The Casting Couch – Gareth Edwards

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Yowza! Welcome to Casting Couch numero dos- a conversation with Gareth Edwards, writer/director of Monsters, a film that hasn’t even been released yet! Chris M saw Monsters at the Edinburgh International Film Festival all the way back in June and was raving about it even then. When we spotted that it was being screened in Nottingham with Gareth in attendance we tried our hand at seeing if he would sit down with us for a bit of a chin wag- and lo and behold he was bloody well up for it!

What follows is Chris M’s interview with Gareth whilst I was enjoying watching the film for the first time. You can read Chris M’s review of the film from the Edinburgh International Film Festival here and check out the film’s official website here.

Monsters is released in the UK on December 3rd and please do make sure that you get to the cinema to see it; it is a genuine highlight of 2010 and well worth the price of admission.

Thanks once again to Gareth for the interview and to Vertigo for helping us to set the whole thing up.

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3 Responses to The Casting Couch – Gareth Edwards

  1. […] Chris interviews director Gareth Edwards (Casta la Vista) […]

  2. moviegeek says:

    “Monsters” was a case where the “making of” the film was more interesting than the film itself (i.e. the fact that is was made with a micro-budget and yet it looked like a multimillion blockbuster.
    Not a bad film, but not one that will get repeated viewings…at least not for me.
    My reviews:
    http://wp.me/p19wJ2-b

    • wakeman24 says:

      I think there’s definitely something to be said for people getting carried away with the furore surrounding the production of the film, but at the same time I thought it was an absolutely captivating watch that had me hooked from low-fi beginning to heart-wrenching end.

      I think Monsters is being misrepresented by a marketing campaign that makes it look like an action blockbuster- when really it is a character study-cum-road movie. For me the journey is more than worth it.

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