Meryl Streep has funded a screenwriters lab for women writers over 40, to be run by New York Women in Film and Television and IRIS, a collective of women filmmakers, deadline June 1.
It would appear that labelling a book unfilmable is a sure-fire way to get a filmmaker’s attention. How else to explain the multitude of book-inspired features currently at the multiplex, a good number of them drawn from challenging literary works chock full of the very things popular cinema generally tries to avoid?
James Franco captures the Allen Ginsberg we hear in our heads and know in our bones. The actor lowers or raises his diaphragm and pitch to achieve Ginsberg’s soul-vibrating chant-recitations of the movie’s title poem. This is a film worth checking out!
Date & Time: Wed. Jan. 20, 2010 @ 8:00 PM Location: The Poetry Project @ St. Marks Church, 131 E. 10th St. NYC (212) 674-0910 Admission: Free William Corbett is a poet living in Boston’s South End. He teaches writing at MIT, directs the small press Pressed Wafer and is on the advisory board of […]
by Kevin Coll || FUSEDFILM.COM JAN 2010
Who ever would have thought that the master of classic mafia violence would ever foray himself into the world of sophisticated children’s literature? Well it seems Martin Scorcese is taking a page out of Spike Jonze’s and Wes Anderson’s book by taking on Brian Selznick’s best-selling children’s book The Invention of Hugo Cabret set in 1930s Paris.