Posts tagged "Total Depravity"

Darren Aronofsky’s Noah Asks the Question, “What Makes You Savable?”

Darren Aronofsky’s Noah Asks the Question, “What Makes You Savable?”

A telling interview over at Complex with director Darren Aronofsky and Logan Lerman, Sir Anthony Hopkins, and Ray Winstone from the cast of Noah.

To kick off the interview, Complex asks the question, “I’m Noah, and you guys are up to your necks in water.  What would you say to me to convince me to let you on the ark?”  And the answers given are rather bizarre but very human.  Lerman says he would “offer up life’s debt, maybe sexual debt?”  Winstone says, “I’m gonna buy you a drink.”  Hopkins simply says, “Please.”  Aronofsky says he would offer to bring his camera…

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Who Put That Hole in My Bucket? The Difference Between Bruce Springsteen and Hank Williams

Who Put That Hole in My Bucket? The Difference Between Bruce Springsteen and Hank Williams

A few weeks ago, DZ brought our attention to the terrific keynote speech given by Bruce Springsteen at this year’s South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX this past March, in which he basically spent an hour going over his musical influences. It’s really great. At about the 37 minute-mark, he begins to talk about country music and (one of my heroes) Hank Williams. Says The Boss:

I remember sitting in my little apartment, listening to Hank Williams Greatest Hits over and over. And I was trying to crack his code because at first it just didn’t sound good to me….

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It’s Not You It’s Him: A Few Reflections on Costanza, Lord of the Idiots

It’s Not You It’s Him: A Few Reflections on Costanza, Lord of the Idiots

Seinfeld is my all-time favorite television series. There are plenty of shows that are more profound, more touching or just plain well done (Friday Night Lights – check, check, check). But there are none that I am always in the mood to see and never tire of rewatching. TBS is something of a Godsend in that respect. I’m always discovering new aspects to love. Kramer was originally my favorite character, then George for a while, and for the past couple years, it’s been Elaine that I enjoy most. Not that there’s necessarily a “contest”… It’s remarkable, in fact, how little…

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