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[on independent film-makers] Kevin Smith
is the only one I don't like particularly. I respect most of them. He's the one I can't identify with in any way. He kind of created a Special Olympics for film. They just kind of lowered the standard.
Cites John Boorman
(1972) as one of his all-time favorite movies, which he saw for the first time when he was just 10 years old. Curiously enough, Bill McKinney
, who had played the squeal-like-a-pig mountain man in that movie, played Jamie Bell
's genial grandfather in Green's Undertow
(2004) - 32 years later.
Use of retro studio logos (if possible) and retro-style opening credits