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Mark Harris
Books: Pictures at a Revolution ('08), Five Came Back ('14, Netflix '17), Mike Nichols ('20). Journalist: Now and then. Tweets: Cheerful, curious, mad, serious.
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Mark Harris 13h
Based on this video I'd say there is at best a 50% chance that Jill Biden is voting for Joe Biden.
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Mark Harris 21h
Replying to @nhannahjones
The NYT drafted artists, essayists, historians and thinkers for this. It tells you up front that it printed hundreds of thousands of extra copies. It has links and programs for educators. It is fully deployed institutional might--the right way to throw your weight around.
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Mark Harris 21h
Replying to @nhannahjones
One thing I love about --and a major reason I suspect it is so inflaming various Awfuls--is that it is utterly unembarrassed about identifying itself as a big, grand project that wants to help you reframe the way you think about history and America. >
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Mark Harris 21h
82 to SLEEP? Literally never. I sleep covered in a very thin layer of frost, as God intended.
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Mark Harris 23h
Some household news that I have waited 15 years to be able to say: Caroline, or Change is coming back to Broadway!
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Mark Harris 23h
I'm about halfway through the majestic and there's so much superb writing, especially this opening essay by , which is both sweeping and personal. No wonder it's scaring all the right people.
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Amir Talai Aug 18
🍞: IS DIVISIVE ANCIENT HISTORY, GET OVER IT! me: I think we should take down confederate monuments. 🍞: NO BUT LEAVE THAT HISTORY
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Mark Harris Aug 18
Replying to @MarkHarrisNYC
I'm not gonna point to the show that got all the Emmy nominations for acting that Succession's entire cast should have gotten for its first season. You know what it is. Anyway, it's gone.
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Mark Harris Aug 18
Holy God, Jeannie Berlin. There is no better-cast show on TV than Succession.
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Mark Harris Aug 18
Replying to @MarkHarrisNYC
I knew I was going to have to say "I was kidding." I knew it. And I did it anyway.
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Mark Harris Aug 18
Little-known fact: Orson Welles directed two episodes of Sanford and Son. One came in at 4 minutes; the other at six and a half hours. They never aired.
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Mark Harris Aug 18
Thank you for tweeting the tweet that was stuck in my brain.
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Mark Harris Aug 18
Replying to @theferocity @Variety
With respect, this thread is not an expression of quasi-Trumpian nostalgia for an era of less diverse representation. And since you follow me, I'm pretty sure you know that.
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Mark Harris Aug 18
Replying to @theferocity @Variety
I'm interested in the history of Hollywood--including but not limited to its failings--and in its present and future, because I believe it has huge implications for what art gets financed, made, and seen. I'm baffled that baffles you!
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Mark Harris Aug 18
Replying to @theferocity @Variety
So am I. But we're not in a place where the old system is rejecting itself. The old system is not failing; it's thriving and has an ever bigger share of the market. So the many ways in which it is risk-averse and brand-obsessed do matter.
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Mark Harris Aug 18
Replying to @theferocity @Variety
You're going to reject the entire history of Hollywood because it took until 2019 to get to 2019? Can't join you there. If you don't think any great art and entertainment can emerge despite an unjust society, how can you like anything NOW?
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Mark Harris Aug 18
Replying to @theferocity @Variety
You can love indies and foreign films and experimental films and docs and also realize that The Godfather and 2001 and Jaws and Raiders and Raging Bull and Titanic and Apocalypse Now and uncountable other movies only get made if studios make them.
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Mark Harris Aug 18
Replying to @lukerodewald
Thanks very much!
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Mark Harris Aug 18
Replying to @Variety
And one fewer major studio trying to do that is not good news for Hollywood or for movies. Because as we're seeing, that consolidation didn't make more room for indie movies or originals. It just made a big studio into a huge studio. Okay. End of Sunday rant. xox
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Mark Harris Aug 18
Replying to @Variety
The combination of studio resources and money, the desire to entertain, and the quest to make original art led to a lot of the best of American movies--and of the long history of Disney! You can't make Toy Story 4 unless you make Toy Story. I hope the company wakes up to that.
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