I interviewed film director Martin Scorsese and actor Sir Ben Kingsley for Dagbladet at the London-junket for HUGO back in November, and the film has now been released in Norway. Two deeply fascinating people, in very different ways. The Dagbladet interview with Scorsese is here, and Kingsley is here.
Idol Magazine has published a combined Kingsley - Scorsese interview in English, here, for the UK DVD release. I also interviewed Chloë Moretz, the film’s leading actress, which will be published in issue two of Lionheart Magazine.
So this has happened: last weekend I had the cover story of Dagbladet Magasinet.
Not only is Magasinet pretty much the only game in town for national newspaper weekend supplements in Norway, but this is also the height of achievement as far as my teenage self is concerned. I’m taking a moment here.
“There is now a kind of instant information, instant purchase, instant understanding that is so counter-intuitive and lacking in experience. Think about [when you had] to get in your car or on your bike and go to the store, walking through the aisles, hearing the other music and finding the album and going to buy it. Then you pay and you’re meeting the person who’s working there … There’s a whole investment into that and when you get home you make sure you listen to that song or the whole album because you’ve just [done all this]. … There was such a thrill working on a story that existed in an environment pre-cellphone, pre-VHS, pre-downloads. It made me miss it, frankly. … [Now], by not requiring any real investment in time or thought, both the desire for things and the acquiring of things lacks any sort of effort. There is a sort of entitlement to knowing [we can] contact the person we want right away. That is so not the way it used to be, and there is something wonderful about the unknown and the unpredictable. It’s getting increasingly harder to find.”