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Jack Black

Monday, November 26, 2012

Jack Black talks about his latest movie, “Bernie,” a black comedy based on a true story of a mortician in small-town Texas who strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow. He’ll also discuss his career in movies and music, and his band Tenacious D and its latest album, “Rize of the Fenix.

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Comments [4]

Jon from Manhattan

Where does one begin when discussing the career and talents of Jack Black? Did he get a trifle testy when Leonard corrected him about his knowledge of cinema? Regardless, Black is too easy a target and one just need to wait a few minutes for a man of genuine and long-lasting musical talent to appear; Tony Bennett.

Nov. 26 2012 01:44 PM
MichaelB from Morningside Heights

The commonly-expressed connection between Jazz and Rock is almost 100% bogus. They come from a totally different sensibilities, don't share any aesthetics, and the skill levels of the respective "musicians" (quotes are there for the benefit of the Rockers) is widely divergent.

It is Rock's need to try to make itself seem more important and serious that leads so many marketers to make the cliched claim that the musicians background has roots in Jazz (or variations on this theme.)

If they did, they abandoned all their Jazz chops and sensibilities to pander to Rock fans' music tastes.

Nov. 26 2012 12:30 PM
Michael Friedlander from Nyack, NY

"I'm not OBNOXIOUS! Why do people say I'm obnoxious?" Gee, just listen and you'll have a good idea why he has the reputation.

Nov. 26 2012 12:21 PM
Maude from Park Slope

Just saw the film this weekend. I really enjoyed it. Were the people interviewed throughout the movie people from the Texas town? Also, just wanted to say how much I love Mr. Black's acting. He's fabulous. Also love Tenacious D. Long live the D! Great interview on WTF.

Nov. 26 2012 12:11 PM

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