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Paul Mazursky dies: A 2011 interview with the vivid raconteur
Paul Mazursky dies: A 2011 interview with the vivid raconteur

Paul Mazursky, who died Monday evening at the age of 84, was a great interview. I had the opportunity to sit down with the Oscar-nominated writer/director three years ago at his office in Beverly Hills just days before he received the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. career achievement honor. He was pithy, funny, sophisticated, unfiltered — everything you would expect from the writer and director of such perceptive classics as 1969's box-office hit comedy "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice"; 1973's "Blume in Love" with George Segal; 1974's "Harry & Tonto," for which Art Carney earned the lead actor Academy Award; and 1978's...

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