Quote of the Day: Pennsylvania’s Winter Trumps Computer-Generated Apocalypse

“We were shooting during the winter in Pennsylvania, and the cold and the bleakness were intense. It allows everyone to understand the material more intimately. When the elements work against you, it’s absolutely terrifying. But when they work for you, no amount of CGI can come close.”

Aussie film director John Hillcoat talks to Book Forum‘s Bilge Ebiri about the challenges of bringing Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic novel The Road to the big screen — maybe he should have picked up a paperback copy of the newly released Congressional report on terror. Look for the pushed-back flick, which stars Viggo Mortensen, in theatres in 2009.