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Director Paul Verhoeven.
This is the first of two conversations I've had with director Paul Verhoeven, the second being for his Ww II drama "Black Book." When I met Verhoeven in the Sony Pictures commissary for lunch in October of 1997, I had been a fan of his work since seeing the classic "Soldier of Orange" in 1979. The manic energy that Verhoeven is renowned for was evident throughout our chat, and was infectious. By the time our all-too-brief lunch was over, I found myself waving my hands while I spoke in rapid clips, and using more bounce than usual in my stride, to the point where a few friends suggested I switch to decaf.
The other memory that remains vivid is the passion and high hopes that Verhoeven had for "Starship Troopers." Like the director himself, I thought this would be a groundbreaking movie event and that the world would embrace »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Paul Verhoeven is one of those directors that reared me as I was first starting to appreciate film. At the ripe old age of 7, I saw Robocop and it blew my mind. At the age of 10, I saw Total Recall in theaters and vowed to myself that I would see every Verhoeven film in theaters from that point forward. I did, by the way, some were good (Starship Troopers), some were horrible (The Hollow Man) and some were not appreciated until later on (Showgirls). But no matter what, I saw what Verhoeven was getting at every time he got behind the camera to make one of his grand American made films.
It wasn’t until I was a bit older and in college that I heard about his Dutch films when he lived in Holland and made smaller dramas, such as Turkish Delight and Spetters. I wanted to know more about this man, »
- James McCormick
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