John Romano is a screenwriter and a writer-producer for television. His features include The Lincoln Lawyer with Matthew McConaughey, the Coen Brothers’ Intolerable Cruelty, and most recently, an adaptation of Philip Roth’s American Pastoral. He's been writer-producer on over 20 TV shows, from Hill Street Blues to Monk, including three of his own creation, among them Sweet Justice starring Cicely Tyson. Formerly he taught English at Columbia and wrote a book on Charles Dickens. He appeared on Charlie Rose with Salman Rushdie for Dickens’s bicentenary, and testified before Congress after 9/11 about Hollywood’s influence on America’s image abroad.
“12 Angry Men” Remembered — And Not a Moment Too Soon
John Romano deliberates on "Reginald Rose and the Journey of 12 Angry Men" by Phil Rosenzweig....
Radio Hour: Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's 'The Nest' plus John Romano on George Eliot
Subscribe on iTunes - Listen Live on KPFK This week, our hosts talk with Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney about her bestselling novel The ...
Acting with Integrity
Ralph Fiennes has finely crafted an honest film about Dickens's sometimes callousness toward the opposite sex....
The only way to get to real cultural diversity is to tell stories in which the diversity is real....
BLARB BLOG POSTS
In Memoriam: Cicely Tyson (1924-2021)
Adventures in Reading
Remembering Philip Roth (1933-2018)
Alexander Woollcott’s Memorial of Father Francis Duffy of New York’s 69th Regiment