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By David Poland poland@moviecitynews.com

Matt Reeves, director Let Me In

5 Responses to “Matt Reeves, director Let Me In”

  1. Paul MD (Stella's Boy) says:

    Fun chat. Hope Don listens.

  2. Halek says:

    It’s a terrific film that stands on its own merits. Once the handwringing by loyalists of the Swedish film dies down, the box office disappointment recedes in the past, and Let Me In is on DVD/Blu-ray, it will be more widely appreciated and regarded as a gem in its own right.

  3. anghus says:

    “i asked for questions from the readers, but i didn’t find any of them that interesting.”

    ok.

  4. Foamy Squirrel says:

    And then DP TOTALLY STOLE ONE OF MY SUGGESTIONS by asking if he liked Bay-action vs. intimate.

    I demand a cut of the profits.

  5. David Poland says:

    I will send you your cut of every dime I make on this, Foamy.

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~ Michael Mann On Diversity

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“Somebody had to do it,” the 93 year old Mekas said, standing during the entire hourlong Q&A. He also spoke to the notion of curation: “If I see something I like, I don’t really enjoy it unless I can share it with others.”
~ Jonas Mekas, via Eugene Hernandez