I had the chance to talk with Jack Black (Bernie), Matthew McConaughey(Danny Buck Davidson), Director Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused), and Writer Skip Hollandsworth about their work on the film Bernie. Bernie is a film that is not for everyone, but it is a film that I enjoyed a lot. The dry comedy and the documentary presentation provided an interesting look into the life of Bernie Tiede, an assistant funeral home director turned killer. For fans of Jack’s band Tenacious D, we take a moment to talk about the new album Rize Of The Fenix. Check out the interviews below and let me know what you think!
Bernie is a dark comedy about a relationship in a small East Texas town between a fussy, but beloved assistant funeral home director (Black) and the town’s domineering grande dame (MacLaine). The film is based on “Midnight in the Garden of East Texas,” an article published in Texas Monthly magazine in 1998. The article chronicles the life of Bernie Tiede, who transformed the town of Carthage with his generosity and who then, to the disbelief of Carthage residents, was arrested for a serious crime.
By Ryan Davis