#1
So next Monday, I've booked a phone interview on my radio show with Darren Lynn Bousman (director of Saw II, III, and IV, and Repo! The Genetic Opera). While this is a very exciting opportunity, I have only interviewed musicians in the past and I am not really sure what kind of questions I should ask him. As a result, I (against my better judgment) am coming to you pitmonkeys for help. What should I ask him?


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#3
Don't take his offer to play any games...
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#4
Ask him if he plans on making anymore shitty movies.
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#7
Personal favorite movies, guilty pleasures, favorite genre, most inspirational films/directors, amusing anecdotes.
#8
'did you work your own erotic interests into the movie?'
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#9
What influenced you to become a filmmaker? What films/directors have influenced you the most? What projects are you planning for the future? What advice do you have for aspiring filmmakers? Etc.
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#10
"When are you going to make your first feature film?"

EDIT: Also, remember to ask "is your wife hot, and can I see here boobies?"
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#11
"Do you ever have anyone tell you that they have trouble masturbating to your films? I don't."

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#12
Ask him where some of the inspiration came for the direction of the films. What direction he originally wanted them to go, and if he was forced to deviate or stray from that path at times. Look into the artistic side of things, along with things you'd ask musicians that don't have to do with music. Life questions, interesting stories about making the films maybe? The possibilities are endless.
#13
Ask him if is standard directing procedure is to just eat a few spools of Kodak and then print what he shits out.


If he says "no" tell he to try it because it will probably result in a better movie than any of his previous efforts.
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#15
Look up past interviews he's done and don't ask the same questions he's had to answer 8 million times, aside from maybe ''how'd you get in da biz"
#16
Get a basis about his movie background, his favorites, etc. (pretty much what Blake said) then ask him about his hobbies and stuff he does in his free time and what not.

I like interviews that go off in weird directions to learn more about the person beyond his career.
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#17
Actually it might be pretty hilarious if you actually do some of these.
#19
Ask him which of the movies was his favorite to direct.
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So next Monday, I've booked a phone interview on my radio show with Darren Lynn Bousman (director of Saw II, III, and IV, and Repo! The Genetic Opera). While this is a very exciting opportunity, I have only interviewed musicians in the past and I am not really sure what kind of questions I should ask him. As a result, I (against my better judgment) am coming to you pitmonkeys for help. What should I ask him?

(shameless self-plug: if you want to listen in, click the link in my sig Monday, April 2 from 12-1 PM PDST (GMT -7:00))

Ask him what he thinks ofthe fact that the original third film was not allowed to get into theaters by the movie theaters. What he thinks about the last 3 films.
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#22
Ask him if he wants to play a game.


And then break out the scrabble.
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#23
I think it would be interesting to ask him a question he hasn't been asked before. Like what's his favourite beatles song? (I think that says a lot about a man... I bet his is obla-di-obla-da), who is his favourite president? (I bet it's James Buchanan or Franklin Pierce), What is his favourite football team and why? (I bet it's the detroit lions)

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#24
Ask something inventive and different. People must get asked the same questions all the time and they probably get sick of them. Make him remember the interview by asking questions that aren't necessarily that common.
#25
Although I don't like most of what this guy has done I have to tell youon't ask those typical questions.When I was in media collage the first thing my instructor told me about interviews is not to ask the obvious standard questions.The guest has more than likely heard the same 5 questions hundreds of times before and it makes them feel like you did no research of the person or their work.Usually they wan't to advertise something they have recently done aswell so if he has been in production ask him about the project or the people he has been working with.He may not be able to give away much but it will give him a chance to say what he wants to advertise it.Be nice to him but do not suck up to him.Don't automaticly say his films are great.Watch his work and bring up specific parts from them and ask why something is like that or how he achieved it.

Questions not to ask:

What made you want to make films/be a director?
What inspires you?
What are your influences?
What are your favorite something or other?

These are all tempting go to questions.Dig around on IMDB.Find out some interesting trivia about him and bring it up.Funny stories he can elaborate on.Also search people he has worked with.Not just actors either.If you can contact one of these people to get on the line to share a story with you that would be great.

How much time do you have with him BTW?What is the format of your show?

Good luck and I plan on tuning in.
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#26
"was saw just a single film plot followed by a drag on in an attempt to drain as much money out of it as possible?"

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#30
Ask him if he's a sadomasochist.
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#31
ask him how great he thinks Anthony Head is.
you should definitely focus on repo, its better than saw
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I think it would be interesting to ask him a question he hasn't been asked before. Like what's his favourite beatles song? (I think that says a lot about a man... I bet his is obla-di-obla-da), who is his favourite president? (I bet it's James Buchanan or Franklin Pierce), What is his favourite football team and why? (I bet it's the detroit lions)


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#33
I'd spend the majority of the interview subtly making fun of him for Repo.
#36
ask him why he has inflict such shitty ass films upon humanity
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#37
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#39
Ask him if directing movies is a better job than interviewing hack directors.
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