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Filmmaker Neil LaBute talks ‘Some Velvet Morning’

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Writer/director Neil LaBute recently spoke with “Breakthrough Entertainment” and Phoenix Movie Examiner about his new drama “Some Velvet Morning.”

In “Some Velvet Morning,” which opens Friday, Dec. 13, Stanley Tucci plays a married man who arrives at the doorstep of his mistress (Alice Eve) after 4 years apart, claiming to have finally left his wife. But when she rejects his attempts to rekindle their romance, his persistence evolves into obsession - and a dark history between the former lovers comes into focus.

Listen to “Breakthrough Entertainment” and Phoenix Movie Examiner's full interview with LaBute by clicking on the image above this article. The following is an excerpt from the interview in which the writer/director discusses what he hopes audiences take away from watching “Some Velvet Morning” as well as what he took away from making it.

One of the things that I have explored in a lot of different ways in a lot of different films [is the idea that] love is a funny thing. I have tried to explore how far [love] can stretch and how far it goes in both directions and can still be called love.

I tend to not be a writer who writes about theme but I certainly think that that is one [theme] that is there. What is love? How far do we go to get it? What will we do when we have it? What will we do to hold onto it? Those are themes that are certainly interesting to me.

The best experiences that I have had [making movies] have probably been the ones that have been relatively quick and inexpensive; when I sort of follow my own instincts and not get caught up in trying too many things or directing other people's work.

[This film] reminded me of how much I liked what happened when I first started out as a filmmaker - how little time and money I had a little time. Some of my best work is when I keep things controlled and I have the time and people to do something that really speaks from the heart. That is probably true for just about anybody.” - Neil LaBute

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