Alex Cox on his Moon movie



Dereck Evans delbut98 at yahoo.com
Mon May 18 11:12:32 UTC 2009


ssounds like it's a good job this never happened. giant spiders and all.  
> the guy’s a serial wife beater, you know? It’s really
> hard to make a guy like that conventionally sympathetic.

You cant sympathise with a man who had problems? Why not? Maybe not have empathy but we can sympathise, surely?

--- On Mon, 18/5/09, Brian Cady <brianinatlanta2001 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: Brian Cady <brianinatlanta2001 at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Alex Cox on his Moon movie
> To: "oddsandsods" <oddsandsods at thewho.net>, "Relayers" <Relayers at yahoogroups.com>, thewho at igtc.com, thewho at igtc.com
> Date: Monday, 18 May, 2009, 11:51 AM
> 
> From The Austin Decider:
> http://austin.decider.com/articles/alex-cox-on-his-greatest-films-that-never-were,28032/
> 
> Alex Cox [Repo Man, Sid and Nancy] on his greatest films
> that never were
> 
> Keith Moon Was Here
> 
> AC: That was work for hire. I think Roger Daltrey was the
> executive producer, and so maybe it didn’t fit his
> recollection of events or vision of the story. It’s a
> pretty funny script. It features Peter Sellers as the
> antagonist. Peter Sellers is the devil!
> 
> D: He’s a giant spider at some point.
> 
> AC: He’s a giant spider, but he’s also Harry Nilsson,
> so Peter Sellers will go out and Harry Nilsson will come in
> and it’s obviously the same guy. And Peter Sellers is kind
> of creating this hell world for Moon. That was a funny
> script.
> 
> D: Somehow Roger Daltrey didn’t remember it that way?
> 
> AC: Perhaps. I think that the people who wanted to make the
> film were expecting more of a mainstream biopic—which is
> really hard, to make a guy like that sympathetic. I mean,
> the guy’s a serial wife beater, you know? It’s really
> hard to make a guy like that conventionally sympathetic.
> 
> [script available here: http://www.alexcox.com/writing.htm#KEITH]
> 
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