The Writers: Judd Apatow on the Script for 'This is 40'
Writer, director and producer Judd Apatow shares how much of his real life is involved in the storyline for This is 40. When asked about how much is fictional, Apatow replied, "It is a soup of real feelings and events, things I'm noticing about my friends and other actors and make a big contribution, and stuff I'm just making up to make it more interesting. And within that soup, you don't think it is perfectly accurate."
The Writers: Mark Boal on 'Zero Dark Thirty'
Zero Dark Thirty writer and producer Mark Boal on the government's involvement in his war movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. "We made this movie independently. One of the things that everybody knows, when you make a movie with a studio and it involves a military, there is some give and take creatively. We decided to forgo all of that, forgo the helicopters, forgo the bases and make the movie out in the Middle East without any sort of government," said Boal.
The Writers: Michael Haneke on 'Downfall'
German born writer, director and Palme d'Or winner Michael Haneke gives us his take on Nazi movies Downfall and Schindler's List. When asked if he would make a movie about Hitler, he replied, "No. The question is, it's impossible for me to do that because of the idea of creating entertainment of this, turning this into entertainment, and that's why I have problems with Steven Spielberg's film about concentration camps."
The Writers: Full Uncensored Interview
Full uncensored interview with Judd Apatow, Mark Boal, David Magee, Chris Terrio, Michael Haneke and John Krasinski.
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