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Rabbit Hole, director John Cameron Mitchell

4 Responses to “Rabbit Hole, director John Cameron Mitchell”

  1. LexG says:

    Time is a little bit at a premium today, so I can’t sit down to the whole interview just yet…

    Can someone direct me to the time code where BAND OF THE HAND is discussed in detail for 19 straight minutes?

  2. Amy says:

    Good interview but colour me surprised, for some reason, I thought JCM would be a bit energetic in person. Every of his interviews I have watched or listened to since the film debuted at TIFF almost made me want to nod off, lol.

    Looking forward to RH, word on it has been fantastic! :)

  3. scooterzz says:

    no offense intended but why do you insist on making those cooing sounds while mitchell is talking?…it gets to the point where i can only hear you saying “um-hum”, “right”, “um-hum”…the guy is a pretty prolific writer…i wouldn’t think he’d need prompting…

  4. Rita Soto says:

    I adore JCM! Very much looking forward to “Rabbit Hole”. Great interview with this talented writer/director.


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