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Adam, Joe, and Arwen kick off 2015 with one of Hollywood’s biggest success stories and the galaxy’s guardian himself, director James Gunn (SLITHER, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY). James shares his early experiences changing his career path from novelist to filmmaker, how working at Troma was his “film school”, how SLITHER (a critical darling) was almost never shown to critics, why it is imperative to relocate to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment, his personal opinions on whether or not there is indeed a major difference (besides budget) between making an indie film and making a major studio blockbuster, and things get very personal as the guys discuss how crucial it is to balance both a career and social life as well as the importance of staying grounded and surrounded by quality friends while navigating Hollywood.
Your “Viewer Mail” is answered, there is a “5 Minute Movie” that tries very hard not to roundhouse kick you in the face, and given that this podcast was recorded on the very day that first images and release details from EVERLY (Joe’s new film) and DIGGING UP THE MARROW (Adam’s new film) hit the internet… there is also a candid discussion about dealing with “leaks” and other materials from a film that were perhaps not intended to ever be shared publicly in that form or at that time. Listen and learn with this fantastic conversation that proves just how possible it truly is for one of us “A-holes” to actually win at this every now and then.
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