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Jonathan Demme’s ‘A Master Builder’ and the Elusive Magic of Bringing Stage to Screen

By Yasmina Tawil

By Tina Hassannia

Criterion’s three-film box-set of the works of Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory—My Dinner With Andre, Uncle Vanya, and A Master Builder—features several supplements, including an interview between the theater artists and writer Fran Lebowitz. She makes a frank confession: “I don’t like watching theater.” Gregory, a man who’s spent his entire life in the theater, says he feels the same way.

Lebowitz explains that she loves to be drawn into a good film or novel, but, with the exception of Shawn’s work, she’s never experienced the same with theater. She’s not alone. While theater may not exactly be a dying art form, it was long ago upstaged by cinema and television as our de-facto entertainment, and our appreciation for it has dwindled in kind.

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A Playlist: What Were Listening To This Week

By Yasmina Tawil

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When I find Myself in Times of Trouble…

Many people would agree that 2016 has been one of the more frustrating and heartbreaking years in recent memory and, to be honest, it looks like 2017 might be a slog too. In times like these, there are a few places to turn for guidance, comfort, and strength. Our favorite refuges from the troubles of the world are movies (duh) and music.

Which is why we’d love...

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A Playlist: What We’re Listening To This Week

By Yasmina Tawil

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When I find Myself in Times of Trouble…

Many people would agree that 2016 has been one of the more frustrating and heartbreaking years in recent memory and, to be honest, it looks like 2017 might be a slog too. In times like these, there are a few places to turn for guidance, comfort, and strength. Our favorite refuges from the troubles of the world are movies (duh) and music.

Which is why we’d love...

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bbook:Have you always been fascinated by this idea of the...

By Yasmina Tawil





bbook:

Have you always been fascinated by this idea of the apocalypse?

When I sawMad Maxwhen I was a kid, me and my best friend were completely obsessed with it for a period of time. I dont know how much I thought about it after that, but when the idea came up that that was a big part of the characters in the movie, it became a part of my life. I mean, I have a theory that people obsess over the...

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bbook: Have you always been fascinated by this idea of the...

By Yasmina Tawil





bbook:

Have you always been fascinated by this idea of the apocalypse? 

When I saw Mad Maxwhen I was a kid, me and my best friend were completely obsessed with it for a period of time. I don’t know how much I thought about it after that, but when the idea came up that that was a big part of the characters in the movie, it became a part of my life. I mean, I have a theory that people obsess over...

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Bellflower’s Medusa car burned down the house at a special...

By Yasmina Tawil



Bellflower’s Medusa car burned down the house at a special screening at USC!

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