Sunday, April 4, 2010

Pacino in the Seventies: Pacino on Cruising

To interviewer Lawrence Grobel:

"I feel I don't know what's going on. I don't understand it. It's the first time in my life I've ever been in this kind of position. I'm baffled. It's a tough film, there's no getting away from it."

"It's a film about ambivalence. I thought the script read partly like Pinter, partly like Hitchcock, a whodunit, an adventure story."

"It was a movie I just fell into. I was working with Billy Friedkin, who had done The Exorcist and The French Connection so I thought he was going to make a thriller in his tradition. Something that was going to be a fantasy. That was MY perception."

1 comment:

J.D. said...

Nice post! I enjoyed Pacino's comments. This is an odd film, even for Friedkin and a tough one to watch at times. It is definitely a product of its time and I can't imagine it being made in any other decade than the 1970s.