Bret Easton Ellis Podcast

Bret Easton Ellis Podcast

United States

Controversial best-selling author and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis delivers a weekly glimpse into one of popular culture's most fascinating minds. The entertainment industry's top writers, directors, actors and musicians will join Bret to discuss the issues and complexities that keep the creative world turning as we experience this intriguing period in our planet's history. The same sensibilities that have formed Bret's impressive catalog in literature and film will be on display with each and every new episode of The Bret Easton Ellis Podcast.

Episodes

B.E.E. - Owen Gleiberman - 12/5/16  

Film critic Owen Gleiberman and Bret Easton Ellis discuss fanboy culture, Carrie, Jonathan Demme and criticism functioning as marketing.

B.E.E. - Anne Heche - 11/21/16  

Anne Heche and Bret Easton Ellis discuss the career effects of being in a high-profile gay relationship in Hollywood, equality in the film industry, the decline of the movie set experience and Aftermath.

B.E.E. - Mark Duplass - 10/31/16  

Mark Duplass and Bret Easton Ellis discuss Blue Jay, the struggles of working within the studio system, making movies for Netflix and Togetherness.

B.E.E. - Paul Schrader - 10/17/16  

Paul Schrader and Bret Easton Ellis discuss American Gigolo, Dog Eat Dog, screenwriting as oral tradition and Steven Spielberg.

B.E.E. - Larry Clark - 9/26/16  

Larry Clark and Bret Easton Ellis discuss making Bully, photographing Tulsa, controversy as a gateway to success and John Cassavetes.

B.E.E. - Moby - 9/12/16  

Moby and Bret Easton Ellis discuss writing memoir, John Cheever, the success of Play and Bob Seger.

B.E.E. - Peter Bogdanovich - 8/15/16  

Peter Bogdanovich and Bret Easton Ellis discuss The Last Picture Show, turning down The Godfather, Sue Mengers and technology in filmmaking.

B.E.E. - Alex Gibney - 7/25/16  

Alex Gibney and Bret Easton Ellis discuss Zero Days, the dangers of secrecy, The Jinx and the manipulation of truth in documentaries.

B.E.E. - Karyn Kusama - 7/11/16  

Karyn Kusama and Bret Easton Ellis discuss The Invitation, Warren Beatty, Sundance ideology and being an artist in the studio system.

B.E.E. - Illeana Douglas - 6/27/16  

Illeana Douglas and Bret Easton Ellis discuss Easy Rider, the eroticism of watching movies, rejecting method acting and Leni Riefenstahl.

B.E.E. - Duncan Sheik - 6/13/16  

Duncan Sheik and Bret Easton Ellis discuss American Psycho: The Musical, Broadway's resistance to change, Hamilton and Radiohead.

B.E.E. - Bob Yari - 6/6/16  

Film Producer/Director Bob Yari and Bret Easton Ellis discuss Papa: Hemingway in Cuba, the tension between art and business, Crash and Chinese censorship.

B.E.E. - John Carpenter - 5/23/16  

John Carpenter and Bret Easton Ellis discuss #OscarsSoWhite, The Revenant, writing music and the function of a screenplay.

B.E.E. - Quentin Tarantino - 12/7/15  

Quentin Tarantino and Bret Easton Ellis discuss The Hateful Eight, Jean-Luc Godard, Pauline Kael and finding humor in outrageous film violence.

B.E.E. - Alex Pettyfer - 11/30/15  

Alex Pettyfer and Bret Easton Ellis discuss I Am Number Four, the effects of information overload on millennials, Magic Mike and the separation between an actor's professional and personal lives.

B.E.E. - Eli Roth - 11/16/15  

Eli Roth and Bret Easton Ellis discuss sensationalism in film, The Green Inferno, Keanu Reeves and The Last American Virgin.

B.E.E. - Michael Angelakos - 11/9/15  

Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos and Bret Easton Ellis discuss ideology vs. aesthetics, enduring mental illness in the public eye, being fueled by self-hatred and the perils of expressing negative opinions in corporate culture.

B.E.E. - Mark Danielewski - 10/26/15  

Writer Mark Danielewski and Bret Easton Ellis discuss The Martian, House of Leaves, creative immersion and Show Me a Hero.

B.E.E. - Kim Gordon - 10/12/15  

Kim Gordon and Bret Easton Ellis discuss the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, Girl in a Band, the nihilism of Lana Del Rey and returning to Los Angeles after living in New York City.

B.E.E. - Judd Nelson - 9/28/15  

Judd Nelson and Bret Easton Ellis discuss The Breakfast Club, negative press coverage, St. Elmo's Fire and Tom Cruise.

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