Beat Versus Kitano

Yeah, yeah, another article on Kitano Takeshi, and ZATOICHI is like, so 2003, but I did like this bit:

Hollywood movies are like Ford cars, they flood the marketplace,” he said. “But when you start to worry that they are going to take over everything, other trends start to develop. In Japan we are seeing a boom in Korean films and TV. A movie need not be an international hit. It can be just a small slice of life, enjoyed just by a few.

People go to the zoo to see the pandas and the lions,” he said. “But if the dogs and the monkeys can do funny tricks, they will watch them, too,” he said. “I try not to work too hard at creating a great work of art. The more you think about that as your goal, the harder it becomes to attain.

Read the full MSNBC article here.