Leonard Bernstein Was Unemployed, Then His Dream Came True

By Gregory Crofton At 25, after bumping around New York City without a consistently paying job, Leonard Bernstein got a call from “God.” Really it was a conductor named Artur Rodziński on the phone, and he told a young Bernstein…

Empathizing with Genius: New Doc ‘Long Promised Road’ Puts Together the Pieces of Brian Wilson

By Gregory Crofton Opening night of the 52nd Nashville Film Festival was a blast as a large group of certifiable film freaks defied the dangers of COVID-19 to meet up in person and watch “Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road.” This…

WESTDOC ONLINE: The ’86 Mets

His father won best documentary Oscar. His grandfather wrote “Citizen Kane.” Producer Director NICK DAVIS has nothing to prove.

Making a Novel into a Movie: ‘The Bonfire of the Vanities’

The unmaking of a movie – a movie that could have been a smash, but ended up a flop. “The Bonfire of the Vanities” was one of the best-selling novels of the 1980s and had all the makings for a…

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