Jeff Bridges talks about TR2N and Going to the Lebowski Fest

by Joey Paur

Jeff Bridges recently gave an interview with guardian in which he discusses several things 'How to Lose Friends and Alienate People', 'The Big Laowski', and Tron Part 2. I pick a couple highlights from the article that I thought were pretty cool. Bridges really seems like the nicest guy. I would be so cool to meet him one day. In the mean time here is what he has said:

Regarding his involvement with Tron Part 2:

Yeah, that's another unique, wild experience that was too good to turn down. Engaging in that world again feels just like it did all that time ago. Basically, I'm still a child, I love being childlike, and here was another chance to play with these crazy toys. And the cutting-edge technology makes it exciting. Doing the teaser trailer for Comic-Con, I had my first experience of motion capture. And that's turning the industry on its head. It's amazing being part of that.

Sounds like he is going to have a lot of fun with this. Here he talks about bringing Tron up to date:

Well, when we made Tron there was no internet, no cellphones. But now we have motion capture, so I think we'll get a far more successful version of the story, which is someone literally getting sucked into a video game. When we did King Kong in the 70s, one minute you'd have a shot of Rick Baker in this big suit and then you'd cut to this 80ft stiff model, and they looked nothing alike. Compare to that Peter Jackson's King Kong the technology is there and they did a wonderful job. I thought they created a beautiful Kong. So I hope that'll be the same for Tron.

After seeing what they put together for Comic-Con this year I am sure that Tron 2 is going to be a huge hit. Everyone loved what they saw. That was the most exciting thing I saw I comic-con. We have such a long way to go but by hell it will be worth the wait.

Bridges also talked about going to the Lebowski Fest:

Ah, man, it was great. That was my Beatles moment. I got a little band together and played, unannounced. I came out and played to this sea of Dudes! It was awesome. I hope to return and do some tunes with John Goodman. We'd love to do that one day. Lebowski Fest - it's fantastic fun. There's one coming up but I can't go because I'm off to shoot a film. It has been going on a couple of years now all over the States two days of bowling, music, heavy partying, and all these people are dressed up. You see some of the most obscure references, and the movie plays on the walls all the time.

One day I plan on making my way down to one of these things. I have always wanted to go but never had the opportunity. How awesome is it thought that Bridges shows up to these things and plays some music! Thats Awesome!