An interview with Virginia Newcomb by Max from Disturbing Cinema – read the full interview over on Instagram!
FILM SUMMARY | Holy Crap. Dick is dead. Died last night after band practice, and his bandmates, Zeke & Earl (Michael Abbott Jr & Andre Hyland) don’t want anybody finding out how. That’s too bad though, ’cause news travels fast in small town Alabama, and these guys suck at covering their tracks. The authorities haven’t ID’d the body just yet, but Zeke’s wife (@virginianewcomb) and his daughter are suspicious already.
Congratulations on the film, and thank you to Virgina Newcomb taking your time to answer these questions! The Death of Dick Long is available to watch on iTunes & Amazon, and make sure to check out the films new commentary with the cast & crew, and a bunch of other extras, that A24 will be releasing tomorrow!
When you first read the script for The Death of Dick Long, what were your initial thoughts & impressions?
I had been primed to expect the dark twist, but I was more surprised at how humanely delicate Billy’s unraveling of it all was. When you say it out loud, the scenario is jarring, but as fucked up as it is, you’re immediately curious. On some super scary deep level, you feel shame just for being forced to imagine it. Then, the script goes and builds this empathetic, humourous, southern working class structure around it and viola, simulated repression! I understood those layers instantly and was terrified and thrilled to explore it.
To read the full interview with Virginia Newcomb about The Death of Dick Long just head over to Disturbing Cinema Instagram!