Posts Tagged: gus van sant

Elliott Smith Podcast Premieres Today

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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Elliott Smith’s seminal album Either/Or, and the upcoming release of Either/Or: Expanded Edition, The Guestlist and Kill Rock Stars have partnered to create Say Yes: An Elliott Smith Podcast. The six-episode miniseries will feature stories, memories, and conversations about Smith and Either/Or with folks including Gus Van Sant, who talks about using Elliott’s music in “Good Will Hunting,” Ben Gibbard, who laments never meeting Smith, and Sadie Dupuis, who reveals how his music provided the backdrop for a very intimate moment. 

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FADE TO ORANGE: Famous-on-Famous/Film Links Forever

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You know, you come home from, say, a happening launch party, it’s around midnight and you’re feeling excellent, you turn on the TV so as not to consume your prophylactic course of pretzels and water in anomic silence, and see that channel 44 is about three minutes into its late nite movie, Good Will Hunting, and like that you’re way back, you’re circa 1997, and you remember everything: thinking Matt Damon was a mouth-breathing, bra-snapping punk, and sitting alone in the Uptown Theatre like you did every Tuesday afternoon, and liking them apples, and that scene they shot in your Canadian Lit classroom at St.

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Sullivan on Milk

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Andrew Sullivan: The tidiness of Harvey Milk’s martyrdom gave the Gus van Sant movie a shape and a narrative. And within that tight frame, he let this life breathe a little with its contradictions and complexities. I remembered that Milk understood two things: that organizing a gay community from the ground up was essential if homosexuals were ever to be free of threat, persecution and violence; and that such a ghetto would never be enough – because the most vulnerable gays and lesbians and transgenders are destined to be born every day in the great heartland between the coasts.

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An Interview with ‘Milk’ Screenwriter Dustin Lance

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From The Bay Area Reporter: Dustin Lance Black is a polite and focused young man, a multi-talented writer/filmmaker who’s spent the decade since college finding a creative platform to exorcise the demons of a complicated childhood spent boomeranging between military installations in the Central Valley and a Texas city that’s home to the Alamo and his Mormon parents.

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