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The Guardian Interview: Emilio Estevez, director of “Bobby”

The Guardian Interview: Emilio Estevez, director of "Bobby"

He was one of the original brat-packers whose films defined the 80s. Then Emilio Estevez‘s career dived and the tabloids attacked. As he returns with an Oscar-tipped movie about the assassination of Bobby Kennedy, he tells Geoffrey Macnab about the good times and the bad. “I believe it was one of the most important events of the 20th century,” Estevez says. “I believe we went into a free fall after that. We became cynical and resigned. The killing of Bobby was the death of decency and the death of hope, the death of manners, the death of grace and formality. We unravelled culturally and spiritually after his death.”

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