Every now and then a director comes along who is presumed to have directed a film “in name only” with the producer believed to be the real creative maestro. Like poor Cloverfield director Matt Reeves, who barely exists as far as most of the journalists I know are concerned. (True powerhouse: JJ Abrams.) As well as poor Greg Mottola, whom almost no one would credit for having directed Superbad. (True powerhouse: Judd Apatow.) Not to mention poor Victor Fleming, who merely “directed” — traffic-managed — Gone With The Wind. (True powerhouse: David O’Selznick.) Is there a book in this?
Poor Matt Reeves, director of Cloverfield