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  • Patt Morrison Asks: Inside guy, Buck Henry

    Patt Morrison Asks: Inside guy, Buck Henry
    Buck Henry arguably made his showbiz debut at the age of 2, when his mother, the silent film star Ruth Taylor, took him to the Paramount lot to show him off. She denied then that she wanted him to go into movies. Sorry, Mom. Henry has become a polymath of directing, acting, and for my money, especially writing -- "The Graduate"; "Catch-22"; that fine dark comedy of manners, "To Die For"; TV's "Get Smart," with Mel Brooks; and a generation later, the seminal "Saturday Night Live" -- which he hosted for a then-record-setting 10 times. He beavers away on screenplays, plays and sundry prose; I pestered him into a lunch interview in West Hollywood. It was engagingly packed, with talk of the pleasures of "Hamlet" in German and a Hollywood/not Hollywood commentary on passing paraders, delivered with spare humor as dry as the natron used to stuff mummies. Hey -- isn't there a script in there somewhere?
  • Book review: 'Nicholas Ray' by Patrick McGilligan

    Book review: 'Nicholas Ray' by Patrick McGilligan
    Nicholas Ray faced a roomful of film students. They had come to learn from the director who'd made James Dean an icon in "Rebel Without a Cause" and a gunslinger of Joan Crawford in the distaff western "Johnny Guitar." Ray began a mock exercise in filming...

    BMW 328i takes new path, raises the bar

    BMW 328i takes new path, raises the bar
    Imagine if Orson Welles was expected to improve on "Citizen Kane" every six years, or if Kobe Bryant's contract demanded that every time he put Nike to hardwood, he needed to score 60 points. Such is the sphere of influence where BMW's 3 Series operates....

    Best Bets for Oct. 5-11, 2011: Das Racist, Junior Boys, Duran Duran

    Best Bets for Oct. 5-11, 2011: Das Racist, Junior Boys, Duran Duran
    Photo by Jim Newberry THURSDAY 06: JUNIOR BOYS Bardot will celebrate the second anniversary of its Living Room Sessions concert series with a performance by Canadian electro-pop duo Junior Boys (pictured above). The Boys — Jeremy Greenspan and...

    From the Archive: Orson Welles rejected by Army

    From the Archive: Orson Welles rejected by Army