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Cusack-mania going strong: John talks '80s flicks with NY Magazine



John Cusack
is ALL over the place as his newest flick, 2012, is about to open nationwide. His latest appearance is in the pages of NY Magazine, where he actually goes back in time -- for a minute or so -- and talks about his '80s classics. Here are some highlights:

ON WHAT MOVIES STILL ENDURE: "Some of the ones that I make, like Say Anything, The Grifters, or even High Fidelity or 1408, those you can sort of feel right when they came out people were way into them. But I made a movie when I was a teenager, Better Off Dead, and people still come up to me and I'm like, "Wow." They quote lines to me and I don't even remember the movie that well."

ON 'ONE CRAZY SUMMER': "I remember even when I read the script for [Crazy Summer], they were mixing a teen movie with black comedy and even some surreal stuff. So I knew back then that this was a really cool tone and maybe this will be good."

Click here to read the full interview.

And if you're curious what Times film critic Steve Persall thought about 2012, here's his full review.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:53pm]


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