BBC is set to revisit Brideshead Revisited. But the British network’s new adaptation of the Evelyn Waugh classic novel has a few exciting things going for it: a prestigious director, Luca Guadagnino, who has just wrapped up his first TV project, and a star-studded ensemble led by Andrew Garfield that would feature a Carol reunion between fellow stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.
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A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to sit down with The Lookout stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Matthew Goode and writer/director Scott Frank to discuss the new film. I apologize for the unusually low quality recording, we had to make due as my professional digital recorder broke during the interview.
- Miramax’s deceptive marketing
- The story’s evolution over the last 20 years
- Scott Frank’s decision to become a director
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s decision to transition into dark indie films
- Matthew Goode’s decision to break out from Romantic Comedies
- Scott Frank on Quirky Character Traits For No Reason vs. Character Traits that drive the story
- Researching the characters
- Making a movie about a character with a head injury, and NOT a movie about head injuries
- The media’s obsession about “What’s Next”
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Stop Loss and Killshot
- Scott Frank on his upcoming projects: A western and “Fourty Four”
- Mathew Goode on Brideshead Revisited
- The Appeal of working with a First Time Director
- Rediscovering Jeff Daniels as Lewis
- Shooting in the cold Winnipeg winter
- Editing The Film
- Scott Frank’s dislike for DVD extended cuts
- Deleted Scenes
- The Surprises of a First Time Director: Compromises
The Lookout hits theaters on March 30th 2007.