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A Heartfelt Goodbye to The Genius of Mike Nichols

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mike Nichols was a legendary artist who was always learning. Known for films like "The Graduate," "Catch-22," and "The Birdcage," Nichols died yesterday at the age of 83.

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The Takeaway

Actor Dan Stevens of 'Downton Abbey' Takes on the Big Screen

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dan Stevens is perhaps best known as Matthew Crawley on "Downton Abbey." But Stevens is also a busy film actor, with four movies hitting theaters in the next four months.

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Studio 360

Film School in Six Minutes

Thursday, August 14, 2014

In his series of videos, Every Frame a Painting, Tony Zhou decodes the craft of filmmaking with examples from filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Edgar Wright, and Bong Joon-ho. It's basically like taking a filmmaking course from a very funny, slightly profane professor.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

DCTV Turns 40

Monday, October 15, 2012

Filmmakers Jon Alpert  discusses founding the Downtown Community Television Center 40 years ago, and looks at how it has grown over the past four decades.

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The Takeaway

'Pina' Director Wim Wenders: What Dance Taught Him About Life

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Acclaimed director Wim Wenders, of past successes like "The Buena Vista Social Club," and "Wings of Desire," talks about the process of creating "Pina," his new film about the legendary choreographer Pina Bausch. Wenders was first inspired by Bausch 25 years ago when he watched her perform an emotional double-bill that made him cry. As a result, Wenders collaborated with Bausch for twenty years to develop the concept for the movie, but unfortunately the choreographer died before he ever began filming.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Beyond Bullets

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Documentarian Jon Alpert, former drug dealer Ronald Merritt, and Phyllis Clayburne Watson, who lost her son in a shooting, talk about the Beyond Bullets campaign, which seeks to deter gun violence through moviemaking.

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Studio 360

Bonus Track: James Cameron Uncut

Friday, December 18, 2009

Hear Kurt's full conversation with the director of "Avatar."

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Studio 360

Girls on Film

Friday, April 11, 2008

At New York University's Kanbar film school, undergrads are training to be the next generation of filmmakers. Jocelyn Gonzales talked to some of her students, and the school’s associate dean, Sheril Antonio, about the ways female characters are portrayed on screen and ...

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Studio 360

Vive Le Samuel Jackson

Friday, March 09, 2007

When French moviegoers see Black Snake Moan, the voice they’ll hear as Samuel Jackson is Thierry Desroses, who has dubbed all of Jackson’s films into French since Pulp Fiction. Yes, including Snakes on a Plane. Overdubbing, he explains, is an exercise in losing your ego. Produced by ...

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Studio 360

American Standard

Friday, October 20, 2006

Bathroom scenes, no matter how funny, can always seem just a tad too intimate. But a new film currently in production called American Standard takes place entirely in real bathrooms, public and private. Andrew Adam Newman recently observed a day of filming, and promised to wash his hands before ...

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Studio 360

Cinematic Street

Saturday, May 08, 2004

From Rocky to The 'Burbs, there are all kinds of ways the street gets featured on film. Sarah Lilley explores how the street on the screen becomes, for the viewer, much more than a just scenic backdrop.

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Walter Murch

Saturday, March 13, 2004

Kurt Andersen and master film editor Walter Murch talk about the simple and complex tools we use to innovate in art.

Walter Murch is that rare creature — an artist almost universally considered a master in his field. He edits sound and images for movies. His credits include the Godfather, ...

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Robert Altman

Saturday, December 27, 2003

Kurt Andersen talks to movie director Robert Altman about art that challenges the audience.

Robert Altman is one of the most respected directors in American film. A maverick who came to prominence in the 1970s, Altman's films combine an intense scrutiny of American society with a documentary sense of detail ...

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Studio 360

Movie Mistakes

Saturday, January 04, 2003

A look at how we watch movies closely, and how even their tiniest storytelling flaws resonate on the set and off. Produced by Sara Fishko.

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Studio 360

Movie Mistakes

Saturday, July 13, 2002

Sara Fishko looks at how we watch movies closely, and how even their tiniest storytelling flaws resonate on the set and off.

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Studio 360

Cinematic Knockouts

Saturday, June 01, 2002

Filmmakers have explored the drama and brutality of boxing since the beginning of film history. Writers Victor Navasky and Jack Newfield talk about boxing at the movies. 

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Studio 360

Dody Dorn on the Art of Editing

Saturday, April 20, 2002

Kurt Andersen and film editor Dody Dorn look at the art of editing and the people who decide what stays and what goes. Dorn is a twenty-year veteran of the film industry. This year, she was nominated for an Oscar for her editing of Memento, the mind-bending thriller directed by Christopher ...

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Studio 360

Now Playing: Y Tu Mama Tambien

Saturday, March 30, 2002

In English, the movie title means, "And Your Mother, Too." It has broken all box office records in Mexico. We look at this unusual Mexican road movie that opens across the U.S. next week. 

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Studio 360

Stunt Double

Saturday, February 02, 2002

You probably don’t know the name Nancy Thurston, but you know the people she’s pretended to be…while jumping off buildings.

(Originally aired: September 1, 2001)

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Studio 360

Now Playing: The Royal Tenenbaums

Saturday, December 29, 2001

Among the featured props in the new movie, The Royal Tenenbaums, is a vivid and disturbing painting by Miguel Calderon, called Bad Route. Just how did this painting find its way to the movie screen? 

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