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2008-08-06 03:00:35

By Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News Aug. 6--I TALKED to a director the other day who was a bit miffed that I referred to his movie as being under "the Apatow umbrella." No offense intended. I was merely noting that as a producer, Judd Apatow has a knack for assembling diverse talent in a way that generates comedies of a consistent tone, and there's no better example of this than the pothead laugher "Pineapple Express." It's directed by David Gordon Green, an indie auteur noted for...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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