ミッション:8ミニッツ Mission: 8 Minutes – Source Code In Japan

ミッション:8ミニッツ Mission:8 Minutes Source Code Japan Posterミッション:8ミニッツ Mission: 8 Minutes (Source Code) opened strong in Japan last weekend entering the box office charts at number 5. We’ve had some great feedback coming through Twitter to Director Duncan Jones, many like:

From pigitter:

I came to Roppongi in Tokyo to watch a source code. The movie theater was full . We love you!:D

From MorihiroFischer:

I saw “Source Code” yesterday in Tokyo, blew my mind completely. One of the year’s best. Thanks for the wonderful experience!

Duncan Jones and Mamoru Oshii for Cut Magazine - Tokyo Oct 2011 - デヴィッド・ボウイの息子と押井守As we mentioned previously, Duncan & Rodene went out to Japan at the beginning of September for a short promotional trip ahead of Source Code’s Japanese release. The undoubted highlight being a meeting with animation and live action film directing legend, 押井 守 Mamoru Oshii (Ghost In The Shell). As Rodene says on the Source Code tour Tumblr:

…they were interviewed at the same time with one interviewer and each had their own translator, it was a long but interesting interview!

The double interview has been published exclusively in CUT 11月号 magazine, available from their site, have yet to come across a complete translation (Help!) but Duncan did share a great boating analogy that the two Directors came up with while discussing the size of projects that they have been involved in, and would like to be involved in:

Making an indie film is like driving a speedboat.  You can turn fast, do what you want to, when you want to.  Source Code felt more like captaining an oil tanker.  Big, long, slow turns that required a lot of planning and notification.

What myself and Mr, Oshii would like to captain one day is a big blockbuster, or a battleship!

Duncan was also able to finally meet up with an old friend of the blog, a fine fellow who has been keeping us up to date with things over in Japan since MOON was released, Mr Rintaro Watanabe.

Rintaro Watanabe and Duncan Jones Oct 2011As well as meeting up to say hello, have a nice cup of tea & some biscuits, Rintaro and Duncan also found time to have a chat about MOON, Source Code, the film making process, and Duncan’s admiration for Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano (Zatoichi, Ichi The Killer).

For all our friends in Japan, thank you for going out to see Source Code over the last week, apologies for babbling away in English, am ashamed to say my Japanese isn’t great (none existent) so here are some interview links just for you 🙂

ダンカン・ジョーンズ( 映画監督 ) Duncan Jones Interview With Rintaro Watanabe

デビッド・ボウイの息子ダンカン・ジョーンズ監督が新作 Yorimo interview with Duncan Jones

ミッション:8ミニッツ Mission: 8 Minutes is in cinemas now!

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