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Affleck spills guts

10.02.2007
I normally wouldn't post a story about a director talking about the film they just made that's coming out soon enough, but Ben Affleck's thoughts on his directorial debut GONE BABY GONE are too honest and forthright to pass up. The Fleck realizes his career was on the brink after a string of failures, and that this could be his last shot at respectability in Hollywood (although I don't really think it is). Here's what he had to say in a recent interview with Details magazine:

“It’s pretty simple. If people don’t go see it – I’m fucked,” admits Affleck. “I feel like (Gone Baby Gone) is the linchpin for my life. My career. I have a lot riding on it. I want [the film] to work. Badly. I mean, a shitty movie comes out on 2,800 screens? I’ve been there and it’s embarrassing.” “Listen, I’ve gone out and directed a movie and made it really f—king good. If the movie’s good, people will like it and go see it. All the rest of it is bullshit.”

Based on early word-of-mouth, Benjamin doesn't have much to worry about. Even if this movie doesn't do crazy business at the box office, which I don't think it will, I think critical acclaim will be enough to salvage Ben's career. And I don't necessarily think that if a movie is good people will go see it. Isn't it kind of the opposite of that? Either way, Affleck's not going anywhere. We share the same first name, so I should know. Check the movie out on October 19th.

Extra Tidbit: The release of the movie, about a kidnapping, was suspended indefinitely in the UK because of the disappearance of a young girl.
Source: /Film

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