Any hopes or fears that contemporary contact might entail some of the psychodramas that distinguished his famous meetings of the past (bringing a rabbi, a Catholic priest and a specially flown-in Tibetan monk to a sit down with the producers of American History X being perhaps the most notorious; persistently dressing as Osama Bin Laden in New York in the aftermath of 9/11, a debateable second) are defused by an email exchange that suggests a man driven more by an anxiety to create rather than an instinct to confront.
Best of Tribeca: The Heartbreaking Rise of the House of Kaye, Scallywag and Vagabond, Apr ‘11
29 Apr 2011
“Red! The color red! Look for it! Listen for it! Red!” Brandishing a possibly blood-stained piece of cardboard, a wide-eyed and long-bearded prophet for a new age, complete with acoustic guitar and whole foods recyclables, visionary director Tony Kaye urges us passionately from the stage of what has come to be known as the Tribeca Film Festival.
Interview with Lake of Fire Filmmaker Tony Kaye, About.com Sept ‘07
20 Sep 2007
The issue of abortion seems to be an endless quagmire of debate with many layers on each side. It took filmmaker Tony Kaye (American History X) 15 years to complete his documentary, Lake of Fire, which attempts to collect every side of the argument in one two and a half hour film. Kaye interviewed extremes and moderates on the pro-choice and pro-life sides, religious and secular, legal and philosophical, as well as capturing protests and confrontations on film.
Tony Kaye once called himself 'the greatest English director since Hitchcock'. Before long he was locked in the most ludicrous legal battle Hollywood has ever seen, his tantrums and excesses having proven too much for everyone around him - even Marlon Brando. Is he sorry? Deeply, he tells Adam Higginbotham.