She also spoke about her film career at the Rotterdam International Film Festival
Blondie singer Debbie Harry talked about her film career in Rotterdam International Film Festival.
“I’m not really fluent in the film industry, but I’ve been lucky enough to get scripts from directors that I admire and trust and that scare me a little bit. It’s a small selection of interesting movies that are a little weird. I guess my weirdness fits her” said the American singer, according to Variety.
Nothing was stranger, as he said, than the “Videodrome” by David Cronenberg. “We didn’t know what ‘virtual’ was. We had no terms for it then. We didn’t know what my character was like, but we knew who she was and what she did to others. I think Jimmy Woods had more trouble with it than I did. Let’s face it: Cronenberg is out there and always has been.” he said.
“There was no ending to the movie and some people were quite upset about that. They really said to David, ‘What’s going to happen!?'” But the idea was to work with Cronenberg.” write down.
Prior to Videodrome, Harry had a role in Marcus Reichert’s Union City.
“The film was screened at Cannes and then buried. There was no salvation after that. I’m glad I made it, but he was the one who suffered.” Debbie Harry said. They later reunited on a film version of his play ‘Percy Lifar’ which was never completed due to his death.
“I had a feeling of joy when the shooting was done and you can take it however you want. A few days later, he left and the film disappeared. I never saw a single scene. Would I like to see her? Yes – before everyone sees it” he reported.
This was followed by the roles of Debbie Harry in Peter Greenway’s The Tulse Luper Suitcases: Antwerp and John Waters’ Hairspray.
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“We didn’t want Hairspray to end. Some of these kids were actors, some were aspiring actors, some were sex freaks and just wanted to dance. We all felt that way and I didn’t even get to dance. Normally, if there’s music, I move.” explained.
During a conversation with “So Unreal” director Amanda Kramer, “an essay film about cyberspace and technophobia” narrated by the singer, Debbie Harry opened up about some of her insecurities.
As she said when she sees herself in old music videos she has an issue with her accent. “I’m not that bad with vowels, but I could do with consonants. I’m going to a speech therapist tomorrow. Is anyone here a critic? I’m more critical than you, much more” he assured the audience.
“When we started making videos with Hans Giger, it was very primitive. It was simple: lip syncing, fake and cute, trying to find good lighting,” he said.
“He had just won an Oscar for the movie ‘Alien’! He was Swiss. I don’t think learning English was his priority and we weren’t learning German fast enough, so it was all about energy.” he remembered.
Andy Warhol taught her how to listen: “She was always like, ‘Oh, really?’ He encouraged people, as he explained.
“Andy Warhol understood you and asked for more,” he said. It also showed her how to embrace the new. “The spirit of doing something different is what Blondie co-founder Chris Stein and I really believed in. This is also the subject of your film. Embrace that possibility, even if you’re in the future. And that’s very human.” she said to Kramer.
Referring to the online world said that “she understands that he is charming and playful, but sometimes she finds him ridiculous.” “We have different times, there are different measures of civility and the standards of behavior are not there yet” he noticed.
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