Interview: The Box Director Richard Kelly, Part 2: Spoilers
by Alex Billington
November 9, 2009
Just last week I interviewed Richard Kelly, director of Donnie Darko and the recently released The Box. The first half of my interview was strictly spoiler free and we talked about developing the story, his love for sci-fi, and casting. This second part of my interview (run time of 7 minutes) focuses on the second half of the movie and contains spoilers, so please watch this only if you've seen the movie! He talks about why some of the characters make the decisions they make and what's going on in the second half. If you had questions after watching The Box or just wanted to know more about what went into it, then be sure to watch this.
Watch my interview with The Box writer and director Richard Kelly - Part 2:
After the interview (off camera), Kelly answered a question I had about a "missing piece" in the third act - spoilers follow! I asked him what exactly was happening in between the cut from Arthur Lewis getting hit by the truck in the car, then he next walks out the brightly lit hangar and is stopped by the military. Kelly explained that after the car gets hit, he removed a scene where you see Steward's men drag him away. In the hangar, he is mysteriously "healed", although he wouldn't say what exactly is in there. Makes more sense, as it was kind of confusing at first. The Box is currently playing in theaters, so go see it if you haven't yet!