I love The Avengers! It's great to find more fans. Cathy Gale, Emma Peel, or Tara King?
I’m a committed Steed & Peel fan, but I’m just starting to get into the Gale years. I like the character but honestly the “live” tape format really limits the kinds of stories they can tell…it’s a distraction. If only they could have been shooting on 35mm during Gale’s leather-suited judo-chopping days.
Don't you like Synecdoche, New York and Life is Beautiful? Why?
They’re fine, but they’d make more feel more depressed—especially SYNECDOCHE; that film put me in the weirdest mood and it was not an “appreciating the splendor and majesty of human existence” mood. That film is a very ambitious and admirable failure.