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Wally Pfister Interview Part 1

Tuesday 8 April 2014, 18:09

Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

I’m a huge fan of Wally Pfister, the brilliant cinematographer of the Dark Knight series and Inception, who has just directed his first feature Transcendence. In part one of an exclusive interview he talks to me about his early career shooting low budget erotic thrillers.

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    Comment number 1.

    Seems like an incredibly nice guy with a great sense of humour. Very much looking forward to Transcendence, sounds interesting (though not quite as interesting as Nolan's ominous Interstellar). Johnny Depp has disappointed me a bit in recent years, I hope this will be a return to form.

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    Comment number 2.

    What an interesting, nice, witty guy! I really hope Transcendence will be a return to form for Johnny Depp

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    Comment number 3.

    I hope it's a movie that respects it's tech - i.e. no viruses that look like sophisticated computer graphics, and cursors that make ticking noises as they move. Or hackers that type stuff like "give me grade 1 clearance".

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    Comment number 4.

    Animal Instincts. I remember that movie, and David Carradine was in that one, as was also Jan Michael Vincent (the young guy from Airwolf) Channel 5 really were different back in the day! . Great interview. I'm really glad you asked him about his early career since I love hearing anecdotes about all these directors, writers and DP's who started out working for people like Roger Corman. Also kudos to Pfster for being open about it, a great cinematographer and a nice guy with sense of humor. Looking forward to Part 2.

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    Comment number 5.

    Thoroughly enjoyable interview,his infectious love of film,can't but help rub off on you.
    Reminded me of when ever Tarantino gets interviewed,like the kid in the candy store,immersed in a personal utopia of "This is what i adore,and want to share"..look forward to the follow up interviews.


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