MR. RAY GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
David Carr has an interesting piece in today’s New York Times on Shattered Glass writer-director Billy Ray who had some refreshing things to say while at a Writers Guild seminar during AFM.
Mr. Ray said during the panel that the movie business was akin to Prada and Dior’s hitting the runway with the same fashions year after year and expecting to wow the people sitting there. But he remains stuck on the idea of people sitting in the dark, sharing a communal “dream state,” as he calls it. He pointed out that in a business where no one knows anything, anything can happen.
Ray’s next film will be Universal’s Breach about spy Robert Hanssen.