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Director Rian Johnson Explains The Difficult Path to ‘Looper’

Rian Johnson opens up about the long road of writing and getting financing for his Looper. Writer/director Rian Johnson‘s Looper is an intricately told film. Nearly every scene in the movie is packed full of new information, from character development to world building. As Johnson explains finding that structure, it was like creating stepping stones across a pond for Read MoreRead More

Movies struggle to find ‘The End’

It seems like there are so many movies that have a great exciting hook in the beginning, but end up floundering in the third act. Why is that?  Tom Hooper, Ang Lee and Steven Spielberg offer some insight. The filmgoer was noticeably upset. He didn’t like a moment in ”Lincoln.” More specifically, he didn’t like the final Read MoreRead More

The Toughest Scene I Wrote: Writer/Director Rian Johnson on Looper

Rian Johnson discusses the most pivotal scene in his time travel mind-bender Looper, as told to Kyle Buchanan of Vulture.com It’s the obvious one: the diner scene between Bruce and Joe, which is almost like its own little movie wedged into the middle of a bigger movie. There was just a lot of weight on it for Read MoreRead More

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