Posted 04 July 2007 - 14:28
Om jag har förstått det hela rätt så var han väldigt inblandad i filmen, dels var han ju producent samt följde filens utveckling och hade ett bra samarbete med hela produktionsteamet. Jag har alltid fått det intrycket att han oftast har en bra kontakt med dom han jobbar med, tror han är rätt någa med det så att det blir rätt från första början.
Det finns lite mer information om det som rör Stardust i den artikel jag länkade till i inlägg 28.
Saxar ut lite intressant läsning.
CS: You've been working a lot in film recently. Compared to films like "Beowulf" or "Coraline, " how would you describe your involvement with "Stardust"?
Gaiman: What I got to do with "Stardust" was very odd because what I got to do with "Stardust" was be a producer and I actually got to be a producer who did lots of big and important things early on. For example, I got to put Matthew Vaughn, the director, together with Jane Goldman, the scriptwriter. I've known Jane forever and liked and trusted her and thought she'd be a really good scriptwriter, and thought she'd be right for this, and put them together and they hit it off and I was enormously relieved when suddenly they were off and making it. And I sort of traded a lot of things for influence. My deal with Matthew Vaughn was an astonishingly simple deal, which was that he had the film rights for absolutely nothing, but that I got to really be listened to. I got an amount of influence and input that nobody really gets, if you're just the writer on the thing. And I was incredibly proud and lucky that they gave me that.
CS: Why Matthew Vaughn? I loved "Layer Cake" but watching it, the first thing that comes to my mind is not "Stardust."
Gaiman: I guess that… the background on this is -- it will probably make a little more sense if I tell you the sort of history and how we got there. Or it may make a little more sense. Matthew and I met when Matthew was the producer on the first film I ever made, the only film I've ever directed, a little thing called "A Short Film About John Bolton." And he -- mostly because his wife had read it and loved -- read "Stardust" and loved it. He was saying it was, at the time, something that he really wanted to produce. And he wound up doing "Layer Cake," which was a script they had put together for Guy Ritchie and Guy didn't want to do it for various reasons -- and Matthew couldn't find a director who he liked and trusted with the material -- so he did it himself. But it wasn't so much Matthew was a… he wasn't born to do gangster material, he just had this script and wanted it to be made, and made well. And the kind of stuff, when we talked, that he really wanted to do, he wanted to do a fairy tale. He wanted to do "Stardust" and he wanted to do it properly. So that meant that I didn't think of him as "well he's that 'Lock Stock' and 'Snatch' and 'Layer Cake' guy." As far as I was concerned he was a very smart, nice producer who I liked, who had now started directing and had turned out to be really good at it.