yesterday i had the pleasure of interviewing the highly pocketable Bruce McDonald, director of many things, but notably of the soon-to-be-released Ellen Page movie, The Tracey Fragments. come on, look at him, don’t you just want to scoop both him and Ellen Page up into your pocket and take them home and cook them dinner? what? just me?
This time, not like when i interviewed Christopher Bolton, my ancient recorder was working, so i was able to get it all on tape. (and holy of holies, what did i find? i. am. so. canadian. i really didn’t think i sounded Canadian at all, since i don’t say sore-ey. but i do, i really do)
anyway, please come and check out the whole interview here. it’s worth it. i swear. we started, of course, asking him about his underwear (i guess it’s kind of my thing now…i guess it could be worse, eh?). for the record, he wears briefs. and we ended with talking about our favorite music movies. He wants to do one…with a possible robot woman who gets her masters and then runs away to join a band. awe.some. see? pocketable!
he asked me what my favorite musical movie was and..well, let’s just say there were *crickets* many, many crickets. i embarrassingly admitted that i have never seen Saturday Night Fever (there are pop culture holes. many of them) and that i LOVE LOVE LOVED Moulin Rouge and how i pleasantly surprised by how good the Beatles covers were in Across the Universe.
of course i forgot to mention Hair, a movie and soundtrack that WAS my youth. my mother used to play it for us in the car. on cassette. back in the olden days.
i forgot to mention Singing in the Rain. and Fiddler on the Roof. West Side Story. and Little Shop of Horrors. and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. and Swing Kids. and Sound of Music. and Grease. and Dirty Dancing. and FOOTLOOSE! and, um, who can forget The Muppet Movie. i mean, come on, how could i forget that?!?!?
what about you? favorite musical movie?