Thursday, July 19, 2007

Eli Roth and Edwige Fenech Interviewed


Here is a great clip that has been posted at Eli's MySpace from Italian television. Roth is the only one really being interviewed but Edwige's presence is definitely felt and God she is still extraordinary looking.
There has been so much bad blood between people about Roth this year that I don't want to beat the issue into the ground. I'll just say the guy still comes across as incredibly intelligent to me and his reverence towards the names he mentions in the first two minutes of this interview (Argento, Fulci, Martino, Deodato etc) is quite inspiring to see as a long time Italian film fan. He even makes special mention that it was Antonioni and Fellini that originally got him into Italian cinema. Whether you like his films or not, this guy isn't the 'poseur' that some inept reviewer recently called him.
Here's the video for those that would like to see it. I will continue throwing my support Roth's way and am greatly anticipating seeing HOSTEL 2 again when it arrives on dvd later this year.

7 comments:

Cinebeats said...

This is a great clip! I haven't visited myspace today so I didn't see it there but thanks for posting it in your blog.

I can't believe how much I found myself defending Roth last month. I came up against a lot of jerks and the reviews I read were for the most part completly out of touch with the film and just plain crude. I'm still pissed about it all frankly.

Anyways, thanks for posting this. Edwige looks fantatsic!

Rogue Spy 007 said...

I loved this clip. I've been finding myself defending Eli Roth quite a lot as well. It surprises me since I was disappointed in the first "Hostel." I loved the newest one. I just wish it had found a bigger audience. I hear from horror fans who consider him just a poser or from "concerned citizens" (both conservative & liberal) who freak out over these types of movies. I think he's one of the few directors out there really try to do something different. He's making some interesting pictures. I love how much homage he plays to Italian cinema and all the great Italian directors. I loved seeing Edwige in this clip. She may not have said much, but she was certainly gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Jeremy Richey said...

I agree with you both...it has been a bit of a battle ground lately defending Roth. I'm still a bit pissed too...
Doesn't Edwige just look stunning here? I really like how much Roth obviously admires her and that he went out of his way to praise her as an actress...very cool stuff. Thanks for commenting...

colinr said...

I'm not sure where to post this as it is not really Hostel related, but I was wondering what your opinion was on the Saw films? I was a little disappointed by the twist in the first that seemed to mar a really exciting, tense film. The second sadly seemed to confirm that it was getting bogged down in routine. However the third which I just saw recently surprised me by being the best of the series, complex, thrilling, with great performances.

It was much gorier than either of the first two, but despite that managed to play with the motivations behind the traps in a very interesting way.

Could I recommend Shawnee Smith for one of your columns? I loved her in the remake of The Blob and she managed to top that performance in the third Saw. ;-)

Jeremy Richey said...

Believe it or not Colin I haven't seen the SAW films but have been meaning too. I saw part of the first one but something odd came up and I wasn't able to finish it...I will definately give them a look as I have been very curious about them.
I like Shawnee Smith and look forward to seeing her in the third one...thanks again...

Jeremy Richey said...

Looking over Shawnee Smith's credits I had forgotten about her appearance in an early X-FILES episode called FIREWALKER. I need to give that episode another look as I remember it being a fairly strong one...she has had a pretty varied career.

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