Paul Schrader“He was 17 when he saw his first film and it was a Jerry Lewis film, it was The Nutty Professor, which should have put him off the whole thing for good.”

As heard on arena

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In the Hollywood of the 1970s, young directors were kings and the names that reigned then read like a who’s who of what has come to be widely regarded as a golden age of American cinema: Coppola, De Palma, Friedkin, Polanski, Scorsese and Spielberg. Directors who became superstars and produced films like Five Easy Pieces, The French Connection, The Godfather, …

Simon DelaneyHow’s Your Driving?

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Actor Simon Delaney was in studio with guest-host Brenda Donohoe on The Ray D’Arcy Show to talk about his new programme, How’s Your Driving?, a 4-part series that looks at the main causes of driver fatality in Ireland. Simon explained that the main causes of driver fatality are drink and drugs, speeding, driver distraction and vehicle condition. As part of the show, the team commandeered a race track in Mallow so they …

Exam Culture‘I’m wondering at what point do we actually start preparing for the Leaving Cert – do we start when the kids are four to make sure that they get those points for college?’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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It’s quite likely that millions of us around the country still fall victim to the Leaving Cert dream.  Maybe you forget to study, or you forget to show up, or maybe you show up naked having forgotten to study.  Whatever your particular version of that horror show is, how would you feel if the exam itself was abolished entirely, or …