Module 4 – Interview with Film Critic Lawrence Toppman

Lawrence Toppman
Longtime entertainment critic for the Charlotte Observer

Lawrence Toppman was a long-time entertainment critic for The Charlotte Observer¬†(1987-2020) and has served as a critic for WCNC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Charlotte, N.C. He has acted in more than 75 stage productions, most of them as a singer with Opera Carolina in Charlotte, and can be seen playing a TV reporter in the movie “Atlantic City.” Although, he’s quick to say that he did not earn one of the film’s five Academy Award nominations.

Listen to this interview (from 2016) & be prepared for a discussion board question relating to Toppman. The interview is posted here.

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