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Thursday, February 12, 2009
The Coraline Interviews Part 3 - Thirty Seconds with Phil Knight
What do you ask a man who's worth nearly eight billion dollars several years after you kinda, sorta forced him to hastily flee from Mac Court? I didn't expect Phil Knight to come anywhere near our end of the red carpet but Pete lured him over by singing the U of O fight song and yelling "MR. KNIGHT! MR. KNIGHT!" The Chairman of Nike finally relented and I had to come up with a few questions on the spot. Here's what came out.
APB: Hi, we're University of Oregon alums. Thanks for taking a moment to talk to us.
Knight: Go Ducks!
APB: Yeah, go Ducks. Have you seen the movie yet?
Knight: I've seen the movie, in parts, but I've never seen it from beginning to end. I've seen something like fifteen, twenty minutes here, there and everywhere. I've seen that and I'm real proud of it but I'm really looking forward to seeing it from beginning to end.
APB: A second movie from Laika all depends on how well this one does at the box office, right?
Knight: Oh, we'll do one more movie even if this one does badly but we don't know what it's going to be just yet.
Knight: No problem. Go Ducks!
APB: Go Ducks!
Coming up tomorrow: an in-depth, 39-second interview with Coraline star and Hollyood wunderkind Dakota Fanning.