The Sound of Young America: Rian Johnson, Director of The Brothers Bloom and Brick

Episode 35

14th May 2009

Rian Johnson is a film director best known for his 2006 film Brick. His new film is The Brothers Bloom.

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In 2006, director Rian Johnson released his first feature Brick, a hyper-stylized noir set in a Southern California high school. The film was the product of ten years of effort, and the result, produced on a tiny budget, was remarkable. His new film, The Brothers Bloom, is a similarly interesting take on a genre picture: a distinctly fantastical con man comedy starring Mark Ruffalo and Adrien Brody.

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