Bret Easton Ellis is the author of six novels, Less Than Zero, The Rules of Attraction, American Psycho, Glamorama, Lunar Park and most recently Imperial Bedrooms, which was a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller, and a collection of stories, The Informers. His work has been translated into twenty-seven languages. He lives in Los Angeles.
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As part of our ongoing playlist series, we've compiled a playlist to accompany the reading of Bret Easton Ellis' novel Imperial Bedrooms. Listen to our playlist to get the full experience!
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Ansel Elgort dancing through the opening credits of BABY DRIVER is my favorite moment of 2017 but then there's the rest of the movie...
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THE B.E.E. PODCAST: producer Dana Brunetti as either the most openly disliked executive in Hollywood or the most secretly beloved, entertaining ourselves to death, The Social Network as Boomer criticism about millennials, the director as hired gun in TV vs the showrunner auteur, the death of the theatrical moviegoing experience, Hollywood hysteria over Trump and how the Left became unhinged, Mark Zuckerberg as bad-ass rock star, Cinematic Spectacle vs the Age of Television, the dangers of binge-watching, being disliked in Hollywood, the differences between a good producer and a bad producer, the mainstream media's echo chamber, Chinese censorship as imposition to artistic quality, could 50 Shades of Grey have been a better movie? Manchester Celeb Tweets, TV and movies morphing together, the viability of House of Cards in the age of Trump, Big Little Lies, Feud, The Leftovers, Westworld, The Fate of the Furious as most sheerly enjoyable American movie in years, the Girls finale, Game of Thrones, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, the empty dark grandeur of Alien: Covenant, ideology vs aesthetics: The Handmaid's Tale and Dear White People, Michael Crichton and David Foster Wallace as prophets, Alec Baldwin as blowhard, exiting Relativity Media, the Eagles, Cannes vs Netflix, Final Fantasy 15 as movie replacement...
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THE B.E.E. PODCAST: Filmmaker Walter Hill on writing and producing Alien and how 30 directors turned it down until Ridley Scott, trash vs art at the movies, The Warriors, film violence, misguided identity politics misreading art and artists, a director is not an acting coach, Steve McQueen's perception of himself as a star, dealing with bad reviews, mythologizing the New Hollywood of the 1970s, the function of the screenplay, Kubrick, genre movies vs prestige films, Robert Aldrich misrepresented in Feud, Richard Pryor and drug-addict as difficult actor, The Deer Hunter as great right-wing film? Kurosawa, 80s executive culture and Michael Eisner and Don Simpson, influencing Tarantino, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg vs La La Land, American movies as corporate object, directing Eddie Murphy in 48 Hours, James Gray and The Lost City of Z, the limits of CGI, William Wyler, success of The Getaway, Sam Peckinpah's edgy paranoia and alcoholism, if Tom Cruise had starred in Streets of Fire, John Ford, Point Blank's minimalism influencing The Driver, The Assignment as transgender controversy, Edgar Allen Poe's The Philosophy of Composition, admiration for Robert Altman and Paul Schrader, the hard life of the critic, disdain for the victim movie. Free on iTunes and PodcastOne: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id753552884
BretEastonEllis - 3 months ago
THE B.E.E. PODCAST: Andrew McCarthy as go-to-guy for Gen-X despair, the ability to attract women and the ambivalence about success, wanting and not wanting fame, the publication of Less Than Zero and the making of Less Than Zero the movie, the Nancy Reagan era of Just Say No and the problems with 20th Century Fox causing LTZ reshoots, numbness as a feeling, Robert Downey Jr acting on cocaine and his heartbreaking wounded quality, the embarrassing lack of sexual chemistry with Jami Gertz, Keanu Reeves and Bridget Fonda first considered for Blair and Clay, alcoholism and getting sober, St. Elmo's Fire, hungover during all of Pretty in Pink, alcoholic seizures, LTZ's director drunkenly apologizing for how movie turned out, Red Hot Chili Peppers cut from film, Molly Ringwald and the problems with Pretty In Pink's ending as well as the miscasting of Jon Cryer, was Duckie gay? Hugs Not Drugs, Tom Cruise as calculated movie star and the jingoism of Top Gun, Leonardo DiCaprio as beautiful tenor, Matt Dillon's reality check, being fired from Law and Order and the fight with bully monster Vincent D'Onofrio, the limits of method acting, the LTZ sequel: the depravity and cruelty of Imperial Bedrooms, spending seven years writing a novel and giving up, losing the pose with age, Paul Theroux, alcoholism destroying your acting career. Now available on iTunes and PodcastOne: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id753552884
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