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‘California Typewriter’ Review: Tom Hanks And The Late Sam Shepard Get Nostalgic About The ‘Write Stuff’

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

The Beats Between Sentences: A Sam Shepard Appreciation

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.

Shorties (Hilton Als Remembered Sam Shepard, Tom Waits' Acting Career, and more)

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...

Sam Shepard Is Remembered As ‘An Epochal, Original’ Writer

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

Hawk Moon: Sam Shepard’s Forgotten First Book

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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

Sam Shepard, Angelyne, Democratic Socialism in Brooklyn: This Week’s Recommended Reading

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; […]

Now Stream This: The Late and Great Sam Shepard, Some Stephen King, and One of the Creepiest Movies Ever

(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

Sam Shepard and rage at the human condition

2 weeks agoArts : Prospero

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.

Patti Smith Remembers Her Buddy, Sam Shepard, And How She Helped Him Finish His Last Manuscript

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"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 […]

It feels like the end of 'in yer face' era in Chicago theater

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,...

Sam Shepard in Love, on Love

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"There can be a real meeting between two people at the point where they always felt marooned. Right at the edge."

Sam Shepard’s Soul

Hilton Als remembers the late playwright and actor Sam Shepard and writes about Shepard’s connection to black music.

Sam Shepard found strength in solitude

Late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard opened up about his writing process and more in this interview for the documentary 'California Typewriter.'        

Patti Smith's tribute to her friend Sam Shepard

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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

Watch the Late Sam Shepard Discuss Playwriting and Typewriters in a Clip From California Typewriter

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 Look and the Voice: On Sam Shepard's Definitive Performance in "The Right Stuff"

“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

See Matthew McConaughey’s Heartfelt Response To Hearing Sam Shepard Had Died

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.

Fade Out: Saying Goodbye to Sam Shepard, A Pioneer of Many Frontiers

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.

Director Robert Woodruff Remembers Sam Shepard

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

McConaughey Finds Out About Sam Shepard’s Death During Red Carpet Interview

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Sam Shepard moved on?” he asked candidly, before eulogizing his "Mud" co-star.

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