MY MOVIE MASTERMIND
Will the Danish director be a lone survivor?
In World War II drama Their Finest,
Sam Claflin tells Gemma Arterton, “Films are like life with the boring bits cut out.” Who originated that quote? Alfred Hitchcock. It’s an anachronism. Hitchcock is a big influence on me. I’ve taught some of his work. The Hitchcock/truffaut book is still the best film book I own. Correct. “Pancreas”, “woman’s handball team”, “sorbet”. These IMDB plot keywords describe which film? I don’t know. [Hears answer] Ah yes, it is the mother who has pancreatitis but it is also a disease that turns up in Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself. The correct answer is Italian For Beginners. In The Riot Club, how does Alistair (Sam Claflin) correct the mugger who wants to take his bank details? He says, “If you say ‘PIN number’, you’re saying ‘number’ twice. You’re saying, ‘personal identification number number.’” Lines just stick to you and little by little you forget some lines but not the whole. Correct. Tell us one of the two poster taglines for Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself. There were a number of different posters. ‘Meet a man dying to live.’ Could be the Scottish one or the British one. What’s the other one? [Hears answer] Ah yes, I like that better. The title was a mistake. I really, really love that film and I think it would have found a bigger audience with a different title. Correct. The other tagline is “The life he wanted to end was just about to begin.” In Just Like Home, the town orphan played by Peter Gantzler thinks he is addicted to drugs but what is he actually addicted to? It’s junior aspirin. I still feel like I should go back and make that film the first act of a bigger film. There is so much undeveloped material in there, which is the punishment for thinking you can write and shoot at the same time. Correct. You and Anders Thomas Jensen created characters for Red Road for Andrea Arnold. What profession does Clyde Henderson advertise on the side of his van? That I don’t remember. It is so much Andrea’s film. We created the characters, she created everything else. [Hears answer] Oh yes, of course! A locksmith! We did make that up! The correct answer is locksmith. Which cast member links The Astronaut Wives Club and Sex And The City? That I don’t know. [Hears answer] Of course! I would like to do more US television because I don’t think I’ve learnt so much in such a short space of time. The correct answer is Evan Handler. Finish Carey Mulligan’s line of dialogue from An Education: “If you never do anything…” It is probably something about “... you never become anyone.” Aww, she is so sweet. Correct. Your feature debut The Birthday Trip won what award at the Robert Awards (the Danish Oscars)? I wonder what that could be? Music maybe?
[Hearing answer] Of course. She deserved that. She was a proper theatre actress — she had played Hamlet — and was way out of my league at that point. Now it’s embarrassing I don’t remember. The correct answer is Best Actress for Dorota Pomykala. 10 In One Day, Anne Hathaway’s Emma Morley says to Rafe Spall’s Ian in an argument, “You just sat around farting and watching the bloody...” What film does she throw at him? The Wrath Of Khan! [Laughs]. Correct. LONE SCHERFIG SCORES 6 “Maybe it proves I am not someone who sits in every night watching my own films, I’d rather look ahead and think about the next ones.” THEIR FINEST IS OUT NOW ON DOWNLOAD, DVD AND BLU-RAY