Film history is full of brothers; household names like Marx, Warner, Wayans and Coen. Cinema’s very origins lie in the ingenuity of two brothers, August and Louis Lumiere. And then of course there’s the array of onscreen brothers – Corleone, Corsican, Malloy, Blues.
But take it from Mindy Kaling (in her introduction to Like Brothers) none of them can hold a candle to Mark and Jay Duplass, who have quietly forged one of the most fiercely creative, fiercely independent, fiercely collaborative partnerships in film and television. And they’ve done it as multi-hyphenate writers, directors, producers and actors whose work (in various capacities) includes The Puffy Chair, Baghead, Cyrus, Togetherness, Animals, Safety Not Guaranteed, Transparent, The League, Skeleton Twins, Tangerine, Jeff, Who Lives at Home and…a brand new book.
A “memoir in essays” Like Brothers explores their lifelong personal and professional partnership, taking us back to childhood and the suburbs of New Orleans, to cable television and an unwieldy camcorder (yielding their first movie, a five-minute saga of karate master vs. robber) and to their formative college years. It offers insights into creative collaboration, Hollywood success, love and real estate. It even explores people-watching at airports and the hidden virtue of Karate Kid II.
The Duplass Brothers share the joys and frustrations of intimate collaboration, their myriad inspirations and how the hell they came up with a joint “Top 10 Films of All-Time.”
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