Published July 7, 2009
Tags: A Million Little Pieces, Beaufort, Bright Shiny Morning, DreamWorks, I Am Number Four, James Frey, Lowcountry, Michael Bay, My Friend Leonard, Oprah Winfrey, Pat Conroy, South Carolina, The Beaufort Gazette, The Hollywood Reporter, Transformers
A pyrotechnics expert on "Transformers" asks director Michael Bay how big a bomb is needed in this scene, and Bay says, "Just make a bomb so large it would vaporize the entire crew... and then back it off a little bit."
The Hollywood Reporter has a pretty interesting story that says Dreamworks has already signed up for some more rip-roaring, post-Transformers Bay-os. It also involves one of the literary world’s most controversial figures — none other than James Frey, the fallen memoirist who admitted to fabricating the bejesus out of “A Million Little Pieces,” his 2005 account of drug addiction and rehabilitation. Continue reading ‘Dreamworks says yes to a little more Bay-os’
Published June 3, 2009
Tags: Borders, Buckhead, Clarkston, Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks, Georgia, Lee Swaney, Outcasts United, Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer, refugees, Steven Spielberg, The Fugees, The New York Times, The Weinstein Co., Universal Pictures, Warren St. John, youth soccer
Warren St. John holding his first book, "Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer"
Warren St. John came to Clarkston in 2006 on the advice of stranger, a man who worked in refugee resettlement and told him to check out a refugee soccer team in town called The Fugees. St. John, a well-known New York Times reporter always in search of a good story said sure. That simple. What started as a curious reporter watching a boys soccer game on an off day turned into a three-year project. First, a series of stories in The Times and then a book, “Outcasts United,” which was released to bookstores April 21. Continue reading ‘INTERVIEW: Warren St. John’