Hanks confesses, "I'm sure I would have been intimidated by Alec Guinness and that's the last thing I need. So I didn't bother watching it. You can't do anything about comparisons. Legends like that stand on their own.
"I just go out, do my job and see whether it works. I wouldn't have gotten involved if this had been a straight remake. If it's already been done successfully one way, why bother? But the Coens weren't interested in that either, so it gave us a free hand to reinterpret."18/06/2004 19:35