November 14, 2012

Lee Daniels is not a fan of the expected. The iconoclastic director of Precious and Shadowboxer doesn’t pay court to film conventions, opting instead for his own, sometimes uncomfortable, often resplendent brand of cinematic truth. His latest film The Paperboy, featuring swamps, murder, and a mostly-naked Zac Efron, is ample proof of that. In an exclusive Bullett interview, Daniels discusses the pleasures—and perils—of making cinema that’s truly new.

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