Thursday September 15, 2005

The Romanek Hotline

Dan sent us a great question asked of Mark Romanek, at a promotional event for the oft-mentioned Directors Label DVD, released this week.
[Regarding the Perfect Drug] What was the inspiration [for the video] and what was it like working with Trent Reznor, as a director on the video?
Well, the inspiration was the drawings of Edward Gorey, and I just wanted to transpose those images into cinema... without asking his [Gorey's] permission. [crowd laughter] But it was a loving homage, and my understanding is he took it that way, and did see the video.
Trent Reznor, contrary to his very visceral, primitive stage persona, is one of the most gentlemanly, trusting, easy to work with, cooperative, soft-spoken guys you'll ever meet. I don't stay friends with everybody that I've made videos for, but I've stayed friends with him. He's an amazing guy, so it's a pleasure to work with him.

Thanks to Dan for passing this along!