86: A History of Violence (2005) with Trevor Juras
Get ready for the turning point of modern Cronenberg films as filmmaker Trevor Juras bring us A History of Violence from 2004. Keen viewers may remember Trevor as the director/writer of The Interior, a film we covered a few short weeks ago with writer Leslie Hatton, so Becky takes the opportunity to chat with him a bit off the top about that film.
Then we get straight to the good stuff, tackling some tough questions about if a perfect movie exists, the importance of letting your actors play in the sandbox of your creation, what a weird year 2004 was for the Oscar's Best Supporting Actor race, and how do you actually define Cronenbergian.
Those interested in filmmaking tips and tricks aren't going to want to miss this one! Don't forget we're going to spoil the heck out of this, so check out A History of Violence on iTunes, Google Play, or at your local library.
This week's end credit music is "The Return" from the score of A History of Violence, composed by Howard Shore.
On this week's show
My name is Trevor Juras. I went to a fine arts high school where, as music major, I played the saxophone. I wasn’t very good at it (which tends to happen when you never practice) and it permanently altered the shape of my pinky finger. After this I studied film at York University, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts. I attended almost all of my lectures (even if you sleep through them it’s better to go; you’ll get a lot through absorption). After university I worked in TV commercial casting for a while. My first short film is THE LAMP (2013), which screened all over the world. That lead me to Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School in 2014. My debut feature film THE INTERIOR (2015) premiered at the 2015 Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, had its US premiere at the 2015 Telluride Horror Show, and won Best Actor and Best Cinematographer at the 2015 Toronto After Dark Film Festival. It’s available for purchase at fine movie stores everywhere.