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DP/30 – Please Give writer/director Nicole Holofcener

mp3 of the interview

8 Responses to “DP/30 – Please Give writer/director Nicole Holofcener”

  1. guselephant says:

    Thanks for these, FYI, DP30 site still doesn’t work in safari. QT videos don’t load, RSS on the page doesn’t work either.

  2. David Poland says:

    Odd… just opened in Safari and worked just fine.
    Also, checked on iPad, which is only Safari, and works fine.
    Not sure how to help.

  3. Rob says:

    She gets marginalized by the critical boys’ club, but I think her movies are better than Noah Baumbach’s and Alexander Payne’s.

  4. leahnz says:

    tell it like it is, rob
    (i haven’t been able to watch this yet, but i’m a fan of ‘lovely and amazing’ and ‘walking and talking’. it would appear keener is her muse)

  5. JTag says:

    Rob, I completely agree with you. I hate pulling the whole “if it was directed by a man…” card buuuuuuut, “Walking and Talking” deserves way more respect than it gets.

  6. Joe Leydon says:

    She looks cute.

  7. Rob says:

    Actually, I withdraw what I said about the critical boys’ club after reading the NY Times and LA Times reviews.
    Dargis writes as if Holofcener’s movies are about and for women exclusively while Turan says: “No American writer-director has her exact sense of the way some of us live today…Holofcener has always been a piercing and amusing observer of life’s anxieties and discontents, illuminating how we make our way through the tangle of dissatisfactions that confront us at every turn.”
    I would also argue that, from Lovely & Amazing on, she’s dealt with class in a way that American filmmakers almost never do.

  8. Blackcloud says:

    Her name reminds me of Holofernes. C’mon, I can’t be the only one.

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