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Interview with John Byrum, Director and Co-screenwriter of The Razor’s Edge

John Byrum Interview

(c) 2017, Shaun Kelley

This interview is compiled from correspondence with the film’s Writer and Director, John Byrum.

John talks about the development of the script, the challenges of shooting in India and how he and Bill coped with the film’s critical and commercial failure.

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When Bill Murray met John Byrum

Since 2005, I’ve been lucky enough to have the help of the Director of The Razor’s Edge, John Byrum.

He has offered plenty of insights into the production of the film, but one question I had never asked until now is how he first met Bill Murray.

“Bill and I are both from the North Shore suburbs of Chicago. Grew up just a few miles apart, but I never heard of him until one night in LA, Jessica Harper and I were watching the then fabled TV show Saturday Night Live and he was making his very first appearance as Chevy Chase’s replacement in the cast. Continue reading

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