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J. Michael Straczynski Screenwriter of Changeling

This week Noah talks with Changeling screenwriter J. Michael Straczynski about screenwriting, Clint Eastwood, television vs. film and the genius of Rod Serling. Listen to Noah Forrest Podcast with J. Michael Straczynski

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What I’m Thankful For – 2008

When I wrote this column last year, I had just started at MCN and I suppose one of the things I’m most thankful for is that I’m still here. And what that means, really, is that I’m thankful for you, the reader, for sticking with me for my first year and a half on the job….

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Arnaud Desplechin’s Christmas Gift to Us

Cinema is a constantly evolving organism, one that takes on new characteristics and techniques slowly but surely. If we look back at the cinema of the ’80s, there are subtle differences in how the films were framed, edited and scored. Acting styles are noticeably different from decade to decade; what was considered terrific acting in…

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Does Bond Matter?

My buddy Steve loves every single James Bond film. Every time I see him, he always wants to talk about Bond and to appease the guy, I always pretend to be interested. He has every single moment of every Bond film memorized and I think he is representative of a lot of Bond fans out…

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David Wain Director of Role Models

This week Noah chats with David Wain, director of the new film Role Models. They talk about Lost in Translation, Paul Rudd’s career, Robert Altman, the demise of Stella, and the rise of Wainy Days. Listen to Noah Forrest Podcast with David Wain

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24 Years Without Truffaut

When people ask me who my favorite filmmaker of all-time is, I usually answer by telling them, “Stanley Kubrick, closely followed by Francois Truffaut.” But on the days on which I’ve just re-watched Shoot the Piano Player or Stolen Kisses, I often reverse the names. It’s impossible for me to watch the mastery at work in a film…

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“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.


One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump