today i interviewed harmony korine about his latest film titled mister lonely. honestly, i wasn't a huge fan of this film, neither was i of those which he has directed or co-written in the past. but there is one scene in this film which really sealed the deal for me. it was a total improv moment orchestrated by werner herzog at an airport with a guy holding flowers whose wife has left him four years ago. each day, exemplifying signs of being in complete denial, this guy turns up at the airport with a bouquet anticipating her return. the scene is really driven by herzog (who plays a priest in the film) and so its no surprise that after a minute or two of dialogue, the guy ends up in tears and confesses the cause of his wife's departure. within seconds, tears of regret are transformed into those of joy and optimism as he contemplates the future.
after explaining the scene, korine then spoke these words: "i've always been attracted to those who make up their own logic. to people who think outside of the system. to those who invent as they go along. these kinds of people are the biggest dreamers of all and so i suppose that's the reason why they are always the ones who end up getting hurt."