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WNYC Loves Oscar

Meet the People Behind the Movies

Monday, February 19, 2007

WNYC sneaks behind the glittering curtain of the Academy Awards and examine the actual art of movie-making. WNYC is the perfect soundtrack to the spectacle. Listen to interviews with the actors, directors, and composers responsible for some of the year’s best movies, as well as features and commentary on the nominated films.

Oscars Post-Mortem
The Brian Lehrer Show
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Owen Gleiberman, film critic at Entertainment Weekly, analyzes the Oscars.
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The State of Hollywood Soundtracks
Soundcheck
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Soundcheck takes a look at the musical contenders with New York Times columnist David Carr, and USC professor and film historian Jon Burlingame. And composer Gustavo Santaolalla won an Oscar for his score for " Brokeback Mountain " and is now running again for his score to "Babel". He joins us to talk about making music to films and about his eclectic 35-year career that began in Latin rock bands in his native Argentina.
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whistleWhistling Is Instrumental
Fishko Files
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The composer Ennio Moricone will be honored with a special Oscar at this years awards. In tribute to Moricone, who used whistling in many of his most celebrated scores, Fishko Files will explore the history of ‘instrumental whistling' as practiced by the great and near-great.
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Ten Days In The Hills
Studio 360
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Studio 360's Kurt Andersen talks with Jane Smiley about her book Ten Days in The Hills, which is set in the 2003 Oscars. And a look at the depiction of war in two of this years nominees, "Children of Men" and Pan's Labyrinth."
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LopateLeonard Lopate interviews Academy Award nominees
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Many of this years nominees were recent guests on The Leonard Lopate Show. Check out the list of nominees Leonard spoke with, and listen to the interviews.
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FlagsEastwood's Epics
Studio 360
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Kurt Andersen talks with writer Evan Thomas about Clint Eastwood's two Oscar nominated films, "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Letters From Iwo Jima."
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Casting With The Stars
Studio 360
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Hollywood casting agents Janet Hirshenson and Jane Jenkins talk with Kurt Andersen about how they match actors to roles -- and even throw out a few suggestions for actors they'd cast as Kurt.
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Our Cheat Sheet for 2007's Music Nominations

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