Discussing Mystic River

The first rule of Mystic River, on the other hand, is don’t discuss Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil.
The director of both films, Clint Eastwood, talks largely of the former with Michael Parkinson in the Guardian.
Not at all related: my examination of the unexamined similarities between Midnight and Spike Jonze’s Adaptation. [Buy Adaptation on DVD. Whatever you do, don’t buy Midnight. Rent it if you insist, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.]