May 9, 2012
Interviews








 


"100 Days of Hunger Games Interview with Ned Vizzini"
 


Vocab Gal
"Author Interview: Ned Vizzini"
 


Hunger Games Fireside Chat
"Ned Vizzini: Hungry for Reality"
 


South By Southwest 2011
"Tell & Sell Your Story" Panel with Stephanie Klein, Michael Chaney and Alex Lerner
 

WKCR 89.9FM in NYC
"Arts & Answers" Interview with Anne Cammon - Part 1
 
Interview with Anne Cammon - Part 2
 
Interview with Anne Cammon - Part 3
 
Interview with Anne Cammon - Part 4

German Radio
with Siggi Seuss -- answers dubbed into German (I just thought this was cool -- and maybe you understand German)
Part 1
 
Part 2
 
Part 3
 
Part 4
 
Part 5
 
Part 6

"Radio FM4"
Interview with a German radio station -- questions in German, answers in English
pt. 1 -- a German reading of the suicide hotline call in It's Kind of A Funny Story - pretty funny
 
pt. 2 -- brain maps
 
pt. 3 -- 85% true
 
pt. 4 -- people making money off depression
 
pt. 5 -- pressure
 
pt. 6 -- admitting you need help (I sound kinda stupid here)

Ned Vizzini | Press
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Lexington Minuteman
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"Author shares life experience with Minuteman High students"

Whim (Radford University)
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Ned Vizzini and Its Kind of a Funny Story
[report on "How Not to Go Crazy in College"]

The Spectator (The Stuyvesant High School Newspaper)
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A Conversation With Ned Vizzini

Entertainment Weekly
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It's Kind of a Funny Story
[film review by Lisa Schwarzbaum]

NFC: The Internet Nirvana Fan Club
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New film: It's Kind of a Funny Story

Fuse #8 (School Library Journal)
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Its Kind of a Funny Story Story

New York Times
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"A Coming-of-Age Tale, Set Among the Sad"
[film review by A. O. Scott]

Wall Street Journal
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A 'Funny' Thing Happened in Brooklyn
"[T]he film transforms into a unique coming-of-age story grounded in modern-day Brooklyn reality and gilded with flights of magic realism."

Nylon Magazine
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"Next To Normal"

The L Magazine
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Ned Vizzini's Funny Story

New York Times
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A Teenager Flying Over a Cuckoos Nest
"[T]he novel and film keep the tone light and use the circumstance to explore the passion, confusion and, ultimately, revelations of teenage life..."

Gordon and the Whale
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TIFF 2010 Interview: Its Kind of a Funny Story author, Ned Vizzini

New York Times
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Its Kind of a John Hughes Homage
"While they didnt aim to copy the directors style, they did make a direct homage to The Breakfast Club in one scene. Below is a look at the scene from Funny Story."

LA Times
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In dark territory at the Toronto International Film Festival
"Breaking that fourth wall with the audience whenever it felt right, the film spins a whimsical coming-of-age, maybe-suicide-isn't-the-answer, story of young love..."

New York Times
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New York Times
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Breaking Out of the Mold"Various events contribute to the gradual drop in Craigs anxiety level, but the most crucial is revealed in [Keir] Gilchrists eyes: the emergence of a new and empathetic interest in the suffering of others."

The Figment Blog
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Interview with Ned Vizzini

Metro New York
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AM New York
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Page Six Magazine
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