One of the best documentaries of 2007 was Seth Gordon’s The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. The film told the story of everyman Steve Wiebe and his quest to land the all-time high score on Donkey Kong. However, Wiebe must contend with the villainous Billy Mitchell, who not only holds the high score, but is somehow powerful enough to make sure that everything works against Wiebe. Of course, that’s the narrative Gordon chose for his film and it shouldn’t be forgotten that Wiebe, Mitchell, and everyone depicted in the movie is more complicated than they appear.
Mitchell recently did an interview where he reflected on the movie. While it sounds like he has mixed feelings on the experience, he says he doesn’t regret doing the movie and that now he’s recognized every day of the week as opposed to the measly six out of seven days he was getting before. Hit the jump to check out the interview.