Window on My World: Pickford director fell in love with cinema early

"The seductive power of film had to duke it out with the equally narcotic effects of music and literature in my formative years. During my high school and college days I collected and absorbed books as if I had a hellhound on my trail and the only thing keeping it at bay was my list of "Modern Library books I must read before I die."

Accompanying my love of literature and the book (because those can be two different mistresses) is a foursquare obsession for music - not playing, sadly, but appreciating an eclectic who's who of jazz, international and whatever one calls modern music. Life is vastly preferable if Miles Davis, Ali Farka Touré and Andrew Bird are scoring it."

Friday, March 26, 2010 - 11:06am