‘Rubber’ Director Quentin Dupieux Talks About Dreams, Weird Accents, and His Movie ‘Wrong’
At the beginning of Dupieux's last movie, "Rubber,” there's a long, hilarious monologue about how there's fundamentally "no reason" for anything. And if there's a central organizing philosophy behind Dupieux's strange, surreal movies, it's that. Palm trees turn into pine trees. Dog turds have memories. Abandoned tires murder people. Why? No reason.
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Jonathan Crow: This movie and "Rubber" are really hard movies to think of questions about because it's sort of like taking apart somebody else's dream.
Quentin Dupieux: Yes, I'm glad you said that because that's exactly the point.
JC: It could make you feel like you're in a dream?
QD: Yeah, it works like a dream. Well, you know that's where almost everything is possible. When you can jump from one thing to another, and one character dies and then he is alive again. That's exactly like how a dream works.
JC: At the beginning of "Rubber" you have this hilarious monologue where you have this guy talking about how things happen for "no reason." Is this movie a continuation of your "no reason" philosophy, or is this a departure, or is it both?