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“To me life is just a rehearsal, and I’m bumbling through making a lot of mistakes, like everyone, but films are the moment when I can live out the pressures I feel.”
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“So far as I’m concerned, Bacchus was a lady. ”
Jonathan Demme’s America is an international community, full of the voices, colors and music of the whole world; that America is finally hitting the movie screen.
In Which We Encounter Modern-day Alchemists, Prophets, Healers, Herbalists, Biomystics, Doctors of Metaphysics and Doctors of Medicine in Our Quest for the Ultimate Cure.
Say it Ain’t So: The All-American Baseball Movie.
If Truman Capote was the Proust of Côte Basque, you could call Roy Cohn the Homer of Le Cirque.
William Gildea—Gone but not forgotten.
Wheeling and dealing with Sam Cohn.
“The pure products of America go crazy,” said William Carlos Williams. If that’s true, we might be grateful that nothing is pure anymore.
The Lament of a Social Leper.
The Age of Paranoia we’ve lived in for the last half century—the plague of suspicion, distrust, disinformation—is the true legacy of Kim Philby.
“Portnoy’s Complaint” by Philip Roth looms as a wild blue shocker and the American novel of the sixties.
A visit with Catherine Deneuve, the face of France.