Curtis Hanson
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"Curtis Lee Hanson" is an American film director, film producer and screenwriter. His directing work includes The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (film)/The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), L.A. Confidential (film)/L.A. Confidential (1997), Wonder Boys (film)/Wonder Boys (2000), 8 Mile (film)/8 Mile (2002), and In Her Shoes (film)/In Her Shoes (2005).

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The shoes are a great symbol of the conflict between the sisters. Haven't we all at one time or another wanted to be in someone else's shoes? To have their advantages, their good fortune.

Why does something that has emotion in it have to be the feminine product?

I grew up in Los Angeles, and I always wanted to make a movie about Los Angeles.

Defined by the outward differences in the appearances, we tried to extend this duality to the two geographic worlds in which the story takes place.

This is the third time I've brought a movie to the Toronto festival.

One of the reasons I wanted Toni to play the part was...she would put on the burden of weight, ... The weight of responsibility that someone feels who literally gave up her own childhood to take care of her sister.

A theme that has always interested me is the difference between how thing appear and how they are. Image versus reality, etc.

Chick flick or chick lit diminishes it and is sort of insulting to women and men.