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Jason Reitman in conversation

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Jason Reitman is not only a gifted director, but a forthright and thoughtful one. After three features (“Thank You for Smoking,” “Juno” and “Up in the Air”), he has achieved, at the age of 34, firm standing on the A List.

He visited Chicago on Jan. 29 to appear on the Oprah program, and stopped off at my house on his way to the airport. Having only just discovered the video capability of a new camera, I took these videos. They are hand-held, shaky and need editing. But what Reitman says is perceptive and worth sharing.

Also in the room: My wife Chaz, off camera to the left. Reitman’s wife, the actress Michelle Lee, to his right. Chicago publicist Janet Hillebrand on the sofa in front of the windows. The voice on my MacBook is sometimes heard.

The sculpture is “Warrior Woman,” which Chaz and found in a London gallery that holds an exhibition called “Not in the Spring Exhibition,” for works not accepted in the annual show of new works by the Royal Academy of Arts. In other words, Refuseniks. Jason and Michelle are standing in front of an abstract by the British expressionist Gillian Ayres. RE
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Thanks, Eeb.

These are great, Roger!

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interesting interview with jason reitman

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Filed by Alex at February 1st, 2010 under Uncategorized