Thursday December 12, 2019

Working class hero

In his latest film, coming-of-age drama Mud, Jeff Nichols portrays the working class Americans that he believes are frequently neglected by Hollywood, writes John Maguire.

18th May, 2013
Jeff Nichols: 'I won't write anything down until I have the movie in my head, from start to finish.'

'At any one time I have five or six stories going around in my head," writer and director Jeff Nichols says, while moulding some imaginary thing between his hands like a potter at a wheel. "I'll pick one up, work on it for a while, then lay it down and pick up another. The longer I work on them, the better they get. I first had the idea for Mud when I was 19 and...

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