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Reitman's Up in the Air Press Tour Simulator

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood January 8, 2010 at 1:25AM

Jason Reitman not only put together a pie chart from his Up in the Air media rounds of most frequent questions, but now he's made a video of his endless global press tour that shows what a blur this whole thing must be. I talked to Reitman at the very start in Telluride with a flip cam interview before he had his patter down, and interviewed him again in L.A. at a Sneak Previews Q & A. While I see Peter Sciretta, Kris Tapley, Peter Travers and Rachel Abramowitz in the following montage, I don't think I'm in there:
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Jason Reitman not only put together a pie chart from his Up in the Air media rounds of most frequent questions, but now he's made a video of his endless global press tour that shows what a blur this whole thing must be. I talked to Reitman at the very start in Telluride with a flip cam interview before he had his patter down, and interviewed him again in L.A. at a Sneak Previews Q & A. While I see Peter Sciretta, Kris Tapley, Peter Travers and Rachel Abramowitz in the following montage, I don't think I'm in there:

Lost In The Air: The Jason Reitman Press Tour Simulator from Jason Reitman on Vimeo.

See chart below.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.