As an ongoing promotion for my new novel, Null_Pointer, I will be interviewing some characters from the story. Today we talk with Joshua Jones’s best friend, Tripp Thomas.
My View: How long have you and Joshua been friends?
Tripp: Since we were like crib mates. We’ve always been in each other’s classes and hanging out together our whole lives. We’re kinda like brothers.
MV: Were you always into film or did you discover that interest in college?
Tripp: I have always loved stories and in particular, movies. Being an only child, my parents used to sit me in front of the TV and let me watch just about anything. In High School, I used to make videos with my friends and that sort of lead me further down the path of being a film maker.
MV: Have you ever written a screenplay?
Tripp: Oh yea, several. But nothing very good. I prefer being behind the camera and composing shots. I’ve been told I have quiet an eye for it.
MV: What’s your all time favorite movie?
Tripp: Easy. Mary Poppins. It’s got cool effects, music and Dick van Dyke, what else does a kid need?
MV: I love that film too. But my all time favorite will always be Star Wars.
Tripp: Hard to beat that. I had always seen it on the tube and then finally caught it in the theater when it came out for the 25th anniversary or something like that. Wow, that film is made for the big screen. I loved it.
MV: What about foreign films?
Tripp: I’m totally infatuated with the films of Krzysztof Kieslowski, he’s my favorite director. Love the tri-color series the best. Especially Red.
MV: They are really great, I prefer Blue and the other film he did with the lady in Red, The Double Life of Veronique.
Tripp: Oh man, I forgot about that one. Yeah, love the imagery and what’s with the old woman and the tin can?
MV: I think its a comment on aging. Brilliant though.
Tripp: Agreed. He died too soon.
MV: Any recent movies you would recommend?
Tripp: It’s a chick flick to be sure, but absolutely brilliant. Bright Star. You can catch it at the Flicks here in Boise. It’s a love story between the poet Keats and his first love.
MV: Is that the Jane Campion film?
Tripp: Yup. She does a fabulous job with this one. On my top five list for the year.
MV: I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for chatting with me today, Tripp.
Tripp: No prob. Anytime you want to rap about film, I’m available.