The fact that Jennifer Lee is a woman isn’t the only thing that makes her one of the most unorthodox directors at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Lee, who co-wrote and co-directed the blockbuster Frozen, is the very first female director at the studio. But unlike most of her peers, who earned their degrees at places like CalArts and have spent years in the animation trenches, Lee started out in book publishing before getting her master’s in film at Columbia University, where she was more immersed in New Wave and independent cinema than Dumbo or Shrek. advertisement advertisement It was this unique background, as well as Lee’s vision for an epic film that is as engaging and sophisticated as any live-action project, that made her perfect for the job and helped Frozen become the highest-grossing Disney animated film of all time with nearly $1 billion at the global box office, beating out the long-reigning Lion King. The catchy musical about two orphaned … [Read more...] about How “Frozen” Director Jennifer Lee Reinvented The Story Of The Snow Queen
When it comes to movie monologues you could recite in your sleep, Anthony Hopkins’ take on Hannibal Lector’s first encounter with Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs, Brad Pitt’s deliver of Tyler Durden’s message to the “space monkeys” of Fight Club, and Daniel Day Lewis’ glorious final rant as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood are probably at the top of the list. And while all of those performances are downright iconic, the fact that these sort of hardboiled monologues always seem to go to male actors is unfair. Why can’t a lady scream “I drink your milkshake!” until Paul Dano cowers into submission? The answer is “now.” In the “Role Reversal” webseries from Glamour, these iconic monologues of masculinity get reinterpreted by talented young actresses–Orange Is The New Black star Uzo Aduba brings her crazy eyes to Hannibal Lector, nailing a chilling turn through the lip-licking … [Read more...] about What If Uzo Aduba and Abigail Breslin Played Hannibal Lector And Tyler Durden?
Paul Volcker, the towering former Federal Reserve chairman who tamed US inflation in the 1980s and decades later inspired tough Wall Street reforms in the wake of the global financial crisis, died on December 9 at the age of 92, according to the New York Times, which quoted his daughter.Volcker, who media reports said had been suffering from prostate cancer, was the first to bring celebrity status to the job of US central banker, serving as chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1979 to 1987. As with the man who succeeded him, Alan Greenspan, Volcker could soothe or excite financial markets with just a vague murmur.In 2018 he published a memoir, "Keeping at It: The Quest for Sound Money and Good Government," and expressed concern about the direction of the federal government and the loss of respect for it.Close "The central issue is we're developing into a plutocracy," he told the New York Times in October 2018. "We've got an enormous number of enormously rich people that have … [Read more...] about Former Fed Chief Paul Volcker, inflation tamer, dead at 92: Report
Photo by Robyn Twomey; Hair and Makeup: Renee Rael; Styling: Tietjen Fischer; Shot on location at Fioli Estate, California Bill Draper’s salt-and-pepper eyebrows grow like weeds. They are the one feature on the venture capitalist’s handsome, square-jawed 84-year-old face that give away his age; they’re also a mark of the Draper gene pool, an optometric family crest. Bill’s son, Tim, also a venture capitalist, has similarly unruly patches. And Tim’s sons, Adam and Billy, both entrepreneurs, have a tamer twentysomething variation. “Those are some power brows,” Adam says of his dad’s and granddad’s facial hair. “You meet them and you just look at their brows for a little bit–they’re like visors.” advertisement advertisement Bill has the air of a vintage businessman. Dressed in a camel-hued sports coat and burgundy dress shoes, he looks like the kind of man who wouldn’t dare enter an elevator … [Read more...] about Can VCs Be Bred? Meet The New Generation In Silicon Valley’s Draper Dynasty