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Charlie Rose, interviews

  • A good interview with Matt and Cameron Crowe on Charlie Rose is now available at the Charlie Rose site. Matt discusses George Clooney, working with John Krasinski and the nature of his friendship with Ben.



  • Cameron Crowe discussed how he worked with Matt on the script of We Bought A Zoo, and the film's most memorable line, in this interview.

    And as with Crowe’s most famous movies, this one comes with another wonderful line that could very well make it onto the list of the most memorable movie quotes: “All you need is twenty seconds of insane courage and I promise you something great will come of it.”

    “That line worked well because it felt natural,” the director says. “I think if a movie makes a pronouncement to the audience, you are dead in the water. It will fall flat. You feel like you are being preached to. What I love is when a character says something that is real so that you think about it later and realize, ‘That’s something I can take with me from this movie. I will remember that.’”

    And although Damon would probably never say so, Crowe noted that, “We wrote that line together… but he’s shy about it… I went to Hawaii to visit him while he was on vacation with his family. He said, ‘Come over and we’ll work on the script.’ So we did and it ended up being one of the greatest collaborative experiences I’ve ever had, and that line came out of it.”

  • A fun junket interview with Matt and the cast by BDK Reviews is at YouTube.

  • The script for Margaret is now available online at the Fox Searchlight For your consideration site.
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