Sunday, November 19, 2017

Chat Room Interviews

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Wednesday, May. 3, 2017
Director Michael Mann Feels "Heat" 22 Years Later
"This crew is good," declares Al Pacino's Los Angeles detective Vincent Hanna in Michael Mann's sprawling noir saga "Heat." Hanna is speaking of Neil McCauley's (Robert De Niro) criminal gang but the same could also be said of Mann and his production team. The sheer filmmaking rigor is one of the...
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017
Interview: Ridley Scott Looks Beyond The Sequels To Storyboard The Future With "All the Money in the World."
Ridley Scott insists he is not a nostalgic person, but you wouldn't know that looking at the 2017 movie calendar. Not only are audiences getting another "Alien" movie, "Alien: Covenant," on May 19, but also a long-time-coming "Blade Runner" sequel in October. Scott made his name in Hollywood with "...
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 2017
Freeman, Caine and Arkin On "Going in Style," Aging As Actors 
Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin would, if they ever sat still long enough, make a respectable Mount Rushmore. One could hardly find a more formidable trio of such overwhelming character. Their voices, alone, are utterly unmistakable. Put together Arkin's street-wise Brooklyn accent,...
Monday, Apr. 3, 2017
Director Christopher Nolan Discusses War Epic "Dunkirk"
Director Christopher Nolan has spent his career bending minds (and cities) with his films. He works on a scale that is stubbornly and obsessively cinematic and it seems that no concept, be it Batman or the multiverse or dreams, is too big for the visionary filmmaker. His latest movie, "Dunkirk,"...
Monday, Mar. 27, 2017
Mattel's COO Discusses Company's Diversification Into Movies, TV
Mattel is looking to the movies. The maker of Barbie and Hot Wheels, which has live-action films based on those toys in the works, says it wants to find new ways to be on more screens in front of more kids. These days, that takes more than a 30-second commercial. Big-screen movies are a first for...
Friday, Mar. 24, 2017
Toby Oliver, ACS, Reflects On "Get Out"
Lensed by Toby Oliver, ACS, the comedy-horror film Get Out, written and directed by Jordan Peele, is a hit, recently bowing in the #1 slot in the U.S. weekend box office. Get Out has also garnered critical acclaim for its dark, subversive commentary about racial tensions. The film stars Daniel...
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017
Ryan Gosling Reflects On Working With Director Terrence Malick On "Song to Song"
Even amid the chaotic melee on the Dolby Theatre stage during the infamous best-picture Oscar flub, Ryan Gosling was typically unflappable. While most reacted with shock and confusion, there was the "La La Land" star - cool and bemused - chuckling on the side of the stage. "What can you say?"...
Monday, Mar. 20, 2017
"Mad Men" Creator Matthew Weiner Discusses Book, Amazon Series
"Mad Men" is a key part of the TV's modern golden age, and a detailed reminder of why has arrived. A new two-volume, 1,000-page book set contains photos and portraits, script pages, interviews and Dead Sea Scrolls-like minutiae, including series creator and executive producer Matthew Weiner's early...
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017
Director Danny Boyle Reflects On His Return To "Trainspotting"
It's been over 20 years since "Trainspotting" took audiences deep inside the alluring, unsettling world of young, Scottish, Iggy Pop-loving heroin junkies and director Danny Boyle is feeling reflective. Since his massively successful second feature film, Boyle has won an Oscar, directed the Opening...
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017
Composer Hurwitz Discusses The Evolving Score for "La La Land"
For "La La Land" composer and songwriter Justin Hurwitz, it's been a long, laborious ride from dreaming up the musical with his old college roommate Damien Chazelle over six years ago to becoming the toast of awards season. His catchy score and songs have broken through, too, securing their own...