You start the series by saying something along the lines “I want to write a manifesto” — and in a ways, these are like the chapters of a manifesto: The World According to Fran Lebowitz.Lebowitz: Let me put it to you this way: I was not young 10 years ago. I’m even less young now. And one of the benefits of getting older is, “So you don’t agree with me? Who cares. This is what I think. And also, I’m right.” [Laughs] I’ve really only been wrong once. Unfortunately, it was in 2016 and involved the Presidential election. If you were going to be really, really wrong, that was not the time to be wrong. … [Read more...] about ‘Pretend It’s a City’: Martin Scorsese and Fran Lebowitz on Their Guide to NYC
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Richard wrote the scene, in part, as an exaggerated vision of his own high-school experience. “We grew up in a mostly African-American neighborhood in the Crenshaw area,” he says. “The scene was mild compared to my homeroom at Dorsey high school. I was a state track competitor and, for a white, red-haired guy, that broke the laws of physics. One woman described me affectionately as, ‘That boy ain’t white, he a red nigger.’ Once I had aced my first track meet, I would literally climb out the window with these gang guys. We would drink wine and the teacher would pretend not to see. It was more like West Side Story than Boyz N The Hood, but there were still shootings at the stands at the football games.” … [Read more...] about Inside Danny Elfman’s Twisted Cult Film ‘Forbidden Zone’
But the process was amazing. I went and spent some time with Mohamedou Ould Salahi, who was there, and wrote the book about it, and I’d done a hell of a lot of picture research before I saw him, but everything was mislabeled and stuff. He was able to go through all the photographs and go, “This is where I was at this time. That’s where I was at that time. That’s fake; that’s from another period.” And because he’d spent years in these tiny, little, metal boxes, he could tell you pretty much exactly, to the inch, how big they were, and every detail. He could tell you how many holes there were, in the mesh in the cage that he lived in, for the last few years. So, then, it was just a matter of recreating it. … [Read more...] about Production Designer Michael Carlin On The Incredible Ambition Of ‘Radioactive’ & Meeting Former Guantanamo Detainee Mohamedou Ould Salahi On ‘The Mauritanian’
She was great help to the filmmakers behind 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' and thrilled that Tom Hanks played her husband. Joanne Rogers, an accomplished concert pianist and wife of iconic kids TV host Fred Rogers who provided an invaluable assist to the filmmakers behind the 2019 feature A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, died Thursday. She was 92. … [Read more...] about Joanne Rogers, Widow of Kids TV Icon Fred Rogers, Dies at 92
It's far from a pizza party, but the National Guard troops stationed in the nation's capital to keep the peace ahead of Inauguration Day are being treated to pizza on the reg ... thanks to thoughtful donors. … [Read more...] about Cargo Van Load of Pizza Delivered to National Guard Troops in D.C.