Archive for January 12th, 2009

The Making of Easy Rider

January 12, 2009

UPDATE: After the comments posted below, my colleague Adam was able to confrim that this is, indeed, an elaborate hoax. Full explanation is here. Sorry for the confusion, but I will note that the original PI entry, other than posting a fantastic and unbelievable tale, did not make it easy to immediately assume this was a fake.

I just found this 4-part series in a PI reader blog. The original author, Jessica Atwater, evidently “ghost wrote” Tom Wolfe’s Electric Kool-Aid Acid Tests and organized Jack Kerouac’s notes to publish On The Road. From the introduction:

In 1968 [Jessica Atwater] was approached by “Mother Nature News,” a popular counterculture magazine at the time, to report on the production of a low-budget “biker film” being directed by a little known director. She spent two months with the cast and crew and out of that experience came this article.

Read the whole thing here

Congrats, WRESTLER

January 12, 2009

Congratulations to everyone who worked on Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler, including our very own Board President Jennifer Roth, who was an executive producer of the film.

The Wrestler picked up a Golden Globe for Best Actor (Mickey Rourke) and Best Original Song (by Bruce Springsteen).

Mickey Rourke