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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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“Almodóvar–the first name is almost unnecessary–is a genius, is a flower, is a guiding light: the last, best son of Buñuel and so much more than that. His screenplays, which he directs with passion and fine care, have taught us about the exteriors of his native land and the interiors of our own hearts. From the early, manic experimental Super-8 work to the breakthrough Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, his titles are as evocative as most people’s screenplays. Yet for all their antic energy, Almodóvar’s films are deeply spiritual: watching his disturbing, mysterious, heart-rending Talk to Her is to understand, perhaps for the first time, the full meaning of grace. An Almodóvar screenplay is a running leap off a Gaudi balcony, it flips, soars, ascends, careens, tumbles, falls – always landing, astonishingly and astonished, on its feet.”
~ Howard A. Rodman, Announcing Almodóvar’s Jean Renoir Award

“I got a feeling I am going to win in the long run, but I want to be part of the zeitgeist, too. I want to support young girls who are in their 20s now and tell them: You’re not just imagining things. It’s tough. Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times. Girls now are also faced with different problems. I’ve been guilty of one thing: After being the only girl in bands for 10 years, I learned—the hard way—that if I was going to get my ideas through, I was going to have to pretend that they—men—had the ideas. I became really good at this and I don’t even notice it myself. I don’t really have an ego. I’m not that bothered. I just want the whole thing to be good. And I’m not saying one bad thing about the guys who were with me in the bands, because they’re all amazing and creative, and they’re doing incredible things now. But I come from a generation where that was the only way to get things done. So I have to play stupid and just do everything with five times the amount of energy, and then it will come through.”
~ Björk to Jessica Hopper at Pitchfork