Alexander Payne spoke to Leonard Lopate recently about directing the critically acclaimed film, "The Descendants." He also told us what he's been reading and watching recently - 1970's learn-to-read filmstrips for toddlers, anyone?
What have you read or seen over the past year (book, play, film, etc…) that moved or surprised you?
Michael Powell’s film, “The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp”
What are you listening to right now?
Weather Report (pre-“Heavy Weather”)
What’s the last great book you read?
“The Conquest of the Incas” by John Hemming. A worthy companion to Prescott.
What’s one thing you’re a fan of that people might not expect?
Early 1970s 16 mm learn-to-read films for toddlers.
What’s your favorite comfort food?
Pastitsio (Greek lasagna)