With the awards season now in the final stretch before the nominees turn into winners, there's still some campaigning to do and talks to be had, and the latest comes from the LA Times as part of their Envelope Screening Series.
This time around, click and sit back to watch a hour discussion unfold between directorial contenders John Lee Hancock (“Saving Mr. Banks”), J.C. Chandor (“All Is Lost”), Nicole Holofcener (“Enough Said”), Paul Greengrass (“Captain Phillips”), Spike Jonze (“Her”) and Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”). From their early influences, casting, taking criticism and much more, as you might expect, this one is wide ranging.
There's some pretty interesting tidbits too, including Jonze elaborating on a project he tried to make prior to "Being John Malkovich." "The worst failures are when you fail yourself, you fail your [original] intention," he said. "I've come to realize success to me is, 'How close did I get to that original feeling that I started with?' The initial feeling that set me in motion that makes you have to do something."
As always, it's the kind of stuff that goes deeper than your average EPK and it's worth a look. Watch below.