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John Turturro

John Turturro appears in the following:

Francine Prose Picks Three; White Hinterland Plays Live; Perfect Pussy On Gender, SXSW And Kool Keith

Friday, May 02, 2014

In this episode: Author Francine Prose recently released a novel called Lovers At The Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 -- a kaleidoscopic portrait of one very complicated woman's life and those affected by it in the lead-up to World War II. She joins us to talk about the actual Parisian club and Henry Brassai photograph that inspired her tale -- and shares three songs that helped her get into her characters' heads while writing it all down. 

And: Musicians and songwriters on Soundcheck often say that “getting out of your comfort zone” is a good way to create fresh and surprising work. For Casey Dienell, who records under the name White Hinterland, getting out of her comfort zone meant scrapping her new album (twice), moving back to her hometown, and building a studio in her parents’ basement. Hear the dynamic songwriter perform songs from that album, Baby, in the Soundcheck studio.

 

 

Then: The noise-punk band Perfect Pussy, led by singer Meredith Graves, recently lent Soundcheck host John Schaefer a pair of earplugs and let loose in our studio. Watch them play in the Soundcheck studio and talk about everything from the term “cisgender” to Kool Keith. 

 

John Turturro on Sax, Sex and 'Fading Gigolo'

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Actor, writer and director John Turturro returns to our studio to discuss the music in his newest film, Fading Gigolo, out in theaters now.

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Tori Amos Plays Live; John Turturro On 'Fading Gigolo'

Thursday, May 01, 2014

In a live performance, singer and pianist Tori Amos previews songs from her new album. John Turturro talks about the music that fueled his new film "Fading Gigolo," co-starring Woody Allen.

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John Turturro, “Fading Gigolo"

Monday, April 14, 2014

John Turturro talks about writing, directing, and starring in “Fading Gigolo.” The film is about people’s endless and never fully satisfying quest to find happiness through sex and love, and it features Woody Allen, who plays a man who helps develop a scheme to get out of debt by entering into the world’s oldest profession. Turturro will also talk about his role in the film “God’s Pocket,” directed by John Slattery and also starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, which will be released in May.

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Working Together

Friday, August 10, 2012

John Turturro fills in for Leonard. He’s starred in a number of director Spike Lee’s films, and they’ll talk about the director’s latest “Red Hook Summer.” Then, we’ll look at efforts to find housing for people with psychiatric disabilities. Also, Barry Edelstein, the director of the Public Theater’s Shakespeare Initiative talks about his efforts to bring the Bard into prisons and senior centers. Plus our latest Please Explain looks at what goes into teamwork—from the basketball court to the office.

John Turturro's "Passione"

Thursday, July 14, 2011

He's acted in films like “Do The Right Thing,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou” and “The Big Lebowski.” He even provided the voice of an arrogant sportscar in the Pixar film "Cars 2." But multi-talented showman John Turturro also happens to be the director behind a new documentary that celebrates the sounds of Naples, Italy. He joins us in the studio to discuss the Neapolitan music examined in “Passione: A Musical Adventure.”

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Guest Picks: John Turturro

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

What is John Turturro listening to right now? Read more to find out.

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John Turturro's "Passione"

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

John Turturro discusses his film “Passione,” an ode to the music and people of Naples, Italy. It premieres June 22 at Film Forum.

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John Turturro and Max Casella in “Endgame”

Friday, May 09, 2008

John Turturro and Max Casella star in BAM’s new production of Samuel Beckett’s “Endgame.” It's gotten fantastic reviews. It runs through May 18th; Alvin Epstein and Elaine Stritch co-star.

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Some Enchanted Evening

Friday, May 09, 2008

We look at the hit revival of “South Pacific,” the first since its debut in 1949. Also: John Turturro and Max Casella, now starring in Beckett's “Endgame” at BAM. A States of the Union update on West Virginia. A new novel about werewolves in East L.A. And

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Romance and Cigarettes

Thursday, September 06, 2007

John Turturro is best known as an actor, and for his performances in movies like “Do the Right Thing” and “Barton Fink.” Now he’s written and directed, “Romance and Cigarettes,” a musical love story that recalls late 60's American cinema. It stars James Gandolfini, Kate Winslet, and Susan Sarandon.

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Misguided Support

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Today's Underreported is all about Ethiopia. First, a former Ethiopian political prisoner explains how the government suppresses dissent. We'll also find out how the US is complicit in the Ethiopian military’s recent campaign of violence and terror in the Ogaden region. Also: John Turturro on writing and directing a musical ...

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