The Irish singer-songwriter David Kitt talks Movies…

With 5 studio albums under his belt, the Irish Choice Music Prize nominated musician is currently hard at work on his next album – the eagerly anticipated Slacky Tidy. Kitt took some time from his ever-hectic schedule to talk film with

Q: How often to you get to sit down and watch a movie?


Not that often these days. I don’t have cable, actually I have no TV channels. All I’ve got is an underused video player, so I watch videos when I get a chance.

Q: What was the last video you rented?

That would be ‘Oh Brother, Where Art Thou’, with George Clooney.

Q: What is your favourite Irish movie?

Eat the peach.

Q: What is your favourite movie of all time?

‘Down by law’ the 1986 movie with Tom Waits, from director Jim Jarmusch. I also like a lot of Woody Allen too.

Q: What movie could you never sit through again?

The one thing that pi**ed me off, was that Spike Lee film ’25th hour’. I hated every minute of it, I can’t understand why others thought it was good. I’d have no problems putting it on my ‘worst movie of all time’ list. It was crap.

Q: Describe your ideal movie cast… (actor, actress)

Actor is definitely Sean Penn and actress Chloe Sevigny – I think they’d work well together.

Q: Favourite TV programme?

I like stuff like, ‘The Fast Show’, not watching TV doesn’t help.

Q: Have you ever cried during a movie? Which one?

I always cry towards the end of ‘Double Life of Veronique ‘ by Kieslowski.
I tend to cry at the more stupid movies too, like ‘Rocky’ and all those.

Q: Who would play you in the movie adaptation of your life?

I don’t know if anyone could play me but probably Sean Penn, ah no…
Maybe Joaquim Phoenix or Johnny Depp, they’d both make better David Kitts.