Rian Johnson

The Guardian has a regular feature called “The Film That Changed My Life“, which featured film directors talking about the movie that inspired their art. The latest edition features Brick/The Brothers Bloom director Rian Johnson talking about Federico Fellini’s 8½:

Even though I was enamoured with film at college, I took literature classes and was reading a lot of great novels. Film and great literature seemed to feed two very different appetites for me – until I saw 8½. It was the first movie that bridged the two and opened up the idea that a film can have the complexity of a great novel. … I don’t think I’ve ever seen a movie like it, it seems to capture what memory – or the reverie of reliving a memory – feels like. The experience is almost tangible.

Read the full article on The Guardian.

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