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Derek Cianfrance Goes Deep on Making HBO’s I Know This Much is True


One of the very best issues I’ve watched this 12 months is director Derek Cianfrance’s (The Place Beyond the Pines, Blue Valentine) restricted collection adaptation of Wally Lamb’s novel I Know This Much Is True for HBO. The collection stars Mark Ruffalo in twin roles as similar twin brothers, considered one of whom suffers from psychological sickness. Over the course of the six-episodes that span completely different phases of their lives, Cianfrance pulls again the curtain on how psychological sickness impacts everybody – not simply the individual bothered with the illness. Featuring two sensible performances by Ruffalo (considered one of which had him add thirty kilos for the position), sensible filmmaking, and unbelievable contributions from the complete forged and crew, I Know This Much is True is a kind of particular collection that I can’t suggest sufficient. I Know This Much Is True additionally stars Melissa Leo, Rosie O’Donnell, Archie Panjabi, Imogen Poots, John Procaccino, Rob Huebel, Philip Ettinger, Aisling Franciosi, Bruce Greenwood, Juliette Lewis, and Kathryn Hahn.


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With the complete collection now accessible on HBO, I just lately did an prolonged interview with Derek Cianfrance the place we went deep into the making of the collection and his previous works. During the ninety-minute dialog, Cianfrance went into nice element on how the collection was made, why he likes to shoot close-ups, why the motto on set was “let’s keep Kodak in business,” why he needed the collection to be uncooked, soiled and sweaty, how Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander influenced the collection, why capturing on movie provides a way of urgency on set, and a lot extra. In addition, he talked about his obsession with Creepshow, what occurred to A Cotton Candy Autopsy, how his Metalhead film morphed into Sound of Metal, future tasks, the way in which Phil Solomon modified his trajectory in movie faculty, and extra.

Trust me, if you happen to’re a fan of Derek Cianfrance you’ll study loads watching this interview.

Since this dialog is so lengthy, we’re providing it two methods: you may both watch the interview within the participant under or additional down the web page is the audio so you may obtain the dialog.

Editor’s be aware: The following incorporates spoilers for I Know This Much Is True.


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