Video Interview: The Brothers Bloom Director Rian Johnson
by Alex Billington
May 13, 2009
There's an exceptional indie film that needs all the support it can get. The Brothers Bloom is the second feature film from auteur Rian Johnson, who broke onto the scene in 2005 with the high school noir thriller Brick. Bloom debuted at the Toronto Film Festival last year (where I saw it for the first time) and has since played numerous other festivals all the while leading up to its opening this upcoming weekend, May 15th, starting in limited theaters. In honor of that release, I was able to sit down and chat with Rian for a good 20 minutes to delve into everything Brothers Bloom and beyond. You don't want to miss this!
Watch my 2009 video interview with The Brothers Bloom writer & director Rian Johnson:
This interview was shot using my Flip Mino camera. I really love Rian Johnson, not only is he one of the finest young filmmakers around, but he's just an all-around cool guy. I wanted to go in and chat about filmmaking for 20 minutes, so I tried to stay away from spoilers in this one, but who knows what made its way in. I've actually seen The Brothers Bloom a total of three times now, so I'm very familiar with the film and it's one of my all-time favorites. In particular, the score (written by Rian's cousin Nathan Johnson) is fantastic, and the performances by Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo are top notch. Give this indie film a chance.
'A character based con-movie not a plot based con-movie' - I really dig it when writer/ directors subvert or turn standard genres on their heads... Cool interview Alex!
Bogart on May 13, 2009
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