Ethan Hawke and Ben Dickey were in El Paso to promote their new movie, Blaze. It is a biographical movie about the little known singer, Blaze Foley. You can really tell both these guys are fans of the music and passionate about the movie.
Ethan and Ben fill us in on why they chose Blaze Foley as the subject for their movie. They even tell us the story of how Ethan came about casting Ben as the lead.
Most importantly, Ethan clears the air about the comment he made during an interview at the Locarno Film Festival. A majority of the press took his comments as him taking a jab at superhero movies. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. His intentions were to spotlight the economic challenges for today’s filmmakers. When questioned, Ethan sad “There is no such thing as high and low art. Those are the snake-oil terms of salesmen and scholars who profit from hawking their definitions.” Ethan and Ben are self professed nerds and love superhero movies.
We thank Ethan and Ben for giving us the Blaze Foley story and wish the film much success.
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