Interview: The Box Director Richard Kelly, Part 1: Spoiler Free
by Alex Billington
November 3, 2009
Just yesterday, at a quaint hotel in Beverly Hills, I sat down to interview Richard Kelly, the mastermind behind the upcoming film The Box and one of my all-time favorite films, Donnie Darko. We spoke at length about developing The Box and his fascination with science fiction, but because his new film has some big surprise twists, I decided to record a second part talking specifically about spoilers (that will be posted next week after this hits theaters). This half of the interview is completely spoiler free and is about everything The Box and how he got to this point in his career. If you're a fan of Richard Kelly, you need to watch this!
Watch my interview with The Box writer and director Richard Kelly - Part 1:
This interview was shot using my Flip Mino camera. In terms of my thoughts on The Box, I actually liked it a lot. I can't talk about it at length yet, but it's a vast improvement over Southland Tales (which I hated), but doesn't ever reach the heights of Donnie Darko. That said, it's a great film on its own merits, and if you look past Cameron Diaz and at the great performances of James Marsden and Frank Langella, plus the story itself, there's a lot to appreciate. In fact, I think the questions it brings up about morals are quite brilliant. The Box hits theaters this weekend - November 6th - go see it! Check next week for Part 2 of my interview.