January 13, 2010 |
What were your first conversations about how to play Bingham? Jason Reitman: Our first conversation wasn't about what the script meant -- there was an understanding of what we were making the movie about. Our first conversation was really, "When do you want to start? When do you want to stop? How many takes do you like doing?" It was just kind of a quick understanding of how do you actually like to make movies -- the process. Not about the film's tone? George Clooney: When you start out as an actor, you read a script thinking of it at its best.
HOME & GARDEN
April 6, 2011 |
Jason Reitman, director and screenwriter of "Up in the Air," has listed his Beverly Hills home for sale at $1,595,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The redone contemporary house, built in 1962, features walls of glass, vaulted ceilings and terrazzo and hardwood floors. The single-story, 2,459-square-foot home has a media/family room, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Glass panels enclose the swimming pool. Before Reitman, 33, was nominated for an Oscar for directing the 2009 film, he directed "Juno" (2007)
November 29, 2009 |
Jason Reitman is the first to tell you that he's an "aisle." He prefers sitting in an aisle seat on an airplane, which is relevant because his new film, "Up in the Air," in theaters Friday, is shot extensively on planes and in airports. It details the life of urbane corporate-downsizing expert Ryan Bingham (George Clooney), who flies around the country firing people and studiously avoiding human connection. For Reitman, an aisle is never just an aisle or a preference for legroom but an actual psychological tag, which he describes as "selfish."
December 4, 2009 |
"Up in the Air" makes it look easy. Not just in its casual and apparently effortless excellence, but in its ability to blend entertainment and insight, comedy and poignancy, even drama and reality, things that are difficult by themselves but a whole lot harder in combination. This film does all that and never seems to break a sweat. Credit for this coup goes to writer-director Jason Reitman, who made Walter Kirn's novel his own, using it as the jumping off point for a bittersweet look at the life and times of a happy road warrior, beautifully played by George Clooney, who willingly spends so much of his life on airplanes that he's not exaggerating when he says "to know me you have to fly with me."
November 1, 2007 |
In the West Hollywood offices of Jason Reitman's production company Hard C, the power is out and the Internet is on the fritz. Reitman and his longtime producing partner Daniel Dubiecki -- whose latest offspring, "Juno," an offbeat comedy about teen pregnancy, will screen Monday night as AFI Fest's centerpiece gala -- are passing the time by indulging in a conversation about who brings the feminine energy to their relationship. "I would have taken full credit for that," Dubiecki says. "Yeah?
December 20, 2009 |
It takes an army to make a movie, hundreds of cast members and extras, miles of cable, tanker trucks of coffee . . . lights, cameras, cranes. Now try getting that all past the Transportation Security Administration, as the filmmakers did for "Up in the Air," the new release about a love affair with flying, in theaters nationwide on Christmas Day. "The hardest part, by far, was crowd control," says director Jason Reitman. "It'd be going OK, and then everyone would stop to try to get a look at George Clooney."