The New Sunshine Boys

Paul Thomas Anderson and Lars von Trier fall in punch-drunk love as they interview each-other in the new issue of Black Book.
Here’s an amusing excerpt (reproduced on Greg Mariotti’s super-duper PTA fan site, Cigarettes & Coffee):

PTA: If Bush invited you to the White House, would you go?
LVT: It wouldn’t make it easier for me to sit in a plane.
PTA: But we knock you out, give you a couple of pills, everything’s over, we wheel you into the car.
LVT: I’m sure Bush has the power to bring me to the White House if he really wants to.
PTA: But if Bush called you and said, “I want you to come to the White House, talk to me about what you’re saying,” would you go?
LVT: Uh, no. [laughs] You?
PTA: Absolutely. I heard that Clinton loved Boogie Nights, and that really made me excited. It made me like him very much. And then they actually requested a print of Magnolia.
LVT: We sent Breaking the Waves, I think.
PTA: To the White House?
LVT: For Clinton, or his daughter, whatever. They just can’t go down to a video store; it’s just impossible–it’s too far from the White House.
PTA: I don’t know though. Clinton used to like to get out of the White House a lot. He would take night trips to McDonald’s, and stuff like that. I think he wanted to get out of the house.
LVT: Compared to Bush, Clinton seemed like a good guy, right? He was playing saxophone.
PTA: He was playing saxophone, he was chasing pussy, I mean that’s the kind of president you’d like.

Von Trier’s Dogville opens in the U.S. on March 19th.

One reply on “The New Sunshine Boys

this was one of my favorite matt-posts in recent memory.
if only you were jon favreau, and hosted a show where you, pt, and lars sat around a table whilst a waitstaff tended to your every culinary need, in between your taking phone calls about directing the sequel to that piece-of-shit elf film.

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