Obamas victory may turn Gus Van Sant into a boring filmmaker

January 5th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI  

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New York, Jan 5 (ANI): Film director Gus Van Sant says that Barack Obamas historic victory in the 2008 U.S. presidential election could lead him into becoming a boring filmmaker.

Van Sant, 56, who had directed Milk, said that with a Democratic administration coming to power, the artistic adventure had been cut down.

Art tends to get quite good when the regime is oppressive. The films I”ve made under friendlier leaders, like Clinton, have become less challenging, the New York Post quoted him as telling The Times of London.

With Bush in the White House, my films got darker and more extreme.

“(Obama’’s election) suggests I”ll get more conventional, he added.

Van Sant is now working on an adaptation of Tom Wolfes The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. (ANI)

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