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08

Jan

Filmmaking for me is always aiming for the imaginary movie and never achieving it.
Peter Jackson: What I’ve Learned, Esquire, January 2010.

12

Mar

For me, the religion was in the chase, the pursuit of accumulated fact and quote, the rush to deadline, and the arrogance of standing up like the village griot at the campfire and running down a story that hadn’t yet been heard. And then the next day, maybe, doing it again.
David Simon, series creator of the superb HBO police drama The Wire, recalls his early experiences as a staff reporter for The Baltimore Sun newspaper, in an essay for the March issue of Esquire.

11

Mar

Scarlett Johansson:
How old were you when you lost your virginity?
A.J. Jacobs:
I tell her.
Scarlett Johansson:
Have you ever had a venereal disease?
A.J. Jacobs:
No. Well, there was that one frightening phone call from an ex, but it turned out to be a false alarm.
Scarlett Johansson:
How many girls would you say you’ve slept with?
A.J. Jacobs:
She makes the “I’m impressed” face, which is nice of her, since the number is pretty low, about 2 percent of Hartnett levels, I’m guessing. When I get my notebook back, I ask her about her STD history and sex partners.
Scarlett Johansson:
None of your beezness.