Thursday, September 6, 2007

Interview with Stephen Gaghan

This interview with Stephen Gaghan is highly recommended. Gaghan wrote and directed the film Syriana, while Bourbon and Lawndarts has mixed thoughts about the film, we did enjoy the hell out of it. In researching for the screenplay, Gaghan hooked up with one of Bourbon and Lawndarts’ idols, Robert Baer, and joined him in traveling around the world. This interview with Charlie Rose does not offer mile-deep scholarly analysis of the Middle East, but does give a mile-wide view. Gaghan talks about experiences in the souk’s of Beirut where he met with Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, the spiritual leader of Hezbollah, talks with Gucci Gulch policy-wonks and realpolitik with London oil traders. Enjoy!

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