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Apr 08, 2017, 07:00AM

Just Some Trims

A 2003 IGN interview with film director/podcast host Mick Garris vs. a 2014 Interview magazine interview with novelist/film director Elia Kazan.

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Mick Garris: This big prison break and everything, I probably wouldn't have thought of that, or written that, because of the complexity of it.

Kazan: That's why I started with the accident and then worked back. I play for all the possibilities. 

Garris: There would be no sum, because it would be flailing.

Elia Kazan: There is nothing dragged in that way, none of the nudity or sex is just put in.

Garris: Yeah, yeah. You can over-plan, and miss some magic.


Kazan: We were out on the prairie and I didn't know what the fuck I was doing.

Garris: And then nobody went to see it. Nobody saw it, it was for Fox TV.

Kazan: I should have said no immediately.

Garris: It was very embarrassing. It’s hard to learn energy.

Kazan: Look [sitting up and playing with a match on the burned-out end of a half-finished cigar], I've gotten literally hundreds of letters, thanking me. 


Garris: Not everything, but the ones on the DVDs were the ones that I thought would be the most interesting.

Kazan: Just some trims.

Garris: Just because.

Kazan: Look, does it make any difference? 

Garris: No, no.


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