go on tour,” he said, “like a month before the film opened, and go to all the cities myself, with my collaborators, with live music and actually perform the film for each audience uniquely for them — a different version for each audience. That’s what opera was like.”
The Apocalypse Now and Godfather director said he’s always had a soft spot for 3-D cinema, but doesn’t like wearing special glasses to watch a movie.
“Movies are so young,” he said. “I mean, barely a hundred years old. How dare anyone think that all [cinema's] got up its sleeve is some more 3-D…. Cinema has many more surprises that you and your children will invent, because it’s at the beginning of this expression of image and sound, in many ways. Music and theatre are thousands of years old. Cinema’s a baby.”