FROM Noah Baumbach
Noah Baumbach Filmmaker Noah Baumbach has made a name for himself as the kind of indie auteur who can tell naturalistic, character-driven stories, often about people who aren't too happy with how their lives have turned out. For his new film Frances Ha , which he co-wrote with Greta Gerwig who stars in the movie, he made some firsts. It's the first time he's shot on digital cameras and the first time he's made a movie in black and white. He was also highly secretive about the whole thing during production. Baumbach explains his desire to keep the project off of Hollywood's radar and out of the agency system. Listen to an outtake from our interview on why Baumbach's HBO adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections didn't work out, despite having big names like producer Scott Rudin and talent like Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaall involved.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.