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Tim Hill has a great interview with Carrie director, Kimberley Peirce. Check it out at seattlepi.com. What I really think is reflected in this interview is her passion for Stephen King and Carrie as the source material. Maybe she should remake The Shining.
I also like it that Peirce clarifies that Carrie's mom is not practicing Christianity. "She has her own iconography and as Carrie says, she changes things to mean what she wants." That's pretty insightful. It can be easy to mark an entire faith by the weirdo's who have twisted it up. Carrie's mom falls in with David Koresh, Joseph Smith and the Westboro Baptist kooks.
My favorite lines (I'm picking and choosing -- read the context and full article at the link!)
- I’m a huge Stephen King fan. I was a literature student so I read it when I was in college. I re-read it when they came to me to do the movie and I was blown away at what an amazing storyteller Stephen King is.
- I also love that it’s a Cinderella story. What does she want? Love and acceptance. When she’s asked to prom she can’t say no and we can’t say no. We’ve fallen in love with this Cinderella story. I think we want to take her to the height of the Cinderalla night and we crave seeing it turn on its head.
- When I read the book, I see it in my minds eye as this largely entertaining story using superhero powers.
- The difficult part of my job was figuring out how to put somebody’s face through a window. You can’t put an actor’s face through a window. So what do you do? A) You can put an actor’s face through sugar glass. B) You can put animation through fake glass. C) An actor can fly forward on a green screen. So that scene is a series of a ton of composites and that was really a blast for me.
- One of my favorite lines in the movie is something that Julianne and I pulled out of the book. She says, “I’ll be the preacher, you be the congregation.”