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Portmania (via ScarlettJohanson)

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Devil girl (via ModRules)

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My inner life

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“The best profession in the world is being a sacked coach. He…



"The best profession in the world is being a sacked coach. He gets up at 10.30 am, has breakfast, goes jogging, has a sauna, then reads the papers. Lunch with friends, a siesta, a walk, a meeting with his agent, off to the bank to check his interest.  On returning home, a fantastic supper with the family. In between there’s time to criticize someone he doesn’t know. Their parasitic lives fulfill them professionally and financially. My message is ‘Go to work, idlers. If you don’t want to, let others work in peace’.” — Jose Mourinho, 2005

Mattina e notte





Mattina e notte

One of those days I’m convinced I have the best job in the…













One of those days I’m convinced I have the best job in the world.

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Roman zen

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My inner life (via 1by4by9)

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The kid Marilyn (via Artchiculture)

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Guts: Eartha Kitt, after denouncing the Vietnam War at the White House in 1968, endures a lecture from Lyndon Johnson (via Durgapolashi)

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Being geniuses together: Mia & Roman (via ModRules)

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The kid Fonda (via IfCharlieParkerWasAGunslinger)

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Dude art (by Joe Forkan) (via Fer1972)

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Sparks of genius (via BartlebyCompany)

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A king amongst his people (via RetroNewYork)

“De Niro: A Life”: the questions and answers keep coming!

DeNiro CoverAnother Q-&-A hit the web this week, this one with the Portland Tribune.

And then there’s this humblingly positive review from Peter Martin at Twitch.

Publishers Weekly chimed in as well, somewhat neutrally.

There was a nice note about this week’s Powell’s event in the Portland Mercury.

I was on the radio in Ireland on the Moncrieff show, which went something like this (starts at the 7:00 mark).

Finally, my visit to KATU-TV’s “AM Northwest” resulted in this segment (Note to self: stripey shirt = not so much):

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The kid Youngman (via OldShowBiz)

Being geniuses together: Jerry & Janis (via SoundsOf71)



Being geniuses together: Jerry & Janis (via SoundsOf71)

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Lads: Ed, Mick & Keith (via ModRules)

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The kid The King (via IfCharlieParkerWasAGunslinger)

That girl: Jean Shrimpton (via VogueAnon)



That girl: Jean Shrimpton (via VogueAnon)

“…and all the children have above-average midichlorian…



"…and all the children have above-average midichlorian levels."

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Lamarrs (via HarryBelafontes)

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That girl: Diana Rigg (via CulturaPopRigor)

“De Niro: A Life”: They’ve got the Qs, I’ve got the As

DeNiro CoverIt is, apparently, an era of Q-&-A interviews — which, as a journalist I understand (it’s quicker) but as an author I rather bridle against (it’s more work to write my answers out than simply to say ’em).

Anyhow, “De Niro: A Life” has occasioned two such interviews in recent days:

One from Reuters which has been translated and published (often in print) all around the world.

One with my old friend Byron Beck, who currently writers for GoLocalPDX.

And, what the heck, one non-Q-&-A, a brief but enthusiastic item in Portland Monthly.

And if you’re weary of reading my words in Q-&A format, how about watching it?

Here’s my visit to KGW-TV’s “Live at 7”:

 

 

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Double bill (via CandicesBergen)

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That girl: Anita Ekberg (via EffinDiva)

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Barts (via TheComicsVault)

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Deep study (via BlancheForDubois)

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My inner life (via RuinedChildhood)

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"Good evening…." (via MaxGehr)

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Flower child (via JacobWFowler)

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Captain Kubrick (via LotteReinigerForever)

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Lohans (via TheFinalImage)

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All thumbs! (via MindGardens67)

“De Niro: A Life”: New links, chatter, dates

DeNiro CoverWeek two of the release of “De Niro:  A Life,” and I’ve got some nuggets to share.

Firstly:  My appearance on Weds morning (Sydney time; Tuesday afternoon here) on Australia’s “Mornings” talk show.

Then a couple of print Q-and-A interviews:  one in Word and Film, one in Biographile.

There was also a brief chat about the book — and about my pal Glenn Kenny’s “Robert De Niro: Anatomy of an Actor” — on Hollywood Elsewhere (check the comments where Glenn and I muse on the strange coincidence of two De Niro books in one year).

EVENTS

If you’re in the Portland area, I’ve got three personal appearances coming up:

  • On November 11, I’ll be downtown at Powell’s City of Books for a traditional reading-&-signing event.
  •  On November 16, I’ll be at the Northwest Film Center for a screening of “A Bronx Tale,” De Niro’s directorial debut.
  •  On December 8 12, I’ll be at the Hollywood Theatre for a screening of “Bang the Drums Slowly.” (NOTE NEW DATE)

(NOTE:  Both of those film events will have reading-&-signing components.)

Lastly, as before, the book is available in print and/or in digital formats at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, and other purveyors of words-on-paper and/or -screens.

 

 

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Woodstock ‘68 or Portland ‘14? (via FenderLust)

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Here comes trouble…. (via ClassicHollywoodStuff)

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