By David Poland

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Jürgen Fauth

1 Che
2 A Christmas Tale
3 Speed Racer
4 Man on Wire
5 In Bruges
6 The Edge of Heaven
7 Tell No One
8 Let the Right One Ine
9 The Wrestler
10 Love Songs
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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out Chicago

1 Che
2 Paranoid Park
3 Hunger
4 Wall-E
5 The Wrestler
6 Flight of the Red Balloon
7 Changeling
8 Burn After Reading
9 A Christmas Tale
10 Silent Light
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Michael Atkinson

1 My Winnipeg
2 Ballast
3 Wendy & Lucy
4 Silent Light
5 Still Life
6 Waltz with Bashir
7 Flight of the Red Balloon
8 The Wrestler
9 Synedoche, NY
10 My Blueberry Nights
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Alison Willmore

1 A Christmas Tale
2 Wendy & Lucy
3 Paranoid Park
4 Happy Go Lucky
5 Silent Light
6 The Order of Myths
7 Frownland
8 Mik
9 Momma’s Man
10 Reprise
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Richard Jameson
MSN Movies

1 The Edge of Heaven
2 A Christmas Tale
3 I’ve Loved You So Long
4 Wendy & Lucy
5 Let the Right One In
6 In Bruges
7 Changeling
8 Wall-E
9 A Girl Cut in Two
10 Tell No One
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Don Kaye
MSN Movies

1 The Dark Knight
2 The Wrestler
3 Dear Zachary
4 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
5 Let the Right One In
6 A Christmas Tale
7 Milk
8 The Burrowers
9 Iron Man
10 Synedoche, NY
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Dave McCoy
MSN Movies

1 In Bruges
2 The Wrestler
3 Rachel Getting Married/I’ve Loved You So Long
4 Pineapple Express
5 Wall-E
6 Happy Go Lucky
7 A Christmas Tale
8 Let the Right One In
9 Man on Wire
10 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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Kim Morgan
MSN Movies

1 The Wrestler
2 In Bruges
3 Pineapple Express
4 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
5 Synechdoche, NY
6 Slumdog Millionaire
7 Standard Operating Procedure
8 The Dark Knight
9 Let the Right One In
10 The Foot Fist Way
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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies

1 The Edge of Heaven
2 A Christmas Tale
3 In Bruges
4 I’ve Loved You So Long
5 Wendy & Lucy
6 Let the Right One In
7 Wall-E
8 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
9 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
10 Towelhead
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Matt Singer

1 My Winnipeg
2 Rachel Getting Married
3 The Dark Knight
4 Wendy & Lucy
5 The Wrestler
6 Milk
7 Let the Right One In
8 Doubt
9 Dear Zachary
10 A Christmas Tale

Michael Atkinson | Jürgen Fauth | Richard Jameson | Don Kaye | Ben Kenigsberg | Dave McCoy | Kim Morgan | Kathleen Murphy | Matt Singer | Alison Willmore

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It shows how out of it I was in trying to be in it, acknowledging that I was out of it to myself, and then thinking, “Okay, how do I stop being out of it? Well, I get some legitimate illogical narrative ideas” — some novel, you know?

So I decided on three writers that I might be able to option their material and get some producer, or myself as producer, and then get some writer to do a screenplay on it, and maybe make a movie.

And so the three projects were “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,” “Naked Lunch” and a collection of Bukowski. Which, in 1975, forget it — I mean, that was nuts. Hollywood would not touch any of that, but I was looking for something commercial, and I thought that all of these things were coming.

There would be no Blade Runner if there was no Ray Bradbury. I couldn’t find Philip K. Dick. His agent didn’t even know where he was. And so I gave up.

I was walking down the street and I ran into Bradbury — he directed a play that I was going to do as an actor, so we know each other, but he yelled “hi” — and I’d forgot who he was.

So at my girlfriend Barbara Hershey’s urging — I was with her at that moment — she said, “Talk to him! That guy really wants to talk to you,” and I said “No, fuck him,” and keep walking.

But then I did, and then I realized who it was, and I thought, “Wait, he’s in that realm, maybe he knows Philip K. Dick.” I said, “You know a guy named—” “Yeah, sure — you want his phone number?”

My friend paid my rent for a year while I wrote, because it turned out we couldn’t get a writer. My friends kept on me about, well, if you can’t get a writer, then you write.”
~ Hampton Fancher

“That was the most disappointing thing to me in how this thing was played. Is that I’m on the phone with you now, after all that’s been said, and the fundamental distinction between what James is dealing with in these other cases is not actually brought to the fore. The fundamental difference is that James Franco didn’t seek to use his position to have sex with anyone. There’s not a case of that. He wasn’t using his position or status to try to solicit a sexual favor from anyone. If he had — if that were what the accusation involved — the show would not have gone on. We would have folded up shop and we would have not completed the show. Because then it would have been the same as Harvey Weinstein, or Les Moonves, or any of these cases that are fundamental to this new paradigm. Did you not notice that? Why did you not notice that? Is that not something notable to say, journalistically? Because nobody could find the voice to say it. I’m not just being rhetorical. Why is it that you and the other critics, none of you could find the voice to say, “You know, it’s not this, it’s that”? Because — let me go on and speak further to this. If you go back to the L.A. Times piece, that’s what it lacked. That’s what they were not able to deliver. The one example in the five that involved an issue of a sexual act was between James and a woman he was dating, who he was not working with. There was no professional dynamic in any capacity.

~ David Simon