Jon: Karen, I know you asked me what Derek’s inspiration was. He and I are not married and I would like to know what his inspiration was as well. So, but here he is and he can answer you.
Derek: I can answer you. Thank you Karen for the question.
Jon: Thank you very much.
Derek: I think I was eating a lot of spicy food, the night before that, maybe. I do know I was inspired by all the research I was doing and all the Oregon Trail diaries, the pioneer diaries, of people with the experiences of actually going through that at the time. I know that Another Man’s Gun is not necessarily a true story, but is kind of based on true possibilities. So, it was inspired by a lot of actual things that occurred. Of course this is a movie so it kind of fantasizes a little bit, but…
Jon: It’s a confluence of different events that came to formulate.
Derek: Yeah. And I think the characters, their dialogue, their interacting was inspired by the very straight, quick-witted conversation between from all the films from the forties, Humphrey Bogart and all the classic gumshoe films, even though the people in this film speak very traditionally, very, you know…
Jon: I can only say that it is one of the things that inspired me about this film when I read it was that it is very true to the era. There’s a sense of difference, a different kind of articulation than we’re familiar with today.
Derek: There’s no y’alls, no partners, howdy partners, there’s no boots spurs, showdowns in the streets, no fights, none of that stuff.