“We send each other messages every week (…) It’s the strongest cinema connection of my career.”
For nearly an hour, Samuel L. Jackson reflected on his career during a video interview organized by the SCAD Savannah Film Festival. The video is to see here in original version.
Insisting on his love of cinema, he said he regularly reviews his own films when he “skips to TV and can’t find anything else to watch”. Especially Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino, 1997), whom he adores, but also Pulp Fiction (same director, 1994), 187 murder code (Kevin Reynolds, 1997), Coach Carter (Thomas Carter, 2005) or Scared (Renny Harlin, 1999). “I like movies, he explains. I’m not hiding behind this ‘Oh my God I can’t stand to see myself on screen!’ Bullshit! Find another job, then, because it’s typically a business for people who like to be watched. “
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He also explains having a special relationship with the cast of Eight bastards (Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth…), with whom he keeps a “connection” : “We created a group where we send messages to each other every week, to ask ourselves what we’re up to, what we’re doing and to comment on the political situation. It’s the strongest cinema connection of my career. . “
Trailer of Eight bastards, released in theaters in 2016: