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Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Speechless: Shorts On The Writers' Strike

The Hollywood writers' strike has inspired some creative YouTube videos, all underscoring the essential role of writers in entertainment. But filmmaker George Hickenlooper has created his own series of star-studded shorts, and you can see them here . My favorites: Woody Allen, Patricia Clarkson and Amy Ryan reading from the phonebook, Andre 3000, and Susan Sarandon blah blahing with Chazz Palminteri. The shorts also look great, shot in contrasty black and white. Hickenlooper is probably best known for the recent feature Factory Girl , but I really liked a documentary he did some years back called Mayor of Sunset Strip , about LA radio DJ, promoter, and scenester Rodney Bingenheimer , aka Rodney on the ROQ.

December 09, 2007 at 08:19 AM
These are very funny. I like the one with Harvey Keitel. Of course, I always love Harvey Keitel. And Woody Allen too. -----


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