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Three Interviews With Julian Schnabel

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Intel crush Julian Schnabel has been making the promotional rounds for the Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and after reading through a few of his interviews, we can report that whether he's "picking at a crab cake" in Philadelphia, "stretched on the floor in his blue silk pajamas," or "propped up by cushions like some flannel-shirted artist's model" in a Toronto hotel, he's just as Schnabulous as ever. A few of our favorite bits: • On his preferred interviewing style: "Lie down, like I said. Please, just try it, just try it. OK. I will do the same. Put your head down. Now you can just relax and ask me anything you want, and we will be on the same plane." • On artists David Salle and Robert Longo, who made films that didn't do as well as Diving Bell and the Butterfly: "Well, they're not very good painters (either)."

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