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Sundance Interview: 500 Days of Summer Director Marc Webb

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January 20, 2009

Marc Webb and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Everyone has already heard about 500 Days of Summer by now, the film that is well on its way to becoming the breakout hit of Sundance this year. First-time director Marc Webb is one of the key people (obviously) that made it such a brilliant film. What he was able to do with it and turn it into is why it's becoming such a beloved indie gem. Ever since I first saw it was showing at Sundance, Webb was one of the filmmakers I really wanted to interview while I was out here, in order to talk about his filmmaking process. Luckily I had that opportunity yesterday and the resulting interviewed turned out fantastic.

Watch our Sundance interview with Marc Webb:

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As you see above, I'm trying a new format for interviews at Sundance this year using my Flip Mino. In addition to this interview with Marc, I have separate interviews with both of the film's wonderful stars -- Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel -- that will be published in a few days, so stay tuned for those as well. I hope you found the interview as fascinating to watch as I did to talk with Marc. I can confidently says he's a director on his way to becoming someone very big. 500 Days of Summer will finish playing here at Sundance and hit theaters on July 24th this upcoming summer.

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  • Anant
    Excellent interview, quite eager now to see the Zooey and Joe interviews.
  • Will S.
    Great interview! I'm very excited to see it this summer! I love the lead actor, especially in Brick.
  • http://www.twitter.com/brotodeau Brandon Lee Tenney
    Outstanding! There's an understated humbleness to him.. great to see he's able to make the movies he's passionate about.
  • Silver
    Good interview. He really came around and got into the interview and it was intriguing to see him get so passionate and engaged in just talking about his movie.
  • -Peter-
    that was pretty cool. I want to see the interview with Zooey ASAP, though. obsession.
  • ella
    are you going to be uploading the zooey interview? been checking in daily.
  • Lucy
    he's so talented! I wish I knew more about how he got started in his career

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