«A nadie se le ocurriría terminar el cuadro de un pintor»

XL. ¿Qué consejo le daría a un joven cineasta que está empezando?

David Lynch: Sé fiel a ti mismo y a tus ideas, busca tu propia voz, nunca rechaces una buena idea y nunca aceptes una mala. Y asegúrate de tener final cut [la última palabra en la edición de la película]. ¿Por qué querrías hacer algo si no tuvieras el poder de terminarlo como tú quieras? A nadie se le ocurriría terminar el cuadro de un pintor. Y, por alguna razón, ahora en el cine está aceptado que muchos directores no tengan final cut. Es una tristeza total.

No es la entrevista más interesante que uno podría hacerle a David Lynch, supongo, pero en fin, ahí va el enlace.

El origen de Luigi Castigliani

Luigi Castigliani

David called me on the phone and told me he wanted me to be in the movie. When I thanked him for letting me do the music, David said, “Youre not only going to do the music, Angelo. I want you to be in the movie.” I told David that he had to be kidding! But David told me that he had a cameo role that he thought Id be perfect for, All he wanted me to do was to act like “the story you once told me about that man you once met in New Jersey.” And I remembered that years ago I was playing piano for this singer, and she invited me to her home. She wanted me to have dinner with her husband. So I go to this place, which has a two-mile driveway up to this mansion, with all of these Rolls Royces parked outside of it. I go inside, and theres this long dinner table thats only set for four people. Butlers and maids are around it. So the singer introduces me to her husband. Lets just call him “Joey.” Thats not his real name, but you know what Im getting at. I went to shake his hand, and he didnt want to. He had the sternest look about him. Were sitting at the dinner table, and he doesnt say a single word for the first half hour. So to break the ice, I said to him, “Joey, youve got a fantastic home. What kind of work do you do? He doesnt answer. Then I said, Are you a builder?” He looks up at me with these eyes, with the same stare I have in the film, and he says, “Sort of.” A half hour later, I said, “Ive never been in a home that had waterfalls before. And look at the masonry. Are you a mason?” And he stared at me with those eyes and said, “Kind of.” I told David this story three years ago, and David never forgot the story or the way I told it. And he wrote this part in Mulholland Drive based on that character. It was a ball, and I loved acting in the film.

De una magnífica entrevista a Angelo Badalamenti.