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Jacket CopyJohn Sayles, primarily known as a filmmaker, will talk about his 1,000-page novel on KCRW's radio show Bookworm....
Frankly My Dear - Orlando SentinelI knew back when I saw “The Help,” in early July, that it was going to draw a certain predictable reaction in certain easily predicted quarters. It's a movie that has any number of vulnerabilities — weaknesses that were bound to earn a...
Tribune newspapersLate on a weekday afternoon, we called John Sayles, the independent's independent, the pragmatist's pragmatist. He was on the outskirts of Boise, in the passenger's seat of a rented Prius, beside Maggie Renzi, his longtime partner and producer. He's tall,...
Busy Monsters William Giraldi W.W. Norton: $24.95 When a mediocre writer's bride-to-be leaves him to search for a legendary giant squid, he treks across the continent seeking counsel from nefarious creatures on how to win back her affections. (August)...
Tags: Robert Stone, Iowa, Crimes, Lower East Side, Los Angeles
May 6 The Beaver A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
Words & Ideas SUNDAY April Dammann: The author of "Exhibitionist: Earl Stendahl, Art Dealer as Impresario" will discuss and sign her new book. Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., L.A. 3 p.m. Free. (310) 576-9960. Betty White: The Emmy-winning actress...
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Literary Editor"A Moment in the Sun" By John Sayles McSweeney's, 968 pages, $29 John Sayles may be better known as a filmmaker ("Lone Star," "Eight Men Out" and my favorite, "Return of the Secaucus 7") than as a novelist, but this drama spanning five years, and...
Frankly My Dear - Orlando SentinelWe're watching Colin Farrell's latest, “Ondine” on DVD the other night. And I make a crack, “What, is our lad Colin choosing roles based on which ones he won't have to get a haircut for?” Nooo, says the missus. “Nobody does...
The Daily MirrorWell, Joe Dante's horror classic "The Howling" was not at all what I expected! Every werewolf movie is necessarily idiosyncratic, of course -- it's not like "Dracula" or "Frankenstein," with an established storyline and characters to follow or riff on.......
Frankly My Dear - Orlando SentinelThis year's Sarasota Film Festival will be star-studded and action packed, with a performance by Harry Connick, Jr. and his orchestra, and appearances by Oscar winner Geena Davis and screen legend and Oscar nominee Christopher Plummer. Their opening night...
Frankly My Dear - Orlando SentinelKickstarter is the online operation that allows filmmakers to solicits lots and lots and lots of little donations to get their low budget movies made. And this year, for the first time, a Kickstarter crowd source funded film made it into Sundance. “...
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