Jordan Peele On Writing

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I’ve been busy packing boxes, but we’re done with that now. Back to our regular posts! This interview features Jordan Peele, who I’m so glad has won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his film, “Get Out.” If you haven’t seen it, this is one movie you shouldn’t miss this year. He’s most well-known for having written “Key and Peele,” “Keanu,” and of course “Get Out.”

A few questions from the interview:

“So you call your new movie a social thriller. Is that your coinage, social thriller? Why did you need a new term? Why did you need that term?”

“So have you ever been in the position of being the black boyfriend brought home to the white girlfriend’s parents and the parents didn’t know that you were black until you walked through the door?”

“You’ve said that you knew by the time you were 13 that you wanted to make a horror film. How did you know that?”

“What’s one of the films that really scared you when you were young?”

If you’d like to see the full interview, you can find it here:

NPR: ‘Get Out’ Sprang From An Effort To Master Fear, Says Director Jordan Peele