And a videocamera and a reporter. Anne Thompson conducted an interview with Jake Gyllenhaal and Duncan Jones the day after the premiere of Source Code at SXSW. In part one, the pair discuss how the movie came together, different approaches and different ideas.
In Part Two, they discuss being contemporaries and collaborators.
The final part is the shortest:
It's fun to watch their interplay. There does seem to be mutual respect and affection.
In this interview, Jake reveals that he hadn't seen the final cut of the movie until the Austin premiere. He also talks about the different versions of the Source Code:
What were some of the other endings?
There was a big question about the order to the endings. I had all these weird ideas that someone could appear, or something could happen, and Duncan would always go with these ideas that I had. He would be like, "Can we get—find somebody in a suit! Get that guy off the street!" And we would do a take like that. So hopefully on the DVD you'll be able to see things like that.
But there were alternate versions of every scene. Every source code has an alternate version, initially a different choice made by me.
Yes, let's hope the DVD is jam-packed. Unlike the sort weak L&OD DVD release.
And who knew Popular Mechanics does film stories?
(Photo courtesy of IHJ.)