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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: John Turturro HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Romance & Cigarettes junket"  photo
Romance & Cigarettes
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Dec 14, 2007
John Turturro – Romance & Cigarettes

Q1: Where did you get this idea?
JT: I have no idea. I wrote ideas down. Some of them were just kicking around in my head. Sometimes you observe things and I'd written some other stuff. I had written my first movie by then. I hadn't done it. I had co-written it actually, and I always liked to write ideas down. I had done all this research for Barton Fink and I kept thinking, what's going to happen when they actually film me writing now that my typing has improved going to secretarial school? And I watched some movies about writers and everyone is always smoking and drinking. And you know, you write stuff. It's a different kind of feeling. There is this kind of excitement and nausea of the blank page. So I thought, it would be good if I was working on stuff in my trailer on the old typewriter, and so I wrote a lot of ideas down for it.

But obviously they were actually something I was thinking about. Some of them were based on observatio...

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