“Surprisingly, Penn himself recognizes this, and desperately wants to overcome the personal and psychological distance he has put between his incisive mind and his screen work. When he talks of doing some kind of love story, it is because he would ‘like to be more personal.’ He reflects that there still is something inside him that he is unable to bring to the screen, that he is beginning to admire more and more the kind of openness and honesty that a very few filmmakers have shown.”
Where are they now?
Mike Miliard is a staff writer for the Boston Phoenix. Geoff Edgers is a staff writer for the Living Arts section of the Boston Globe. Harvey Silverglate is a criminal-law and civil-liberties columnist for the Boston Phoenix and a counsel to Boston law firm Good & Cormier. Michael Gee is a former sports columnist for the Boston Herald. Sid Blumenthal is an opinion columnist for Salon. Deac Rossell is a lecturer in European Studies at Goldsmiths College in London and the author of several books specializing in early cinema.
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