日本でも先日公開が始まった話題の映画「Banksy Does New York」。
その中で「Keep In The Dark」が使用されているらしいんです。
You’ve mentioned that Banksy chimed in at one point to give his blessing and input. What sort of feedback did you get?
A lot of them were notes about clarifying certain things. Not so much to give away his intentions; he never got into the meaning of anything. It was more about accuracy, which was helpful because no one had made a [larger] work about the whole residency. We were at the front line of that, so it was helpful to hear directly from him about certain things.
The only stylistic note that I got from him, which is kind of funny, was the opening title sequence song. For whatever reason, he chose that song and recommended it. I tried it and it worked really well. He really wanted to hear that song at the beginning, and I happened to really like the way it worked.
Was it the Temples track [“Keep In the Dark”] that Banksy suggested?
Yeah, exactly. He sent over the title and the artist, and I had to look it up. I was using a song with kind of a similar vibe. Originally I had a track from this band called The Make-Up, this D.C. punk band, and it had this kind of retro, mod sound to it. But the Temples song happened to work really well, and I was happy about that.
A lot of the music in the documentary is by !!!. What led to that decision?
I’ve always been a big fan of that band, anyway. Music is really important to me and to what I make, and you can tell from this movie that it drives a lot of the action. I wanted a rock and roll, New York sound to go through the whole movie, something with a big an old, New York house vibe. I kept talking with my friends about it—what is that sound? I kept thinking it would be something old, and then I just that record on that day. That record was from 2013. I wasn’t even looking for music for the film, but immediately, I felt that it was hitting all of those registers. I listened to song after song, and the whole album had this cohesive vision that was similar to what I was looking for.