“I sometimes think though that starting things–you sort of kind of have to pretend like you have a really good idea and convince yourself and others that you do. And then they jump on and then it turns into a good idea. It kind of creates something out of nothing.” – JoeJuly 16th, 2009
I mentioned earlier this week the great thrill I had to meet and sit down with 500 Days of Summer director Marc Webb in NYC. Below is the discussion we had about 500DAYS.com and 500 Days of Summer. We chatted quite a bit before really getting into the interview (Marc’s an easy guy to talk to) so we sort of got cut short on time. Still, I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed making it.July 16th, 2009
Although Deschanel is busy this month promoting her latest film, 500 Days of Summer (nice coincidence, right?); working on the second album by her band, She & Him; and planning her wedding to Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, she’s eager to make the most of the season. “You can’t force fun,” she says, “but you can set up situations where fun will happen to you.”
Zooey Deschanel in the August issue of Self Magazine.
Check out a couple more photos from Zooey’s photoshoot after the jump, as well as her playlist of summer songs.July 15th, 2009
Check out Zooey and Joe in a very cool and Earthy In Style photoshoot below.
Follow this link to view more scans from the magazine.
Zooey Deschanel was also featured in GQ magazine.
View the rest of those photos here.July 14th, 2009
It’s only Tuesday and already this week has been crazy for me. I just got home from NYC where I had an amazing time interviewing the incredibly down to earth director Marc Webb. If you were following my twitter you’d know my flight got delayed three hours and I missed the entire screening on Monday night(!)… however I just made it on time for the Wall Street Journal discussion that followed the screening with Webb and screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber. Zooey Deschanel, who was supposed to be there as well, had to cancel last minute but said hello to the audience via prerecorded video. The creators of 500 Days of Summer are hilarious, modest guys and I am so excited for them for the release of the film this Friday.
500 Days of Summer goodness that has popped up over the past couple days:
• Video: Film clip from 500 Days of Summer, Day (1) of (500), from Inside Searchlight
• Article: Director Marc Webb Grilled (The Wrap). Great quote: “no one will claim to be a hipster, and if they do, you should punch them in the face.”
• Article: Gordon-Levitt moves on to romantic comedy (SFGate)
• Article: 500 Days Of Summer Scribes Tell Us Why ‘This Is Not A Love Story’ (Latino Review). Interview with Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber.
I hope to get my interview with Marc Webb up asap. For now, here’s a photo of me and the man. Thanks again, Marc, I had such a blast and it was great to talk to you.
July 13th, 2009
Marc and Marc
The Summer Scoops festival in NYC is featuring a screening of 500 Days of Summer tonight and yours truly will be in attendance—that is, if I’m able to get there on time. I’m flying into LaGuardia but the plane is over an hour late.
Whatever happens I’m even more excited for my interview tomorrow afternoon with director Marc Webb. Everything was organizaed at the last minute but i think it’s all going to come together. As a fan I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to interview someone responsible for such an amazing film. I’m looking for questions from the fans though so take advantage of me! Tweet me your questions @500daysofsummer or post a comment below!
Hope this turns out alright—first post from my phone. Also hope to meet some of u guys tonight!
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