Sarah Diamond, director of programming at the Slamdance Festival.
Book I’m reading:
A short stories book by Flannery O’Connor
Total number of books I own:
Three books that mean a lot to me:
“The Day of the Locust” by Nathanael West
“Dear Dead Person” by Benjamin Weissman
“Severin’s Journey into Dark” by Paul Leppin
What book would you like to see brought to the bigscreen and what book do you hope never gets adapted?
Adapted: “The Radetzky March” by Joseph Roth
Not adapted: “You’ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again” by Julia Phillips
Last film I saw:
“Eastern Promises,” directed by David Cronenberg
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Three films that mean a lot to me:
“Imitation of Life,” directed by Douglas Sirk
“Conspirators of Pleasure,” by Jan Svankmajer
“Grey Gardens,” directed by Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and Muffie Meyer
Who do you think is the best actor in Hollywood at the moment? (male or female)
Who do you think was the brightest star of the silver screen?
Three songs that mean a lot to me:
“Simile in the Crowd,” Durutti Column
“Complex,” Tubeway Army
“Dress Rehearsal Rag,” Leonard Cohen
Favorite song lyrics:
Anything by Leonard Cohen and the Smiths
Concert that changed your life:
* TV: “The Girls Next Door”
* Film: “Not Without My Daughter”
* Reading material: US Weekly
* Web sites: dlisted.com
* YouTube video: Leprechaun
Best hangover remedy?
Tylenol while you’re still drunk
What’s the biggest upside of the Internet and what is its biggest downside?
Best: Knowledge at your finger tips
Worst: Slow connections
What helps you get out of bed in the morning?:
The fact that life goes by very fast
If you were alone in your house one night and you saw a ghost, who ya gonna call? (Okay, this one is a given)
Ghostbusters! (Editor’s note: Finally!)
Would you rather see a Lakers game next to Jack Nicholson or a Knicks game next to Spike Lee?
If you were an adult film star, what would your name be?