Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Michael Connelly on the set

What happens when the creator of a character, and the real life people on which he based that character, meet the people making a movie out of it? Michael Connelly talks about The Lincoln Lawyer. 'As I watch the first three takes of the scene, I see that the director, screenwriter, actors and everybody have gotten the point. A momentum builds, an undeniable energy that seems to explode in a stare-down between lawyer and client—McConaughey and Ryan Phillippe. As I watch, I am absolutely ecstatic. When the long scene ends with actor Bryan Cranston delivering the line of the movie—“Are you a good guy or a bad guy, Haller?”—I am at a loss for words. Me, the writer. I don’t have the words.' More...

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