[Movies] Barry Levinson Talks About Making The Bay Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.12.2013
Now on DVD...
IGN spoke with Barry Levinson about his new horror film The Bay, which is out now on DVD and Blu-ray. Here are highlights:
On if he ever thought about using 35mm film instead of found footage: "No, because once you make the commitment to this is what you're going to do, you're looking for the imperfection. You're looking for that which is in a sense the non-professional look -- even though a lot of times we were actually filming it ourselves, we had to create the same reality that they might bring to it. But that becomes part of the fabric of the film."
On a cast full of people who are recognized: "That's right. Well, that's inevitable. I hope the people are good enough that they get some recognition in their career. At the time, you try to go with nameless a cast as you can put together."
On why he tried horror: "No, it wasn't, because I don't think of genre in terms of what I want to do. I know that that's a popular way to go, but I never think in terms of genre. It just so happened that it evolved: I'm approached about a documentary about the Chesapeake Bay, I decide not to do the documentary, we bring in a writer, we begin to lay it out, the next thing it becomes this kind of horror/suspense piece."