The cinematographer, director, and now author Barry Sonnenfeld is the guest. Barry’s memoir, “Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother: Memoirs of a Neurotic Filmmaker” (Hachette Books, 2020) is available where books are sold. Sonnenfeld’s outrageous and hilarious memoir traces his idiosyncratic upbringing in New York City, his breaking into film as a cinematographer with the Coen brothers, and his unexpected career as the director behind such huge film franchises as “The Addams Family” and “Men in Black”, and beloved work like “Get Shorty”, “Pushing Daises”, and “A Series of Unfortunate Events”.
This episode is sponsored by the audio book version of “The Brothers Mankiewicz: Hope, Heartbreak & Hollywood Classics” (Penguin/Random House, 2020), written by Sydney Ladensohn Stern, as read by Jonathan Davis. Available where books are sold.
This episode of the podcast is dedicated to the memory of Robert Schartoff (1936-2020).