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"Diane Keaton: 'I Don't Agree There's a Lack of Female Roles"

This needed to be said. Good for her.

"I was lucky," she says. Keaton made a name for herself during a decade of great '70s comedies and dramas. Are today's young actresses, all coming of age in the superhero era, less fortunate? "No! Not at all! Are you kidding?" she bursts. "I don't agree that there's a lack of female roles. To me, it just seems as if everything's expanding and there are many more opportunities. When you consider everything that's happened with television, YouTube, social media, all the different ways that stories are being told — no, I think if anything, it's a much better time. Everybody should be taking advantage of it!


"Surely you can’t be serious: An oral history of Airplane!"

Long, but fun, article on the very funny movie, Airplane!

Abrahams: If you’d told us at the time that it’d still be this popular, I’m not sure we would’ve believed you. I don’t even think we were thinking about that. I think we were just thinking, “Hey, wow, we made a movie!” We thought it was funny, but that it’s lasted this long? No. A couple of months ago, I was at a party somewhere, and a boy came up to me who was, like, 8 or 10 years old, and he said, “Oh, I really liked Airplane! I thought it was really funny!” And I said, “How was it that you came to see it?” And he said, “Well, my grandfather made me watch it.” [Laughs.] If you’d told us in 1980 that the grandkids of the audience would be the ones who’d keep the movie going, it would’ve been very gratifying. But I don’t think we ever anticipated it. And it’s one of the great thrills, I think, of all of our lives that it still remains well known.