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I NTERVIEW WITH Z L UND (excerpt of "Fury - contemporary action cinema” Admiranda/Restricted n°11-12, 1996 © Admirandas) July 30, 1996 Do you often go to the movies? No, no (laughs), in interviews everybody asks me if I go to the movies and frankly no, I go very rarely, I don't like the "movies" of today, I write about it all the time, I have some ideas and I see life from time to time in terms of "movies" (sometimes I see something and I tell myself «ho là là, that would be great in a "movie"»), but I don’t go to see them, I want none of it, and they even disgust me. Even the classics? I am very interested in the classics. I prefer to watch a film on TV at two AM than to go somewhere to see a Hollywood movie of today. It’s not a question of elitism "or whatever", it’s just a question of boredom, even though there are some “good" movies, those are the worst... If it’s merely a special effect film, "bam bam boom boom", excitement, action, that’s alright, I can see some from time to time, because that says: «There, we’re going to make a film like that, and it’s fun». But movies that try to be "good", now they disgust me, it’s indeed pretentious, I must literally close my eyes. But you have nevertheless seen the other films of Abel Ferrara? I haven’t see many of Ferrara’s films. Some but not all. Obviously I’ve seen Ms. 45 and Bad Lt. , but also... Snake Eyes , I was invited to a preview, something like that, I don't think that it’s his best. Body Snatchers ? No, I haven’t seen it. I don't know why, it’s a film that I could see, yes, I could... I don't want to see The Addiction , no, I don't want to... Fear City? Fear City , oh... I would probably be able to. Oh! Oh! Oh! King of New York , I liked that film, Chris Walken is very good in that. I liked it a lot, it was an honest film. I like Abel Ferrara especially when he’s honest and not trying to be something else, otherwise he’s not that good... But I think that there are pressures that say «you must make it like that», that he makes somewhat pretantious films, that aren’t authentic, that aren’t him. And how did you meet him? By chance. There are many rumors, but it was indeed banal. Me ,I wasn’t an actress at all, nor involved in cinema, and I had gone to a concert of avant-garde music because I 1
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Zoë Lund Interview by Zone Frontière July 30, 1996 was a musical "protégée" of when I was a young girl, it’s true! I played the piano and I wrote music, I won some prizes, I had an entire musical career, when I was young. Was that in New York? Most of the time in New York, yes, but I went on some small tours... Therefore I was at this concert, oh... not very good, it was horrible in fact, someone was there, back turned to the public (Zoe rises and turns her back to mime what follows). He made like this (she hits herself on the stomach to a certain rhythm), on the stomach, he just did that, the whole time to the same rhythm, he was indeed "hard"! He was absolutely serious, it was a thing of global importance, like that for two hours! (Zoe turns around). Finally
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