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One Day Since Yesterday (2016): Streaming on Netflix

I am so happy and honored to have been interviewed for this new documentary, directed by Bill Teck. It’s about Peter Bogdanovich’s gorgeous – and lost, for many years – film They All Laughed, starring Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, John … Continue reading

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Sight & Sound Cover Interview with Quentin Tarantino by Kim Morgan

The interview with Quentin Tarantino that is Sight & Sound‘s February 2016 cover story is not the first time my friend Kim Morgan interviewed the director. In 2009, she and Tarantino talked about Inglourious Basterds for her great site Sunset … Continue reading

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January 2015: Viewing Diary

I’m going to start listing everything I saw each month. It’ll be a good way for me to keep track, and also a good record for my end-of-year lists. So here’s everything I watched in January, 2015. Inherent Vice (2014; … Continue reading

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The Hateful Eight, by Quentin Tarantino

You may remember the recent brouhaha regarding Quentin Tarantino’s script for his next film, The Hateful Eight, being leaked. That was a while back. My friend Kim Morgan recently went to a live-read of Tarantino’s script in Los Angeles, led … Continue reading

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“Royale With Cheese!”

Next up in the series I’ve been doing for Epicurious on food in film, is a piece on Pulp Fiction. There’s barely a scene without food in it. The monologue about blueberry pancakes always makes me hungry. Food in Pulp … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Tony Scott

Dennis Hopper on shooting the scene with Christopher Walken in True Romance: Everywhere I go, all over the world, I was just in China making a film, I was just in South Africa making a film, I made a film … Continue reading

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Brad Pitt: “I think the bong’s name was Russell.”

Brad Pitt on playing the stoner “Floyd” in True Romance, directed by Tony Scott: I got involved with the film because I was having early discussions with Tony about playing a much bigger role in the film. To be honest, … Continue reading

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Val Kilmer on Tony Scott and Elvis

Val Kilmer on playing Elvis Presley and working with Tony Scott in True Romance: Elvis was really radical in his day. To wear sideburns that long and wear a pink suit was more radical than David Bowie coming out onstage … Continue reading

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The Make-Believe of the Moment

In the theatre, where things play out in real-time, a scene may begin with a happy wedding and end in tragic bloodshed. A calm morning breakfast is shattered by the arrival of a telegram. The actors know that at the … Continue reading

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“He’s just too damned enjoyable.” – Quentin Tarantino on Howard Hawks

Reading David Thomson’s really interesting and entertaining (and, at times, self-indulgent) book (rumination, really) about Hollywood, The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood. I say “self-indulgent” in a way that I mean it as a compliment. I find myself rolling … Continue reading

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