Author Spotlight

Sam Wasson

Sam Wasson is the New York Times best-selling author of Fosse; Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” and the Dawn of the Modern Woman; and books about Blake Edwards and Paul Mazursky. He lives in Los Angeles and New York.

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The Screenplayer
The Screenplayer

In The Player, Robert Altman’s early nineties comeback film, the director brilliantly skewers Hollywood—getting all the details right, as only he could—while constructing his own kind of Hollywood Movie.

By Sam Wasson

On Film / Essays
May 24, 2016
A Conversation with Bo Harwood
A Conversation with Bo Harwood

One of John Cassavetes’s loyal troupe of collaborators reminisces about working with the fearless filmmaker.

By Sam Wasson

On Film / Interviews
Aug 20, 2014
Filming Osmosis: A Conversation with Declan Quinn

Interviews

Filming Osmosis: A Conversation with Declan Quinn

The cinematographer tells us how he and Louis Malle went about shooting Vanya on 42nd Street in a decrepit Manhattan theater.

By Sam Wasson


Mar 9, 2012
A Dream Team: Patricia Resnick on 3 Women
A Dream Team:
Patricia Resnick on 3 Women

As a film student at the University of Southern California, new to LA and without connections, Patricia Resnick had a habit of following film trucks, just to see where they’d lead. One took her to Westwood and the set of California Split (1974…

By Sam Wasson


Sep 28, 2011
A Conversation with Theresa Russell

Theresa Russell is attracted to the very things that repel most actors. In 1976’s The Last Tycoon, her first movie (and Elia Kazan’s last), she is unafraid of seeming to do very little. Young actresses like to show you they can act by really “a…

By Sam Wasson


Jun 22, 2011
Dressing for Leigh:
An Interview with Lindy Hemming

Costumer Lindy Hemming began her decades-long collaboration with Mike Leigh at London’s Hampstead Theater Club, where the director, with his now legendary method of extended improvisation, was guiding his company toward what would become, in Apr

By Sam Wasson


Mar 24, 2011
A Conversation with
Richard Shepherd

From left: Marlon Brando, Maureen Stapleton, Tennessee Williams, and producer Richard Shepherd, on the set of The Fugitive Kind.   It was Jules Stein, head and founder of MCA, who plucked Richard Shepherd out of Stanford and made him into a real

By Sam Wasson


Apr 27, 2010