Passionate and intense, words to describe Derek Cianfrance. Same words I would use to define "Blue Valentine," the fantastic new movie starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams about the degradation of love.
This movie will pierce your heart.
I love talking to directors of films, they're the authors of their projects, and Cianfrance gave a deeply insightful look into the world of romance, love, and acting!
Oh yeah, he mentioned that controversial NC-17 rating the film initially received from the MPAA.
In this interview, we talked about:
*** His interest in making "Blue Valentine"
*** Why he chose Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams to star in the film
*** The controversial NC-17 rating that the film initially received. How did he fight it?
Here's more info on "Blue Valentine" from Yahoo:
The story of love found and love lost told in past and present moments in time. Flooded with romantic memories of their courtship, Dean and Cindy use one night to try and save their failing marriage.
Genres: Drama and Romance
Running Time: 1 hr. 54 min.
Release Date: December 29th, 2010 (limited)
MPAA Rating: R for strong graphic sexual content, language, and a beating.
Distributors: The Weinstein Company
Cast and Credits
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, John Doman, Mike Vogel, Maryann Plunkett
Directed by: Derek Cianfrance
Produced by: Jack Lechner, Jon Kamen, Scott Osman
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