Paul Verhoeven Interview

Posted: November 26, 2015 in -
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Showgirls, Basic Instinct, Robocop, Starship Troopers… Verhoeven looks back on his quite impressive career.


How Paul Verhoeven Survived ‘Showgirls’ and Turned His Back on Hollywood


Re: the Robocop reboot:

If you don’t understand the style, you can’t make a good movie.


After I did “Hollow Man,” I felt like I was doing the bidding of the studio. I couldn’t even put a personal touch to it. I fell into that trap.


“Starship Troopers” was not. It was trashed by the media as a fascist movie. They didn’t realize the movie’s essence: That your heroes are fascists. Certainly Robert A. Heinlein had militaristic attitudes in his book. We wanted to attack that, in fact. So we transformed the book by doing it and criticizing what we were doing at the same time.



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