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Collider Connected is an in-depth interview series from the staff of Collider.com. Learn more about the paths to stardom, as guests relive career milestones, as well as insights into their latest project.

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Collider Connected is an in-depth interview series from the staff of Collider.com. Learn more about the paths to stardom, as guests relive career milestones, as well as insights into their latest project.

    M. Night Shyamalan Interview

    M. Night Shyamalan Interview

    With Old now playing in theaters, I recently landed an extended interview with writer-director M. Night Shyamalan about the making of his latest film and career. During the wide-ranging and very fun conversation, Shyamalan talked about his favorite movies, collecting first edition Hitchcock posters, what he’s learned during his career that he wishes he knew early on, why working with lower budgets has been his secret sauce, what happened with his Labor of Love script that was originally going to star Bruce Willis, how The Sixth Sense changed during the writing process, why Spilt has so many deleted scenes, the way he directs on set, meeting with Steven Spielberg to write the fourth Indiana Jones movie, and more. Of course, we also talked about the making of Old, how he charted the age of every actor for every scene, how he came up with the Old ending, and more. If you haven’t seen the trailers, Old is about a family on a tropical holiday that discover the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly. The film was inspired by the French graphic novel Sandcastle by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters. Old stars Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Alex Wolff, Rufus Sewell, Thomasin McKenzie, Ken Leung, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Abbey Lee, Aaron Pierre, Embeth Davidtz, Eliza Scanlen, Emun Elliott, and Kathleen Chalfant.
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    • 26 min
    Willem Dafoe Interview

    Willem Dafoe Interview

    With director Abel Ferrara’s Siberia now playing in select theaters and available On Demand, I recently landed an extended interview with Willem Dafoe to talk about his extensive career. Even though I had thirty minutes to talk with the fantastic actor, it would be impossible to cover even a fraction of his amazing resume. So going in I decided to use some of the time to talk about his film work, and the rest of the conversation about other subjects like why he never directed, or when he felt like he made it as an actor and could pay rent just from acting.
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    However, before going any further, the reason I got to speak with him was his new movie Siberia. If you haven’t seen the trailer, I’d watch that first. As you can probably gleam from the footage, the movie is not easy to explain because Dafoe and Ferrara designed the film to make the audience think, and they leave many of the things that happen up to the viewer to decipher. What I’ll say is if you want to check out something a bit more enigmatic that doesn’t follow the typical narrative structure, check this film out because it’s not like most movies and Dafoe delivers a great performance.
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    During the interview Dafoe talks about what it was like working on Heaven’s Gate so early in his career, how he adopted a greyhound rescue, how the business has changed since he started in the industry, auditioning for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, why he loves Robert Eggers’ work and what he’s excited for people to see in The Northman, making Nightmare Alley with Guillermo del Toro, David Cronenberg’s eXistenZ, and a lot more.
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    • 35 min
    Dave Bautista Interview

    Dave Bautista Interview

    Dave Bautista is one of the most interesting actors working today. In this 30-minute interview, the wrestler-turned-movie-star dives deep into his career, including Blade Runner 2049, Guardians of the Galaxy, Army of the Dead, Dune, and more.
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    • 32 min
    Tyler Stout Interview

    Tyler Stout Interview

    If you’re a fan of screen-printed posters, you probably know the name Tyler Stout. That’s because over the past two decades, Stout has designed tons of extremely cool posters for bands, movies, and also released numerous art prints. In addition, he has also pushed in to designing stickers, sneakers, socks, and even wood posters. For a look at his extensive work, I’d suggest visiting ExpressoBeans or Stout’s website.

    With his latest work, an awesome poster for John Carpenter’s Halloween, going on sale later this week via Grey Matter Art, I recently conducted an exclusive interview about his career. During the wide-ranging conversation, Stout talked about his early work and how it was never meant to last, how the Halloween poster happened, how he’s working on a Mad Max: Fury Road poster, why no one is releasing metal posters right now, what he does with his original drawings, how many posters he tends to keep, timed editions versus limited runs, if he prefers the regular to the variant, why he doesn’t like to sell full sets of his handbills, if he ever made a Jurassic Park poster, why it took a year to get the Captain America: Civil War poster approved, and more. Moreover, as a big fan of Stout’s work, I asked what we need to do to get a Galaxy Quest or a Hot Fuzz poster, other Marvel posters, and other fan-type questions.

    If you’re a fan of Stout’s work, I’m extremely confident you’ll enjoy this conversation.

    Timecodes:
    • If he could do any poster what would he love to do?
    • 1:25 - How long does it take for him to do a poster?
    • 2:20 – How he’s been working on a Mad Max: Fury Road poster for a long time.
    • 4:05 – What’s the fastest poster he’s done and which took the longest? Why it took a year to get the Captain America: Civil War poster done.
    • 5:25 – What does he do with his original drawings?
    • 7:05 – How did the Halloween poster happen and was he nervous to do the poster after so many people have made cool Halloween posters?
    • 8:15 – Does he usually prefer the regular edition or the variant?
    • 10:10 – What was he hoping to sell on the timed edition Terminator poster versus what they actually sold?
    • 11:45 – How do they decide when to do a timed edition?
    • 13:30 – Have they ever discussed doing another variant of an older poster?
    • 16:05 – Why have metal posters slowed down?
    • 18:10 – Are wood posters easier to make?
    • 19:05 – How many posters does he save for himself?
    • 22:20 – How many of Big Trouble in Little China variants does he have?
    • 23:20 – How many Robocop metal posters does he have?
    • 25:05 – Does he have stuff that people don’t even know exist?
    • 26:35 – Briefly shows off his Avengers: Age of Ultron metal poster.
    • 27:00 – Why the same films get posters done when there are so many great films that have never been made.
    • 29:25 – Does he have a lot of posters that have been killed for whatever reason?
    • 30:45 – Has he ever done a Jurassic Park poster?
    • 32:45 – How his early posters were made on very thin paper and were never made to last this long.
    • 35:15 – Has he framed his older posters to make them last?
    • 37:10 – Is he surprised at the success of his wood posters?
    • 39:30 – How long does it take to make the wood prints?
    • 30:25 - Why he likes working with pallet wood.
    • 41:40 – Has he thought about selling full sets of the handbills?
    • 43:50 – What does he wish people knew?
    • 46:00 – Does he pay attention to what people are saying in his Facebook group or online?
    • 48:15 – What was it like selling the sneakers and socks?
    • 50:25 – How he’s thought about making toys.
    • 51:30 – How Grey Matter Art is shipping 100% of the Halloween posters which is a first for Stout.
    • 52:20 – Will be sell Halloween AP’s?
    • 53:05 – What do I need to do to get a G

    • 58 min
    Brad Furman Interview

    Brad Furman Interview

    With City of Lies now playing in select theaters and available on Digital and On Demand, I recently conducted an extended interview with director Brad Furman about the making of the film. Based on the book LAbyrinth, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Randall Sullivan, City of Lies attempts to pull the curtain back on the murder of iconic rap artist Christopher Wallace, aka The Notorious B.I.G.
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    • 46 min
    Robert Kirkman Interviews Frank Miller

    Robert Kirkman Interviews Frank Miller

    If you’re a comic book fan, you know Frank Miller’s name. Over the course of his decades-spanning career, Miller’s work on Daredevil, Elektra, Batman (especially The Dark Knight Returns), Wolverine, Sin City, 300, and too many other things to mention here have influenced countless people around the world and brought in tons of new readers to the medium. In addition, it wasn’t just Miller’s hard-boiled storytelling that inspired readers, he’s also a brilliant artist and inker whose unique style has helped bring mainstream acclaim to comic books. You really can’t overestimate Miller’s influence on comic books.

    As the co-creator and writer of The Walking Dead, Invincible, Outcast, and Oblivion Song, Robert Kirkman has had a terrific run thus far. Not only did his fantastic Invincible animated series just premiere on Amazon Prime Video, for over ten years, AMC's The Walking Dead has been one of the highest-rated shows on television, and the enormously popular series has launched a few spinoffs (Fear the Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond), with more stories launching soon.

    So who better than Miller and Kirkman to team up in the inaugural installment of a new, exclusive series called Collider Connections, in which two people from the same industry have a free-flowing conversation about their careers without a moderator.

    During the 20-minute discussion, you’ll get to see two people that clearly respect each other’s work having fun. Topics touched on include Batman, how they each tackle story, The Walking Dead, Bill Sienkiewicz, Jack Kirby, Dave Gibbons, Daredevil, Elektra, Hollywood, Robocop 2, Sin City, The Spirit, Hard Boiled, and more.

    Trust me, if you are a comic book fan, you’re going to really enjoy this conversation.

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    • 20 min

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