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“Leonard Nimoy’s photographs of fat, naked women changed my life,” Sez Lindy West

“Leonard Nimoy’s photographs of fat, naked women changed my life,” Sez Lindy West

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David Cronenberg, At Length, On Being In The Bubble

David Cronenberg, At Length, On Being In The Bubble

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Errol Morris Talks Career And Much More With Alex Pappademas

“Many, many, many, many, many, many stories. Many projects, things that I wish I had done, things that I’d like to do, things that I still might do. It’s a long, long laundry list of material. I went through the ’70s and a good part of the ’80s unable to get money or work. I…

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Damn, I wish A.O. Scott had been MY dad…

Glenn Kenny Avers, “Damn, I Wish A.O. Scott Had Been My Dad”

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“I’ve Never Used ‘the Woman Card’ in the Past, but I Might Now”: Leslie Vuchot on Non-Theatrical Distribution

“I’ve Never Used ‘The Woman Card’ In The Past, But I Might Now” Sez Non-Theatrical Distribution Exec

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“Oprah Winfrey Nixes Broadway Revival of ‘Too Depressing’ ”night, Mother’”

“Oprah Winfrey Nixes Broadway Revival of ‘Too Depressing’ ”night, Mother’” As – She Shutters Her Chicago Harpo Studios And 200 Jobs

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Tribeca Lists Its World Narrative Competition Titles

Tribeca Lists Its World Narrative Competition Titles

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MGM Goes After James Bond Parody Short From Power/Rangers Bootleg Producer

MGM Goes After James Bond Parody Short From Power/Rangers Bootleg Producer

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A Look At Piracy Site Popcorn Time At Quartz.com With An Oddly Supportive Tone

A Look At Piracy Site Popcorn Time At Quartz.com With An Oddly Supportive Tone

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Jen Yamato Asks, “Is Will Smith Over?”

Jen Yamato Asks, “Is Will Smith Over?”

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David Cairns On The Case Of René Clément Vs. François Truffaut

David Cairns On The Case Of René Clément Vs. François Truffaut

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An Insightful Look At Composing For H’wd, By Alex Ross, Including The Past Year’s Best

An Insightful Look At Composing Vs. “Curating” In H’wd Movies, By Alex Ross

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Times Approaches Islamic State Murder Videos As “Increasingly Sophisticated Cinema Of Horror”

Times Approaches Islamic State Murder Videos As “Increasingly Sophisticated Cinema Of Horror”

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Netflix To Release $12 Million Beasts Of No Nation Simultaneously With “Select” Theatrical Release

Netflix To Release $12 Million Beasts Of No Nation Simultaneously With “Select” Theatrical Release

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Frank Rich On Bob Hope And America

Frank Rich On Bob Hope And America

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“Is Hollywood a source of Jewish pride or shame? Is it Jewish at all?”

“Is Hollywood a source of Jewish pride or shame? Is it Jewish at all?”  Queries J. Hoberman

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27-Year Veteran Of Academy Challenges Variety Notions For Changing Oscar

27-Year Veteran Of Academy Challenges Variety Notions For Changing Oscar

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“Shia LaBeouf’s Rattail Is Terrifyingly Glorious”

“Shia LaBeouf’s Rattail Is Terrifyingly Glorious”

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Russia Issues List Of Approved Themes For 2015 Films

Russia Issues List Of Approved Themes For 2015 Films

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Netflix Nears Big Deal For New Cary Fukunaga Film

Netflix Nears Big Deal For New Cary Fukunaga Film And – “Netflix Anzac” Launches Down Under On March 24

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“Chad Harbach spent ten years writing his novel. It was his avocation, for which he was paid nothing, with no guarantee he’d ever be paid anything, while he supported himself doing freelance work, for which I don’t think he ever made $30,000 a year. I sold his book for an advance that equated to $65,000 a year—before taxes and commission—for each of the years of work he’d put in. The law schools in this country churn out first-year associates at white-shoe firms that pay them $250,000 a year, when they’re twenty-five years of age, to sit at a desk doing meaningless bullshit to grease the wheels of the corporatocracy, and people get upset about an excellent author getting $65,000 a year? Give me a fucking break.”
~ Book Agent Chris Parris-Lamb On The State Of The Publishing Industry

INTERVIEWER
Do you think this anxiety of yours has something to do with being a woman? Do you have to work harder than a male writer, just to create work that isn’t dismissed as being “for women”? Is there a difference between male and female writing?

FERRANTE
I’ll answer with my own story. As a girl—twelve, thirteen years old—I was absolutely certain that a good book had to have a man as its hero, and that depressed me. That phase ended after a couple of years. At fifteen I began to write stories about brave girls who were in serious trouble. But the idea remained—indeed, it grew stronger—that the greatest narrators were men and that one had to learn to narrate like them. I devoured books at that age, and there’s no getting around it, my models were masculine. So even when I wrote stories about girls, I wanted to give the heroine a wealth of experiences, a freedom, a determination that I tried to imitate from the great novels written by men. I didn’t want to write like Madame de La Fayette or Jane Austen or the Brontës—at the time I knew very little about contemporary literature—but like Defoe or Fielding or Flaubert or Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky or even Hugo. While the models offered by women novelists were few and seemed to me for the most part thin, those of male novelists were numerous and almost always dazzling. That phase lasted a long time, until I was in my early twenties, and it left profound effects.
~ Elena Ferrante, Paris Review Art Of Fiction No. 228

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