Thursday, 31 March 2016


All Four Jurassic Films in One Action-Packed Mobile Game, Available on the App Store and Google Play Today


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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Universal Brand Development today announced the release of LEGO ® Jurassic World™ for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices, available now on the App Store and Google Play. For the first time ever with a LEGO videogame, players can use Apple’s 3D Touch controls to enhance their experience.
The action-packed adventure game brings the excitement of all four Jurassic films to one mobile game for the first time, spanning more than two decades of epic films from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, including Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III and the recent box office blockbuster Jurassic World. Reimagined with TT Games’ signature LEGO humour, the thrilling adventure recreates unforgettable scenes and action sequences from the films, allowing fans to experience for themselves the franchise’s most memorable moments and the opportunity to fully explore the expansive grounds of Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna.
lego jurassic world“We’re excited to bring the adventure of LEGO Jurassic World to mobile devices,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “From creating and playing as a dinosaur, to journeying through Isla Nublar and beyond, fans can now immerse themselves directly into the action of the iconic film franchise wherever and whenever they want.”
In LEGO Jurassic World, players can take on the roles of exciting Jurassic film characters, such as Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) and Dr. Wu (BD Wong), throughout 20 story levels on a mission to collect precious amber containing dinosaur DNA.  Players can use the DNA to build their dino collection, mix their pieces to create an original species with the Dino Customiser by mixing and matching colour, body parts and abilities or fill the giant footsteps of the LEGO dinosaurs and actually play the game as the beasts themselves!
LEGO Jurassic World is rated 9+  and is now available for £3.99 on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and Google Play for Android devices.

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Wednesday, 30 March 2016


In the shocking season 2 finale of Star Wars Rebels, destinies will be forever changed and iconic characters will re-emerge in what will surely be the most talked about episode of the season. In the one-hour finale, Kanan, Ezra and Ahsoka seek out an Inquisitor to gain information about Vader, but soon encounter an unexpected ally in their fight against the Sith. When their search leads them to a confrontation with Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones), the three Jedi and their new ally must marshal all their strengths to survive. The two-part finale, which airs TONIGHT, March 30th, is directed by series Executive Producer Dave Filoni and features the return of Darth Maul, voiced by The Clone Wars’ Sam Witwer.



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Creating Jurassic Park's Triceratops. Behind-the-scenes footage showing the animatronic techniques and rehearsal process behind JP's sick dino.

To bring to life JURASSIC PARK’s sick Triceratops, Stan Winston Studio designed and built a full-size puppet that performed alongside the actors on location in Hawaii. SWS Triceratops mechanical designer, Al Sousa, recalled the mech design process: “We built a small-scale version of the character before the full-scale so we could show Stan how everything was going to work. The breathing mechanism was basically a post underneath that pushed a lever up and down [to move] the skin up and down… the tail mechanism had movement from side to side and also up and down.
 There were no hydraulics in this character. It was all just mechanical.”

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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

UK fan screening of Secrets Of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey

Images From UK fan screening of Secrets Of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey at Picturehouse Central on March 29, 2016 in London, England.

UK fan screening of Secrets Of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey

UK fan screening of Secrets Of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey

UK fan screening of Secrets Of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey

UK fan screening of Secrets Of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey

UK fan screening of Secrets Of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey

UK fan screening of Secrets Of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey

UK fan screening of Secrets Of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey

UK fan screening of Secrets Of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey

UK fan screening of Secrets Of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey



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Warner Bros. UK is pleased to reveal the official first look image for the release of the highly anticipated action adventure, Wonder Woman.
Directed by Patty Jenkins (“Monster,” AMC’s “The Killing”) and starring Gal Gadot (the “Fast & Furious” movies) in the titular role, Wonder Woman made her big screen debut this weekend in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” but the new film will mark her first time headlining a feature.
The film also stars Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films) as Captain Steve Trevor, Robin Wright (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” Netflix’s “House of Cards”), Danny Huston (“Clash of the Titans,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”), David Thewlis (the “Harry Potter” films, “The Theory of Everything”), Ewen Bremner (“Exodus: Gods and Kings,” “Snowpiercer”), Saïd Taghmaoui (“American Hustle”), Elena Anaya (“The Skin I Live In”) and Lucy Davis (“Shaun of the Dead”).
The film is being produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder, with Richard Suckle, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and Rebecca Roven serving as executive producers.
Joining Jenkins behind the camera are director of photography Matthew Jensen (“Chronicle,” “Fantastic Four,” HBO’s “Game of Thrones”), Oscar-nominated production designer Aline Bonetto (“Amélie,” “A Very Long Engagement,” “Pan”), and Oscar-winning editor Martin Walsh (“Chicago,” “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” “V for Vendetta”), and Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (“The Dark Knight” trilogy, “Topsy-Turvy”).
Set to open in 2017, the Wonder Woman feature film is based on characters created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.  It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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Film Receives Widest-Ever Global Launch in IMAX,
Resulting in Best IMAX Opening for a March Release

LOS ANGELES – March 28, 2016 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) today announced that Warner
Bros. Pictures’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opened with a record-setting $36 million on 945 IMAX screens globally — the widest-ever day-and-date debut for an IMAX release — resulting in the best-ever worldwide launch for a film outside the summer and Christmas play periods, as well as the highest opening for a March release, surpassing Alice in Wonderland (with $15.3 million). Overall, Batman v Superman now stands as the third-largest global opening for IMAX behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens — which earned $47.5 million during opening weekend — and Jurassic World (with $44.1 million).

Domestically, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice also saw the highest IMAX opening in March, with $18 million on 388 IMAX screens, which translates into a powerful $46,000 per-screen average. The film kicked off the domestic weekend with particularly strong presales, continuing that momentum with sellouts throughout the weekend. 

International IMAX weekend results for Batman v Superman reached a benchmark $18 million (also a March record) on 557 IMAX screens, including China, where IMAX contributed an estimated $7 million on 272 screens. Other markets that saw notable results include: France, the U.K., the Netherlands, Brazil, Ecuador, Australia, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice represents the ultimate superhero movie showdown; given our rich history with these characters and Zack’s use of our cameras, we are pleased that IMAX fans around the world have responded to his version of The IMAX Experience® in this record-setting way,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “We’d like to extend a huge congratulations to our friends and long-time partners at Warner Bros., Zack Snyder, Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder for this phenomenal achievement. We are honored to have been a part of this film in such a meaningful way and look forward to its continued global success.” 

Director Zack Snyder captured several sequences of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice with IMAX’s extremely high-resolution cameras. As a result of this, only in IMAX® theatres do sequences filmed with IMAX cameras expand vertically to fill the entire screen, delivering IMAX audiences greater scope and breathtaking image quality. 

The IMAX® release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was shown in its digitally re-mastered format, which includes the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

About IMAX Corporation

IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you've never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX's network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of Dec. 31, 2015, there were 1,061 IMAX theatres (943 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 99 institutions) in 67 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX
Experience® and IMAX nXos® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the
Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube  (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies)

About The Film

From director Zack Snyder comes Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, starring Oscar winner Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent in the characters’ first big-screen pairing, as well as Oscar nominees Amy Adams (American Hustle), Jesse Eisenberg (The
Social Network), Diane Lane (Unfaithful), and Laurence Fishburne (What’s Love Got to Do with It); Oscar winners Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune) and Holly Hunter (The Piano); and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince.

Snyder directed from a screenplay written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, based on characters from DC Comics, including Batman, created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, and Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.  The film is produced by Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder, with Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and David S. Goyer serving as executive producers.


Warner Bros. Pictures presents, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, a Zack Snyder film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  The film is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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I must admit I don't remember Neon.  A film magazine for 'lads.'  I picked up this edition recently.  It's from May 1997 and has a rather nice Jaws cover.  The main article inside is "100 movies you must see before you die."  I have to say I'm not a huge fan of the writing style of the magazine.  I can see what they were trying to achieve.  A 'one of the lads' magazine that focuses on movies which, unfortunately has bad language throughout and a feeling of negativity rather than celebrating movies.  Sounds a bit like the Internet of today so maybe they were ahead of their time.

Never the less, Jaws is their number one movie you much watch before you die (Star Wars was number 11.)  A good choice.  However, I found it amusing that they list E.T. The Extra Terrestrial and It's a Wonderful Life as two movies you should avoid.  I feel that sentiment and happy endings just didn't cut it with the writers of this magazine.





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 New video teases deleted scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Daisy Ridley And John Boyega Win At Empire Awards


Harrison Ford on Han Solo's storyline in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Ewan McGregor on Star Wars: The Force Awakens cameo


Elijah Wood Recounts His Visit to the Set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens 


The documentary 'Elstree 1976' looks at unsung Star Wars heroes  



A guide to the latest episode of the animated series Rebels


There will be a Rogue One Prequel novel



Marvel Comics launching Rogue One mini-series



Marvels Star Wars Comic gives us an origin for one of Empire Strikes Back funny moments


 Marvel will release a comic adaptation of The Force Awakens


Upcoming LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Gameplay Reveal Trailer


Star Wars Battlefront has had a recent update called 'Outer Rim', it contains new maps based in Jabba's Palace, new modes & weapons



The Star Wars 'This Is Madness' Character contest continues......

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Monday, 28 March 2016


The Bearded Trio are pleased to bring you an exclusive clip from the features on the Bridge of Spies Blu-Ray which is released today.  In this clip we get to see Steven Spielberg's father talk about the time he flew for his country.

STEVEN’S FATHER – About The Cold War with quotes from Steven Spielberg and a behind the scenes clip of Steven with his father Arnold Spielberg who remembers this period and flew for his country too, just like Francis Gary Powers

BRIDGE OF SPIES is available on Digital HD on 20th March and on Blu-ray and DVD from 28th March, courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.



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The Bearded Trio are pleased to bring you an exclusive clip from the features on the Bridge of Spies Blu-Ray which is released today.

DISCOVERING DONOVAN’S STORY – About James B Donovan’s mission with quotes from Matt Charman the screenwriter on how he came to find out about this story and what happened before this mission even took place and how James came to be on JFK’s radar in the first place. Steven Spielberg also explains how he came to know James’ story.



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STEVEN SPIELBERG AND TOM HANKS Q and A

BRIDGE OF SPIES IS AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD ON 14TH MARCH AND BLU-RAY AND DVD ON 28TH MARCH FROM TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks four-film collaboration is one of the greatest director-actor partnerships in movie history. Hanks’ ability to convey an all American dignity, wholesomeness and an understated heroism matched by Spielberg’s mastery of every aspect of moviemaking has informed films as diverse as WWII classic Saving Private Ryan (1998), colourful caper Catch Me If You Can (2002) and charming character comedy The Terminal (2004). Now their fourth collaboration, Bridge Of Spies takes them into the cauldron of the Cold War as Hanks plays James B. Donovan, a US insurance lawyer recruited by the CIA to negotiate a swap between Russian spy Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance) and US pilot Gary Powers (Austin Stowell). The filmmaker and actor talk about the origins of the film, their passion for history and the little known beginnings of their remarkable partnership.

With Bridge Of Spies, you seemed to have unearthed the last untold Cold War story?
Steven Spielberg: Somebody came to me and said, “Do you want to make a movie about Gary Powers being shot down above the Soviet Union in his U2.” And that might have been enough for one whole movie. But Tom and I later found out that there was so much more to it than that. We came to realise that, as incredible as it might seem, these events really happened.
Tom Hanks: My first question was, “Has it been done? What are we going to do? Go back and recreate the greatest hits of the Cold War movies?” I had no knowledge of James Donovan so this was all brand new human detail. It has to be a major bell that goes off so you say. “I didn’t know this.” So you can dig in.

At the centre of the film is the relationship between US insurance lawyer James Donovan and Russian spy Rudolf Abel. It isn’t the usual mismatched duo we’ve seen a million times before. 
Steven Spielberg: It avoids stereotypes because the true-life incidents of Donovan and Abel avoided stereotypes. It was a very unlikely partnership. I wanted this movie to be the kind of relationship story where the audience couldn’t wait to see Abel and Donovan in a scene again.

And Tom, how did you create the magical chemistry you share with Mark Rylance playing Abel?
Tom Hanks: Donovan and Abel developed quite an affection for each other. With The Boss’ (Spielberg’s) permission, I called up Mark up and said, ‘Hey we’re in this movie together, let’s get together and run the lines if nothing else’. So he and I got together in New York. He’s an artist without compare.

The film is about timeless values — integrity, moral courage — but it also shines a light on a lot of contemporary concerns and issues?
Steven Spielberg: Back, in those days, we had an eye on each other. These days we have a jungle of eyes on each other and not even when there is important information to be snatched. Today hacking is a sport. Occasionally a hacker will hit upon actionable information that can make him some money or get him to flee the country. Anyone who knows how to manipulate electronic devices can spy on anybody else.

Tom, Donovan feels like the quintessential Tom Hanks hero. Does it feel different playing a real life figure to a fictional character?
There are two versions of it. One is in which the people are still alive. That’s tricky. In the case of James Donovan, he’s passed away so we are not going to screw up his life by talking about it too much. There was enough footage of him that I could determine a number of things. One, I look absolutely nothing like him. It’s hilarious. That’s no big deal. But there’s the other aspect of how he addressed his mission as an insurance lawyer and how that impacted the movie.  My first job was to maintain that degree of integrity.

Steven, what are your earliest memories of Tom as an actor?
Steven Spielberg: I was a big fan of Tom in  (‘80s sitcom) Bosom Buddies. He also did a movie (Every Time I say Goodbye) in Israel that I liked a lot and then Volunteers with (Hanks’ now wife) Rita Wilson. So I was really acquainted with his work before we did The Money Pit. The first thing I noticed about Tom is that I never caught him acting. He said the lines as if there was no script, there was no director, no lights and he was just talking to me.

And, Tom, when did you become aware of Steven’s work?
Tom Hanks: I was in 6th Grade.  We all went to school and talked about Steven’s episode of Night Gallery. It was like The Twilight Zone squared. Then a couple of years later, in the Oakland Tribune, Bob Mackenzie wrote his entire TV column and just said ‘There is this thing on TV that should really be playing in theatres.” And it was Duel. I went to Junior High School the next day and said, “Did-you-see-that-thing-called-Duel? Oh my God. There is hardly any conversation in it and you never even saw the guy driving the truck!” And then, of course, you throw in Jaws and Close Encounters Of The Third Kind.

So how was your first meeting?
Tom Hanks: I believe we sat and had a bite to eat. I could count on one hand the amount of times I got to drive onto any studio lot in town. I drove on and ran into Bob Zemeckis who had just been talking to Steven about Back To The Future. Then I went in to see Steven. I was petrified. I couldn’t believe it. I remember having, for me, a very stilted dinner because I was meeting — ya know — Steven Spielberg.

Is it true you were offered to direct Tom’s film, Big?
Steven Spielberg: It’s a true story. I was offered Big and I turned it down because my sister Anne had written it. (Producer) Jim Brooks and I had many meetings about this and he was very persuasive about my doing it. I said to Anne, “Here’s why I’m not doing it. I’m not doing it because you’ll get no credit for this great script you wrote. It will all go to me.”

How did you come to work together on Saving Private Ryan?
Steven Spielberg: One of the things we had in common was a tremendous interest in World War II. I knew that about Tom. He knew that about me. He knew about my dad Arnold (a radio operator on WWII planes), whom he calls Burt, and we talked about documentaries on World War II. I was in the kitchen of my house when I read the script of Ryan. I immediately wanted Tom to play Captain Miller. Little did I know that Tom had read the script and had the same reaction I had.

Saving Private Ryan, the TV miniseries Band Of Brothers and now Bridge of Spies reflect your passion and skill of telling little known stories from history. Why are you attracted to historical subjects?
Tom Hanks: We read about it for pleasure. I get into bed and I’m reading some 1400 page tome and Rita says ‘What’s that about?’ and I’ll say, ‘It’s about some arcane thing in the 14th century’ and Rita says, “Will you ever just read a novel?” And I say, “I’ve tried, baby, I’ve tried. But that stuff is just made up!”

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STEVEN SPIELBERG Q and A

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“I’m really proud of it,” begins Steven Spielberg about his newest film Bridge Of Spies. His fourth collaboration with Tom Hanks following Saving Private Ryan (for which Spielberg won a Best Director Oscar), Catch Me If You Can and The Terminal, it follows insurance lawyer James B. Donovan (Hanks) as he is recruited to defend Russian spy Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance) at the height of the Cold War, an assignment that leads to a life-threatening mission to East Berlin to secure a swap between Abel and US pilot Francis Gary Powers (Austin Stowell). Full of great performances, tense confrontations and bravura filmmaking, Bridge Of Spies continues the absorbing view of history contained in Spielberg classics like Schindler’s List and Lincoln combined with the nerve-shredding suspense of crowd-pleasers like Jaws and Jurassic Park. In an in-depth interview, he talks history, his personal connections to the Cold War, spying and a visit from one of the most powerful leaders in the world.
One of your great gifts as a filmmaker is finding stories from history that feel fresh and relevant. How do you do that?
I’ll make a sweeping statement that I will have to take back someday: I think history writes better stories than fiction. When you see something in history that is so compelling, you say, “Nobody could have made this up!”. History offers us stories that are almost beyond belief. Every time I pick up a biography or a book about an incident that happened, I immediately want to make a movie out of it. I could always find that one nugget, that piece of truth that no one has ever really talked about. I’ll go right to the footnote and say, ‘That is the story!”
How does that apply to Bridge of Spies? You seemed to have unearthed the last untold Cold War story?
Somebody came to me and said, “Do you want to make a movie about Gary Powers being shot down above the Soviet Union in his U2?” And that might have been enough for one whole movie. But Tom and I later found out that there was so much more to it than that. We came to realise that, as incredible as it might seem, these events really happened.
At the centre of the film is the relationship between US insurance lawyer James Donovan and Russian spy Rudolf Abel. It isn’t the usual mismatched duo we’ve seen a million times before. 
It avoids stereotypes because the true-life incidents of Donovan and Abel avoided stereotypes. It was a very unlikely partnership. I wanted this movie to be the kind of relationship story where the audience couldn’t wait to see Abel and Donovan in a scene again.
What are your personal connections to the story?
I was a teenager during this time. I remember how scared I was. I remember the air-raid drills where we had to duck and cover under our desks and put books over our heads. I remember the films they showed us about what to do if you see a flash and what a nuclear bomb can do to a city, let alone a small suburban home in Phoenix, Arizona.  I was very well aware of all this.
How would you describe the film’s view of spying?
It’s not the most glamorous view. There’s a lot of gumshoe work and a lot of conversation. There’s a lot of waiting and pausing. There is a preposterous moment straight out of a Hollywood spy movie when the CIA operative gives Donovan a phone number to memorise and then immediately burns it. Donovan scoffs and gives him a look that says, “That’s right out of a movie but it’s not out of the movie I’m in!”
The film is about timeless values — integrity, moral courage — but it also shines a light on a lot of contemporary concerns and issues?
Back, in those days, we had an eye on each other. These days we have a jungle of eyes on each other and not even when there is important information to be snatched. Today hacking is a sport. Occasionally a hacker will hit upon actionable information that can make him some money or get him to flee the country. Anyone who knows how to manipulate electronic devices can spy on anybody else.
Power’s U2 mission is nothing if not a forerunner of today’s drones?
There’s a lot of spying today. We’re also in, not a Cold War, but what I would call a world of frosty relationships between Putin and Obama and China. There is a frost in the air today.
When you were shooting on Glienicke Bridge, the actual Bridge of Spies, you had a visit from Chancellor Merkel. How was that?
We saw her twice that day. She asked very appropriate, compelling questions. She actually came on the set on the coldest night we experienced throughout the shoot. We were dressed like we were making Everest and Chancellor Merkel came dressed in what I would call fall clothing. She didn’t look cold.
The film ends on a classic moment of Spielbergian suspense based around a phone call. Are those the kind of scenes you love to do as a filmmaker?
You know what I love? I love the waiting before the phone rings. It’s the kind of scene where, in the clichéd version, you would have the ticking of a clock. You would hear the ticking of a clock and suddenly the phone would ring. We just had them sitting in silence, waiting for someone else to do something first. I love those moments of waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Finally, which other historical figures would you love to make a movie about?
I would love to do a story about the Wright brothers one day. Ever since I’ve been a kid, I’ve been interested in that. I’ll have a character say, “The Plane! The Plane!”

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