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Special Guest: Cheech Marin

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Actor and director Cheech Marin is best known as half of the comedy duo, Cheech and Chong. His collection of Chicano art is touring the country for the next 5 years and it is on view now in El Paso, Texas.

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Now Playing

Saturday, September 13, 2003

In 1982 Eric Zala, Jayson Lamb, and Chris Strompolis began recreating their favorite movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark, shot for shot. They were all twelve years old or younger. Now the labor of love that engulfed their entire adolescence is starting to get seen. Produced by Michael May.

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Louis Kaufman

Saturday, August 23, 2003

Violinist Louis Kaufman went to Hollywood in 1934. He became a fixture in movie orchestras and played the soaring violin of Hollywood’s golden age. Kaufman’s memoir, A Fiddler's Tale, is about to see the light of day, thanks to the efforts of his frequent accompanist and wife of 62 years, ...

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Special Guest: Andy Borowitz

Saturday, August 09, 2003

Kurt Andersen and humorist Andy Borowitz take Studio 360 on summer road trip to the Mark Twain House.

Andy Borowitz has written for television, the movies, magazines, and books. He is the author of Who Moved My Soap? The CEO's Guide to Surviving in Prison, and The Trillionaire Next Door: ...

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Cross Country

Saturday, August 09, 2003

Filmmaker Mike Rogers wanted to create a glimpse of America, from one end to the other — and he did it, in a 23 minute movie. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

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Commentary: As Seen On TV!

Saturday, August 02, 2003

TV viewers are practically hard-wired to click through commercials. But as Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen discovered recently, advertising can rival some of the best art there is.

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Together

Saturday, July 26, 2003

In Chen Kaige's new feature film, a father brings his son from a provincial town to Beijing, determined to find a music teacher who can grow the boy into a world-class violinist. Kaige is best known for directing Farewell My Concubine, a sweeping historical epic. In contrast, ...

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Special Guest: Megan Mullaly

Saturday, July 12, 2003

Kurt Andersen and actress Megan Mullally talk about the diverse and creative power of the human voice.

Actress Megan Mullally is best known as the character Karen Walker — the shrill, martini-swilling assistant on NBC's Will & Grace. She got her start on the stage and appeared in Grease ...

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Shirin Neshat

Saturday, June 28, 2003

The Iranian-born filmmaker who now lives in the U.S. describes her art as a bridge between two worlds. Produced by Kerrie Hillman.

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The Shape of Things

Saturday, June 21, 2003

If you watch Neil LaBute's movies, you start to think that he suspects everyone of horrible, underhanded tricks. His first film, In the Company of Men, was about two men who pretended to be in love with the same deaf woman, a coworker, just so they could both dump her ...

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Commentary: Russian Ark

Saturday, June 21, 2003

Summer’s flashy sequels and fiery action flicks aren’t all the local cineplex has to offer. As Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen recently discovered, a quietly mesmerizing movie from Russia offers something truly unexpected.

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TV & The Law

Saturday, June 07, 2003

Most of us know the inside of a courtroom not through experience but through reading novels, or watching movies and television. Jacquie Gales Webb tracks the evolution of TV law — to see how those dramas compare with the real thing.

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Money

Saturday, May 10, 2003

In 1978, in the worst urban blight New York City had ever experienced, the filmmaker Henry Hills found the arts thriving in the in the cracks in the asphalt. He filmed dancers improvising in vacant lots, poets giving lectures on the street, and composers like John Zorn giving loft concerts. ...

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Now Playing: Finding Nemo

Saturday, May 03, 2003

For the upcoming release of its new movie, Finding Nemo, the animation studio Pixar created an entire ocean full of fish in incredible detail. The movie is about a clown fish, with a voice by Albert Brooks, whose son Nemo gets stolen from a coral reef home to live in ...

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Hong Kong Cinema

Saturday, April 26, 2003

The best heroes and villains are often reflections of each other. Think of Sherlock Holmes versus Professor Moriarty or even Luke versus Darth in Star Wars. There's something of each in the other. This theme has been playing out for years in the martial arts and gangster films of ...

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Now Playing: The Art of War

Saturday, April 26, 2003

As the operations in Iraq shift to peacekeeping, reflecting on the war is a tricky business. Art may seem like a strange mission for the Defense department, but in fact the US military sends trained artists into to combat to document the experience and feeling of conflict. Studio 360's ...

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Commentary: The Occidental Tourist

Saturday, April 19, 2003

When the war began late last month, Americans became glued to their TV sets. Traveling in East Asia, Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen noticed that much of the rest of the world was too.

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Special Guest: Baz Luhrmann

Saturday, April 19, 2003

Special Guest: Baz Luhrmann

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Commentary: Like Something From a Movie...

Saturday, April 12, 2003

As the worlds of entertainment and news continue to merge, war coverage has become flashier and at times more confusing. And lately, as Studio 360's Kurt Andersen noticed, everyone from the military to news executives seem to be doing their homework in Hollywood.

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Now Playing

Saturday, March 22, 2003

Oscar season steers our collective attention-even more of it than usual-to the godlike pantheon of Hollywood celebrities. Neda Pourang talked to a film editor who cut an Oscar-winning documentary and then went looking for his moment in the sun.

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