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Marc Abraham's career has known box office success as well as critical lionising, with films such as Children of Men and Spy Game standing out for attention on a resume which covers over twenty years in the business. Having made the transition from producer to director with 2008's Flash of Genius, his latest film I Saw The Light is a study of country legend Hank Williams. He spoke with CineVue's Tom Duggins, making his infectious passion for William's writing apparent from the get-go in an interview that focused on the folklore of country and the difficulty of representing pop stars on screen.
- CineVue UK
Bradley Rubenstein: What were some of your early experiences, like school, for example, where you decided to become an artist?
Sarah Davis: My radar was, What’s the best thing to be doing when you’re 80? Where are the best-looking old people? And for me, that was obviously painters, or the art world more generally. Maybe I was close to my grandparents, or maybe it came from going to high school in L.A., where the projected end was 30. Still, painting was my identity from about age 8. Every kind of picture book, and there were tons of them, was how I spent my free time. I copied everything and made up my own. Making paintings and drawings was how I socialized, from third grade on.
Br: A lot of your work deals with »
“I Saw the Light” opens with Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams, sitting on a stool in a spotlight, his face downward and obscured by his ever-present cowboy hat. He’s singing “Cold Cold Heart” a cappella. It’s hauntingly beautiful; there likely won’t be a peep in the theater. It’s also a highlight of a film that proceeds to nose-dive fast. See Video: Tom Hiddleston Channels Hank Williams' Dark Life in First Trailer for 'I Saw the Light' Writer-director Marc Abraham‘s second feature as helmer — he previously gave us “Flash of Genius,” a paean »
- Tricia Olszewski
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