In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented – but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a “looper” – a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good… until the day the mob decides to “close the loop,” sending back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination. –TIFF
Rian Craig Johnson (born December 17, 1973) is an American writer and director, who won the Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival with his debut feature, Brick.
Johnson was born in Maryland. He was raised in San Clemente, California, and attended the high school where Brick was predominantly filmed. He then attended the University of Southern California and graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 1996.
In addition to his film work, Johnson is also a folk singer and banjoist. Some of his songs can be found on his website.
His brother is well-known music producer Aaron Johnson. His cousin, Nathan Johnson, composed the score for Brick and The Brothers Bloom. Rian and Nathan make up a folk duo called The Preserves. Other cousins, including Zachary and Marke Johnson, have been involved in design and illustration work relating to Rian’s films. —wikipedia
Casting uniquely becomes cinematic symbol. Despite Gordon-Levitt's fascinating mimicry one is still aware that Present and Future Joe are both different performers and individuals. Fate is inherently acknowledged by our comprehension of 'surface,' and an individual is still responsible for the anticipated result of cycles of errors. It's also interesting that we don't want Levitt to become an action star of the past.
Nel 2044 i ricchi sono ricchi e i poveri si arrangiano servendoli. I primi vivono nei grattacieli di una città che ricorda vagamente ‘Blade runner’ (ma senza le pubblicità), i secondi abitano in caseggiati… read review
Country: USA, China
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action
Director: Rian Johnson
Writer: Rian Johnson
Bruce… read review
There’s a scene about halfway through Looper in which Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, playing the same character from different time periods, sit down for a one on one discussion about their… read review