Gone are the days when movie clips that are barely longer than a blink of an eye take eons to download. With the wonders of streaming media, you can check out the interview above, with director Tim Burton, which is a whopping 40 minutes long and part of MCN's ongoing Lunch with David (Poland) interview series. He talks about the time that needs to pass before he can enjoy watching his movie (3-7 years), his distaste of becoming a "thing" instead of remaining a person, the struggles of getting his film made, and much much more. Much of it delves into his views on creating the cinematic version of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street -- casting, changes from the stage production, capturing eyes and moments...

It's a good interview if you can find the time to sit down and watch it. It makes me wonder how much better DVD special features would be these days if they were personal interviews rather than impersonal video clips. There's just something about the reaction to the question, and a conversation, that's a heck of a lot more interesting than something one-sided.

Enjoy!