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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Jason Reitman, Diablo Cody HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Juno"  photo
Juno
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Dec 3, 2007
Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody - Juno

Q1: Is the language in this movie taken from your childhood, or did you just come up with some of these lines?
DC: I appreciate that, thank you. I think that a lot of the language in films about adolescents condescends to young people. When I listen to teenagers talk to me they have such a specific vernacular and it's constantly evolving. It's always something new. The stuff that I wrote is not, I guess, accurate. I didn't crib specific terms from youth culture and at the same time I've gotten a pretty good response from teenagers because it reminds them of the way that they talk to each other. I don't know if you were talking specifically about that stuff though.
Q: Just the general dialogue.
DC: Yeah. Actually, it was my first screenplay ever. I didn't actually know much about dialogue and I think that's why it sounds a little whacky. I really think that it was more of a rookie mistake rather than a stylish decision.

Q2: So were you ev...

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