Nokia, Writer, Alex Garland discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

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Stories we restore telling the same story over nokia knew it or not it's the nature of myth generally and uh and this story sat outside those rituals phnom it didn't have a kind of clear lineage that i could look at an just for me as a writer particularly writer the tends to work with an existing genres let's say i found a very seductive if you're just tuning in you're listening to queue and cbc radio one or a public radio international speaking speak with alex garland the filmmaker russian should as a writer whose new movie annihilation is uh i would say biggest insert a bold statement yet because your last film ex mac and he did very well i mean i i went to see it a really a door did but it also did very well critics in the box office and it was an independent production at the time you said working that way outside the major film studios was the only way to have creative freedom now when i look at annihilation i see it as a major studio movie where were you right did you have to compromise note uh didn't have to compromise uh there are the the success of x mckenna um no actually in box office times but more in a funny way tune extending critical terms actually buys a degree of creative freedom provided you can keep it under certain budget to what we did was we went up to the limit of that budget and then kept the creative freedom so uh i would say that creative freedom this is not a pious position this is not like a kind of you know uh creative style holier than thou not wearing a robe right now and owing that listeners know crappy show.

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