Raymond Chandler Meets Craigslist: HBO’s Bored to Death

Monday, November 2, 2009
6:30 pm ET
New York

In Person

Jonathan Ames, Creator, Executive Producer
Ted Danson, "George Christopher"
Jason Schwartzman, "Jonathan Ames"
Moderator: John Hodgman, Actor/Author

Novelist Jonathan Ames reimagines the detective genre for the Internet age in his offbeat comedy for HBO, Bored to Death. His writer protagonist, also named Jonathan Ames (played by the superb Jason Schwartzman), seeks some action in his life after a bad breakup and many nights with the bottle and weed. Lost and looking for connections, he decides to be the Philip Marlowe of Brooklyn, placing an ad for his detective services on Craigslist. The real Ames and Schwartzman, known for numerous independent films, will screen an unaired episode, as well as discuss how hardboiled fantasies can help us deal with reality.

 

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