May 4, 2003

On First Films

John Malkovich has been doing the media circuit for The Dancer Upstairs, his directorial debut, and it sounds pretty respectable.

It got me thinking, so I made some Amazon lists for your blogger-/info-/shopper-tainment:

  • Directors' famously first movies
  • What I really want to do is direct, movies by ____-turned-directors.

    Bonus links [thanks, Fimoculous]: 25th Hour author David Benioff writes in the Guardian about adapting his nearly unpublished novel, first for Tobey Maquire, then for Spike Lee. He sounds a lot tougher than he did in W Magazine. Maybe it's because he's sharing writing credit with, um, Homer on his next movie.

    Or because he's published alongside Thomas freakin' Pynchon, who takes a thoughtful, ultimately optimistic look at Orwell's 1984.

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