Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cocker and Anderson

  • WES ANDERSON: Are you in Chicago, Jarv?
  • JARVIS COCKER: Yes, I am. Have you ever been to Chicago?
  • ANDERSON: Yes, I’ve been there. I used to take the train from New York to Los Angeles, and I would stay for a night in Chicago on the way.
  • COCKER: How long does it take to go from New York to L.A. on a train?
  • ANDERSON: Well, it’s overnight from New York to Chicago, and then it’s two more nights from Chicago to Los Angeles. So I would break it up a bit because you can sometimes have, like, a five-hour layover in Chicago. And you don’t even want to get on the train after that. Have you been to the Art Institute of Chicago? In the basement, they have the Thorne collection of miniature rooms.
  • COCKER: I went to the Art Institute the last time I was here, but I didn’t go into the basement.
  • ANDERSON: Some woman, maybe around 75 years ago or so, subsidized the creation of these little rooms that are representative of different periods of architecture.
  • COCKER: How small are these rooms? Could a cat live in one?
  • ANDERSON: No, absolutely not.
  • COCKER: So they’re like the size of the rooms in a doll’s house really.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011