To be fair, Hotel Room wasn’t critically acclaimed when it premiered on HBO in 1993 (The New York Times called the three-part series a place “where stories go nowhere, anecdotes are pointlessly bizarre and lame quips are echoed emptily, as if banality were a form of wit), but some one-off projects are better enjoyed after a TV failure and rebirth.
Besides, David Lynch’s collaboration with Jay McInerney and Wild at Heart scriptwriter Barry Gifford is the kind of esoteric zeitgeist–not an oxymoron, at least in this context–that might actually be better with age. The tale involves a New York hotel room–number 603 of the Railroad Hotel–at three different points in time.
Joan Didion’s new memoir, Blue Nights, about her relationship with her daughter, was released yesterday. The Daily Beast has posted an excerpt from a film made by Ms. Didion’s nephew, Griffin Dunne, with the author reading the first passages of the book interspersed with family photos and Final Cut Pro video effects. It’s Read More
One week from today will mark the one-year anniversary of the death of legendary social scribe Dominick Dunne. The novelist and journalist whose writing often focused on the travails of the priveleged classes and their frequent tanglings with the law, lived in a one-bedroom penthouse apartment at 155 East 49th Street. Early last December, the Read More
Tell us if this sounds familiar: You’ve awoken with a jerk at 2AM, alone in your fully-lit apartment and still on the couch. On TV, the credits of some random movie are scrolling by. It feels like rock bottom. But, we promise, it’s not! And we know, because we’re just like you: single.
We stay Read More
At 10 a.m. on Jan. 10, GreeneStreet Films’ co-founder John
Penotti, 37 and bleary-eyed, slathered ketchup on a turkey wrap in the kitchen
of the company’s Tribeca office. Titus, his yellow Labrador retriever, tracked
the sandwich’s every move.
Mr. Penotti reached for a
baggie filled with white powder. “In a film office 10 years Read More
Every age creates its own Shakespeare. From rock ‘n’ roll
Hamlets to the Merchant of Venice as a Prohibition gangster, to Leonardo
DiCaprio playing Romeo like Henry Aldrich, directors of stage and screen have
been literally knocking themselves senseless making history’s greatest poet and
playwright more accessible to the unwashed masses. In his day, the Read More