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Ben Hong

Friday, April 17, 2009

Ben Hong is the assistant principal cellist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He was also the technical advisor for the new film “The Soloist” and taught Jamie Foxx how to play cello for his role. Hong describes the challenges of teaching a movie star how to ...

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Recession Pop

Friday, March 27, 2009

Movie ticket sales are up. Book buyers can't get enough of Malcolm Gladwell. What makes pop entertainment recession-proof? Jocelyn Gonzales looks into which films, books, and music are popular when economic times are tough.

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Watchmen

Friday, March 06, 2009

Alan Moore's ambitious graphic novel Watchmen wowed a generation of readers when it came out in 1986. Twenty-three years later, it's making its big-screen debut. Meanwhile, some of its key innovations have shown up in other movies; is the Watchmen too late to save itself? Produced ...

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Madea Get Your Gun

Friday, March 06, 2009

"Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail" is the latest in the saga of the gun-toting grandma played by Perry in drag. The movies are hugely popular, but are often panned in reviews. Two critics, Melissa Anderson and Armond White, explain ...

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Gene Shalit

Friday, February 27, 2009

Kurt phones the guy who gave him his first break as a writer nearly a third of a century ago – the film critic Gene Shalit.

Weigh in: What's the best piece of advice you've received from an elder?

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The Sound Mind of Ben Burtt

Friday, February 20, 2009

Ben Burtt created some of the most famous movie sounds, including R2D2’s mechanical chatter and the whir of the light saber. Burtt is also the voice of WALL-E, the starring robot in Pixar’s 2008 animated movie. Kurt talks to Burtt about the legendary sounds of his ...

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The Class

Friday, February 20, 2009

Nominated in the Best Foreign Language category, "The Class" looks so real, some might think it's a documentary - and a veteran teacher stars in the film. Sarah Elzas talked with director Laurent Cantet, who spent several months in a Paris high school ...

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Best Sound Editing: Ben Burtt

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Ben Burtt created some of the most famous movie sounds, including R2D2’s mechanical chatter and the whir of the light saber. Burtt is also the voice of WALL-E, the starring robot in Pixar’s 2008 animated movie. Kurt talks to Burtt about the legendary sounds of ...

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Best Adapted Screenplay: John Patrick Shanley

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Shanley’s movie "Doubt," based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, is set in 1964 at a Catholic middle school in the Bronx. A nun suspects an improper relationship between and priest and a student. Shanley describes how he came to create this powerful drama that challenges all kinds of belief, religious ...

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Best Foreign Language Film: Ari Folman

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Ari Folman is still haunted by his Israeli military service during the 1982 invasion of Lebanon. He was in Beirut during the Sabra and Shatila massacres, when Palestinian refugees were killed by Lebanese militiamen. Folman tries to reclaim his lost memories in "Waltz With Bashir," ...

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Best Documentary Feature: James Marsh

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

It had all the glamor, conspiracy, and danger of a classic heist movie, but it was real –- and the hero was wearing slippers. Philippe Petit’s unauthorized walk on a high wire between the World Trade Center towers transfixed the world in 1974, and it’s the subject of ...

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Steve Earle

Friday, January 02, 2009

The country rocker tells Kurt about how his move from Nashville to New York City inspired his new album, Washington Square Serenade. He also talks about his role on HBO’s The Wire: "a redneck recovering addict, so it required no acting."

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"Waltz With Bashir"

Friday, December 26, 2008

Ari Folman is still haunted by his Israeli military service during the 1982 invasion of Lebanon. He was in Beirut during the Sabra and Shatila massacres, when Palestinian refugees were killed by Lebanese militiamen. Folman tries to reclaim his lost memories in "Waltz With Bashir," ...

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Alien Fact-Checker

Friday, December 12, 2008

Kurt asks Dr. Seth Shostak about how he advised the filmmakers on the set of the new movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still." As the Senior Astronomer for SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Shostak believes that aliens will contact us, and he can’t wait.

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John Patrick Shanley

Friday, December 12, 2008

Shanley’s new movie "Doubt," based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, is set in 1964 at a Catholic middle school in the Bronx. A nun suspects an improper relationship between and priest and a student. Shanley describes how he came to create this powerful drama that challenges all kinds of belief, ...

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Vampire Chronicles

Friday, December 05, 2008

With the hit movie "Twilight" and HBO's series "True Blood," vampires are back in a big way. Peter Crimmins surveys culture's long obsession with these blood suckers in an attempt to find out why the vampire motif will never die.

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Remembering Rosenman

Friday, December 05, 2008

Composer Leonard Rosenman passed away earlier this year but his scores for films like "East of Eden," "Fantastic Voyage," and "Rebel Without a Cause" live on. Produced by Sara Fishko.

Watch the original "Fantastic Voyage" trailer

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Mr. Spock and Dr. Strangelove

Friday, November 28, 2008

Samantha Hunt describes the turning point in Tesla’s life when he began acting like a mad scientist, almost taking a page from the movies. And biologist Vincent Pieribone thinks that Hollywood’s most dangerous fantasy about “mad scientists” is that scientists have any power at ...

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The Day After

Friday, November 07, 2008

Exactly 25 years ago this month, the largest audience ever for a TV movie tuned to ABC to watch a simulated nuclear holocaust. “The Day After” focused on a group of survivors in the heartland of Kansas. Studio 360's Derek John grew up nearby. He ...

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In the Land of the Headhunters

Friday, November 07, 2008

Edward Curtis is known for his early 20th-century photos of Native Americans, but he also made a silent movie with an all-indigenous cast, called "In the Land of the Head Hunters." The film is being shown again now, accompanied by a live orchestra - this ...

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