Thursday, 20 January 2011

[430] Roger Michell Interview

No fireworks today, but I like this interview a lot. I didn't love Morning Glory, so decided to just ask director Roger Michell about his craft. What ensued was, I think, a rather casual, interesting conversation. Sometimes it's just nice to hear about the proper process of filmmaking, and Michell certainly gave us an insight into that. What do you think?

For the last 20 years, Roger Michell has been directing for both television and cinema, working on both sides of the Atlantic on projects such as Notting Hill, Changing Lanes, The Mother, Enduring Love and Venus.

Out this week is his new film,
Morning Glory, the ‘rom-job-com' which stars Rachel McAdams as an ambitious young television producer who is tasked with turning around the performance of morning news show, Daybreak, and features strong support from the likes of Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton and Jeff Goldblum.

We had the chance to chat with Michell about the art of directing, the trouble with genres, and the best way to treat Hollywood movie stars...

Read the full interview here.

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