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07/29/2010 01:50 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Southern Exposure: Interview With Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, And Director Aaron Schneider

If Robert Duvall has a favorite flavor of acting, it's Southern discomfort. From Tender Mercies to The Apostle, he has always had a knack for inhabiting the souls of fierce men with flinty drawls and haunted pasts. In Get Low, Duvall gets to create his most artful codger, Felix Bush, a legendary Depression-era Tennessee recluse who one day in 1938 decided to throw himself a funeral--just to see who'd show up with a tale about him. Actually, as embroidered in this film, he has more on his mind, but on the way to the party and the film's heart-strung denouement we are treated to the pleasures of Duvall metamorphosing from a fearsome phantom back into a human in need of forgiveness. If Duvall is the bourbon, Sissy Spacek as an old flame and Bill Murray as the smooth-as-silk undertaker are the mint in this julep. See video below for interviews with Duvall, Spacek, director Aaron Schneider and producer Dean Zanuck.

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