The Moment with Brian Koppelman
Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden: 1/5/16
Jan 5, 2016 · 1 hr 10 min
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Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, the filmmaking partners responsible for the movies Half NelsonSugar, and Mississippi Grind, look back at how they started making movies, talk about their creative partnership, and discuss their frustration with the amount of people who have watched Mississippi Grind. Plus, the two dissect the decisions they’ve made to keep making independent films and why directing television shows (The AffairLookingBillions) can be a scary, vulnerable experience. 

Topics mentioned:

Mississippi Grind, Half Nelson, Sugar, Billions, Buffalo ‘66, “How to Annoy a Fan Base in 60 Easy Steps” by Bill Simmons, Do The Right Thing, She’s Gotta Have It, Goodfellas, First Blood, The Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now, Raising Arizona, Stranger Than Paradise, Slacker, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause” by The Jackson Five, NY 99X Radio Station, Exile in Guyville by Liz Phair, True Lies, Struggle a short film by Ryan Fleck, Creed, Hard Eight, California Split, Gowanus a short film by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, Out of Sight, The Moment with Scott Rosenberg: 12/22/15

People mentioned:

Vincent Gallo, Rick Barry, Spike Lee, Leonard Maltin, Martin Scorsese, Jim Jarmusch, Richard Linklater, Emily Dickinson, James Cameron, Grant Heslov, Ryan Coogler, Ryan Gosling, Ben Mendelsohn, Paul Thomas Anderson, Steven Soderbergh, James Lipton

This episode of The Moment is brought to you by Showtime’s new series Billions. Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis star in this bold, original drama as two of New York’s most powerful titans locked in an epic battle of egos. And there is no line both men won’t cross to win. Billions premieres January 17th at 10pm—only on Showtime.

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