On The Media

A Cinematic Release

Friday, January 02, 2015

When a funeral director named Bernie Tiede shot and killed a wealthy widow in Carthage, Texas, townspeople were sympathetic toward Bernie and indifferent toward the murder victim. 


The Takeaway

Sony Has Set a 'Horrible' Precedent

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cyberwar expert Peter Singer says that Sony and American cinema companies that refuse to show the movie have done everything exactly wrong.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Enduring Legacies: From The Wall Street Journal to Garbo

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The Wall Street Journal began 125 years ago as a 4-page afternoon paper, and since then, it’s grown to cover every major financial center around the world and is published in 12 languages. We’ll speak with some of the Journal’s editors about the legacy and future of the paper. Playwright Sarah Treem talks about her play “When We Were Young and Unafraid;” she’s joined by Cherry Jones and Zoe Kazan, who star in it. We’ll explore the mysteries of “star presence” in cinema. And we’ll discuss the psychology and politics of child sexual abuse cases.

The Takeaway

Vast Number of Silent Films Lost to History

Monday, December 09, 2013

Silent movies are still the earliest cinematic record of our time—even if they have long been surpassed by more exciting forms of theater. Unfortunately, the Library of Congress has reported that much of that record has been lost to history. Dan Streible, a professor of cinema studies at New York University and founder of The Orphan Film Symposium, joins The Takeaway to discuss the significance of this lost record of silent cinema, and whether the U.S. can recover these pieces of missing history.

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Exploring Music

I Lost It At the Movies

Monday, September 23, 2013

This week, host Bill McGlaughlin celebrates the music of the cinema.


Fishko Files

Howard Hawks and Scarface

Thursday, September 19, 2013

A complete retrospective of films directed by Howard Hawks is in progress at the Museum of the Moving Image, and as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” to “Scarface,” Hawks gave it to you straight. Here is the next Fishko Files…


WQXR Features

The Royal Opera House on the Silver Screen

Saturday, September 14, 2013


This fall, WQXR brings the Royal Opera House from London's Covent Garden to New York airwaves along with a series of screenings in partnership with Symphony Space.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Visually Literate

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

As Tribeca Film Festival gets started, Stephen Apkon, founder and executive director of The Jacob Burns Film Center, a non-profit film and education organization located in Pleasantville, NY, and author of The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens, offers his manifesto for incorporating "visual literacy" into education.


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Spinning on Air

Imaginary Cinema

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Listened to out of their original context, film scores invite new interpretations, and stimulate the invention of movies for the mind's eye. David Garland presents music to accompany your own imaginary cinema, from great film score composers such as Ennio Morricone, Alexandre Desplat, Nino Rota, Georges Delerue, Alex North, and others.

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The Takeaway

Actress Miranda Richardson: Acting in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows'

Friday, November 19, 2010

Miranda Richardson is a two-time Oscar-nominated actress whose career spans three decades. Her credits include "The Crying Game," "Sleepy Hollow," "The Hours," "Young Victoria," and the cult British comedy classic "Black Adder."  Today, she has two new films hitting theaters: one based on real events, and one based on a hugely popular book about a certain boy wizard.


The Takeaway

Danny Boyle on '127 Hours'

Friday, November 05, 2010

Danny Boyle started off as an edgy, indy filmmaker with such hits as “Shallow Grave” and “Trainspotting.” But after several more well-received mainstream films, he launched into international superstardom with his Oscar-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire.” No doubt his newest movie "127 Hours" will continue to keep his names on everyone’s radar. It’s already getting a ton of buzz — including rumors of audience members passing out and vomiting during each screening.



Exercising Your Inner Cinephile: Film Festivals Take Over

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Film festivals in New York are like multiple roommates. In a studio apartment. Living on top of each other.