Listen to this episode of the Moment with guest Neil LaBute:
This week on the Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Neil LaBute, writer and director of movies such as In The Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors. The two discuss Neil’s television show, Billy & Billie, and examine his process as a director by taking a closer look at his 2013 film, Some Velvet Morning. Also, Neil talks about his work as a writer and why critics and audiences often confuse his personal sense of morality with that of his characters. Plus, Brian and Neil meditate on the social utility of truth-telling and to what lengths writers and audiences are willing to go in order to feel connected in a world that’s ever changing.
Topics discussed on today’s show include:
“Neil LaBute Has a Thing About Beauty” a New York Times article
Your Friends and Neighbors
In The Company of Men
Billy & Billie
Some Velvet Morning
This Is How It Goes, a play by Neil LaBute
The Magic Christian by Terry Southern
Bash, a play by Neil LaBute
I Smile Back by Amy Koppelman
A Mouthful of Air by Amy Koppelman
The Clown by Heinrich Böll
People discussed on today’s show:
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