Metro Retro Movie Love In Conversation
Interviews with crucial film-world figures
March 2 An Interview with
Frederick Wiseman
When I was in Paris I was very interested in movies. Paris, then—even more than now—if you were there for any length of time, you could see any great movie ever made. Because there were so many great retrospective houses. There still are.
March 2 An Interview with
Terence Davies
In those days, we had eight cinemas in walking distance of the house, and there were another eight in town, if you can believe it. And it was the Odeon, and it was to see SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN. I mean, what a way to introduce yourself to film!
March 2 An Interview with
Bette Gordon
I was drawn to this idea of seeing and being seen and the status of conventional Hollywood narrative, with the male as subject and the woman as object. I started thinking about taking a detective noir or a Hitchcock and flipping it around: what if she actually did have agency, with woman as explorer and man as enigmatic figure?