Are you as anxious to see Burn After Reading as we are?
Here are snippets of an interview Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, John Malkovich, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen gave to MoviesOnline at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this week.
Q: Tilda, it seems that after Michael Clayton, this is a continuation of you and George Clooney's mutual admiration society. Is it official that you are going to do two or three more movies together? Also, for Brad, you and George seem to have…
Brad Pitt: (interrupting) The same mutual admiration society.
Q: …for a long time, but you also have a real life one with Angelina Jolie. Are you two going to work together again?
Tilda Swinton: I'm working on having George Clooney in every contract. It's tough but I'm trying. I've gotten the consolation prize of having Brad Pitt in every contract also. George and I do have the aim one day to be in a film where we say one nice thing to each other. Hopefully one day.
Brad Pitt: I'm working on stealing Tilda away from George. We have something coming out in the fall. Angie and I are working together every day, I guarantee you.
Q: John, it seems like this part for you was very physical and vocal workout for you. Is that more so than usual? Is it a role you enjoyed playing?
John Malkovich: Oh, I enjoyed it very much. No, I wouldn't say it was more or less of a workout than usual particularly. As per Tilda's remarks, there is nothing to change or improv with a good script. You just do it. There is a reason they say a football field has boundaries. There are a million ways to do a good script within those boundaries. Then you play with those and it was a delight.
Q: Can you talk about working with Carter Burwell, who did the score, and talk about the music for this film?
Joel Coen: Yeah, Carter has done all of our movies. This was one where he came to us early on and said he thought there should be a lot of percussion in the track. We wanted something big and bombastic, something important sounding but absolutely meaningless.
Ethan Coen: We kind of felt that since the characters thought they were all in a spy movie, for whatever reason he thought the composer should be similarly deluded. Actually the one specific score we talked about was "Seven Days in May" which is all drums. It really amused Carter because it sounded so important.