Talking Pictures: Atom-Savvy Trio Talks Nuclear Porn and '13 Days'

'Taking Pictures' columnist David Templeton invited CONLERAD founders Bill Geerhart, Curtis Samson, and Ken Sitz to the movies to see and later discuss the new Kevin Costner release 13 DAYS.

"For years and years, we lived under this constant threat of nuclear annihilation, a threat so enormous and so devastating, it made it hard to seriously bank on ever having a future. It made it hard to plan for long-term goals. Then the Cold War ended."

"Ken Sitz--clutching a steaming hotdog in one hand, all but bouncing in his wooden chair--delivers these verbal bon mots in a wistful tone of voice that just barely conceals a sharp, nostalgic longing. "When you walk around believing the world might end tomorrow, it makes life interesting. Everything becomes precious, if a little futile. I really don't think we should easily give that up. I think we should try to hold on to a little bit of that."

"Facing Sitz across his cozy Los Angeles Hills living room are Bill Geerhart and Curtis Samson, similarly armed with frankfurters, similarly nostalgic for those bad old, scary-ass Cold War days. This mood has been heightened by the new film Thirteen Days, which we've all just returned from seeing."

Read the full text here from the January "18-24, 2001 issue of the Northern California Bohemian.

[ Thursday | 18 January 2001 ]




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