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Charlie Kaufman

Friday, October 24, 2008

The screenwriter behind “Being John Malkovich” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” makes his directorial debut. In his new film “Synecdoche, New York” the protagonist turns all of New York City into a theater production. To understand the city as a stage, Kurt ...

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Larry O'Donnell

Friday, October 24, 2008

A political analyst for MSNBC, Larry O’Donnell has worked for Daniel Patrick Moynihan and wrote for the TV series “The West Wing.” O’Donnell tells Kurt about how this fall’s debates echoed the fictional ones he wrote years ago.

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Tbilisi-wood

Friday, October 10, 2008

Georgia used to be something like Russia’s California -- good wine, mild weather, beautiful countryside, and even a vibrant movie industry. Georgian movies were like a breath of fresh air in the ideological Soviet film industry. Pamela Renner reports on how filmmakers today are trying to navigate ...

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Urim & Thummim

Friday, October 03, 2008

A man walks into a Goodwill store and walks out with an oracle that communicates the will of God. Not a bad find for 69 cents. The documentary “Urim & Thummim” tells the true story of Todd Walker, the finder of this purported relic, and his quixotic mission to share ...

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David Zucker

Friday, October 03, 2008

After September 11th, David Zucker, the filmmaker behind the comedy classics “Airplane!” and “The Naked Gun”, switched his politics from left to right. His new movie “An American Carol” is a spoof about a bunch of liberals bent on abolishing the Fourth of ...

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Spike Lee

Friday, September 26, 2008

The director tells Kurt about "Miracle at St. Anna", his new movie about a unit of black American soldiers sent to Italy during World War II. Spike Lee also reflects on the election season, why he loves Obama, and his own impact as a filmmaker after 23 movies.

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John Malkovich

Friday, September 12, 2008

From costume dramas to postmodern classics, the actor doesn’t worry too much about being typecast. John Malkovich tells Kurt about the delight of finally playing a character more pretentious than himself in the Coen Brothers' new comedy “Burn After Reading.”

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Remembering the Trailer King

Friday, September 05, 2008

The king of Hollywood voice-overs, Don LaFontaine, died this week. In an interview from 2001, LaFontaine reveals some of his trade secrets. Produced by Steve Nelson and Kerrie Hillman.

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Ang Lee

Friday, August 08, 2008

The director's latest film, Lust, Caution, is set in World War II Shanghai, occupied by Japan. As if a Chinese movie by a Taiwanese director wasn’t edgy enough, the film is so erotic it made Ang Lee himself intensely uncomfortable. Kurt talks with Lee and ...

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Man On Wire

Friday, July 25, 2008

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 now the ...

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Steve Earle

Friday, July 18, 2008

Country rocker Steve Earle 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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American Icons: Superman

Friday, July 11, 2008

Kurt Andersen goes up, up and away with Superman and finds out why "The Man of Steel" remains as popular and elusive as ever.

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Kimberly Peirce

Friday, July 04, 2008

Filmmaker Kimberly Peirce's Iraq war movie "Stop Loss" is out on DVD this month. She sees a connection between it and her first feature, "Boys Don’t Cry," about a transgendered person. Peirce told Kurt, "I think it was interesting seeing how a woman ...

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Listener Challenge:
Name That Sound

Friday, July 04, 2008

We reveal Ben Burtt's mystery movie sound effect -- and how he made it. Kudos to listeners John Damer, Half Moon Bay, CA and Lyssa Miller, Louisville, KY.

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Bonus Track: Censored!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Chuck Lorre reads Vanity Card #198, which was censored by CBS.

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I Speak Robot

Friday, June 27, 2008

Ben Burtt created some of the most famous sounds in movies, 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 new animated movie. Kurt talks to Burtt about the movie and ...

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Holy Viral Marketing, Batman!

Friday, June 27, 2008

When a Hollywood studio wants to generate buzz for a blockbuster, TV ads and billboards don't cut it. The folks behind "Batman: The Dark Knight" (opening July 18th) took a sneakier route. Studio 360's Eric Molinsky was a recent target.

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Vanity Cardshark

Friday, June 27, 2008

TV producer Chuck Lorre created "Dharma and Greg" and "Two and a Half Men." He’s taken advantage of a tiny piece of real estate at the end of the broadcast to post 200-word rants. They flash by in an instant, so Kurt ...

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Listener Challenge: Name That Sound!

Friday, June 27, 2008

In what movie did this sound appear?
And how did Ben Burtt make it?

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Caramel

Friday, June 27, 2008

The movie "Caramel" tells the story of five very different women living in Beirut. Writer, director, and star Nadine Labaki set the film in a beauty parlor, and paints a bittersweet portrait of everyday life in the Middle East. Produced by Studio 360’s

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