Rian Johnson is the writer and director responsible for the films Brick, The Brothers Bloom and Looper. In addition he has directed several episodes of the TV show Breaking Bad, one episode of Terriers, and the performance film The Life of the World to Come for the band The Mountain Goats.
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, writer-director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) sits down with the visionary Ana Lily Amirpour, whose debut feature A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night announced her as a major talent and whose dystopic second film, The Bad Batch, is released June 23. Their wide-ranging conversation covers the breadth of the filmmaking process, from the trials of writing to post-production anxieties, and takes in cinematic boners, being a “frame fucker,” their respective metaphors for making movies, Rian’s experiences making his upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film. Subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop about future Talkhouse Podcasts.
The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. the Giant Red Phase of the Sun” – Iced Ink
Episode recorded and mixed by Mark Yoshizumi; the Talkhouse podcast producer is Elia Einhorn.
Image of Ana Lily Amirpour by Jason Bedient.