Andrez Bergen interview @ neo-noir site The Velvet

“I’m chuffed you like that angle, since it came later on in the development of the story. Floyd, for me, always was a bit of a cynical last-hero-standing, a kind of Charlton Heston type circa Planet of the Apes or The Omega Man.

“But at some point I began to wonder what I would do or act like if I were cast into the same situation as Floyd. At around the same time, from about 2005, I was heavily back into rediscovering noir cinema from the ’40s, and watching a lot of Akira Kurosawa’s post-WWII domestic dramas like Stray Dog and Drunken Angel. Throwing all these things together as part and parcel of Floyd’s character seemed like a good idea at the time, and I still like the depth and layers it brings. It also added to a sense of “otherness” for Floyd, since half his dialogue and his way of thinking is out-of-whack with everyone else—old fashioned and nostalgic, I guess.”

READ MORE HERE: THE VELVET (thanks to Gordon Highland)

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