Sidney Kirkpatrick

Sidney Kirkpatrick is an award-winning filmmaker and international best-selling author. His critically acclaimed non-fiction books include A CAST OF KILLERS, TURNING THE TIDE, LORDS OF SIPAN, EDGAR CAYCE: AN AMERICAN PROPHET, and THE REVENGE OF THOMAS EAKINS. His documentary film, MY FATHER THE PRESIDENT, about Theodore Roosevelt as seen through the eyes of his daughter, Ethel Roosevelt Derby, was a winner at the American Film Festival. HBO, the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, and the A & E Television Networks have all featured his work. Biographical profiles of Kirkpatrick have appeared in The New York Times, Time magazine, The New Yorker, and Playboy.  He is a graduate of Hampshire College and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He lives in Stony Brook, New York.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Details tell the story.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. head of development at a major Hollywood film studio

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. a sense of humor, a sense of humor, and a sense of humor

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Bobby Darin's "Beyond The Sea"; Natalie Cole's "Unforgetable"; Roland Orzabel's "Mad World" from the Donnie Darko soundtrack; K.D. Lang's "Helpless"; and the Tallis Scholars performing Allegri: Miserere

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Medea, from Greek mythology. (I'm fortunate to be married to my own Medea).

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