Peter's Open Road

PETER TRAVERS

Film Critic
Rolling Stone Magazine

“How could you do that for seventeen years if you didn't have that feeling?”

INTERESTS:

Film Journalism Writing

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Chance Confidence Determination Fear Passion Self-Reflection

TAGS:

be practical, conversation, discussion, dreaming, fake it, John Wayne, learning, options, readers digest

BIOGRAPHY:

Now the movie critic for Rolling Stone Magazine, Peter Travers was always a kid who talked about movies but knew he'd never make them himself. Watching all the movies he could, Peter would take notes on the movies on index cards and keep a record of them. At the age of 16, he told Readers Digest Magazine that he could interview John Wayne and somehow hustled his way into an interview with the Duke. This beginning has translated into his career as a film critic and he has been watching, writing, and interviewing ever since.

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