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Posts Tagged ‘Richard Schickel’

Wim Wenders Explains Why He Had to Leave LA

Over the weekend, Zócalo Public Square sponsored a series of “Pacific Standard Time” panel discussions about the ephemeral nature of LA. To the website’s credit, that is also where you will find the very best summary of what went down, complete with extensive photos and archived video.

During one of the discussions, moderated by KCRW’s Warren Olney, Wim Wenders voiced the perspective of a European transplant. He said he made a beeline for Mulholland Drive after first touching down in the city in 1972, but eventually decided that LA could no longer be his lady:

LA became a dream place that “lost all reality when I left.” Wenders felt he couldn’t even talk about his life here because no one would believe it. “The movies that I make [in LA] are about that conflict between the fiction and the reality,” he said…

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LAT in 90 Seconds — The Afternoon Edition

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tedbill.jpgBill and Ted’s Next-cellent Adventure? Well, Scriptland seems to think so. But don’t expect Keanu Reeves to sign on.

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radpot.jpgHarry Potter And The Grouchy Windbag: Op/Ed writer Richard Schickel is a film critic for Time.com. And, apparently, he doesn’t much care for the medium.