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Hollywood Director Lays A Needed Smackdown When Interviewer Suggests Gentrification Is Good

One of the greatest directors of all time puts his magnifying glass to his old neighborhood to see why it barely resembles the blocks he built his career writing about.

Hollywood Director Lays A Needed Smackdown When Interviewer Suggests Gentrification Is Good

If you can listen to all 11 minutes, I recommend it! If not, here are my favorite moments:

0:17 — Spike begins to rev up.


1:45 — It's Christopher Columbus Syndrome.

3:35 — You can't just change the culture (favorite argument).

6:25 — He asks the realest question of the city.

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Seven years ago, Bill Murray shared a powerful story about the importance of art. The revelation came during a discussion at the National Gallery in London for the release of 2014's "The Monuments Men." The film is about a troop of soldiers on a mission to recover art stolen by the Nazis.

After his first time performing on stage in Chicago, Murray was so upset with himself that he contemplated taking his own life.

"I wasn't very good, and I remember my first experience, I was so bad I just walked out — out onto the street and just started walking," he said.

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