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Behind the Scenes: My Favorite Place, Jason Reitman

Selecting celebrities for T+L’s back page column, My Favorite Place, is no easy feat: we want to highlight notable people who have interesting stories to share. That’s why we’re thrilled to bring you director and screenwriter Jason Reitman on the back page of the January 2010 issue.

Many of you know Reitman as the director of Juno, and you’ll surely hear about his newest project, the film Up In The Air, based on the novel by T+L contributor Walter Kirn and starring George Clooney. (T+L hosted a special screening in New York this November.)

Before he started filming, Reitman visited airports around the country and stayed in numerous business hotels (in fact, Hilton was a partner on the film).

For the January back page, we heard about why Reitman loves the tunnel between Terminals 1 and 2 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Check out this video to see the underpass as captured by Reitman’s camera lens during a scouting trip.

For more on why the director is drawn to the tunnel and the air world it represents, pick up T+L’s January issue, on newsstands now.

Sarah Kantrowitz is an associate editor at Travel + Leisure.

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