FROM Susanne Bier
Susanne Bier on directing the Bond-like ‘Night Manager’ “The Night Manager” is a six-part miniseries based on the John le Carré novel of the same name. In the story, intelligence agents recruit a hotel night manager to infiltrate the network of an international arms dealer. Tom Hiddleston plays the night manager and he’s rumored to be the next James Bond. The $30 million production is as sleek and action-packed as any Bond film.
Susanne Bier on Directing the Bond-like 'Night Manager' In The Night Manager , a six-part miniseries based on the John le Carré novel of the same name, a night manager of an Egyptian hotel is recruited by intelligence agents to infiltrate the network of an international arms dealer. The night manager, Jonathan Pine, is played by the actor and rumored next James Bond, Tom Hiddleston. The $30 million production, directed by Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier, is as sleek and action-packed as any Bond film. We’ll speak with Bier about how making The Night Manager was like making one giant film, and why she likes directing action flicks.
Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.
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?