March 13, 2005

Some Bjork views.

Bjork on Michel Gondry directing Kate Winslet in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind":
"Michel did a great work there. He gave Kate ... who's obviously such a huge spirit, such a vivacious lady, so much space. Usually when you see females in movies, they feel like they have these metallic structures around them, they are caged in by male energy. But she could be at her full volume without restrictions."

The interviewer adds the inference: "A contrast, one senses with [Lars] von Trier, who loves brutalising his actresses."

Bjork on fashion:
She would never wear jeans and a T-shirt, she says, because they are "a symbol of white American imperialism, like drinking Coca-Cola."

Jeez, being political is a lot of work!

Bjork on why people responded so generously to the tsunami disaster:
"I think because it happened just a month after the Bush election, it made people think they really had a say in rebuilding things, that they could make a difference. For the first time since the Vietnam War there seems a universal feeling among common people that they don't agree with the people who are ruling the world."

Bjork on feminism:
"It's incredible how nature sets females up to take care of people, and yet it is tricky for them to take care of themselves." Slightly to her astonishment she is becoming interested in women's rights. Because of her mother's own militancy - "she wouldn't enter the kitchen, I mean come on" - she reacted the other way, adoring housework, knitting and sewing.

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