I can't really claim to know Paul Greengrass, but we've had a few encounters over the years, and I think he's a provocative and fascinating filmmaker, a guy who is pursuing a personal style in a major mainstream way. Talking to him is an exercise in being overwhelmed. Even the person who does my transcriptions after my interviews was a little taken aback. It's a delight to have this sort of conversation with a filmmaker this smart, though. I love that he's this passionate about what he does, and even if he's moved on now from the Bourne series, I'm sure that whatever he does in the future is just as worth your attention as his new film, "Green Zone," is.
I hope you dig this as much as I enjoyed doing this.
Paul Greengrass: Hello?