What made the story right for a modern day interpretation?
Nicholls: I think if you pitch the story – an independent woman has to choose between three different contrasting men while maintaining her independence – I think that would feel very modern and contemporary.
How did you find this story?
David Lowery: It was a true story about this guy whose life was too good to be true in terms of a narrative.
There’s an incredible attention to detail throughout the film, from the dialog to the set decoration. Could you describe how you approached these aspects of the film?
Robert Eggers: New England was the most literate part of the Western World; you had to teach your children how to read– it was against the law if you didn’t, because you had to read the bible in English.
We spent three years filming, and we went to twenty five countries with Quincy.
What inspired you with this film and why did you set it in the world of 1950’s London fashion?
Paul Thomas Anderson: I had a thin story for a romance about a man, woman, and maybe third party.
When an actor does Macbeth on stage, they get to experience the character straight through. How was it playing it in a film?
It’s just a normal thing, really. It’s such a rare opportunity to do something in chronological order when filming; it just never really happens.
You’re a prolific writer, but this is only your second time directing a feature. What motivates you to direct one of your own pieces?
Mike White: I knew the tone was going to be particular, so it was just going to be hard to help another director interpret what I intended for film to be.
How did you get on this project? How did it come to you?
John Krasinski: So I was about to start pre-production on Jack Ryan, and some of the producers on Jack Ryan were Platinum Dunes, and they said, “Would you ever act in a genre movie?” And I said, “Oh no, I can’t do that, I don’t do horror movies.”
Mr. McConaughey, how did you approach Cooper?
I always saw Cooper as a man out of time.
How did you go about conceiving two characters who would ultimately converge?
Jason Reitman: I always thought of the movie as being like those lenticular posters, where if you look at the poster and you kind of move your head two inches, the image changes.
Can you share some of your songwriting process with us?
John Carney: Well, I would say first and foremost, I am a hobbyist when it comes to songwriting. I’m an amateur. I do it because it’s fun.
THE NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW NAMES 2018 HONOREES INCLUDING GREEN BOOK FOR BEST FILM OF THE YEAR & BRADLEY COOPER FOR BEST DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR The Organization’s Gala will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in New York City New York, NY (November 27, 2018) – The National Board of Review today announced […]
Mae lives a quiet life in the north woods with her estranged husband. Amid alienation and brutality, Mae forms an unexpected connection with a wounded rabbit, and finds that its fate is tied to her own.
The recent release of Salinger draws attention to a historical figure not widely associated with the eponymous author: Charlie Chaplin. The film advances the theory that the author never fully recovered from the heartbreak of having Oona O’Neill (daughter of playwright Eugene O’Neill) choose Chaplin over him.