The Amazing Adventures of Anderson and Chabon

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Michael Chabon is writing about the films of Wes Anderson. So I have postponed my plans for the morning until I've read the whole thing.Here's how it begins... … [Read more...]

Michael Chabon’s Famous, Unfilmed “Spider-man 2″ Script is Yours

Michael Chabon, who I'll be seeing at Calvin's Festival of Faith and Writing next week, isn't just an acclaimed novelist. He also took a stab at the screenplay for Spider-man 2, and when I heard him speak about that in Seattle a few years ago, he talked about how the experience of writing a comic book movie for Hollyowod was not one he was eager to repeat.Now, the script he wrote is available for download, at least for now, via McSweeneys. … [Read more...]

What Will the Coen Brothers Direct Next?

It's common knowledge that the Coen Brothers' next feature is Burn After Reading, starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Frances Macdormand. The synopsis from IMDB: "A disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to sell it."And then comes Hail Caesar, about a 1920's theater troupe staging a production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. That stars Tim Blake Nelson.But what's this breaking news? The Coens will then jump into … [Read more...]

John Wilson (Books and Culture) on the New Michael Chabon Novel

John Wilson reviews The Yiddish Policemen's Union: The Yiddish Policemen's Union is the best new novel I've read so far this year, and I won't be surprised if it wins another Pulitzer or some comparable recognition. It is also a deeply frustrating book... … [Read more...]


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