Entertainment Weekly teased a small excerpt from a longer interview with Robert Rodriguez and Joe about Sin City 2.

clickthefrog:

Interview clips roll of Joe talking about The Wind Rises.

thecapa:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Wonderland magazine, February 2014 - Interview by Emma Watson.
I like the pictures he chose to send in!

Thanks for posting the scan!

thecapa:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Wonderland magazine, February 2014 - Interview by Emma Watson.

I like the pictures he chose to send in!

Thanks for posting the scan!

dailyjosephgordonlevitt:

JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT HITS THE RECORD BUTTON ON HIS HITRECORD TV SHOW

"This has been a long time coming," said Gordon-Levitt, four months after the L.A. show, at the hitRECord offices in Glendale, where he and his team were hustling to finish edits on an episode. He began filming hitRECord segments with his late older brother, Dan, in 2005, before opening up the hitRECord concept worldwide five years later through its website. "To finally get to bring it to this grand of a scale, to do it within the mainstream media and present it to a broader audience, it feels good," said Gordon-Levitt. "I think Dan would dig it." [x]

(Glorious manip by The AV Club)
JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT TALKS THE SANDMAN WITH IGN
IGN: What stage is The Sandman at?
JGL: Early days. Very, very early days.
We know you’re producing, but there’s various “You might star, you might direct”…
JGL: Lots of potential, but it’s still very early.
Should we take you tweeting the hashtag “Prelude” in relation to Sandman to mean what we think it means, that you’ll be adapting the “Preludes & Nocturnes” storyline that began the comic?
JGL: I honestly just wrote that as sort of a pun, because this tweet was a prelude to who knows what’s to come. Obviously “Prelude” is the title of the first issue, but… Yeah, nothing is cemented yet. But there’s so much potential in that material. It’s exciting.
What is it about Sandman that sparked your interest?
JGL: Well, I love just the basic concept of it - just the concept of personifying Dream, along with all of his brothers and sisters, the seven Endless personifying Death, personifying Destruction and Delirium and Destiny and Desire and Despair. I mean, that’s just a fascinating and, I think, a really cinematic concept. You look at the art of Sandman, and it just looks spectacular. I love big, spectacular movies, but oftentimes big, spectacular movies sort of get stuck in a rut. They go down certain paths that end in big explosions or whatever. Sandman has so much opportunity to do something that’s on a grand, grand scale, but really unlike your average big, grand-scale, spectacular movie. I guess that’s the tip of the iceberg.
You mentioned to me earlier that you did that week of work on Sin City. What was that like? Rodriguez obviously works in such a quick, distinct style.
JGL: I loved working with Rodriguez, and actually doing that week on Sin City was really influential because a lot of the short films that we made with HITRECORD were made in a somewhat similar way to the way that Sin City is shot, completely on green screen. You’ve seen the first episode, so you’ve seen the one with Elle Fanning. That was shot very much like Sin City. We don’t have a huge airplane hanger like he has. We have a corner of our office. [Laughs] We converted that into a green screen site. But you know, just having the actors performing entirely on green screen and then creating the world around them — the difference being of course that Rodriguez has his team of Troublemakers, whereas we put the green screen footage up on our site and anyone is open to contribute their illustrations and animations to get behind it.
Your name is brought up with so many projects, and you’ve been rumored for a Marvel movie more than once. Having now done Sin City and Dark Knight Rises –- and developing Sandman — do you feel like, “I’ve done enough comic book stuff,” or if the right Marvel project happened, would you be open to it?
JGL: Yeah, I don’t pay as much attention to the categories or genres of things. I pay attention to what the material is about. Does it resonate with me? Does it inspire me? Who are the collaborators? That kind of thing.

(Glorious manip by The AV Club)

JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT TALKS THE SANDMAN WITH IGN

IGN: What stage is The Sandman at?

JGL: Early days. Very, very early days.

We know you’re producing, but there’s various “You might star, you might direct”…

JGL: Lots of potential, but it’s still very early.

Should we take you tweeting the hashtag “Prelude” in relation to Sandman to mean what we think it means, that you’ll be adapting the “Preludes & Nocturnes” storyline that began the comic?

JGL: I honestly just wrote that as sort of a pun, because this tweet was a prelude to who knows what’s to come. Obviously “Prelude” is the title of the first issue, but… Yeah, nothing is cemented yet. But there’s so much potential in that material. It’s exciting.

What is it about Sandman that sparked your interest?

JGL: Well, I love just the basic concept of it - just the concept of personifying Dream, along with all of his brothers and sisters, the seven Endless personifying Death, personifying Destruction and Delirium and Destiny and Desire and Despair. I mean, that’s just a fascinating and, I think, a really cinematic concept. You look at the art of Sandman, and it just looks spectacular. I love big, spectacular movies, but oftentimes big, spectacular movies sort of get stuck in a rut. They go down certain paths that end in big explosions or whatever. Sandman has so much opportunity to do something that’s on a grand, grand scale, but really unlike your average big, grand-scale, spectacular movie. I guess that’s the tip of the iceberg.

You mentioned to me earlier that you did that week of work on Sin City. What was that like? Rodriguez obviously works in such a quick, distinct style.

JGL: I loved working with Rodriguez, and actually doing that week on Sin City was really influential because a lot of the short films that we made with HITRECORD were made in a somewhat similar way to the way that Sin City is shot, completely on green screen. You’ve seen the first episode, so you’ve seen the one with Elle Fanning. That was shot very much like Sin City. We don’t have a huge airplane hanger like he has. We have a corner of our office. [Laughs] We converted that into a green screen site. But you know, just having the actors performing entirely on green screen and then creating the world around them — the difference being of course that Rodriguez has his team of Troublemakers, whereas we put the green screen footage up on our site and anyone is open to contribute their illustrations and animations to get behind it.

Your name is brought up with so many projects, and you’ve been rumored for a Marvel movie more than once. Having now done Sin City and Dark Knight Rises –- and developing Sandman — do you feel like, “I’ve done enough comic book stuff,” or if the right Marvel project happened, would you be open to it?

JGL: Yeah, I don’t pay as much attention to the categories or genres of things. I pay attention to what the material is about. Does it resonate with me? Does it inspire me? Who are the collaborators? That kind of thing.

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Another little snippet of Joe’s appearance on Ellen today (Youtube Link)

He talks a bit about how his mom raised him to be aware of sexism (mostly what we have already heard during the Don Jon press tour).

During the Berlinale in February German moviepilot sat down with Joe for an interview, but they didn’t release it until this week (Don Jon opens tomorrow in German theaters).

The second half of the video is pretty funny because they address his German Dance Hitrecord clip.

There is a vague spoiler for the ending of the movie, but I guess you all know by now how it ends. 

PS: Classy screenshot they chose for the preview of the Video. And of course the new Don Jon clip with the most nudity and sex we have seen so far is a German Don Jon promo. lol