Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Two Great Interviews

The Onion A.V. Club has two interviews up on its site.

The first is with Tom Perrotta, author of CSD favorites Bad Haircut, Joe College, and The Wishbones. Plus, his last novel, Little Children, was turned into a really great movie in which you totally get to see Kate Winslet's boobies, so you know he's a cool dude. His latest book (which, in the interest of full disclosure, has received mixed reviews) is entitled The Abstinence Teacher.

The second is with Richard Lester, the British film director best known for working with the Beatles, who basically invented the music video with his movies A Hard Day's Night and Help!


Jake Taylor said...

I really enjoyed Bad Haircut, Joe College, and Little Children, but don't forget Election - hilarious book and a well-done film adaptation.

Eric said...

I agree! Jim's exchange with principal Walt Hendricks is my favorite scene in the book. Unfortunately, its left out of the movie, which I agree is a classic in its own right:

Walt took a sip of his coffee and grimaced like it was vinegar. His green and yellow plaid sportcoat was not available in any store.

"Its this election of yours. What's-her-name was just in here sobbing. God, I hate that shit."

"What's her name?"

"You know. the flat-chested one. Paul's girlfriend."

"Lisa Flanagan."

"That's the one."

Mike said...

The movie Election might be better than the book, though they're both really good.

Bad Haircut should be on high school summer reading lists. The stories are great and high school students can identify with them.