James Schamus on Hollywood - UNCUT

June 14, 2012

Do intellectuals have any place in Hollywood?  James Schamus is that rare creature:  a scholar of narrative theory who also runs a movie studio.  In this NEW and UNCUT interview, Steve Paulson talks with Focus Features CEO Schamus about his collaborations with director Ang Lee, his fascination with Alfred Hitchcock, and how his wife ended up on the U.S. Government’s “terrorist” list.  Schamus calls the Dept. of Homeland Security “the greatest narrative-producing machine ever assembled.”