"Jaws" swam onto bookshelves 40 years ago, with the blockbuster movie arriving a year later, and Americans are still feeling the bite…
"Jaws" arrived on bookshelves 40 years ago. NBC’s Today.com asked me to talk about this cultural phenomenon.
The childhood home of (Mary) Flannery O’Connor in Savannah, GA. (Restored by Linda & Jerry Bruckheimer. Yes, that Jerry Bruckheimer.)
Just finished introducing Ralph Fiennes’ “The Invisible Woman,” about Charles Dickens and mistress/muse Nelly Ternan.
The usher at Woodstock’s Opera House is awesome.
“You’re in Elvira’s seat,” he tells me. “Row DD.”
It took me a minute to get it.
I just introduced Orson Welles’ 1946 “The Stranger” with Edward G. Robinson. This was the poster they put up at the Woodstock Theatre. Orson looks badass.
The Opera House in Woodstock, IL, where Orson Welles got his start.
Headed to Orson Welles Fest in Woodstock, IL — see you there! http://ow.ly/3kwAi2
“I believe loving someone makes you a better person,” says Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black. Moreover, Black doesn’t believe the state can tell you who that person is.
Dustin Lance Black, who took home an Oscar for his “Milk” screenplay, talks marriage equality, his play about Proposition 8 and what happens when a 10-year-old sex tape resurfaces.
Tonight: I’m introducing Charlie Chaplin’s first feature, “The Kid,” co-starring Jackie Coogan (who later played Uncle Fester of “Addams Family” fame).
Tonight: I talk about Carl Sandburg’s review of 1923’s “The Extra Girl” with Mabel Normand — then we screen the film at the Elmhurst Public Library.
The actual bedknob from “Bedknobs & Broomsticks” in the Disney Archives exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Original drawing of Walt Disney’s pre-Mickey Mouse animated star: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. From the Disney Archives at the Museum of Science and Industry.
I’m about to talk about Carl Sandburg and his review of 1920’s “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligary” at the Elmhurst Public Library, then screen the movie. Sandburg lived and wrote not far from this building…
“If there’s a crime about things being overlooked, it’s that people don’t talk about him in this movie. And I think he’s incredible.”—
Joe Swanberg on Danny Huston in Ivansxtc