SAUL ALINSKY: PLAYBOY INTERVIEW (1972)

2018-05-01T12:56:41-07:00 May 1st, 2018|Categories: INTERVIEWS|Tags: , , , |

Interview by Eric Norden For the past 35 years, the American establishment has come under relentless attack from a bespectacled, conservatively dressed community organizer who looks like an accountant and talks like a stevedore. According to The New York Times, Saul Alinsky "is hated and feared in high places from coast [...]

STEPHEN KING: INTERVISTA A PLAYBOY

2018-03-25T10:34:24-07:00 March 24th, 2018|Categories: INTERVIEWS, LITERATURE|Tags: |

Nel giugno del 1983 Playboy Usa incontra un maestro del brivido che nella sua successiva carriera avrebbe pubblicato oltre sessanta opere, tutte regolarmente entrate nella classifica dei bestseller. King racconta gli inizi molto difficili, il successo inaspettato e quella sottile linea di follia che tiene legata fin dal principio tutta la sua produzione.

MAKING ALIEN: BEHIND THE SCENES [Cinefantastique Special]

2018-03-24T20:12:32-07:00 March 20th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: , , , , , |

Talking with the creators of Alien (1979). Interviews with Ridley Scott (Director), Walter Hill (Producer), David Giler (Producer), Carlo Rambaldi (Creator of Alien Head Effects), Bolaji Badejo ("The Alien"), Michael Seymour (Production Designer), Ivor Powell (Associate Producer), Roger Dicken (Creator of Small Alien Forms), H.R. Giger (Alien Designer)

STEPHEN KING: PLAYBOY INTERVIEW (1983) – by Eric Norden

2018-03-25T10:41:46-07:00 March 8th, 2018|Categories: INTERVIEWS, LITERATURE|Tags: |

In the early winter of 1972, a Maine housewife dusting her husband's makeshift study fished a discarded manuscript out of the wastebasket and sat down to read it. When Stephen King returned from teaching high school English that evening, his wife, Tabitha, persuaded him to resume work on the abandoned novel, despite his conviction "that I had written the world's all-time loser."

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY – THE PROLOGUE INTERVIEWS

2018-02-23T16:53:37-08:00 February 23rd, 2018|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: , |

Kubrick’s original plan was to open 2001 with a ten-minute prologue (35mm film, black and white) — edited interviews on extraterrestrial possibilities with experts on space, theology, chemistry, biology, astronomy. Kubrick says that he decided after the first screening of 2001 for M-G-M executives, in Culver City, Cali­fornia, that it wasn’t a good idea to open 2001 with a prologue, and it was eliminated immediately.

BEYOND THE STARS – by Jeremy Bernstein

2018-02-21T16:25:52-08:00 February 21st, 2018|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: , , , , |

We are happy to report, for the benefit of science-fiction buffs—who have long felt that, at its best, science fiction is a splendid medium for conveying the poetry and wonder of science—that there will soon be a movie for them. We have this from none other than the two authors of the movie, which is to be called Journey Beyond the Stars—Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke.

RIDLEY SCOTT’S BLADE RUNNER: THE MAKING OF A SCI-FI CLASSIC

2018-02-02T10:39:07-08:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: , , , , , , |

Interviews with screenwriters Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, industrial designer Syd Mead, production designer Lawrence C. Paull and director Ridley Scott. Articles & Interviews by Randy & Jean-Marc Lofficier for Starlog magazine, November 1992 issue.

BLADE RUNNER (1982): PRODUCTION DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY [American Cinematographer]

2018-01-18T15:38:18-08:00 January 18th, 2018|Categories: INTERVIEWS|Tags: , , |

“Films usually attempt to do the future by presenting a rather bleak, pris­tine, austere, clean look. It could go that way, but I’ve got a feeling it’s going to go the other way.” Ridley Scott is discuss­ing his approach in directing Blade Runner, a detective thriller set forty or fifty years in the future.

CONVERSAZIONE CON SERGIO LEONE – a cura di Gianfranco Graziani [Filmcritica]

2018-01-15T11:31:55-08:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: INTERVIEWS|Tags: , , |

a cura di Gianfranco Graziani Filmcritica: Quali sono state le tappe salienti del tuo incontro con il cinema? Sergio Leone: Il mio rapporto con il cinema nasce con mio padre addirittura che, come sai, è stato uno dei primi cineasti italiani avendo girato il suo primo film tra il 1910 [...]

JEAN-JACQUES ANNAUD: PREHISTORIC HEAT AN INTERVIEW WITH THE CREATOR OF ‘QUEST FOR FIRE’

2018-01-11T09:54:03-08:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: , |

While audiences have long exhibited a penchant for movies about the future, few people expected today's science-fiction generation to go wild over a film set 80,000 years in the past. Yet that's what has happened with Quest for Fire, an ambitious work that portrays primitive man's attempts to understand and harness the elements around him.

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA INTERVIEW (1974) – by Marjorie Rosen [Film Comment]

2018-01-18T12:30:59-08:00 December 20th, 2017|Categories: INTERVIEWS|Tags: , , , , , |

by Marjorie Rosen In Hollywood circles the adage, "You're as good as your last picture," holds more truth than is comfortable or healthy. It could also be why interviewing a director as the reviews for his latest opus are rolling in may either resemble a wake or a euphoric victory [...]