Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Interview: Ruby Sparks writer-star Zoe Kazan, star Paul Dano, and co-directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton

In Ruby Sparks, a young, neurotic, once-successful writer named Calvin (Paul Dano, There Will be Blood, Meek’s Cutoff) finally finds his way out of a paralyzing writer’s block by creating on the page his dream girl: an effervescent muse he names Ruby Sparks (Zoe Kazan). All is well for the usually angst-ridden Calvin and the […]

“While all the other arts were born naked, [film], the youngest, has been born fully-clothed. It can say everything before it has anything to say. It is as if the savage tribe, instead of finding two bars of iron to play with, had found scattering the seashore fiddles, flutes, saxophones, trumpets, grand pianos by Erhard and Bechstein, and had begun with incredible energy, but without knowing a note of music, to hammer and thump upon them all at the same time.”

--Virginia Woolf