December 30, 2010
Radio spots








 

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)
 
pt. 7 -- funny in the hospital
 
pt. 8 -- why the parents aren't the enemies in the book
 
pt. 9 -- cool German music
 
pt. 10 -- I put this in because it has the Eels' "Novacaine for the Soul" at the end, I hadn't heard that since 1996... note... this one is big

Ned Vizzini | Press
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New Youth Connections
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It's Kind of a Funny Story: An angsty teen finds himself inside the mental ward

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"]

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"

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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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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Glamour Magazine
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W Magazine (scan)
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"The Brave Ones" (Emma Roberts & Zo Kravitz featured)

Authors Unleashed
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Interview with Ned Vizzini

New York Daily News
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Huffington Post
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7 Comedies Hitting Theaters This Fall: Which Will You See?
(THANK YOU -- It's Kind of a Funny Story is #1!)

MTV Networks
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Meet The Cast Of 'It's Kind Of A Funny Story'

Entertainment Weekly
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First Look: It's Kind of a Funny Story

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