Jason Segel I thought was excellent as DFW. I agree with most of the reviews I’ve seen/read. He really nailed this part, which with less diligence could have come off like Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs, which was vomit-inducingly bad.
The impact of the film for me hit late. But that was not the fault of the film. My familiarity with the Lipsky book made me anticipate lines and scenes as they were happening in the first 2/3rds of the film. But I think once Wallace kind of takes down the wall of protection around him, the film really hits its stride. Overall, a wonderful film. See it twice.TESTING
In this episode of the podcast we discuss “How to Talk to Your Mother (Notes)” by Lorrie Moore, “Fixation of Belief” by philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce, and other high-minded topics because we’re snobs like that.
Text of the Lorrie Moore short story can be found by clicking here: http://www.narrativemagazine.com/issues/stories-week-2009-2010/how-talk-your-mother
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Surrounded by pit bulls, rattlesnakes, and mountain lions, the leather-jacketed renegades of the Austin Writing Workshop met to discuss the knife-blade vitality of art, literature, and philosophy, specifically the short story “Pet Milk” by Stuart Dybek and other kinds of narratives and forms.
After teaching for more than 30 years at Western Michigan University, where he … Read More »
What if you had an opportunity to get a treatment in front of actual Hollywood producers and directors, in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, a chance to seize everything you ever wanted? Would you capture it? Or let it slip?
The Austin Writing Workshop discusses treatments, to hilarious and endrunkening effect.
There are brief intros and an outtro by … Read More »
Here are some excised clips from Saturday Show Literary Podcast #101: