Jay Roach on David Lynch, Hal Ashby and Woody Allen

Tuesday, 25 January 2011 12:14
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Jay Roach is not your average director. Besides the fact that he has made a ton of hit films, he didn’t follow the same path many young Hollywood directors find themselves on.

In this second part of our Rogue Spotlight with Jay, he discusses his influences which include films like David Lynch’s Eraserhead and Woody Allen’s Annie Hall. Much like Allen, Roach infuses tragedy and pain into comedy and it works incredibly well. Although we are still waiting to see what Jay would do with a bleeding chicken!

Please enjoy part two of our exclusive interview with this wonderfully talented director.

You can check out part 1 of our interview here, and you can also catch what he had to say about Dinner for Schmucks here.

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