Celebrity Interviews

Darren Aronofsky: Writer-director of Pi (1998), The Wrestler (2008), and Black Swan (2010), Aronofsky spoke to me early in his career upon the release of Requiem for a Dream (2000), for which he co-wrote the adaptation with author Hubert Selby. [Originally published on About.com.]

David Cronenberg: Director of such films as Videodrome (1983), The Fly (1986), and Naked Lunch (1991) discusses his approach to films upon the release of eXistenZ (1999). [Originally published on Film Threat in shorter form.]

Hampton Fancher: Screenwriter of Blade Runner (1992) and its upcoming sequel, he talks at great length about the tribulations and high drama of working with Ridley Scott. The interview was done upon the release of his feature directorial debut, The Minus Man (1999), which stars Owen Wilson, Brain Cox, and Janeane Garofalo. [Originally published on Film Threat in shorter form.]

John Cameron Mitchell: Writer/director/performer of the cult hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) talks at length about the film and its development upon its release.

Guy Ritchie: The director of Lock, Stock, & Two Smoking Barrels (1998) goes into depth about crime, violence, and filmmaking, in an interview conducted at the very beginning of his career. [Originally published on Film Threat in shorter form.]

Gary Ross: Before he directed The Hunger Games (2012), Ross wrote such films as Big (1988) and Dave (1993), then went on to write and direct his first feature, Pleasantville (1998). Here he explains in great detail his approach to storytelling and screenwriting.