Welcome to The Morning Read.
Well, I was supposed to do an interview this morning by phone, but apparently I've dropped off the "to do" list, so instead, let's jump right in and see what's going on all over the internets this morning.
Kim Voynar published an excellent piece about the notion of "truth" in the non-fiction film. I've never heard of anything like what happened with the situation around "Bananas!" at the LA Film Festival. Crazy.
I was fascinated to see Sacha Baron Cohen on Letterman last night, out of character. It's a very rare thing, like seeing Bigfoot doing a talk show, and even though it's just a clip, it's worth following that link to see him talk about how he shot the segment of "Bruno" involving the interview with the terrorist.
It makes me sad when former cast members of "Saturday Night Live" go hopelessly barking mad. It makes me even sadder when they write revealing columns about just how crazy they are and they don't seem to realize they've even pooped themselves in public.
JJ Abrams is a tech nerd. I love it.
And check it out... I think Jackie Earle Haley is starting to transform into a nerd as well. Cool!
Oh, I see how this is going to be, Esquire. You're going to use my shameless love of Mary Louise Parker to bait me into visiting your website and embedding your videos, aren't you?
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