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Green Zone interviews
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From: (Anonymous) Date: March 10th, 2010 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I agree about the Charlie Rose interview. Of course, when you do Charlie you had better be prepared to be substantive; Matt and Paul are always prepared, and they don't sound glib most of the time.

Saw the Today Show interview. Once again, The two Matts cut to the chase and discussed such issues as the structure of GZ as a thriller and as an examination of serious political ideas. The N.Y. Times apparently called the film, "Bourne in Baghdad". Matt repeated his mantra about doing another Bourne in 5-10 years after the studio does prequels. The interview was not that long, but they packed a lot into it.

The AP review was naive and a bummer. Hope the promos shown on tv that are so Bourne-oriented prevail. Here are my fingers crossed for a good opening.

mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 11th, 2010 02:00 am (UTC) (Link)


The reviews are really surprising to me. A lot of people are upset with the politics and the fictional nature of a story based in truth. It's one take on a real life subject, and it's entertainment, not propaganda or a documentary.

The Australian reviews are really positive, with critics enjoying the political aspects and appreciating it as an entertaining thriller, which is all it claims to be. I'm not sure which side the UK critics will fall on.

It opens in Australia today, so for once I'll be able to see it before it opens in the US.

Matt's talking about the poor box office of Informant and Invictus in a few interviews today. The Green Zone's in trouble before it opens due to the subject matter, delays, budget (although Greengrass says the budget is far less than a Bourne movie) and simplistic advertising campaign. My fingers are crossed too.
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