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Friday, April 20, 2012
As World War Two was ending in the mid 1940s, John Huston began to make a film for the US Army on veterans who’d been psychologically damaged in battle. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, the film “Let There Be Light” was filled with gripping footage of ailing veterans. But the film never saw the light of day until thirty-five years later. Here is the next Fishko Files…
Friday, February 24, 2012
This Sunday, the Motion Picture Academy gives out its Oscars, and the silent film “The Artist” is nominated in ten categories. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, that film is driven by a story engine that just won’t quit. Here is the next Fishko Files…
Friday, January 27, 2012
Next week, a 1950s English play opens off-Broadway that was more than just a play, says WNYC’s Sara Fishko. It was a cultural landmark that shook English class consciousness to its foundations. A trip to post World War II Britain –in this episode of Fishko Files.
Friday, July 01, 2011
This past June, the sale of Marilyn Monroe's iconic ivory pleated crepe "Subway Dress," which she wore in "The Seven Year Itch," sold for $5.52 million to an unnamed buyer.
Friday, April 01, 2011
In this archival edition of Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko reflects on the mystique of cool jazz trumpeter/singer Chet Baker, and the facts and fantasies that have lifted jazz horn players to a special place in cultural mythology.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Premiering this weekend is a new TV adaptation of “Mildred Pierce,” one of James M. Cain’s Depression-era, tough-guy novels. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, those books provided 1940s Hollywood with plenty of material for its dark dramas. Here is the next Fishko Files...
Friday, August 20, 2010
In a confluence of culture, the upcoming U.S. Open tennis tournament is overlapping with a Festival of Films by actress-director Ida Lupino. As a result, WNYC’s Sara Fishko can’t stop thinking about a certain Ida Lupino film...in this edition of the Fishko Files...
Friday, March 05, 2010
The Oscars ceremony will be broadcast this Sunday evening. Whatever the outcome, the run-up to the ceremony has Sara Fishko thinking about art, commerce and movies. Here is the next Fishko Files...
Daniel Eagan, author of America’s Film Legacy: the Authoritative Guide to the Landmark Movies in the National Film Registry will speak at Film Forum on Monday, March 22nd.
Andrew Sarris writes regularly for the magazine Film Comment. Read his work here.
Friday, June 19, 2009
As movies flood the market in this summer of ’09, Sara Fishko is thinking about the movies of nineteen-fifty-nine. From romantic comedies to sword-and-sandal spectacles, the films of that year spoke volumes about what was happening off screen.
For more about the movies of '59, including trailers ...
Friday, May 09, 2008
Actor Charles Boyer had a continental flavor that went over big in the U.S. Ten of his most engaging films will be screened in New York this month. Sara Fishko asks why... in this edition of the Fishko Files.
To learn more about Hollywood's studio system of the 1930s, 40s ...