Born in 1982 in Strasbourg, France.
Nice interview. I met him a couple of times, he's amazing.
Lucasfilm made a wrong choice in the beginning. They are not particularly talented. The Lego movie is ok but there was many more filmmakers who would have done a better job. Big studios always try to find consensual filmmakers instead of finding people with a a true cinematographic vision. And honestly, making a Han Solo film was a very bad decision in the first place.
Nice article! I think "nanars (the name of those funny bad films in France; there's even a great website and funny http://www.nanarland.com/, they also do a festival!) are bad in an entertaining way. They are incredibly bad, it's hard to imagine how can such films can be made. Like masterpieces, but reverse. It's "easy" to make an ok film, or a bad film, but nanars are little gems born from the minds of some kind of geniuses who dare do things nobody else would, like the great films. I still haven't see "The Room" but my favorite is definitely "Turkish Star Wars: the man who save the world". Some dialogues and fights are pure gold. Turkey makes pretty good bad films.
Unfortunately, it's a BIG SHITE. I think it's the worst sequel of film history. I had the occasion to watch 1 & 2 the same night in a big theatre. The first one is still amazing, so funny, full of ideas, with great characters.The new one... Hmmm... There's not one good idea in it. It could have been a great sequel, there was enough material. But no. It's not even a sequel but more a long commentary on the original film. They just talk about what happened in it. Like if nothing happened in 20 years. It feels like a man who try to give a second end to a film with an amazing end. It was one the first time in my life (and i'm not that young anymore) where I felt not only disappointed but also angry. Angry towards a filmmaker who did 2 of the best british films ever and then became a MTV copycat.
There is a sound balance problem around 22sec. Interesting exercise!
FOR THE MODERATORS: I just couldn't post it (second time I write this message) cause there was a large black thing to listen to podcasts...
Great story, I'd never heard of her before. Thank you!