Who wants to grow up really? It’s kind of a drag. It’s funny because the first thing I ever wrote was about that. The first thing I ever wrote was a spec episode of The Simpsons. After only five Simpsons episodes aired, I sat down and tried to write one when I was in my early twenties. And what it was about was they went to see a hypnotism show and at the hypnotism show, they made Homer think he was the same age at Bart. And then the hypnotist had a heart attack. So now Homer and Bart became best friends and they spent the rest of the show running away because Homer didn’t want responsibility and didn’t want to be brought back to his real age. So I basically copied that for every movie I’ve made since.
—Judd Apatow on The Simpsons script that defined every movie he’s made since
Here’s the full trailer for Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmasters. Will it be good? I don’t see Wong Kar why not.
We finally get to see a bit more of Wong Kar-wai’s long in the making martial arts film starring Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Zhang Ziyi and Chen Chang, with Yuen Woo-ping handling the action choreography. No Christopher Doyle this time around (Philippe Le Sourd is behind the camera), but William Chang is as usual handling the editing and production design. In theory, this is being released in theaters in China in December.
“When Abbas Kiarostami was in Tokyo long ago, like 17 or 18 years ago. He was driving through the business area late at night and he saw this young girl dressed as a bride on the sidewalk and this image was so powerful that it remained with him when he went back to Iran and then through his travels when he went back to Japan. he would go back to Japan almost every other year for the promotion of his different films and different events. And He realized that he was still looking for the same girl, the same image that he had found so striking at the time and he never saw this image again because the girl did not have this uniform anymore but the reality was still there under different costume. Eventually this experience turned into this particular movie.”