An Evening with Jason Reitman, Director of Juno and Up in the Air (The /Filmcast: After Dark – Ep. 79)
Posted on Friday, December 11th, 2009 by David Chen
Last night, Jason Reitman, director of Juno and Up in the Air, joined us for a special live Q&A with /Film readers. Those who tuned in live know that it was an epic night of director-fan interaction. In this special episode of the /Filmcast, Dave Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley chatted with Jason about a wide range of topics. For the first 1 hour and 48 minutes of this discussion, it’s all about /Film reader questions and the /Filmcast chat room. Jason talks about how/why he chose to get into filmmaking, why he turned down directing Dude Where’s My Car, how he chooses music for his films, why he wasn’t really an asshole in front of Tom Ford, his favorite directors of all time, and his affection for NPR’s Terry Gross. After that, David has a spoiler-filled chat with Jason about the ending of Up in the Air, and some of the film’s broader themes.
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