With ‘Dumbo,’ ‘The Big Lebowski’ and more, ‘The Dark Tower’ director Nikolaj Arcel is still talking about the movie’s impact on him.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Arcel revealed that his film influenced him on filmmaking and filmmaking in general.
The Danish filmmaker, who won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for ‘The Danish Girl,’ spoke to the magazine about his favorite film of all time.
“I think I’ve always been interested in cinema, in the way movies are made,” Arcel said.
“I think films that I’ve made are a way of living, a way to be connected, a means to make connections.
So I think I always found cinema very important to me.”
The director also talked about the influence of ‘Black Swans’ on his work, mentioning how the film is “the film that changed my life.”
“I always feel that I’m making movies that are about something very specific, something very special,” he said.
“Dumbo” is Arcel’s second movie in the franchise, after ‘Dumbing of Age.’
The Danish director said he was a big fan of the film when he was growing up, and he’s never looked back.
“The film that was made me, my life, was that film.
So the reason that I love that movie is that it’s about something so much more.”
Arcel also talked up his upcoming film, ‘Piano,’ about his collaboration with “The Phantom of the Opera,” which is due out in 2017.
The filmmaker said he’s still very excited about his upcoming project, which is “really funny and dark.”
“It’s really fun, but the story is about a young girl who falls in love with a piano player,” he told EW.
“It’s about a really strange relationship.”
Check out the full interview with Arcel above.