“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 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 11th, 2009
Marc and Marc
So, so good to see Zooey Deschanel herself, not in character, on Conan O’Brien. Thanks to Megan for sending in this clip; I missed it when it aired the first time and this is must-see.July 11th, 2009
Some interesting tidbits in this casual interview with director Marc Webb, including the fact it was Joe Gordon-Levitt who suggested Zooey Deschanel as a must to play Summer Finn.July 9th, 2009
This ad played after a video I watched on theonion.com. I thought it was pretty cool and funny so I ripped it here. Geoffrey Arend has a great line. Has anyone spotted other ads around the net?July 9th, 2009
Marc Webb has posted his second installment of his guest blogging at FirstShowing.
In this installment he posts a video (below) and this explanation:
Keen observers of the photos from the 500 Days Of Summer LA (it’s-early-I-know-but-Joe-and-Zooey-are-both-doing-movies-so-we-had-to-do-it-three-weeks-before-the-movie-actually-comes-out) premiere might notice that Mathew Gray Gubler had a knee brace and crutches while walking on the red carpet. To make a long story short – it’s my fault. The other night the guys from 500 Days of Summer (Joe, Me, Mathew and Geoffrey) went back to downtown LA on a sort of pub crawl, dance party, reminiscing event. And, like most successful drinking nights, ended up in the hospital! For more details click the video below!
Link: Check out Marc Webb’s post originally at FirstShowing.net.