Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger Talk ‘Marlowe’ as Neil Jordan’s Film World Premieres in San Sebastian
Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger turned out at the San Sebastian Film Festival on Saturday to support the world premiere of Neil Jordan’s “Marlowe,” which closes the festival tonight.Jordan and William Monahan’s adaptation of John Banville’s novel “The Black-Eyed Blonde” centers Raymond Chandler’s famous detective Philip Marlowe, and – like Chandler’s books – is set in 1930s Los Angeles.Jordan said it was confusing to call it a film noir.
“First of all, it’s shot in color,” he said.Even though it is set in the past, it’s a futuristic film that provided his reference point for the look of this one.“To make a film like this, you have to reinvent the image.
The reference I chose was ‘Blade Runner,’ which is set in L.A.
in the future.
I’m making a film set in L.A.
in the past, but somehow it’s a sci-fi film.
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