Cinephilia

Image: herr g. via: flickr
Image: herr g. via: flickr
November 2, 2014

What is it about certain films, and certain directors, that inspires obsession?  Maybe because these directors are obsessed themselves.  Like the legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog, who hauled a full-scale ship over a mountain.

  1. Room 237 - Manohla Dargis

    "The New York Times" co-chief film critic Manohla Dargis talks about the documentary, "Room 237," which features some fans who are so obsessed with "The Shining" that they've come up with their own creative interpretations of what it's really about.

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  2. Werner Herzog Strives for the 'Ecstatic Truth'

    The legendary German filmmaker Werner Herzog talks about his career, truth in documentaries, and his constant quest for "the ecstatic truth."

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  3. Frank - Jon Ronson

    Writer Jon Ronson talks about his experience as the keyboard player for Frank Sidebottom's band during the late '80s.  Chris Sievey portrayed Frank by wearing a giant papier mache head on stage.  And off.  Ronson's experiences also inspired the new film, "Frank," which Ronson co-wrote.

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  4. Found Film: John Waters

    John Waters recommends the 1968 Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton film, "Boom!"

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  5. On Our Minds: National Novel Writing Month

    It's November, which is "National Novel Writing Month," when thousands of people commit to writing 1,500 words a day.  Young Adult novelist Scott Westerfeld is a big supporter.  His latest book is called "Afterworlds"  and it's about a teenage girl who takes part in "National Novel Writing Month," or NaNoWriMo.

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