Cloudbusting -- Kate
Bush In Her Own Words
- I thought, ``How weird for a comedian to do such a serious film
[Mel Brooks, who kate mistakenly believed directed Elephant
Man], but if you think of the syndrome of the comedian who is
hilarious onstage but really manic-depressive at home, it figures. (1981,
Monty python man Terry Gilliam and comedian Robbie Coltrane are
credited on her latest album Hounds of Love and she speaks of their work with
affection. Childish things amuse me, noises and silly faces. I adore
Faulty Towers and The Young Ones, the psychology
behind them is intriguing. (1985, what kate bush did next)
There are many people credited on the latest album, hounds of love,
and the credits include terry gilliam of monty python fame. Why did you give
him a mention?
- Terry's been a great help in pointing me towards people I could use
for the videos. I'm a great fan of Terry,
I think he's a brilliant director - I love his films. I think he's more
talented than people have appreciated yet. He's a really great filmmaker and I
think a serious one too. And I just managed to be lucky enough to have made
contact with him and he's helped me find people that I could work with on these
last two videos.
So you're quite a fan of slapstick and that type of thing?
- No, i'm not a fan of flaps [Gets tongue-tied] slapstick! But
of doing things unusually and brilliantly. I mean I think his sense of
composition, his sense of photographing things is superb, is brilliant.
Enjoy faulty towers?
- Wonderful! I don't think there is anyone who doesn't really. Is
there? Have you met anyone who doesn't like it? (1985, Profile 6)
Are going to do more acting in tv or films in the future. And if
you're not, would you like to?
- The only real bit of acting I've done is with The Comic
Strip just last year - wait, this year, isn't it? And I did enjoy it.
But I have to be totally honest, I really missed having control over
[Laughs] - over the whole thing. I'm obviously such amegalomaniac. And
it was incredible working with those people, it was a lot of fun. Very
different pace. Very interesting... very interesting stuff. I did enjoy it very
much. But I think I enjoy putting the videos together so much, where I'm
actually directing. It's like - it's like writing a song visually. I find that
so exciting that... that's what grabs me. And although I would love to do some
acting, if it was something very very interesting and I felt I could actually
do it, I'm kind of happier to pursue the idea of, someday, making a little
film. Uh, so...
[Applause.] (1990 kate
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