FILM ILLITERACY, YIKES!

I was recently hired for a script consultation by a serious young writer who keeps current with all the latest movies. As I gave him notes on his screenplay, I would occasionally mention a film as a reference, a teaching moment, but he apparently had no knowledge of any film made more than three years ago. […]

TOM LAZARUS INTERVIEWS NORMA DESMOND FROM ‘SUNSET BOULEVARD’

After more than two dozen requests, Norma Desmond, famed silent film icon and star of the Billy Wilder masterpiece SUNSET BOULEVARD, finally agrees to an interview. I’m invited to her mansion in the ten thousand block of Sunset Boulevard.  Her yard is a jungle and I’m surprised the City of Beverly Hills lets her get […]