May 15, 2002, 8 p.m. CST
Is the greatest movie of all time, period.
May 15, 2002, 8:15 p.m. CST
Eh, I couldn't give a rat's ass about this guy. He doesn't sound intelligent, funny, or even remotely interesting. I do give him credit for Fight Club because it was a well made film that I had no idea of how it was able to get made in today's climate. Although, the dude totally missed the entire message behind the story, in my opinion. Anyway, I have zero respect for the majority of Hollywood execs and producers. This guy isn't any different.
May 15, 2002, 8:22 p.m. CST
by Don Pedro
I praise him just for getting a film as brilliant as Fight Club made with a big Hollywood budget. Keep it up Art, you will be remembered for achievements like that.
May 15, 2002, 8:26 p.m. CST
Is directing a feature about the Z-Boys? I feel like its either gunna be real real good, or horrible, nothing in between. Lets hope its good huh. And for the guy that who was crying about hollywood execs and producers, geeze you guys need to get a hold of yourselves and stop complaining about how Hollywood is horrible and everybody who works there is evil. A lot of good stuff (like Fight Club) is made within the Studio System. So, get over yourselves and just enjoy the movies you love and stop going to things like Murder by Numbers which you know will suck and then you won't be so mad about Hollywood.
May 15, 2002, 8:38 p.m. CST
Interesting stuff. Would like to see more with the lesser tapped mouths like producers and cinemtographers (like SMJ did at CHUD recently). Again, good reading!
May 15, 2002, 8:59 p.m. CST
by Smilin'Jack Ruby
Read it twice. Gotta read the back of his (read the chapter on The Edge in Vanity Fair - 'twas fas-kinating).
May 15, 2002, 9:02 p.m. CST
Man, the quality of the stuff coming out of AICN the past couple of weeks has been staggering. This is a terrific interview, and this is why I keep coming back here. Thanks for a fantastic interview.
May 15, 2002, 9:24 p.m. CST
by Johnny Ahab
Let me add to the chorus of voices above -- GREAT WORK, DREW! You write incredibly well, and you're quickly becoming the star of the site. Keep it up!
Awesome Interview. I just finished reading his latest book, "What Just Happened?" today. Highly recommended. A little too short though.
May 15, 2002, 10:05 p.m. CST
I've offered you high praise before, nothing new there, Drew (back in my old banned identity when I was the first to start calling you out as McWeeny). You really are the only reason to keep reading this site. But... There's got to be a but... I think the thing that's keeping you from becoming one of the _great_ writers of movies in our times is your lack of an editorial process. Just when this interview seems to be ramping up it ends. Since you're a scriptwriter you should know about keeping it clean and clear. I'm just saying; you're really, really good at writing about movies and you've done your time in the trenches to have the experience to interview well. I just wish for yourself you had an editor. Harry's writing's so fucked an editor would never help; you on the other hand could be churning out regularly with proper deadlines and guidance pure gold. And it's about time we saw you ask some hard questions instead of merely fawning ones. As great as your interviews are, I've never read one where I thought "ooooh... that's a tough one". You should've nailed Linson on the Durst thing - I caught five minutes of the Making of some pop promo he directed and it seemed like he didn't know what the fuck he was doing. I'm only tough because I really do like your stuff.
May 15, 2002, 10:27 p.m. CST
I want my copy of A Pound of Flesh back! He borrowed it from me so he could understand what his cousin's did. He got fired from the place we were working and I never saw him again. I want my book back! I refuse to by another copy (even though it's worth it).
May 15, 2002, 10:42 p.m. CST
Just recently read an article of Linson in Vanity fair on the making of The Edge, learnt more about the US studio system in that article, than i had in years of reading books and visting sites like ifilmpro.com. Great interview as well.
May 15, 2002, 11:04 p.m. CST
He does infact, lick balls. He wouldn't be anywhere had MTV not pimped him like a 2 dollah whore. He is just another product pusher, helping out the multibillion dollar sales industry for the teen market.
May 16, 2002, 1:25 a.m. CST
by Cash Bailey
And damn, that David Mamet is a cold-hearted bastard.
May 16, 2002, 2:36 a.m. CST
by Silvio Dante
Great. Sliced-bread great.
May 16, 2002, 2:58 a.m. CST
by Ambrose Chappell
May 16, 2002, 5:51 a.m. CST
by Blake Falls
just ordered my copys at amazon.
May 16, 2002, 7:14 a.m. CST
by Almost Sexy
If it's such a mystery (e.g., the story of the smiley-face bomber), porque do both you and my mom know about it? No mom jokes, please.
May 17, 2002, 7:24 a.m. CST
by Crazy Fresh DJ
"You know, even famous movie stars like me suffer from constipation, the bowel problem that dare not speak it's name. Whenever I find myself unable to make a 'log cabin', there's nothing like a reading of this new Art Linson book to bring relief...."
May 18, 2002, 2:17 a.m. CST
Fantastic job Moriarty! Is there a collection of your interviews somewhere? I'm a newbie to AICN and I would love to read them all.
May 18, 2002, 8:28 a.m. CST
Art Linson sounds like a real life mogul, the kinda guy that is nice as pie if you are on his right side, but could tear you a new one if you stepped wrong. I've worked in the business side of the computer games industry for nigh on 10 years, and can identify with the execs Art is talking about. It's all about the "bottom line" and hitting the quarterly target. Don't get me wrong, I know their job is to make money for the company, but goddamn, half these monkeys wouldn't know a decent game if it saved their life in 'Nam!
May 18, 2002, 3:49 p.m. CST
And once again, after struggling through a low point, I'm reminded why I keep coming back to this site. I didn't even know Linson had a new book out, but rest assured it will be in my bookcase momentarily.