Friday, April 11, 2008

Tadanobu Asano speaks

Here’s another interesting You Tube find. It’s a roughly 12 minute interview with Tadanobu Asano that took place after a screening of Shinya Tsukamoto’s film “Vital” at the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington , D.C. Earlier this year the gallery ran a retrospective of Asano’s films called “Rebel, Artist, Superstar” and the man himself made a rare appearance here on this side of the pond. The interview is broken up into manageable You Tube sized chunks and covers topics like the sometimes shocking filming of “Vital”, the merciful lack of Japanese paparazzi, and how Matt Dillon may have influenced Asano’s famously stoic acting style.

Acknowledgement has to go to laukarfai for this. Check out his You Tube page here:


Jason said...

Hi, thanks so much for the link to my YouTube videos. I have a few more clips from the event which I will try to get uploaded this weekend.

Chris MaGee said...

No problem, Jason! You were so lucky to be there! If you're on Facebook check out our group there.

Jason said...

O hi, I ffiinnnnaallllyy uploaded the rest of the Tadanobu Asano videos. He did Q&As for Vital, Last Life in the Universe and Sad Vacation. You can see the playlist here:

I also got to attend a similar screening with Korean director Lee Chang-Dong presenting his amazing new film Secret Sunshine, if you'd be interested in watching that:

Oh, and I found you on Facebook and joined the group,thanks for the tip!