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Two nonfiction books that topped the best-seller list this summer—“The Wager” and “Killers of the Flower Moon”—were both written by David Grann, a staff writer for The New Yorker and one of the most lauded storytellers of our time. Martin Scorsese has adapted “Killers of the Flower Moon” into a film opening in October, and is at work on an adaptation of “The Wager.” Grann talks with the editor of The New Yorker, David Remnick, about his beginnings as a writer, and about his almost obsessive research and writing process. “I’m not actually interested in making a film,” Grann admits. “I’m really interested in these stories, and so I love that somebody else with their own vision and intellect is going to draw on these stories and add to our understanding of whatever this work is.” Plus, as Netflix finally ends its two-decade DVD-rental business, the critic and passionate cinephile Richard Brody explains why owning a physical copy of a cherished film matters.
A Master Class with David Grann
The author of “Killers of the Flower Moon” and “The Wager” on his writing and reporting process, and adapting his work to the screen.
Richard Brody Makes the Case for Keeping Your DVDs
With Netflix finally ending its DVD-rental business, a critic and passionate cinephile explains why owning a physical copy of a cherished film matters.
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