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Great Conversations: Helen Mirren

Alex Simon | Posted 05.25.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

I interviewed Helen Mirren for Venice Magazine in 2005. Like most of the male population, she had given me palpitations of the heart and brain since childhood, my own introduction to her unique brand of elegant, brainy sexiness occurring with John Boorman's Excalibur, in 1981

John Boorman: Memories of Queen and Country

Alex Simon | Posted 04.29.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

2015 finds John Boorman, now 82, releasing what he says might be his swan song as a filmmaker, Queen and Country, the long-awaited sequel to Hope and Glory.

'Deliverance' Director: I Felt 'Tarnished' Watching 'American Sniper'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 02.18.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Veteran film director John Boorman, known for classics like 1972's "Deliverance," disagrees with the critics when it comes to "American Sniper," an Os...

Four Men, Forty Years, Unforgettable: Deliverance

Kim Morgan | Posted 07.10.2012 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Forty years later, Deliverance and its ideas have not aged a day. It still feels ahead of its time -- even dangerous. Promoting the picture's 40th anniversary, the stars sat down to discuss this masterpiece, its themes and what went into making such a masterful picture.

Angie Dickinson Performs Steve Reich On Lee Marvin's Chest

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

When Angie Dickinson's character gets angry at the hero, Lee Marvin, in the 1967 film Point Blank, she wails on him for a good thirty seconds. He stan...

Japan's Top Lit Translator Comes to NYC: Gangster Fables

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Barry Yourgrau

I'll have the pleasure of doing a bilingual reading on Thurs. Dec. 9 in New York with my good friend Motoyuki Shibata who is visiting from Japan. We...