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Jason Schwartzman on KCRW’s The Treatment

Jason Schwartzman at KCRW

Jason Schwartzman appeared this past Wednesday on KCRW’s excellent program The Treatment, hosted by former New York Times critic and TCM host Elvis Mitchell.

Schwartzman elaborates on his use of music in preparing for his roles, his appreciation for great writing, and working with Sofia Coppola and Wes Anderson. He also discusses his character in Bored to Death, a Brooklyn-based lovelorn writer-turned-private detective.

You can stream the show and download a podcast of it at KCRW’s website, where you can also listen to past shows with Wes Anderson (1999, 2002, 2004) and Noah Baumbach among many other great filmmakers. (KCRW also talked to Jason about some of his favorite songs last year, you can listen to that here.)


First Episode of Schwartzman Show Online Now

Schwartzman in "Bored to Death"

HBO has made the first episode of it’s new series Bored to Death available on Comcast for free. We’re assuming it’s U.S. only, but we thought we’d pass it along anway. Unfortunately the embed doesn’t seem to be working so you’ll have to go over there to see it.

The show premieres on HBO September 20th at 9:30pm ET.

Schwartzman in “Bored To Death”

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The trailer for a new HBO Series starring Jason Schwartzman premiered tonight.  Unfortunately we can’t embed the video, but if you go here, you can see the preview. Looks pretty damn good to me.

According to Variety

The pilot will center on a Brooklyn writer (Schwartzman) who nurses a painful breakup by acting out his dream to live as a character out of a Raymond Chandler novel. As a result, he finds a new lease on life by offering up his services as an inexperienced private eye.

In the preview alone, besides Schwartzman, are the great Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Ted Danson, and Parker Posey. John Hodgman and Olivia Thirlby will also apparently have roles on the show as well. The series was created by author Jonathan Ames, who you can follow on Twitter. (Where you can also follow us.)

The series will premiere September 20th on HBO.