Flying Spaghetti Monster wrote:
The citations you cited made me less convinced. I just can't imagine that this particular story started form a guy looking at a blank piece of paper and starting with the idea that this story he will write will be about violence and raising our children right, etc. No, don't be naive. The "high concept" of the loopers, time travel, and them having to off their future selves, was obviously the core idea that he came up with first, despite what citations you can site until you are blue in the face.
Translation: "I've been proven wrong by the writer-director's own words, but I can't admit it, because this is the Internet and every discussion is a contest to be won!"
Your retraction is accepted.