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Chris Morris interview with Adam Buxton
« on: May 29, 2021, 09:31:26 AM »
Not sure if this has passed people by or has its own thread elsewhere but there's a great Adam Buxton interview with Chris here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3WQpVXF2ng&t=1714s

There's a second part to it here, but its really the first part as he explains he had technical difficulties recording it so rerecorded the whole interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqcW6L9Tl_0

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2021, 02:10:21 AM »
Thanks for these.  It's interesting to hear how totally committed he is nowadays to gaining first-hand experience of what he wants to write about, (mostly through interviewing people), and how inadequate he seems to find secondary information these days. Although I find his outlook very commendable, sincere and mature for a film director, it does seem clear now, in a way that it didn't when 4 Lions came out, that his old style Brass Eye/Blue Jam way of working (which often seemed to stem from surreal connections he'd make between different things he'd primarily experienced through the media and other secondary sources) is gone for good. Even with 4 Lions, which was obviously more rooted in realism than Brass Eye, he was still selling it in interviews as an Al-Quaeda version of Dad's Army, still connecting it to other media phenomenon.

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Re: Chris Morris interview with Adam Buxton
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2021, 10:02:26 PM »
I really enjoyed both the interviews. I know there's a few interviews with him out there on youtube now but these interviews are the first time I've heard him speak candidly and at length about Brass Eye and the Day Today. Obviously its usually about whatever film he's promoting and he understandably wants to keep the conversation focussed on at. Here it sounds like two old mates having a relaxed chat. I loved his anecdote about who the character of Ted Maul is based on. He just comes across as a really nice funny amiable guy, which backs up what most people say about him. I have wondered whether he's partly enjoyed cultivating a kind of mystique around himself over the years be absolutely refusing to do any media interviews, until recent years obviously. 

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Re: Chris Morris interview with Adam Buxton
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2021, 10:30:57 PM »
I don't know why I got such a kick out of hearing Morris idly whistling Bowie's 'Blackstar' when Buckles nipped off for a piss or whatever it was.

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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2021, 09:56:19 AM »
Yeah, me too. I'm a primarily a fan of the radio stuff, and the fact that finally, after 20 or so years, we have a moment with the man himself solo at a microphone was really exciting in itself, even if he didn't do anything with it! This is the best interview he's ever done I think, certainly the only one that really covers the full range of his material, and explains how different projects fitted into his life, so that for 4 Lions and things like the "dead Johnny Walker" sketch from Radio 1 get talked about in the same interview and get seen in the light of each other.

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Re: Chris Morris interview with Adam Buxton
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2021, 08:51:31 PM »
Grateful that you've highlighted these mobias.

The discussion about mobile phones, nuclear power, Chernobyl and Chernobyl (2019) was fairly frustrating. Morris's observation of it being comforting was interesting... but abandoned in favour of "very well done". Hmm.

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Re: Chris Morris interview with Adam Buxton
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2021, 12:56:08 AM »
I was thrilled when these were released. There was a thread at the time, and some chatter in the Adam Buxton room.

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Re: Chris Morris interview with Adam Buxton
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2021, 02:20:19 PM »
Links much appreciated, Thomas, thanks.

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Re: Chris Morris interview with Adam Buxton
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2021, 10:37:33 PM »
No problem.

Obviously these Buxchats are the loosest, most free-flowing conversations Morris has ever committed to interview, but this one from the time of Four Lions gradually becomes enjoyably informal, freeing Morris up from simply repeating his well-worn anecdotes about terror-dozies.

Incidentally, I wonder if that David Attenborough interview survives anywhere. I'd love to hear it.

Re: Chris Morris interview with Adam Buxton
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2021, 01:30:04 AM »
Not sure if this has passed people by or has its own thread elsewhere but there's a great Adam Buxton interview with Chris here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3WQpVXF2ng&t=1714s

There's a second part to it here, but its really the first part as he explains he had technical difficulties recording it so rerecorded the whole interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqcW6L9Tl_0

Both links are dead. Did anyone download these, if so please can you share.

Edit: Are these the interviews?
https://soundcloud.com/adam-buxton/ep-104-chris-morris-1
https://soundcloud.com/adam-buxton/ep105-chris-morris-2
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Re: Chris Morris interview with Adam Buxton
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2021, 07:05:11 PM »
Strange that the Youtube ones have gone down. Adam Buxton's channel is still there.

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Re: Chris Morris interview with Adam Buxton
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2021, 04:42:32 PM »
I'm so glad Buckles mildly fucked up the first recording,[1] meaning we got two of these.

Incidentally, I'd love to track down Morris' old interview with David Attenborough. Someone must have it. I don't think it was merely for transcription - he was interviewing Attenborough for the radio, wasn't he?
 1. it's still perfectly listenable to me.

Re: Chris Morris interview with Adam Buxton
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2021, 05:07:26 PM »
Whereabouts in which interview did he mention it? Is there much to go on? (I did listen to them at the time but have forgotten.)

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« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2021, 01:23:53 AM »
Whereabouts in which interview did he mention it? Is there much to go on? (I did listen to them at the time but have forgotten.)

7:39 in the first uploaded interview (YouTube link working now):
https://youtu.be/g3WQpVXF2ng?t=459

Re: Chris Morris interview with Adam Buxton
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2021, 10:34:34 AM »
Thanks. From the mention of working as a trainee it sounds like an interview for Radio Cambridgeshire (1986-7)? More likely 1986.

weirdbeard might be able to help if anyone.

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