Category: Film

Eran Kolirin (BSS #176)

Eran Kolirin is the writer and director of The Band’s Visit, now playing in theaters. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Contending with the inflexible language demands of the Academy. Guest: Eran Kolirin Subjects Discussed: Using a great deal of static shots, Antonioni, the influence of comic books, creating a cinematic fable, contending with too many extras Read More

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Peter Fernandez & Corinne Orr (BSS #164)

Peter Fernandez and Corinne Orr are best known for their voiceover work on Speed Racer. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Trying to figure out why his voice gone all funny. Guests: Peter Fernandez and Corinne Orr Subjects Discussed: Being referred to as a voiceover artist vs. being referred to as an actor, dubbing foreign films into Read More

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Ron Jeremy (BSS #103)

Ron Jeremy is the author of The Hardest (Working) Man in Showbiz. Author: Ron Jeremy Condition of Mr. Segundo: Filled with gushing admiration. Subjects Discussed: On being “the hardest working man in show business,” being covered by the New York Times Book Review, Eric Spitznagel as ghost writer, celebrity stories, Parkinson’s disease, Al Goldstein, on Read More

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David Lynch (BSS #100)

David Lynch is most recently the author of Catching the Big Fish. Author: David Lynch Condition of Mr. Segundo: In absentia, terrified of meditation. Subjects Discussed: Transcendental Meditation, true happiness, contending with stress, fear and anxiety, anger, the relationship between filmmaking and TM, inner happiness, walking vs. TM, Knut Hamsun, Einstein’s Theory of Everything, Dostoevsky’s Read More

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Nina Hartley (BSS #89)

Nina Hartley is most recently the author of Nina Hartley’s Guide to Total Sex. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Harried and henpecked. Author: Nina Hartley Subjects Discussed: The meaning of “total sex,” vanilla vs. “alternative” sex, basics vs. options, self-acceptance, foreplay, the relationship between sexual realities and porn film fantasies, the “three position” proclivity, swinging, sexual Read More

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Joe Eszterhas (BSS #73)

Joe Eszterhas is most recently the author of The Devil’s Guide to Hollywood. Author: Joe Eszterhas Condition of Mr. Segundo: Groping for borrowed salacious content. Subjects Discussed: Ambrose Bierce, the screenwriter as god, exclamation points, Robert McKee, the “twisted little man” inside Eszterhas, cynics in Hollywood, William Goldman, the reasons for writing Basic Instinct, Jagged Read More

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Nora Ephron (BSS #72)

Nora Ephron is most recently the author of I Feel Bad About My Neck. Author: Nora Ephron Condition of Mr. Segundo: Terse, but combative towards golden boys. Subjects Discussed: The side effects of eating cake, book tour provisos, Marie Antoinette, superthin models, anatomical parts as literary inspiration, ageism, hair dye, Botox, responding to the Cleveland Read More

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Tommy Chong (BSS 68)

Author: Tommy Chong Condition of Mr. Segundo: Recovering from a medical mishap. Subjects Discussed: Examining Title 21, Section 863, whether Clinton was in power in the 1980s, salsa dancing, the requirements for being an FBI special agent, plea bargaining, prison life, bodyguards, the Bush family, the advantages of celebrity status vs. a common offender being Read More

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Chris Elliott (BSS #18)

Author: Chris Elliott Condition of Mr. Segundo: Immersed in the past with a baseball bat cut from a tree. Subjects Discussed: Lack of sleep from both parties, the lure of money, the Chris Elliott persona vs. the real Chris Elliott, Jack the Ripper, parodies, Alan Moore’s From Hell, research, trying to read while acting, on Read More

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