Directors on Their Teams: Alexander Payne on ‘Nebraska’

Originally posted on Variety:

Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska” has been racking up awards and nominations in the past two weeks, which is a long-delayed payoff for his work. The filmmaker waited nine years to film the script, and spent a year in planning before “Nebraska” went into official pre-production. He worked with scripter Bob Nelson, and spent much of that year in casting and driving around the state with the design team “to get the right look.” He and his team had to train their eyes about how various tones and textures look in black and white. They shot the film for $13.5 million, 36 days principal photography. Payne says, “I hope the picture does some business, not just for its own sake, but so other filmmakers can shoot in black and white. Every time you do something outside the box, you want it to do well, for the sake of other filmmakers.”

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