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When Dexter Fletcher set out to direct Rocketman, he was no stranger to ‘70s rock star biopics: He’d previously directed Bohemian Rhapsody, after all. But unlike that film, which was mostly grounded in reality, Rocketman takes John’s theatricality into an otherworldly fantasy-musical direction, to a good degree of success. With Rocketman out on DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital this week, The A.V. Club thought it a good time to sit down with Fletcher to talk about the movie he finished over a year ago—what he’d change, what he loves—and his enviable friendship with Sir Elton John.

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Marah Eakin

Marah Eakin is the Executive Producer of all A.V. Club Video And Podcasts. She is also a Cleveland native and heiress to the country's largest collection of antique and unique bedpans and urinals.

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