Here's something cool. I lost ONE hero yesterday, and then today I received an email from ANOTHER!
Goddamn, but I love the "Internets"!
The fabulous Ms. Jane Hamsher, producer of Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers" and author of my favorite book about Hollywood, "Killer Instinct", actually replied to an email I sent a few days ago when I discovered she had a blog.
Jane, with her then-partner Don Murphy, pretty much took on Hollywood and fought tooth-and-nail with the likes of Quentin Tarantino and other movie bidness folk to get NBK produced. At the time, it was a script that generally horrified everyone who read it, and nobody other then Jane and Don wanted to make it...that is, until Oliver Stone happened to read it. The book "Killer Instinct" documents this struggle with a mixture of wry humor and an amazing amount of toughness. It was one of those books that took me along for a wild ride and left me wanting more when it ended. Ordering info is on her blog. Go buy it. Now. You'll thank me later.
"Killer Instinct" by Jane Hamsher
Anyway, Ms. Hamsher wrote a nice email thanking me for something I posted on her blog, and she also checked out my blog and encouraged me to keep working on my projects. It was definitely a thrill to hear from her. Sure, maybe there's not a lot of people outside of the movie business who know who she is, but *I* know, and I respect her contributions! She's one of the people whose work inspired me to get into this "whatever it is that I'm supposed to be doing" thing that I'm into.
In other words...she's my Donita Sparks. (read the book and you'll get it)