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Stories with person: David Foster Wallace
  • Hollywood takes on troubled minds with summer slate of films story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 10:44 am

    LOS ANGELES - The 1941 film "The Wolf Man" presents Larry Talbot's transformation from man to wolf as a form of schizophrenia. So little was known about mental illnesses then, the explanation may have seemed plausible.

  • Review: "Tour" a worthy look at artist as reluctant subject 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 7:58 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Many journalists who have written feature profiles of public figures will have experienced that light-bulb moment, once the cautious mutual-assessment phase is concluded and you start digging for the meat, when the subject perhaps casually reveals some illuminating aspect of him- or herself around which the entire article can be built. Those moments come thick and fast in "The End of the Tour," James Ponsoldt's exquisitely elegiac film about David Foster Wallace, examined over the course of a five-day interview with Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky, 12 years before the influential writer's suicide in 2008 at age 46.

  • A dialogue between Eisenberg and Segel on idols and fame 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 1:59 pm

    LOS ANGELES - "The End of The Tour" is the story of two Davids meeting at a crossroads.

  • Actor Jesse Eisenberg clarifies Comic-Con genocide comments story has video
    Updated: Jul-15-15 12:04 am

    LOS ANGELES - Jesse Eisenberg said that he was using hyperbole when he compared the Comic-Con experience to "genocide" late Tuesday afternoon.