Posts Tagged: Leonardo diCaprio

Slowly Converging Paths: A Conversation with Nate Blakeslee

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Nate Blakeslee discusses American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West, cultivating trust in his sources, and recreating action-packed scenes he did not witness.

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Titanic Turns Twenty in a World That Won’t Talk About It

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After twenty years and eleven Oscars and eleventy billion dollars, we still don’t really talk about Titanic.

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Mixed Feelings: Why Do Men Always Want to Settle Down?

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Many women do want to get married, and that’s a perfectly reasonable choice. The problem, then, is that when a woman says she doesn’t want to marry, many people find this hard to believe.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Wa

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It’s about greed; it’s about taking only the best part of things, the cream off the top, the fat. And this taking of the fat has reached a crisis point in America—a critical mass, if you will.

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#RumiWasntWhite

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At the Los Angeles Review of Books, screenwriter Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn makes a strong and timely case for Hollywood to quit casting big-name white actors no matter the role. Particularly egregious, and absurd, is the idea of Leonardo DiCaprio as the 13th century Persian poet Rumi. Armed with suggestions for brown actors, she points out wryly, […]

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Not Even Rumi is Safe from Hollywood Whitewashing

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One of the world’s most read and beloved poets since the 13th century, and an immensely important artistic, academic, and spiritual figure in the Muslim community, is getting his own movie. So who is going to take on the leading role of Rumi, whose poems about love, faith, and spirituality have guided generations? Academy Award-winning […]

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A Rabid Fan of the Novel Revolutionary Road Compares It to the Film

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It has come to my attention that you keep adapting my favorite novels [see Atonement, Revolutionary Road, et. al.], and turning them into mediocre movies. Cease and desist! Get your own ideas!

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