Compiled by: Jack Foley
Excerpts taken from the London press conference held
at The Dorchester Hotel
Q. How does it feel to be wanted all the time? I mean
in the films...
A. I don’t have work all the time. It just looks
that way. But Michael [Caine] is right. It’s great to be
wanted in a film; I’ve spent quite a few years not being
wanted, so this is better.
Q. Did you have any preconceptions
about what a comic book movie would be - because for a long time
people thought they were the kind of poor relation to Hollywood
movies; lots of money spent, but not a lot of character?
A. I didn’t have a preconceived notion. I’d
noticed that the comic book recreations have been rather different.
When Warren Beatty did Dick Tracy, it was very graphic novel type
- colourful with sort of outlandish make-up. The characters, Flattop,
Pruneface, all those guys looked like themselves in there. Warren
Beatty didn’t move his face to talk, like Dick Tracy.
Then Spiderman, of course, is pure comic book. So it’s hard
to have a preconceived notion about what the movie would look
like, because you haven’t seen them.
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