Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Watch David Carr’s Interview with the “Citizenfour” Filmmakers Hours Before His Death


Dave Carr, a friend and a colleague, died tonight at age 58. He was found in the New York Times newsroom around 9pm, a couple of hours after he hosted a TimesTalk with the “Citizen Four” filmmakers. I don’t think I’d seen Dave since December, and he does not look well in this video. It’s just so sad and tragic that this happened tonight. He was a great writer and reporter, and, like Bob Simon, the real deal. He was a good pal who had a great, wry sense of humor. His Times video pieces when he covered the Oscar were exceptional and memorable. I will really miss him, just like all his extended circle of friends. Condolences to his family.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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