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Jazz Soundtrack

Friday, April 11, 2008

Jazz has become so treasured as a part of film-scoring that it's the subject of a new Museum of Modern Art exhibit, opening next week. As WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us in this edition of the Fishko Files, the connection between jazz and American film was especially vibrant during one ...

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Lives into Art

Friday, November 16, 2007

The upcoming film "I'm Not There" features six different actors playing Bob Dylan. This has Sara Fishko thinking about the problem of turning lives into art.

Audio clips of "Doctor Atomic" courtesy of San Francisco Opera.

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Bonnie and Clyde

Friday, August 03, 2007

It’s just 40 years since the release of the movie "Bonnie and Clyde." The film opened in the so-called Summer of Love, which was also the summer of rioting in New Jersey and new initiatives in the Vietnam War. As Sara Fishko tells us, the film made history sizzle; it ...

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Stanwyck & Co.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Though her fans have been observing it all year, the official Barbara Stanwyck centennial is this Monday. In this edition of the Fishko Files, Sara Fishko considers the remarkable collection of strong-willed, distinctive Hollywood women who populated movies when the studio system was in full swing.

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City on Screen

Friday, May 25, 2007

With the classic New York movie, Midnight Cowboy (1969), screening at Lincoln Center this weekend, WNYC's Sara Fishko considers the films of that era and what they say about the city.

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Party Scenes

Friday, December 29, 2006

At this time of the year, people circulate and celebrate at social gatherings. They’re called parties, and as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, nobody does parties better than the movies. Here is the next Fishko Files....

Holiday is available on DVD from Amazon.com

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Chayefsky

Friday, October 20, 2006

Film is a visual medium, but the words that inspire the pictures are critical. The screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky died 25 years ago, but people still remember his films, vividly; and what they tend to remember...are the words. Here is the next Fishko Files...

"Marty", "Network" and many ...

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Reds

Friday, September 29, 2006

‘Reds,’ Warren Beatty’s improbable epic saga about the Leftist American journalist John Reed, was released 25 years ago, just as a generation of early 20th Century activists was aging. Beatty’s film captured their stories and combined them with the star-studded drama. As WNYC’s

Sara Fishko tells us, ...

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‘Work’ in the Movies

Friday, July 28, 2006

There are a couple of films around town, this summer, that have WNYC’s Sara Fishko thinking even more about ‘work’ than usual. Here is the next Fishko Files.

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Wilder

Friday, July 14, 2006

Movie director Billy Wilder would have been 100 this summer, and the resulting Wilder screenings and festivals are making it possible to see both the big hits, and some of his lesser-known films. WNYC’s Sara Fishko has more, in this edition of The Fishko Files....

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Actors Play for Real

Friday, March 03, 2006

Oscar night is coming up, and an unusual number of actors, this year, are nominated for their movie portrayals of well known, real-life figures. Which has WNYC’s Sara Fishko wondering about the pitfalls and benefits of one person -- trying to evoke the spirit of another. Here is the next ...

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Cartoon Music

Friday, December 23, 2005

Music and cartoons have a long and happy history together. But as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, sometimes what you hear in animation is the last music you’d ever expect! What does the Moonlight Sonata have to do with Elmer Fudd? Here is the next Fishko Files... Tunes for 'Toons ...

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William Wyler

Friday, July 08, 2005

"William Wyler's America", a summer film festival at Bard College in the Hudson Valley, opens Sunday. Movie-director Wyler was born in Europe, but his films are much admired these days, says WNYC’s Sara Fishko, for telling stories that are peculiarly American. Dodsworth opens the Wyler film festival this Sunday, followed ...

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Pre-Dean Teens

Friday, June 10, 2005

The three feature films James Dean starred in during his short life have just been released on DVD, 50 years after his death in a car accident. They also open today at the Film Forum, beginning with "East of Eden." Dean was said to be film’s "first American teenager." Sara ...

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Agee on Film

Friday, May 20, 2005

A new book just out, "Chaplin and Agee," details the lifelong fascination—and later friendship—of a great writer with a great filmmaker. James Agee died 50 years ago this week, and as Sara Fishko tells us in this edition of the Fishko Files, Agee always marveled at what could happen on ...

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Film Noir

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

It’s been more than half a century since a wave of crime dramas burst on American movie screens, providing filmgoers and film-makers with a whole new vocabulary of dark shadows and saucy dialogue. In honor of an upcoming film noir festival here in New York, Sara Fishko explores the form...in ...

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Vorkapich

Monday, June 21, 2004

It’s the first day of summer, which has Sara Fishko reflecting, once again on the movies...in this edition of the Fishko Files...

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Movie Remakes

Monday, May 17, 2004

With the remake of The Stepford Wives due to open in early June—and the remake of The Manchurian Candidate soon to follow—and the remake of King Kong set to open early in '05...Sara Fishko is thinking about movie remakes, which are the subject of this next edition of the Fishko ...

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The Conductor's Art

Friday, April 09, 2004

"Keeping Time: Conductors on Film," a film series at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center, examines the conductor's art. As Sara Fishko tells us in this edition of the Fishko Files, it is not the easiest art to examine!

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Movie Movies

Friday, February 27, 2004

It's Oscar Weekend, so movies are on our minds. Sara Fishko has been looking at a few movies ABOUT movies, which are the subject of today’s Fishko Files...

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