Our Interview with Director Tom McCarthy (‘Win Win’)

John Black and I interview Tom McCarthy, writer and director of Win Win. We discuss McCarthy’s inspiration for Win Win, Harold Becker’s 1985 film Vision Quest (Believe it or not, Win Win and Vision Quest are directly related); as well as the representative meanings of Win Win‘s characters, played by Paul Giamatti, Bobby Cannavale, Amy Ryan, Alex Shaffer and the irreplaceable Burt Young, co-star of the Rocky films.

The intro and outro was recorded at Panera Bread next to the Regal Fenway 13 theater in Boston.

The interview runs approximately 23 minutes.

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About Stephen Slaughter Head

Stephen Slaughter Head co-founded the much-loved movie news website IGN FilmForce. He has more than 2,000 published articles at IGN.com. His filmmaking interviews, reviews and features have been published at AOL, Script magazine, Esquire magazine and the Boston Phoenix. He is also the host of the Diabolique Webcast at DiaboliqueMagazine.com. You can contact him directly on Twitter at twitter.com/stevehead.