Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Vanity Fair articles on Sam Simon & The Shawshank Redemption

There were two really interesting recent Vanity Fair articles with one on a co-creator of The Simpsons and one on The Shawshank Redemption.

"Always Leave Them Laughing" was written by Merrill Markoe about Sam Simon and an interesting tale of how the co-creator of the hugely successful show The Simpsons spends his final days battling a diagnosis of terminal cancer and supporting multiple animal-rights causes.

The other piece to note here was by Margaret Heidenry with "The Little-Known Story of How The Shawshank Redemption Became One of the Most Beloved Films of All Time." Just really fascinating information from Heidenry about a slow build towards iconic status.