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Christopher Nolan on “Following” – Conversations Inside The Criterion Collection

Always interested in crime and justice, Christopher Nolan’s first film (a whole seven years before he made Batman Begins) is a curious black and white head-scratcher about a writer who, obsessed with following people, subsequently gets caught up in a life of crime. In this interview, Nolan explains his key to success and ends up Read MoreRead More

Writer Diablo Cody on her Unconventional Career Path and Advice She’s Learned Along the Way

Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody always dreamed of being a writer, but getting a call from Hollywood to write a screenplay for the first time took her by surprise. That call resulted in the film Juno, and Diablo has had a brilliant career (with its share of ups and downs) ever since. Now a director, writer, Read MoreRead More

Community’s Dan Harmon Is Just a Guy That Makes a Show – Speakeasy

Dan Harmon (Community, Channel 101) sits down with Paul F. Tompkins to chat about getting started in comedy, the creation of Channel 101 and Acceptable TV, his experience with The Sarah Silverman Program, mainstream television, and working on Community.Read More

The Black List with Founder & CEO Franklin Leonard

The Black List, how it was founded, and how it continues to develop are discussed with founder and CEO Franklin Leonard who explains the difference between studios and production companies along with the idea of mixing creativity with business. Leonard also talks about working with Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio, and at Universal and making his Read MoreRead More

The Daily Show’s John Hodgman Makes His Dreams Come True – Speakeasy

Author/actor/comedian John Hodgman (The Areas of My Expertise, More Information Than You Require, That Is All) sits down with Paul F. Tompkins to talk about making drinks, becoming a literary agent, cheesemongering, working on McSweeney’s, being on The Daily Show, and preparing for the Apocalypse.Read More

An Interview with John Leonetti Cinematographer for Soul Surfer, Insidious, The Conjuring – Craft Truck

Over beers in the afternoon John Leonetti and Craft Truck’s Emily Buller cover everything from being inspired by Bethany Hamilton and shooting on the water for Soul Surfer, learning to shoot with less light on Insidious, taking cues from Poltergiest for The Conjuring, and the ‘bonkers’ lighting and Goro time on the set of Mortal Kombat.Read More

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