This has so far been a very good year for documentaries, particularly those off the beaten path of the usually more serious-minded docus that flood art house theaters. One of those, California Typewriter made its debut at last year’s Telluride Film Festival where it was rapturously received as the little gem that it is. Show More Summary
After becoming a fan of Shepard's work in the '80s, Densmore followed the playwright's career closely — and tried several times to connect, one drummer to another.
Hilton Als on Sam Shepard at the New Yorker. Oscilloscope examined the acting career of Tom Waits. Jawbreaker played its first live show in 21 years. Vox interviewed author Celeste Ng. Stream a new Gogol Bordello song. The Oxford American...
In the black-and-white photo, Richard Gere is stiff-backed, his muscles tensed, booted feet flat on the slightly raised platform. He’s wearing jeans and a tee-shirt, the short sleeves rolled up. Leather straps secure his shins and forearms to the solid wooden frame of what could pass for a throne in a medieval torture chamber. Show More Summary
In the flurry of obituaries for Sam Shepard, who died last Thursday, at 73, from complications related to Lou Gehrig’s disease, the playwright and actor appears in close up, as an uncompromisingly honest anatomist of family traumas, and in long shot, as the last mythologist of the American West. Show More Summary
Here at Flavorwire, we pride ourselves on not only publishing excellent writing, but also keeping an eye on other great work from around the web. This week, we’re looking at a piece on democratic socialism in NYC politics; an article — and a critical response to it — on the identity of L.A. icon Angelyne; […]
(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) Crank the air conditioner – August is upon us, bringing with it the dog days of summer and the realization that the winter is more terrifyingly close than ever. Show More Summary
HE WAS best known as the star of movies such as “The Right Stuff” and TV shows such as “Bloodline”, which is odd. To say that Sam Shepard was a fine actor is like saying that Salman Rushdie wrote snappy advertising slogans or that Adam Smith was a pretty good customs official. It may be true, but it rather misses the point.
"Going over a passage describing the Western landscape, he suddenly looked up and said, 'I'm sorry I can't take you there.' I just smiled, for somehow he had already done just that. Without a word, eyes closed, we tramped through the American desert that rolled out a carpet of many colors - saffron dust, then […]
When the news of the great Sam Shepard's death was released Monday, my first thought was that here came the natural bookend for the “in yer face” era, which increasingly is out of favor in a Chicago theater community that has moved away from what many consider to be a history of exclusionary, male-dominated,...
"There can be a real meeting between two people at the point where they always felt marooned. Right at the edge."
Hilton Als remembers the late playwright and actor Sam Shepard and writes about Shepard’s connection to black music.
Late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard opened up about his writing process and more in this interview for the documentary 'California Typewriter.'
In the New Yorker, Patti Smith wrote a lovely tribute to her friend, Sam Shepard, experimental theater pioneer, actor, and Pulitzer-winning playwright who died on Thursday. The two artists became close during the early 1970s as they both made the scene in New York City's avant-garde downtown. Show More Summary
In addition to his accomplishments as a playwright and actor, the late Sam Shepard was a devoted typewriter aficionado. In a clip from the upcoming film California Typewriter, which collects interviews with artists and writers who remain devoted to the old-fashioned approach to word processing, Shepard discusses how he approached ... More »
“The Right Stuff” is often called a historical epic, but it’s a film that defies labels, just like its star, actor-playwright Sam Shepard, who died last week at 72. Based on New Journalism pioneer Tom Wolfe’s book about the Mercury 7...Show More Summary
A lot of people were shocked last week when they learned that accomplished actor and writer Sam Shepard had passed away. Possibly none more so than his Mud co-star Matthew McConaughey.
By Brad Gullickson Actor, Writer, Musician, Whatever. The article Fade Out: Saying Goodbye to Sam Shepard, A Pioneer of Many Frontiers appeared first on Film School Rejects.
This article originally appeared in Vulture. Last Thursday, we lost an artist as mythic in stature as the great tall tale heroes of the Old West. Sam Shepard — playwright, actor, Pulitzer Prize–winner, musician, and rancher, to nameShow More Summary
“Sam Shepard moved on?” he asked candidly, before eulogizing his "Mud" co-star.