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'It’s like we were all possessed': The stars of 'Neon Demon' confront its stylish darkness with director Nicolas Winding Refn

'It’s like we were all possessed': The stars of 'Neon Demon' confront its stylish darkness with director Nicolas Winding Refn

Who is the Neon Demon in “The Neon Demon”?

It’s a fair question, as the latest from Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn is purposefully ambiguous as to whether the entity of the title is a specific person or being or maybe instead the hunger for fame and its flashbulb shine of glamour and beauty. Or perhaps it is that indefinable, ineffable “it” some people possess  — or even the city of Los Angeles itself.

During production of the film in spring of last year, as the sun set over a ramshackle motel on the outer edges of Pasadena, costar Keanu Reeves laughed at the question.

“We’re all the Neon Demon,”...

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