Wednesday, 9 November 2011

[518] Nick Murphy Interview: The Awakening, Ghost Stories and More

One of the perks of covering the London Film Festival is the 'Afternoon Tea' sessions that are arranged for journalists and filmmakers to come together and have a casual chat. This year, I really struck it lucky, having candid conversations with Paul Kelly (Lawrence of Belgravia) and Nick Brandestini (Darwin).

Those two might make it onto the blog in future, but for now, here's another great little interview with The Awakening director Nick Murphy, who has some very thought-provoking things to say about directing, writing and the horror genre,

Haunting cinemas across the country this week is The Awakening, a chilling ghost story starring Rebecca Hall as Florence Cathcart, a stylish super-skeptic who debunks spooks in a Britain transfixed by a post-Great War gloom.

But don’t call it a horror film. Amidst the bustle of the London Film Festival, we had the chance to talk with director Nick Murphy about how the film slots in with horror tradition, as well as his own opinions on genre, ‘strong’ female characters, and the central tenets that every film - and filmmaker - must satisfy.

However, with his insight comes the terrible taint of mild spoilers - so, please do tread carefully.

Read the full article here.

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