Tag Archives: Jill Clayburgh

“A woman came up to me after one of the screenings with tears pouring down her face and sobbed, You’ve defined my entire life for me on the screen.” –Jill Clayburgh

This was part of a larger series. I would throw a name at Mitchell, ask him to describe that person in “one word” and then we would discuss. Here’s our discussion on Jill Clayburgh, whose birthday it is today. SOM: … Continue reading

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“The audience will always forgive you for being wrong and exciting, but never for being right and dull.” — Burt Reynolds

A couple of years ago, during a lengthy conversation about many different stars, Mitchell and I discussed Burt Reynolds. I recorded the whole thing. It was a game we played: I would throw a name at Mitchell, ask him to … Continue reading

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For International Women’s Day: Ladies I Love

These women inspire, entertain, challenge, comfort, provoke, or were “there” in my formative years as an inspiration. The list is huge. Below the jump.

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March 2019 Viewing Diary

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017; d. Catherine Bainbridge) Mum came and visited me and we watched this amazing documentary about the contributions Native Americans have made to music. It starts with Link Wray. I loved this documentary … Continue reading

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The Wedding Party (1963): Really Young Young Robert De Niro and Jill Clayburgh

In 1963, Brian De Palma made his first movie, basically a student film, co-directed with Wilford Leach. (It’s listed as 1969, because that’s when it was completed, and got released, because of De Niro/De Palma’s rising stardom. It’s just been … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Burt Reynolds

This one really got to me. I knew he was old and frail. But I have such affection for him – it’s different than my feelings for other movie stars … it’s its own thing. I am glad he got … Continue reading

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July 2018 Viewing Diary

Supernatural, Season 4, episode 5 “Monster Movie” (2008; d. Robert Singer) A movie-mad feast. Plus, my favorite one-night-stand-girl. (Piper is a close tie.) Supernatural, Season 4, episode 6 “Yellow Fever” (2008; d. Philip Sgriccia) An example of what the show … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Paul Mazursky

John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands in Paul Mazursky’s “Tempest.” “I seem to have a natural bent toward humor and I seem to make people laugh, but I think there is in me a duality. I like to make people cry … Continue reading

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Conversations with Mitchell, Part 1: Justin Timberlake, Lena Horne, Doris Day, Jill Clayburgh, Cary Grant, Don Rickles.

Mitchell and me. Years ago, in a photo booth at Lounge Ax, a grubby music club on Fullerton in Chicago, across the street from the fabled Biograph. This is an interview that has been in the works, at least in … Continue reading

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