Posts Tagged ‘Dalai Lama’
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We’ve been hating this writers’ strike, but loving the blogs devoted to it. Top on our list is Writers Strike, a sparse, funny read that has yet to turn black and ugly (though we’re sure if this goes on any longer, that might change). So we invited the editor of Writers Strike to answer our 20 Questions. Which he did. Without answering our first question — who the hell are you?
So, if you get off on hearing the insights of complete strangers, then you’ll want to close the office door and dim the lights before you read this:
1. What’s the first thing(s) you read in the morning? The graffiti on the ceiling of my apartment
2. What’s your favorite guilty pleasure website? www.farmersonly.com
3. What job do you fantasize about having? Key grip
Harrison Ford may do for the Dalai Lama what Morgan Freeman did for penguins — at least that’s what the people who made The Dalai Lama Renaissance hope.
Ford narrated the docu, which chronicles a meeting the Dalai Lama held at the end of 1999 with philosophers and thinkers to “solve the world’s problems.” You know, kids’ stuff.
Khashyar Darvich, producer-director of Dalai Lama Renaissance, told FBLA that Ford topped the director’s list of dream narrators because “he is a grounded person who is liked by a wide variety of audiences, and who has a solid voice for narration.”
So far, the film has wound its way through the festival circuit, and Darvich is hoping for wider distribution later this year. In the meantime, he answered some of our questions about his film and His Holiness.