I’ve admired screenwriter Eric Roth for a good ten or so years (and doubly so since The Insider), and I think he knows that. So when we sat down today at Manhattan’s Regency Hotel (Park and 61st) to talk about The Good Shepherd, which he’d heard I’m not a big fan of, things were a wee bit tense (for Roth, certainly) but soon after relaxed because he’s brilliant and amiable and a great guy to shoot the shit with, so we both just…settled in.

The Good Shepherd screenwriter Eric Roth — Sunday, 12.10.06, 2:15 pm

Here’s about 65% of our chat. It might help to read the Todd McCarthy review plus my own Shepherd review for background before listening.