Tag Archives: San Francisco

“Film Close-Ups” interview with Chandler Bennett.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Chandler Bennett at KALX 90.7FM Berkeley about the film. Check it out below! Reminder: Roy’s World screens Friday, September 18 at SF DocFest! (This presentation is geoblocked and may only be viewed in … Continue reading

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My interview with Lili Taylor + 2 more chances.

Okay, folks, there are only two more chances to see Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago this month! It will be livestreamed this Sunday, September 6 as part of Dances With Films LA, immediately followed by a Q&A featuring yours truly … Continue reading

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3 chances in September.

About four years ago when I started making a documentary, I never would have dreamed that it would finally be ready for the world during a pandemic. But here we are. And after much ado, I’m thrilled to announce the … Continue reading

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3 things about Don Siegel’s THE LINEUP

The Lineup [1958] 1. Dipso. 2. Another film appearance of the Brocklebank Apartments—and the same year as Vertigo! 3. “You’re dead.”

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3 things about Peter Yates’s BULLITT

Bullitt [1968] 1. Hubcap continuity problems. 2. “I demand that signed statement. Now.” The slightest pause. And then he says, “Excuse me,” and walks away. 3. An ending reminiscent of Heat.

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3 things about Richard Lester’s PETULIA

Petulia [1968] 1. Hotrodding nuns in the parking garage. 2. Filthy hospital room. 3. Little boxes, on the hillside.

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3 things about Stuart Rosenberg’s THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN

The Laughing Policeman [1973] 1. Chivas Regal and rubbers. 2. “Did she go out with a lot of men?” “She didn’t go out with men … at all.” 3. The table legs are actually legs.

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3 things about Edward Dmytryk’s THE SNIPER

The Sniper [1952] 1. The crowd disperses and it’s just an empty sidewalk with bits of glass. 2. She puts the doll to bed and pours herself a nightcap. A bullet shatters the window and she crumples to the floor. … Continue reading

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3 things about Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman’s HOWL

Howl [2010] 1. The typewriter punches out handwriting. 2. Next to the phonograph, an LP by Dinah. 3. An arm emerges from the bottom corner of the frame to accept the cup of tea.

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3 things about David Fincher’s ZODIAC

Zodiac [2007] 1. Car window, passenger’s side, beaded with raindrops. Through the window we see the light from the lobby of a building, beige, gold, brown. Warm. 2. “Before I kill you I’m going to throw your baby out the … Continue reading

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