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Talking with Dan Klores

We talk to the director of ”Crazy Love”

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The tale of Burt Pugach and Linda Riss in Crazy Love might just be the most disturbing love story of all time, but the documentary’s over-the-top subjects made codirector Dan Klores feel right at home. ”These are [the types of] personalities that I grew up with,” says Klores, 57, who ran a successful New York-based PR firm before becoming a filmmaker. ”I know them inside and out. Which is not necessarily good.”

The movie demanded three years of research and interviews — and Klores isn’t quite ready to leave it behind. While in production on his next project — Black Magic, a two-part ESPN movie about the civil rights movement set among college basketball teams — Klores is adapting the material for a feature film. ”What I’m learning is that in writing the feature, I’m going to depend a lot more upon the unsaid and the unwritten,” he says. ”The facial expression. The feint. The jab. I find that really thrilling.” Call us crazy, but so do we.