Interviews for the films of 2011
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This Season's Conversations
• Corey Stoll (Midnight in Paris) on two great writers Hemingway and Allen and his career-changing breakthrough
• Charlize Theron (Young Adult) on Mavis Gary, hugging day players, and battling Snow White
• Bret McKenzie (The Muppets) is finished with Middle Earth but still playing with those Muppets
• Jessica Chastain (The Help, Take Shelter) won't be slowing down in 2012. She's got big plans and many character creations (no repeats!) on the way.
• Arianna Phillips (W.E.) the great costume designer on her long collaboration with Madonna
• Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene) likes it minimal. He stays ambiguous to the end.
• Judy Greer (The Descendants) is still girl next door relatable but ever more fabulous.
• Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur) on mommy Meryl's Iron Lady and digging deep for her new film about an abused Christian woman.
• David Cronenberg (A Dangerous Method) always has something fascinating to say. His new film goes back to the source of so many of his cinematic preoccupations.
• Mike Mills (Beginners) made his personal stories into art. So do his characters.
• Andrew Haigh (Weekend) on casting his perfect chemistry actors and trying to see the film through the audience eyes. It's hard for him; he edited it in his own bedroom.
• Ben Foster (Rampart) is dying for a musical comedy. But he loves working with the "beasts" of cinema.
• Roland Emmerich (Anonymous) likes it big but detours for a little Shakespeare
• Vera Farmiga & Dagmara Dominczyk (Higher Ground) have rich girl girl chemistry and a fine film in common.
• Enrico Casarosa (La Luna) on his animated short film Oscar finalist.
• Demian Bichir & Chris Weitz (A Better Life) preparing for emotional climaxes and navigating awards season.
• Christina Hendricks (Drive) on acting during car chases and "that scene".
• Ludivine Sagnier (Love Crimes) isn't content with being the best of the current French temptresses. She's chasing the legacies of the true legends of French cinema.
• Chris Miller (Puss in Boots) on how one becomes a director of animated features and whether or not he's a cat person
MORE TO COME!