Note: We ran this the other day but accidentally put in a wrong link to the relevant article. Given our incompetence here, it's appropriate that the wrong link went to a Three Stooges review! Thus, we're running the column again -hopefully with better results!
I have a love affair with many cities, but New York remains at the top of the list. It's pretty difficult to have a boring time in the city that never sleeps. I'm always meeting and mingling with interesting new people, many of whom I cajole into writing for Cinema Retro. Case in point: Lisa Marks, a talented and amusing blogger for The Guardian, one of London's most popular newspapers. I linked to some of Lisa's recent columns which give hilarious progress reports from the viewpoint of a native Londoner who has moved to Los Angeles in search of the age-old dream: to break into the movie business. Whether Lisa realizes her goal of having screenplays adapted to films remains to be seen, but her chronicles of life in La-La Land has made her one of the most widely-read and popular of British bloggers. On her trip to New York last week, we decided to meet and I invited her to join me and Cinema Retro contributor Doug Grabino for lunch at the legendary Friar's Club. To my surprise, Lisa has returned the favor and written of her day on her blog (complete with nice plug for Retro!). Since I'm a shallow person whose loyalty is easily bought, I'll now return her favor by linking you to Lisa's column. However, if you're wise, you'll tune in regularly to read her progress reports as she tries to remain sane in the insane business we call the movie industry.- Lee Pfeiffer To read click here