Adam Brody Talks Scream 4

First interview with Adam Brody about Scream 4. He talks about the self-referential nature of the new movie and the surreal moment of watching Ghostface in action.

So you’re playing a detective in Scream 4—
It’s a deputy, really. Deputy to now-Sheriff Dewey.

How did that go?
It was fun! It’s also a funny one where it’s all night shoots. It was cool and kind of surreal — not just to see Ghostface, but there was one night where Wes [Craven] was directing Ghostface in his mask. He’s like, “Ghostface, you’re over there…” It was just surreal: “God, I wish I had my camera.” But to do the scenes not only in “Woodsboro,” or do them with Ghostface, but to do them
with David Arquette, Courteney Cox and Neve Campbell was weird. It’s cool, but it truly is a surreal experience, just because I remember walking into the movie theater when I was 16 and…

You were a Scream fan?
Yeah, absolutely. How could you not be? Totally enjoyed the movie.

There was a conversation recently about the levels of meta that Scream and other contemporary films draw from — that Scream 4 draws from Scream, and Scream itself called out the conventions of a whole genre — and how self-awareness just kind of trickles down. And—
Well, this one’s like meta on meta on meta. Self-referencing on self-referencing. But again, because the first one is about movies, and this one’s about movies and all the murders that have taken place onscreen over the years. This one’s all about commenting on itself. And I like that. It’s part of the fun. But that’s right: I think everything is more meta and self-referential now. I think people are more plugged-in, communication works faster, people are more educated about it — how it did or whatever. Even Apatow — there’s nothing “meta” about it, but it references events. People are doing more of that in movies and pop culture in the moment.

Thanks to Jeremy for the tip-off.

Source: Movieline

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  1. Im sure everyone’s thinking…suspect but id love to see him just be a continuing police officer/surviver in more movies. But reading these post’s its pretty clear who the final 5 people are, not that the rest are dead just the one’s in the finale i.e one’s the killer. I think i should stop!
    But pure speculation i heard the other day, i actually liked, what if one of the killer’s was jill, i know she’s the continuing family member but how awesome a twist would that be as everyone will be assuming from the set up she the next sidney and woosh she kills sidney :) But their are to things id prefer, 1 if sidney dies, id rather it were a sacrifice but not like stabbed more like a big sacrifice like dr.loomis(donald pleasence) at the end of halloween 2,even though they brought him back. 2 one of the killers gets away without a reveal.
    Sorry for the rant :)

  2. Im sure everyone’s thinking…suspect but id love to see him just be a continuing police officer/surviver in more movies. But reading these post’s its pretty clear who the final 5 people are, not that the rest are dead just the one’s in the finale i.e one’s the killer. I think i should stop!
    But pure speculation i heard the other day, i actually liked, what if one of the killer’s was jill, i know she’s the continuing family member but how awesome a twist would that be as everyone will be assuming from the set up she the next sidney and woosh she kills sidney :) But their are to things id prefer, 1 if sidney dies, id rather it were a sacrifice but not like stabbed more like a big sacrifice like dr.loomis(donald pleasence) at the end of halloween 2,even though they brought him back. 2 one of the killers gets away without a reveal.
    Sorry for the rant :)

  3. Should have asked about the Scream4 drama and what happend (if he knew).

  4. Should have asked about the Scream4 drama and what happend (if he knew).

  5. He seems to be in it a lot. Interesting.

  6. He seems to be in it a lot. Interesting.

  7. To Hope: You’d really like the surprise to be that Jill is one of the killers? She’s 5’2”!!! The stunt MAN is 6’1”! For me, if the killer or one of the killers is a woman, she needs to be Neve’s height at least. I hope the killer/s are men. If the killer is Emma, Hayden or Rory, then the audience is going to roll their eyes and be very letdown! I know they can hide how tall the stuntman is while wearing the costume, but they really can’t trick us by any more than four inches. Eric Knudsen is 5’8”, but even that might be slightly pushing it, unless there’s more than one killer.

  8. To Hope: You’d really like the surprise to be that Jill is one of the killers? She’s 5’2”!!! The stunt MAN is 6’1”! For me, if the killer or one of the killers is a woman, she needs to be Neve’s height at least. I hope the killer/s are men. If the killer is Emma, Hayden or Rory, then the audience is going to roll their eyes and be very letdown! I know they can hide how tall the stuntman is while wearing the costume, but they really can’t trick us by any more than four inches. Eric Knudsen is 5’8”, but even that might be slightly pushing it, unless there’s more than one killer.

  9. Anyone know how tall the previous actors who portrayed the killers were…in comparison to the stuntman?

  10. Anyone know how tall the previous actors who portrayed the killers were…in comparison to the stuntman?

  11. To be honest, I never really looked at the height of the actors in comparison with stuntman. I guess it would only be noticable if you had a really short actor and in that case they may hire a stuntman that is also short.

  12. To be honest, I never really looked at the height of the actors in comparison with stuntman. I guess it would only be noticable if you had a really short actor and in that case they may hire a stuntman that is also short.

  13. I was the killer in Scream 2, and I wasn’t 6’1″.
    That never stopped me from murdering. ;)

  14. I was the killer in Scream 2, and I wasn’t 6’1″.
    That never stopped me from murdering. ;)

  15. My point exactly. The size of the stuntmen does not affect much. This isn’t a Friday the 13th movie. Now if they tried to sell someone as short as Snookie from Jersey Shore being the killer…we might have some issues. haha

  16. My point exactly. The size of the stuntmen does not affect much. This isn’t a Friday the 13th movie. Now if they tried to sell someone as short as Snookie from Jersey Shore being the killer…we might have some issues. haha

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