Interviews

Unless indicated, the following interviews have appeared in Pitch Weekly from 1996 to 1999.

John Boorman

The director of Deliverance, Excalibur and Hope and Glory talks about the making of the 1998 Cannes Film Festival winner The General.

 

Albert Brooks

The Hollywood outsider explains what motivated him to make the insider comedy, The Muse.

Frederic Raphael

Eyes Wide Shut screenwriter Frederic Raphael discusses how his collaboration with the late Stanley Kubrick resulted in this year's most controversial film.

Billy Crystal

Everyone's favorite Oscar host talks about treating Robert De Niro in Analyze This.

 

Elizabeth

The makers of the new movie Elizabeth, stars Cate Blanchett and Christopher Eccleston and director Shekhar Kapur, talk about making a movie fit for a queen.

The Storyboard Artist

Elizabeth Colomba makes money drawing pictures that few people see. Find out why her work is important to films like Beloved and Slums of Beverly Hills.

Charlton Heston on Orson Welles

Megastar and NRA President Charlton Heston discusses the new re-release of Orson Welles' cult classic, Touch of Evil.

 

Beauchamp on Frances Marion

Biographer Cari Beauchamp discusses her award-winning look at the legendary screenwriter Frances Marion and offers a look at the valuable contributions women have made behind the camera.

 

Peter Weir

The acclaimed Australian director who brought us Witness and Dead Poets Society forces Jim Carrey to play it straight in The Truman Show.

 

Mel Brooks

This man needs no introduction. In this interview, he explains why Buster Keaton has been a huge influence on his career.*

 

Exploitation Film Festival

Every year the Kansas City, Kansas Public library hosts a bad movie festival. Last year's festival was devoted to the joys of exploitation movies from the 30's to the 50's. Click here to find out how people got snookered into seeing some really cheesy flicks.

 

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

Click here to read about what it was like to grow up with a famous father and how to make it on your own.

By the way, he's also fond of Buster Keaton. Mr. Fairbanks even produced a now legendary TV-movie that starred Buster.*

 

Alex Graves

Alex Graves is a promising young director whose first two efforts include The Crude Oasis and Casualties.

 

The Red Shoes Turns 50

Click here to learn how one of the most beloved films of all time was made. This article includes first hand recollections from star Moira Shearer and cinematographer Jack Cardiff.

  

Sir Nigel Hawthorne

The acclaimed actor talks about what it's like to bring Tarzan and the writing of Orson Welles to live. He also talks about working with David Mamet on The Winslow Boy.

 

 Agnieszka Holland

The Oscar-nominated director of Europa Europa and The Secret Garden shares her uniquely contemporary view on Henry James' Washington Square.

 

Kaylie Jones

The author of A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries discusses how the movie of her book turned out and how Hollywood treated the novels her father, James Jones (The Thin Red Line and From Here to Eternity wrote.

 

Kamin on Keaton and Chaplin

Dan Kamin taught Robert Downey, Jr. how to imitate the master's routines in Chaplin. Click here to read why Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin still make audiences laugh.

 

Leonard Maltin

Click here to learn why Entertainment Tonight's Leonard Maltin is so fond of Buster Keaton.

 

Shepard on De Mille

David Shepard recently restored the silent films of Cecil B. De Mille for home video. Learn a little more about the man who gave us the Ten Commandments of cinema.

 

Waiting for Guffman

Christoper Guest's (This is Spinal Tap) low budgeted comedy was a surprise hit in Kansas City, playing there for five months. Find out why.

Dean Koontz

Click here to read about what the best-selling author has to say about the filming of his books.

 

Franco Zeffirelli

The noted director of stage, screen and opera talks about defending his version of Romeo and Juliet against censorship and about having Tea with Mussolini.

 

* The (Buster) Keaton Chronicle

 

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This page was last updated on 09/01/99.
1999 Dan Lybarger


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