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  • Ethan Hawke Talks Listening to Wilco for "Sinister", Music, and More

    Wed, 10 Oct 2012 08:19:28

    Ethan Hawke Talks Listening to Wilco for "Sinister", Music, and More - We chat with the actor about inspiration, music, writing + more

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    Sinister is one of the most terrifying horror films in years, since what you don't see is what's most frightening.

    We don't need a film to spell things out in a character's innards in order to get the point across. This film eschews gore in favor of the implied and the unseen, so you never know what exactly you are dealing with. The hair on our arms stood up and a chill ran down our spines while thinking about it.

    ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino sat down with film star Ethan Hawke to discuss his character and what is the gateway to the character's destruction. Hawke, an accomplished author, discussed drawing from his own experience as a writer to play the part.

    Hawke does listen to music while acting and remembers which albums that came out on film shoots. He used to make mixtapes but now he can create playlists for different films. He mentions Wilco's last album as an inspiration during Sinister...

    He did note that the hardest thing about making a movie is creating a mood and music helps create the mood immediately.

    The last Wilco album came out during the filming of Sinister, so he listened to that a lot. Find out what song he looped on repeat while filming.

    He claims Soundgarden and Pearl Jam as his generation. He also loves country music, like Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. And he also digs Neil Young.

    Watch the video below!



    What was your favorite part of our Sinister interview with Ethan Hawke?

    —Carly Costello
    10.10.12



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