Quo Vadimus

Friday, April 23, 2004


Who do you want next year, Philip Roth?

David Simon talks about the The Wire's writing crew.

posted by Linus | 4:44 PM


Words of Wisdom. #010:

Josh Timmermann on Get Away From Me.

UPDATE: Knitting Factory, LA - 03.29.04.

posted by Linus | 8:47 AM


Fun Movie News. #077:

Peter Jackson may direct The Lovely Bones after his little King Kong thing. At one point, Lynne Ramsay (Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar) was going to direct this but the financing fell through. That seemed like a good fit, but it's also good to see PJ getting back into Heavenly Creatures mode.

posted by Linus | 8:06 AM


We just clicked backwards.

Remember when Kevin Spacey started up that TriggerStreet thing? I remember seeing him on The Screen Savers chatting up Leo about this. I lost track of it - getting my fill of aspiring filmmaker incompetence via Project Greenlight - but I guess it's plugging along and some people are actually winning things.

posted by Linus | 7:35 AM

Thursday, April 22, 2004


[Nervous laughter]

Here is the Klosterman piece that Eppy referenced in this post, which also appears in the latest issue of Flagpole.

posted by Linus | 8:07 AM

Wednesday, April 21, 2004


Fun with Roth. #017:

From this piece on "Cocktails for a Cause", some celebrity bartending charity event in NYC:

A few minutes before this exciting moment in journalism, we had run into DAVID LEE ROTH talking to Mr. Schirripa and Mr. Sirico.

Mr. Roth, wearing pinstriped vest and pants and a leather jacket, alluded to the "colorful allegations" going around about him, allegations that we were afraid we hadn't heard.

"I'm more about 'go fast' than 'slow down' with a drink in the hand," clarified Mr. Roth, who laughed frequently, and when he laughed, leaned way back, as if trying to see how much we were enjoying ourselves. "I haven't been to sleep since the late 80's!"

The music in the club was loud and Mr. Roth leaned in, his nose nuzzling the ear of our female correspondent.

"The only music I ever listen to routinely is dance music," he told us. And then, hotly in the ear, in a stream, nay, an Amazon of consciousness, he continued:

"I grew up in a combination of private, dignified boarding schools that are right out of that KEVIN KLINE movie 'The Emperor's Club,' and integrated busing programs. I went to schools that were 95 percent black and Spanish-speaking. I could gang sign the whole MICKEY MOUSE club, I own a '51 Mercury low-rider, and my first girlfriend was named RACINDA."

Hmm. Was Mr. Roth dating anyone now?

"Allegedly," he replied.

posted by Linus | 2:13 PM


Fun Movie News. #076:

Donnie Darko, director's cut.

posted by Linus | 10:06 AM


The right technology meeting the right neuroses.

Nice piece on the madness of those firehouse-red DVD envelopes.

My strain of neurosis involves the problem of having a maxed-out queue. 500 films. A web-based pile of films. A lifelong films-to-see list. And so if I want to add something, I will often have to delete something. Something gets cut. Do I really need six Lucio Fulci films in my queue? Maybe not. OK, The House by the Cemetary is out (surely to return at some point!) and now Mike Mills's doc Paperboys is in. It's nuts, I love it, etc.

posted by Linus | 7:59 AM


If I should die before my pen has glean'd my teeming brain.


Also: Head over to Esselle for some Gervais audio.

posted by Linus | 7:33 AM

Tuesday, April 20, 2004


Nibbling aggressively?

After last year's disasterous cheesesteak incident, Kerry stops by the The Varsity with seemingly improved results:

"Arriving in Atlanta, Kerry greeted fellow Vietnam veterans at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, then rode with Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and other Democratic politicians to the landmark Midtown eatery, where he snacked on mustard-slathed chili dogs, onion rings and an orange freeze while news of the Iraq insurgency hovered on an overhead television screen."

posted by Linus | 7:29 AM

Monday, April 19, 2004


It was Keyser Soze.


UPDATE: "I got taken by the oldest con going."

posted by Linus | 7:39 AM


The guy from Reservoir Dogs.

Flummoxed by the patchiness of his career.

posted by Linus | 7:36 AM

Sunday, April 18, 2004


Telly Alert. #024:

The Restaurant 2.0 (NBC, premieres Monday, April 19th, 10:00 p.m.)

NYT panel discussion. Predictable criticisms of the verisimilitude, but who really cares -- the first season was highly entertaining television, expertly crafted by Burnett.

UPDATE: 15 years' experience.

UPDATE 2: Where's Rocco?

posted by Linus | 11:13 AM