Melonie Diaz – Exclusive Video Interview – BE KIND REWIND

     January 5, 2008

Opening on February 22nd is the new Michel Gondry movie “Be Kind Rewind.” While I’d normally wait until closer to release to post my interviews, since most of the cast is going to be at Sundance and will be doing a lot of press while there, I wanted to get a jump on it and post them immediately.

Also, I decided to spend most of the time talking about Sundance and each person’s upcoming projects. Needless to say, the interviews would be very dated if I ran them in late February.

Anyway, posted below is my interview with Melonie Diaz. While a lot of you might not know who is she yet, with 4 films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival including “Hamlet 2,” “Assassination of a High School President,” “American Son” and “Be Kind Rewind,” I think a lot of you will know her soon enough. So rather than just asking about “Be Kind Rewind,” I decided to talk about everything she has coming up. I hope you like.

And for those who don’t know what “Be Kind Rewind” is about…. The very short summary is Jack Black unintentionally erases all the tapes in a video store where his best friend works, and they’re forced to re-create and re-film every movie the customers decide to rent. And if you’ve seen any Michel Gondry movie, you know it has a veryinteresting visual look.

Finally, I also posted video interviews with Jack Black, Danny Gloverand writer/director Michel Gondry. Just click on the name to watch the interview.

Melonie Diaz

  • Sundance talk – She has 4 movies playing this year
  • Working with Michel Gondry
  • I ask about working with the different cameras – 35mm, DV and old school cameras
  • We talk about her upcoming movies – Hamlet 2, Assassination of a High School President and American Son
  • I ask if she is still going to finish up school to get her film degree or if working on all these movies is good enough.

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