Saturday, February 16, 2008

Harlan Ellison: Dreams With Sharp Teeth

The recent Writer's Strike, which cost a lot of people a lot of money and ended up accomplishing very little, is so in everyone's minds now, that I thought I'd share this little rant (and it is a rant!) from Harlan Ellison, for an upcoming documentary called Dreams with Sharp Teeth. (It's not a reaction to the strike, by the way, but rather having an interview with him on a DVD of Babylon Five.

And he wants to be paid for giving this interview. And I'm like... no. If you write a script for something, you should be paid, but what is an interview except you answering questions? Sure - high up politicians expect a gazillion dollars for their interviews, but actors and writers...? Who are supposed to be promoting their work anyway?

Still... listen for yourself.

2 comments:

bunnycook said...

I am so happy to see that our beloved Mr. Ellison has not mellowed with age. And he's even right. Give 'em hell, Harlan!

SJNelson said...

Love his work.
Yes, he is the biggest asshole I've ever met- but I love his work.