Monday, 30 November 2009

20 Questions for Jason Reitman

Jason Reitman's Up In The Air wins fans every time it screens, and I wouldn't be surprised to see it pick up a fair few awards in the coming months.

My old Premiere colleague Anne Thompson puts 20 questions to Reitman, starting with:

1. Are you a compulsive airline miles collector?
JR: I think when Walter Kirn wrote this book, Up in the Air, he was talking about the idea of collecting miles, ironically, but when I read it, I thought, ‘Oh, someone understands me, I’m not alone in the universe!’ I do collect air miles religiously and I did go on a mile run once—a mileage run is when you simply go on a flight at the end of the year to maintain your status. I flew from LA to Chicago, landed, picked up a Giordano’s pizza, got back on the plane, flew home to LA, picking up the necessary 2500 miles or so necessary to hit status for the following year.

Read the rest here.


Gerard said...

Good piece, that.

Seeing this the day after tomorrow, too.

Mark Salisbury said...


Gerard said...

Meant to ask, have you seen it yet? I certainly enjoyed, but wouldn't for example, include it in a list of favourites for 2009.