If I had a normal family, and a good upbringing, then I would have been a well-adjusted person.
This road never ends. It probably goes all around the world.
My Own Private Idaho (1991), Gus Van Sant
My own private Idaho (1991)
My Own Private Idaho, 1991
RIVER TE AMO
James Franco: I’m obsessed with “My Own Private Idaho”, I recently created a film called “My Own Private River,” which was shown at the Gagosian in Los Angeles alongside paintings done by Gus Van Sant, the director of the original “My Own Private Idaho.”
I was able to give more emphasis to the essential beauty of Phoenix and his work. Phoenix in my remix film, “My Own Private River,” is singled out from all other actors and film performances for that matter—because it is presented in such an unflinching way—just as Van Sant singled out Poins in his original film.
Now the significance of “Idaho” has changed because River is gone, but you want him to just be there, you want him to keep going, you want to see what he can do, and you want to find all that is still alive and is still around that exists of him. Consequently, those moments that would immediately pull you out of a normal film, pull you into this film—at least they pulled me in—because River is walking around, he is alive again. What I mean is that you just want anything you can have of him (+)