What was the process of you discovering the source material and trying to get it produced?
DeCaprio: As soon as I read the novel I thought, “This is like a modern day Caligula.”
Can you discuss the process of adapting the book for the screen?
James Gray: The book is a meticulously researched thing. Immediately you realize that you’re in for it if you change something factually and of course I had to, because it’s a movie.
We spent three years filming, and we went to twenty five countries with Quincy.
Your character is particularly interesting because he comes across as an avatar of our current president, only more articulate and charismatic. What was your approach to him?
John Lithgow: I choose to take that as a compliment
The final scene between the father and son is so moving and beautiful, what was it like shooting that scene and what did it mean to you?
Michael Stuhlbarg: Rarely in filmmaking does one get to shoot things in order, but in this case, I had plenty of time because we shot that at the very end of the production.
How did you develop the particular visual language of this film?
It was really challenging. There were things that we felt were important early on that ended up boxing us in.
What inspired this story?
Martin McDonagh: I saw something similar to what’s on the billboards in the film when I was on a bus going through one of the Southern States about seventeen years ago.
Was the El Capitan free solo climb always the thing, or were you interested in Alex more generally?
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi: We were interested in Alex and interested in his process and interested in who he is as a human.
HER NAMED 2013 BEST FILM OF THE YEAR BY THE NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW *** 2013 Gala to be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 hosted by Lara Spencer New York, NY – (December 4, 2013) – The National Board of Review has named HER the 2013 Best Film of the Year. Below is […]
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