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in Filmmaking
on Dec 1, 2008

“How couldn’t you be existentialist in space?” asks Mike Plante in his just-posted interview with Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips about his feature, Christmas on Mars.

From the piece:

Indeed, the film has more existentialism on purpose than accidental ambience. “I’ll take that as a compliment,” Coyne said with a laugh. “I think some kind of bleak isolation left over from my childhood in Oklahoma seeped into this. I don’t know if you are feeding off your subconscious, but there are things about making movies that you cannot justify or understand. I like stories and I like intense things, but sometimes in movies you get to have these strange little moments that speak to an internal language of what I’m trying to say. It’s not done with words — it’s done by ‘being.’ I was hoping for those moments to happen…”

Read the full interview at the link. The DVD is in stores now.

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