Fernando Trueba Talks Chico & Rita
FT: Well, animation takes so much time that surprises are not common! It's not like my past in live-action movies.
BD: What are your favorite moments?
FT: There are some: the dream scene, the motorcycle chase scene, the "Love for Sale" section where we switch the melody from Hollywood to jazz and move from Hollywood to Paris, where the music and movies really match with each other. I like watching real people like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk, and I'm especially fond of Estrella Morente's collaboration at the end. She is the greatest flamenco singer, and a very good friend. She's unique; I like to call her the Princess of XXI Century.
BD: What is your take away from this experience?
FT: It was a very happy experience, so much so that Mariscal and I are already thinking of future animation projects!
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Bill Desowitz is former senior editor of AWN and editor of VFXWorld. He has a new blog, Immersed in Movies (www.billdesowitz.com), and is currently writing a book about the evolution of James Bond from Connery to Craig, scheduled for publication this year, which is the 50th anniversary of the franchise.