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Eternity’s Gate Opens
Julian Schnabel’s answer to Vincent Minelli’s Lust for Life, opens in less than two weeks. Vice spoke to Schnabel about the film which he likens to a different movie:
- “In a recent telephone interview with the director, I asked if the sense of gritty realism in the film was intended as a corrective to past Hollywood portrayals of the painter. ‘When you mention gritty realism,’ Schnabel remarked, ‘I was thinking of how the interaction of Willem Dafoe and Oscar Isaac in certain scenes is something like Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro talking in Mean Streets. It’s the kind of relationship between friends that happens eternally. I loved Lust for Life when I was a child, but it’s got every cliché. It’s kind of the opposite of the film we made. I hope it opens up a different way to think about art.’”
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