(500) Days of Summer A quirky, contemporary and bittersweet story about love
ELLE MARTENS A young designer A globetrotter A perfectionist Her love for blankets
Signature items Things to start doing
Killing Them Softly Interview by Guy Ritchie
Cinema Paradiso Treasures on a Silver Screen Life in Hollywood â€˘ Classics â€˘ A night in Los Angeles 1
ELLE MARTENS Editor’s letter
VANITY - Daily Routine - Editor’s favourite items - Inspiration moodboard - 20 Things to start doing
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YOUNG HOLLYWOOD Life in Tinseltown
THE REDBURY Fancy pancy bucket list item: checked
BRAD PITT On his new film Killing Them Softly Interviewed by director Guy Ritchie
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Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy - but mysterious. But above all black says this: ‘I don’t bother you don’t bother me. YOHJI YAMAMOTO
I’ve learned to live my life as if you’re shooting a film. If you reach the end, will it be something worth watching?
Elle Martens In the night of the 21st of December in the year 1990, the story of this young girl began in the town of Arnhem. Growing up with her loving parents and brother, she soon discovered the world from her own point of view. This is something she has been proud of from the very start. Now her ambitions lie with developing her skills and finding a field of expertise she can excel in. Like turning herself into a brand as well as a magazine. Breaking down walls For a long time, I’ve struggled with letting go of my childhood. Living in a world where everything was easy and safe was very important to me, because other things in my life at that time just weren’t like that. Being scared of being yourself for a long time has some major affects on how you grow up. For a long time I’ve suffered from trust issues and mood swings. The latter one was later diagnosed with cyclothymia, a mood disorder. This might sound heavy, but it was actually a huge relief. From that point I started doing things out of my comfort zone. I took on a job as a manager at the local cinema, went on trips to New York and Paris by myself and eventually took off on a two-and-a-half month trip around the world. Doing these things, and bungee jumping/skydiving from incredible heights, taught and changed me a lot, but in the meantime I am still the same girl that has a terrible fear of being let down and the occasional depressed state of mind. These days I can control my issues a lot better, although I haven’t had much stress yet. Sometimes you need to meet someone who everything changes althogether. Expectations/Reality Like a key-scene from my favourite film (500) Days of Summer beautifully illustrates, there will always be expections that cannot be met by reality. But these days I’m no longer worrying about all the bad things that could happen, I just let it all happen and see where I’ll end up. Filtering out all the negative energies. This improved and happy view on life is something I really want to share with others, because boy, this mindset really gets you places. I used to hide, at home, in my blankets. And for a long time I thought I was happy with that. Although I still do love hanging around in my blankets, trying out new and ‘scary’ things is way more interesting. I’ve learned to live my life as if you’re shooting a film. If you reach the end, will it be worth watching? Working hours I take my work very seriously. Every flaw is personal. I am a perfectionist in everything I do. Often to my own frustration, but hopefully not too much for the ones around me. Putting together this magazine is torture for me, but also a great lesson is self-control. Even after all this time I still work best in the darkness of night and I am able to work on something for hours, once I’ve started. I see myself as a naturalborn leader as well and my sense of responsibility is very strong. Hopefully all these hours of work will result in more knowlegde and skill in this field of work, because I’ve got my mind set on the world. There is a particular reason why I am writing this magazine in English and that is international ambition. This will be part of my portfolio and I rather start now than wait until ‘the right moment’. If you want something, you (and you alone) can get it, the Universe is yours. Trust your instincts and visualize your dreams and you’ll find your way in life.
Yours truly, 5
anity My daily routine
My daily routine of showering, putting on makeup, getting it off again & everything in between. In an attempt to look the best possible. By Elle Martens
A CLEAN FACE Nivea wipes for sensitive skin Vichy Normaderm facewash Chanel Hydra Beauty Gel Crème Occasionally a face mask by Dr. van der Hoog MAKE UP Chanel Mat Lumière foundation - 20 Clair M.A.C. Studio Sculpt concealer - NW20 M.A.C. Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Chanel Ombres Contraste Duo - 20 Taupe-Délicat Chanel Crayon Sourcils - 40 Brun Cendré Boujours Clubbing Eyeliner - Ultra Black Rimmel Accelerator Mascara - Black Boujours Clubbing Mascara - Ultra Black ACCESSORIES Perfume: Valentina by Valentino, my favourite! Nails: Not too long, not too short. Transparent varnish Jewelry: I’m not too fond of jewelry, but I wear the bracelet that I’ve bought in the lovely town of Santa Barbara every single day. Often I wear the ‘Kushartje’ necklace, the one pictured on the right page. I rarely wear earrings, but when I do, they are diamond-like studs in soft colours EXTRA Multivitamines Fresh air Lots of smiling Working out 8 Hrs of sleep
Lifestyle MacBook Pro 15”& Mountain Lion Apple Computers Necklace ‘Kushartje’ by Susanne Bagaya at Bos & Heij
Brown leather coin purse by Scotch & Soda
The editor’s favourite items
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Every person should have a couple of items that defi ne who they are. They form the so-called signature look. Although it might have been a good thing to also put in a picture of my everlasting fringe. By Elle Martens
Mascara & Eyeliner ‘Clubbing Ultra Black’ by Boujours
Ene rgy Red drink Bull
Perfume ‘Valentina’ by Valentino
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Life-saving lip balm by Labello Hydro Care Faux leather jacket Black lace dress Zara A/W 2012 Valentino S/S 2013
Shampoo & Conditioner ‘Care & Repair’ by Andrélon
anity Things to start doing
Weâ€™ve all done it, we all do it and we will always continue doing it. Procrastinating. But no more excuses with this simple to-do list to improve yourself and your perception of life. By Elle Martens
1. Drink a lot of water and green tea 2. Eat a big breakfast, average lunch & a tiny dinner 3. Eat fruit & vegetables & natural food 4. Go for a walk/swim/bike ride 5. Read a book 6. Go to bed earlier 7. Stop thinking negative thoughts about yourself or others 8. Don not dwell on the past, turn it into art 9. Enjoy the little things in life 10. Do not judge or compare yourself to others 11. Begin yoga or meditation 12. Do not put things off 13. Avoid processed food 14. Stretch daily to increase flexibility 15. Listen to peaceful music 16. Live in a tidy space 17. Wear clothes that make you happy 18. Throw away things you donâ€™t need 19. Remember that all the effort you are making now will pay off in the end. 20. Go outside more
(500) DAYS OF SUMMER “This is a story of boy meets girl, but you should know up front, this is not a love story.” A quirky, but at times bittersweet, story about love, starring the fine Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. With its fresh and sharply written script, good soundtrack and inspiring mise en scene, it instantly became my all time favourite film. By Elle Martens
I’ve never been a big fan of those standard romantic comedies that Hollywood releases in dozens. You always know how what will happen next and even worse, how are going to will end. Let me introduce to you, a film that does not follow those boring rules, is not starred by cheesy actors who are too greedy for making more and more money. Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love, girl doesn’t. The film starts with a narrative introduction about the two lead characters by an unindentified narrator: On screen we get to see both characters as they grow up. We immediately get the vibe of the film, this also comes from the usage of colour tones. This is the introduction of the film by the narrator:
“This is a story of boy meets girl. The boy, Tom Hansen of Margate, New Jersey, grew up believing that he’d never truly be happy until the day he met the one. This belief stemmed from early exposure to sad British pop music and a total mis-reading of the movie ‘The Graduate’. The girl, Summer Finn of Shinnecock, Michigan, did not share this belief. Since the disintegration of her parent’s marriage she’d only love two things. The first was her long dark hair. The second was how easily she could cut it off and not feel a thing. Tom meets Summer on January 8th. He knows almost immediately she is who he has been searching for. This is a story of boy meets girl, but you should know upfront, this is not a love story.”
at IKEA or pick out old records. After several months of dating, they break up after Summer tells Tom she thinks they shouldn’t be seeing each other any more.
Tom trained as an architect, but he finds himself working as a writer at a greeting card company. Summer is the new assistant to his boss. Following a karaoke night, Tom’s friend and co-worker McKenzie reveals that Tom is attracted to Summer. During the next few months we see Summer and Tom grow closer, despite Summer’s telling Tom that she does not believe in true love, and does not want a boyfriend. There’s a big musical number after Tom and Summer have had sex for the first time. In the next scenes, we see them go out and do things, like pretending to live
Expectations/Reality They see each other again at the wedding of an old co-worker and Summer invites Tom to a party on her roof that Friday. All hopes are up again for Tom, but his expectations of the night are soon destroyed as he sees Summer showing an engagement ring to one of her guests. Tom goes away, feeling as if his world is falling apart and stays at home for days, depressed. He decides he wants to change his life, leaves the greeting card company and starts focussing on finding work as an architect. On May 26th, he meets a girl at an interview, Autumn
“People don’t realize this, but loneliness is underrated.” - Tom Hansen Tom does not take the breakup well, and Tom’s friends call his confident teenage sister, Rachel, to calm him down a little. In the mean time Summer has quit her job at the greeting card company. Tom’s boss moves Tom to the consolations department, as his depression is not suitable for happier events.
HOLLYWOOD Every day there are hundreds of men and woman trying to make it underneath the giant Hollywood sign. They keep on hoping for the day to come that their star rises up above everyone else’s. Well, these few above are amongst the ones that have made it and are on their way to become the legends of our generation. By Elle Martens There is not much we can do against the lurking black hole that is called Hollywood. The idea of being rich, famous, loved and beautiful (with the help of a few brushes/scalpel) works like a drug on the human mind. The younger you get there, the bigger the odds you actually get in and do some serious business. ‘Making it’ is what they call it on the streets. I believe that the stars on the photograph above, shot by Norman Jean Roy for this article are very able to do so. These men and women have proved to me to be as versatile as they
come in their skillset and appearance. If their classic appearance confuses you, I will present to you, from left to right: Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, James Franco, Jennifer Lawrence, Anthony Mackie, Olivia Wilde, Jesse Eisenberg, Mila Kunis, Robert Duvall, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Garfield, Rashida Jones, Garett Hedlund and Noomi Rapace. And a little lion cub drinking milk from the bottle. All dressed up like the —currently very popular— 1920’s. Most people will recognize some familiar faces..
Photography by Norman Jean Roy
Beautiful and talented There are a couple of contemporary people that will always have an influence on me as a person, just like people or groups as the Beatles had on people the lived in the 1960’s. In fourty years I will be remembering them the same as we do remember the stars from that era today. People whose life we want and who we want to be.Most of the times they are breathtakingly beautiful or have ‘that thing’, like Steve Buscemi does. Personally I’m attracted to people who are not only beautiful, but are able to play ugly people as well. That’s were talent comes in. When you are unable to do more than just walk around like a little mannequin, you are of little worth to me. I need to see the human experience inside the eyes of the actor, the pain, the glory and every single emotion in between. I have a hard
time looking at people faking emotions, bending their brows to try to prove to me they’re angry. After more than thousand films seen, I can easily tell the difference. The attractiveness of fame There are a lot of people in this world that dream of making it, to be rich and famous. Usually trying to work in Hollywood. Myself (secretly) included. Hollywood has some kind of strange atractiveness to the desperate. It’s like a lucidous dream, you can almost touch it, but most of us will never, ever reach it. That’s exactly the reason why we have reality television, to make fun of the ones that go incredibly far to reach the fame they’re dreaming of. Even if that means making a fool of themselves. People tend to lose their self-resprect in order to gain the ‘respect’ from others. Or leech fame from others.
Promises of the future There are a couple of young actors and actresses who are meant to join some of Hollywood’s legends. And with legends, I mean people such as Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Humphrey Bogart, James Dean, Carey Grant, Fred Astaire, Clint Eastwood, Michael Caine and Marilyn Monroe. But we shall not dwell on the past, so we look forward, look at our own time. Who are the ones worth remembering? Of course tastes differ on this matter, but for a large part, I think most of us will agree upon these. How about Kate Winslet, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Hathway, George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Ryan Gosling, Angelina Jolie, Bruce Willis, Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman, Scarlett Johansson, Gary Oldman and Colin Firth? And I’ve got a feeling we’re going to be seeing a lot of good things from —now fourteen (!) year old— Elle Fanning. It’s easier to name people of this day and age, because we actually live in this era. They are everywhere. But there are many factors that we need to think of before a person complies to the highest standard possible. And if there’s one thing people are good at, it is to be the judges of other people. A completely irrelevant and unjustified skill. So it’s hard to say whether someone is really worth the praise, or is only an one hit wonder. But for now I believe I’ve chosen my list quite well. And it’s not only about dramatic actors, it’s also about the people that deeply understand comedy. Versatility is key. Whenever a good actor makes a misstep, he or she is often immediately called a failure. Sometimes even causing that person’s career to fall into the dumps.
Photography by Cliff Watts
My favourite films: 500 Days of Summer (Marc Webb) Inception (Christopher Nolan) The Dark Knight Rises (Christopher Nolan) North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock) Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock) Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen) Life of Brian (Terry Jones) The Avengers (Joss Whedon) Finding Neverland (Marc Forster) Wall-E (Andrew Stranton)
“I’m a skilled professional actor. Whether or not I’ve any talent is beside the point.” - Michael Caine It’s only a job The pressure upon actors is insane, irregular working hours and are constantly pretending to be something they’re not in real life. And like I stated before, they are being judged, day and night, by everyone. What most people forget is that they are professionals, in the sense that they make their money with this thing they do. Irregular hours means workdays up to eighteen hours, a lot of that is waiting, make up, more waiting, re-shooting scenes and studying the part. Before an actor is ready to start doing their thing in front of the camera, they have to train as well. Sometimes they need to gain a lot of weight, like Renée Zellweger for Bridget Jones. Or lose a lot of weight, like Christian Bale for The Fighter. But usually actors need to get incredibly fit. At least for every film that includes fighting scenes. More than just acting a part A lot of actors suffer from the parts they play, because they take it home. It’s hard to let go of something you’re
working on for months in a row, something that requires you to put yourself on hold and change into someone you’re not. Not only is it a scary place to go, because who knows what you’ll find out about yourself while acting to be someone else, but it’s also a job heavy, psychologically. Sometimes, at least with quality productions, it takes months of preparation for a part. Actors need to read into the (kind of) person they’re going to play and then make it their own. You might think now that if they are actors, that doing so is what they are good at. Well, not really. Even with brilliant roles, such as Heath Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight, actors have to create something out of nothing. Just like a scientist struggles to set up a hypothesis before starting on a theory for the first time. And that isn’t a easy task, even for a professional. It’s important to keep evolving your skills, portfolio and making sure you’re known ‘out there’. The Magic of Hollywood Apart from doing their thing as an actor, they need to work outside of working hours as well. That means: networking. Going out to dine with fellow actors, attend parties with actors, directors, studiobosses and scouts. The whole lot. It might sound strange, but the people who are being discussed by the (this was not demeaningly meant) commonfolk, are the people that will be remembered throughout history. So they have to make sure they show their faces. A little more than every one else, but again, it shows us that it’s only a business just like any other. Most people don’t have to get all dressed up wearing designer clothes and incredibly expensive accessories to go to a première or award show. For (famous) actors, this is only business as usual. Imagine going to one of these huge events, dressed up in your favourite designers. (I’d definitely go for Valentino or Elie Saab!) with some sparkling jewelry from Tiffany’s around my neck. Although, after the whole red carpet thing, I’d be quite uncomfortable for the rest of the film event, sitting in a cinema chair for the lenght of a film or an three-hour live award show. “Just smile and wave boys, smile and wave.” As Skipper the Penguin from Madagascar says.
Releases I am looking forward to: Killing Them Softly (Andrew Dominik) Looper (Rian Johnson) Anna Karenina (Joe Wright) Frankenweenie (Tim Burton) Lawless (John Hillcoat) The Hobbit (Peter Jackson) Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino) Gangster Squad (Ruben Fleischer) The Great Gatsby (Baz Luhrman) Man of Steel (Zack Snyder)
Photography by Steven Pan
Making sacrifices for the one thing you love Well I wouldn’t be doing it for the red carpet moments, or the paparazzi photographers in your front yard. I wouldn’t even consider doing it for fans. Attention is only nice for a while. You can do great things with it, though. Like hitRECord, work for the UN or charity ambassadeur. When I was in New York last year, I saw Angelina Jolie running from the back of a terribly fancy store towards the car, together with three of her kids and a small army of bodyguards. For some strange reason, there had to be five photographers waiting for her to make some shots. Along with a bunch of fans the small street became so crowded I couldn’t even cross it. From that moment on, I am having a lot of respect for celebrities that had to give up their public privacy in order to do the thing they love to do. Even the ones I do not admire. I admire people who do something because they love doing it. Not because it’s cool, but because they can fully be who they are, even if that means pretending to be someone else to entertain the crowds
THE REDBURY Hollywood, Los Angeles Spend around $400 a night for a room, but the stay is worth every single penny. Staying in a hotel like the Redbury, was a deeply impressing experience. I arrived in California as the last country on my world trip, last spring. After staying in hostels, buses and airplanes (and Fiji) for about two months, I arrived at LAX. I was very desperately in need of a comfortable bed, a long, hot shower, good food and some privacy. During the trip, I had made a bucketlist, which included the item: ‘stay at a five-star hotel’ I thought this was a great opportunity to check one item from the list. The pictures on the booking site showed a breathtakingly gorgeous, burlesque, 1920’s-style and totally Hollywood & Vine hotel and I just knew right away, that this is the place I had been looking for. The room I stayed in was actually more like an apartment. I got my long, hot shower, listened to some records while hanging around in the complementary bathrobe and ate fresh chocolate chip cookies in the enormous bed. This is what a stay in Hollywood should feel like.
-BRAD PITTInterview by Guy Ritchie Photography by Steven Klein
Interview Brad Pitt’s new film, Killing Them Softly, is, in many ways, a throwback to a kind of film that seemed to get made all the time in the 1970s and was regularly reinvented in the 1990s: a crime story in search of a moral center, and the kind of parabolic tale that is filled with skeezy characters and suspect schemes but simmers with the very modernist sense that something larger (and probably bad) is at work. Directed by Andrew Dominik and adapted from the 1974 novel Cogan’s Trade by George V. Higgins, the film nominally tells the story of a low-level criminal ecosystem that is suddenly disrupted when a couple of petty hoods (Scoot McNairy and Ben Mendelsohn) are recruited to knock over a card game, setting off a chain of events that brings local commerce, as it were, to a halt. To fix the situation, a consortium of unseen overbosses dispatches Pitt’s character, an enforcer-for-hire named Jackie Cogan, to take the appropriate corrective measures so that business as usual can resume and everyone can start making money again. by Guy Ritchie While much of the action in Killing Them Softly plays out in back alleys and dive bars, the film itself has an allegorical quality, set in 2008 as the country struggled to come to grips with the initial onset of the current financial crisis (from which America, of course, still has yet to recover) and prepared to elect Barack Obama to the presidency on the back of a campaign of hope (which would very quickly transform into anxiety and impatience). That framing, though, never fully draws focus from the narrative, in large part because the film is filled with actors who, when thrust into any sort of quasi-mobrelated scenario, bring veritable mountains of baggage to the proceedings–among them, Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, and Vincent Curatola (Johnny Sack on The Sopranos), as well as others with definitive presence, like Sam Shepard (in a quiet but pivotal role) and Richard Jenkins (who, hilariously, plays the smarmy middleman who communicates with Pitt’s character on behalf of the crime syndicate and tries to keep the whole operation on budget by lowballing him at every turn).
has translated into a very real kind of vulnerability (see Babel, Jesse James, Tree of Life). At others, it has meant stirring up a certain conviction or resolve (see all of the above plus Inglourious Basterds and Moneyball). But more often than not, it has involved exploring the idea of character, in both the dramatic and the human-emotional senses, as something more tapped into or developed than taken on or assumed. Guy Ritchie, who directed Pitt in Snatch (2000), recently met up with the 48-year-old actor in London, where Pitt was finishing work on another film, World War Z.
Killing Them Softly, which Pitt also produced through his Plan B shingle, marks his second collaboration with Dominik. (The pair last worked together on the highly underrated 2007 film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, a carefully drawn western that’s a meditation on both westerns and on celebrity.) It also represents the latest in a string of films —unofficially beginning with Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Babel (2006) and continuing through Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds (2009) and last year’s The Tree of Life and Moneyball—in which Pitt has quietly but assuredly transformed himself as an actor. Of course, Pitt’s life offscreen with his partner (and now fiancée) Angelina Jolie and their six children continues to get a lot of attention. But on screen, late-era Brad Pitt has been nothing short of a revelation, cracking himself open freely and readily in film after film. At times, that
RITCHIE What gets you excited about making a movie at this point? How do you decide to do one?
RITCHIE But, okay, getting back to the film.. What, for you, is at the center of it?
PITT Well, listen, I think I’m at a point now where I feel like I can jump into anything and lay something down that’s quality. Someone may be better at it—or maybe not—but I know that if I have a feeling for it, then I can make it interesting. But even more as I get older, it’s about the company that I keep. That’s the most important thing to me—that if I’m gonna spend however long it takes to make a movie, give up 14 hours a day for however many weeks or months, then it’s very important for me to know that I’m working with people who I respect and enjoy and that we’re going for something together. That’s it, really.
PITT Well, what Andrew wanted to do with this film was interesting: He wanted to talk about America —and America as a business— but he wanted to hide it within this low-end crime drama. We in America have some grand ideals —and some very strong ideals— but a lot of times, those ideals are used for marketing. RITCHIE So does business trump humanity often? PITT Yes —I think that’s a nice way to put it. In a way, it’s a call for responsible capitalism. But Andrew wanted to juxtapose that idea with the financial crisis and effects of that because there’s an interesting psychology at play in terms of who we are and what we do when given too much room. It started out in the ‘90s, under Clinton, with the good intentions of “Everyone should own a house and have a shot at the American dream.” So you open up doors to make that possible by giving people these loans. Then, Bush comes in and deregulates everything, so there’s no one at the helm, and it becomes easier to take advantage of it because there’s no accountability. And then you know what happened from there —a lot of people got hurt. But it also says something about the nature of greed and what can happen when we don’t look beyond that. At the end of the day, what it says is that we can’t trust ourselves, that we need some governing body. I mean, people knew where things were heading —clearly, we got to the point where banks were actually betting against the very people they were giving these loans to.
RITCHIE So it sounds like you’re saying that you choose to work with certain directors or writers because of a kind of tone that they set in a sense. PITT Yeah. I mean, as you know, so much of making movies is about discovery on the day, what you’re figuring out. If you know everything going in, then it’s not worth doing —it’s already done. So I’m interested in finding people who I think have a voice— and a very specific voice. It’s hard to be surprised by a film. It’s hard to be surprised by another actor or by a director when you’ve seen enough and been around. So when I am, or when I forget that I’m watching someone’s movie, or when I don’t know how someone made a certain turn that I didn’t expect . . . You know, I’m in. RITCHIE Do you find that there is a correlation between the work that you like and liking the person who created the work?
RITCHIE So Killing Them Softly is a political film.
PITT Yes. I would say that the directors that I’ve liked the most are all curious in nature —curious thinkers. They’re all big questioners, I would say, first and foremost.
PITT Yes, it is a political film.
RITCHIE So then what was it about Andrew Dominik and Killing Them Softly that made you want to do that film?
RITCHIE But it’s also fun. PITT Yes, it’s fun too, but it also asks some interesting questions. I mean, who rips Jefferson? [laughs] This film puts it on the line. Andrew does something really well in this film, which is that it’s constructed so that you never know exactly what you’re watching until the last scene.
PITT Well, I’m a big fan of early Jimmy Caan. I come from a rural environment–well, not completely rural, but more in its mind-set —so to get in and do something urban for me is always fun. RITCHIE The accents.. You should be very comfortable with urban. PITT Well, you know, I like a bit of song, and dialect is a song. I’m most comfortable with the Southern dialects, really.
RITCHIE Obviously you’ve worked with Andrew Dominik before on Jesse James. It’s interesting, because I have about 10 of my mates who I really trust creatively, and all of them —without any ambiguity at all —rank Jesse James in their top 10 films.
It’s easy, for example, for me to do Irish because we’ve got Irish heritage where I come from. We also have some German heritage. The Upper East Coast, though, is a little bit more connected to a British heritage.
PITT Jesse James was labeled a loser but, we always knew, “That one’s a fine-wine film. It’s gonna age well.”
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