Hey Idris! Good to see you. Good to see you again.
I’ve seen your film Yardie twice now. Twice! What was it like watching it the second time? It’s interesting, watching films again. I watch some classics again because I wanna see a different angle. In one scene [in Goodfellas] I wanna watch Ray Liotta, and the next scene I wanna watch De Niro the whole time.
Oh, I’ve seen Goodfellas a thousand times. I’ve written exhaustively about it. Woo-hoo! Have you talked about the continuity issues in it?
No, but I know from interviews with Thelma Schoonmaker that Scorsese doesn’t really care. He doesn’t! I know!
Yardie is shot beautifully. The camera moves around very gracefully.
John Conroy, the DP [cinematographer], he and I go back. His dad was cinematographer on In The Name Of The Father. So he comes from filmmaking blue blood. Ireland and Jamaica really have a history together — there’s an aesthetic there that’s quite relatable. There’s an Irish town in Jamaica. There’s a sense of shared language. And Jamaicans say “Eejiot.” [Laughs.]
YARDIE IS IN CINEMAS NOW