Saturday, November 17, 2012

Public Speaking

Last night I watched Public Speaking, a documentary by Martin Scorsese about Fran Lebowitz, that consists primarily of an extended interview with her spliced with segments of her, well, public speaking.

I had not known much about Lebowitz. Was aware of her as a NYC public figure, a hip figure, a literary figure. But I didn't know anything specifically.

Wow, is she a formidable woman. So fucking smart, so wry and cutting. So refreshingly and unapologetically elitist. I came away from the documentary really impressed with her and interested in reading her two main books of essays. Also, I would love the opportunity to some day see her speak.

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