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Noah Forrest

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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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“I really want to see The Irishman. I’ve heard it’s big brother Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece. But I really can’t find the time. The promotion schedule is so tight, there’s no opportunity to see a three and a half-hour movie. But I really want to see it. In 2017, right before Okja’s New York premiere, I had the chance to go to Scorsese’s office, which is in the DGA building. There’s a lovely screening room there, too, with film prints that he’s collected. I talked to him for about an hour. There’s no movie he hasn’t seen, even Korean films. We talked about what he’s seen and his past work. It was a glorious day. I’ve loved his work since I was in college. Who doesn’t? Anyone involved with movies must feel the same way.”
~ Bong Joon-ho

“But okay, I promise you now that if I ever retire again, I’m going to ensure that I can’t walk it back. I’ll post a series of the most disgusting, offensive, outrageous statements you can ever imagine. That way it will be impossible for me to ever be employed again. No one is going to take my calls. No one is going to want to be seen with me. Oh, it will be scorched earth. I will have torched everything. I’m going to flame out in the most legendary fashion.”
~ Steven Soderbergh