Barry Josephson, producer of Disney’s “Enchanted” and executive producer of Fox’s “Bones.”
Book I’m reading:
“Brothers” by David Talbot
Total number of books I own:
A library full
Three books that mean a lot to me:
“The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger
“Slaughterhouse-Five” by Kurt Vonnegut
“For Whom the Bell Tolls” by Ernest Hemingway
What book would you like to see brought to the bigscreen and what book do you hope never gets adapted?
An all virtual CGI version of “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville and “IF I Did It” by O.J. Simpson
Last film I saw:
”No Country for Old Men,” directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
Three films that mean a lot to me:
“Ladri Di Biciclette,”directed by Vittorio De Sica
“The Godfather,”directed by Francis Ford Coppola
“Men In Black,” directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
Who do you think is the best actor in Hollywood at the moment? (male or female)
Easy one… Larry David
Who do you think was the brightest star of the silver screen?
If you could play any real-life person in a movie, who would it be and why?
Moses. Charlton Heston seemed a little stiff.
Who do you look to for inspiration?
Every speech given by John F. Kennedy or Dr. Martin Luther King
Song currently playing in my iPod:
“Killing the Blues,”Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Three songs that mean a lot to me:
“Beware of Darkness,”George Harrison
“Mack The Knife,” Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill
“Imagine,” John Lennon
Ever feel that certain song lyrics were written with you in mind? What are they?:
Yes. “It Don’t Come Easy,” George Harrison
Concert that changed your life: James Brown when I was 13 years old
TV: Anderson Cooper
Film: Classic film “making of” DVDs
Reading material: Catalogues
Web sites: WebMD – I’m coming down with something everyday
Movie and TV Show mash-ups
Who is your inner Muppet?
Gonzo the Great
Best hangover remedy?
Don’t suffer, get out there again and then pass out.
What’s the biggest upside of the Internet and what is its biggest downside?
Commerce and commerce.
What advice would you give to someone trying to break into your profession?
Express your passion for what you believe in.
Do you have a dream project?:
Yes, to produce a Coen brothers version of The Ten Commandments.
What helps you get out of bed in the morning?:
My wife. She’s magnificent!
Who was your celebrity crush growing up?
Are there any activities you do to make you feel un-famous?
What’s more dangerous: a mountain lion or a bitter ex?
A mountain lion, it’s unpredictable!
Would you rather see a Lakers game next to Jack Nicholson or a Knicks game next to Spike Lee?
Neither, I’d rather have seats on the glass for the New York Rangers with whoever got me the primo seats.
What is the single worst purchase you’ve made in the past year?
“Beer League: the Director’s Cut”
What is the real reason behind answering these questions?
Demand. Never have so few needed to know so little about one person.
Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
Paul NewmanvLarry Gordon