barry-levinson

I interviewed Barry Levinson a few days before 9/11 regarding his heist comedy, "Bandits." Released a month later, the film's askew humor failed to draw big audiences from an American public largely still in mourning, in spite of strong critical response. Levinson proved a wonderful conversationalist during our time together...
If that great comedy team were still alive, the routine on our unemployment woes might go something like this.
I am going to tell you a story. It happened two years ago, but I thought it too strange a tale to tell at the time. But now I wonder.