Chattaway on "The New World." And no, we’re not the same person.

Today, for the first time in our… golly, ten-year friendship? … I received an email from someone asking if Peter Chattaway was one of my pseudonyms.

Wow.

We do show up in a lot of the same places online and in print. But we frequently disagree on films, and sometimes clash mightily.

This time, though, we’re both recommending that you rush out and see The New World. My review was posted earlier today. In 2006, it’s going to be a hard movie to beat on my Year’s Best list.

Now, here’s Chattaway’s review. But his is cool because he got to interview Pocahontas. Lucky devil.

  • Facebook
Turn-It-Up Tracks of the Week: Giddens, TMBG, Marling
The Empire Strikes 35
Tomorrowland? Or Tomorrow-bland?
Get Your Free Copy of NoiseTrade's Memorial Day Favorite
About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • Peter T Chattaway

    Hey, Jeff, for what it’s worth, I’ve got Sam Phillips listserv archives going back to February 14, 1995, and the first post of yours I can find there is dated July 23, 1996 — so, yeah, almost ten years sounds about right! :)

  • Peter T Chattaway

    Ten years? Possibly. I do know that the first time I met you in person was almost exactly eight years ago — on February 9, 1998 — when we saw The Apostle in Seattle together. I guess it’s possible that we knew each other online for a couple years before that… (FWIW, I first got an e-mail account in September 1994.)


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X