SAYS DIRECTOR HAS WORKED WITH SCORSESE, NOTES 'DEPARTED' FEEL AS WELL AS DE PALMA
Last week, Ryan Murphy answered some questions about the latest episode of American Horror Story: Asylum for Entertainment Weekly's Tim Stack. Below are the first few questions of the interview:
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: This episode felt incredibly cinematic and weirdly beautiful despite the subject matter.
RYAN MURPHY: It’s Alfonso Gomez-Rejon who also did "I Am Anne Frank Part II." Yeah, he’s just a real brilliant guy.
And this one felt very Brian De Palma-esque, like the split screen where Lana is escaping from Briarcliff felt very Dressed to Kill.
Yes, of course. Alfonso also worked a lot with Martin Scorsese so I think it also felt very Departed to me. I loved it. I thought all the choices were so fresh and so original. I loved the progressions of the characters. I really loved and I think the audience will love seeing Lana be that Hitchcock heroine. I thought the production design was brilliant. It was an episode of happy mistakes because so many things that we wrote and so many locations we wanted weren’t available. Like that mausoleum was a happy accident. It wasn’t at all what was written but it was available.
I loved that location. And that’s a real mausoleum?