NRA TV's Colion Noir joins Bill to discuss America's gun obsession.
In 2016 President Obama appeared on "Real Time With Bill Maher", sitting down for a lengthy interview that touched on the criminal justice system and marijuana reform as well as Obama‘s legacy.
Empire Contributing Editor Chris Hewitt virtually stalked Frank Darabont across the globe for this piece, from the director's LA office to the set of The Mist, where he spent three days watching him at work.
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 [...]
In an exclusive interview, Michael Mann analyses the creation of his crime classic 'Heat': "I never thought of it as doing a genre piece.."
Meeting John Huston in Rome, where he was shooting The Bible, turned out to be easier than meeting any other director I had ever interviewed. On the set, among the giraffes and the peacocks, the lions and the Himalayan goats, I asked Huston how he made films.
In this exclusive interview, Stephen King discusses his past work, his inspirations, his attitudes toward the genre, and his future projects.
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.
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)
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."
With 2001, we learned the real depth and mass of space, and discovered that “The Ultimate Trip” was going to be a cold, lonely one—an adventure more daunting to the psyche than the body.
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.
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.
The Five-O Interview James B. Harris: When Kubrick and I finished Paths Of Glory, Marlon Brando called us up and said I want to make pictures with you guys. I've seen "The james b. harrisKilling" and now Paths Of Glory and I think we should be in business. Let's plan [...]
by Gavin Smith Gavin Smith: What was it that drew you to the GoodFellas material? Martin Scorsese: I read a review of the book; basically it said, "This is really the way it must he." So I got the book in galleys and started really enjoying it because of the [...]
Marlon Brando enjoys being mysterious. The grandfather of all cool actors becomes the Godfather. Interview by Shana Alexander
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.
Excerpts from an interview with David Dryer, one of three special photographic effects supervisors for Blade Runner along with Douglas Trumbull and Richard Yuricich
“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.
Philip K. Dick interviewed while attending the 2eme Festival International de la SF de Metz, Metz, France, September 19-25, 1977
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 [...]
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.
William Gibson is this year's hungry stranger. He brings to the clubby little world of science fiction a genuinely new perception. His influences are not the safe icons like the Heinleins, but are the harrowing visions of a Robert Stone.
The following conversation with writer Diane Johnson, excerpted from an extended interview conducted by Larry McCaffery, centers on her experience as the scriptwriter for Stanley Kubrick 's film The Shining.
A candid conversation with the controversial atheist about the simple beauty of evolution, the improbability of God and why the pope should be arrested
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 [...]
A Fable for Adults by Elaine Lomenzo They asked Claude Lelouch which American director he likes the most and he says. "Sergio Leone!"—Sergio Leone It’s a warm, sunny March day at Cinecittà, and the film Sergio Leone has been trying to make for ten years is now in the final [...]
Paul Verhoeven has returned home to Holland for his latest film, Black Book, the harrowing story of a young Jewish woman who finds herself thrown by circumstance into the resistance against the Nazis, where she is asked to pose as a sexy cabaret singer in order to get close to Holland’s head of the SS
The following interview, conducted by Larry French in preparation for his forthcoming book on the films of Roger Corman, centers around that very fruitful period in Price’s career.
Jonathan Cott interviews Federico Fellini for Rolling Stone magazine. The conversation took place in the director's office in Rome, February 1984
The interview is transcribed from taped material obtained during the shooting of Nostalghia. As well, there are excerpts from conversations that were never recorded, and a brief excerpt from their first 1962 conversation, along with a few other statements made by Tarkovsky
The conversation which follows did not take place all at once. Although I had known Federico Fellini since 1956, we had not actually sat down to discuss his filmmaking ideas and his life philosophy until a few years before his death.
Matt Cherry interviews Christopher Hitchens about his book The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice and his television program, which strongly criticized Mother Teresa
Cannes, 1960. El jurado del Festival, influido por Georges Simenon, otorga la Palma de Oro a La Dolce Vita, de Fellini. Es el comienzo de una amistad por correspondencia que llegará a su momento culminante en 1977, cuando escritor y cineasta por fin se encuentran en persona y mantienen la siguiente entrevista después del estreno de Casanova.
Nel febbraio 1966, il regista già autore de La Strada, La Dolce Vita e 8½, dopo aver finito di girare Giulietta degli Spiriti - e dopo un paio di settimane per far “raffreddare il cervello" - incontra due inviati di Playboy, tra la spiaggia di Fregene e Roma, per parlare di cinema. E della sua visione personale su sesso e amore
On Friday July 14 2000, Morgan Freeman was interviewed by Richard Jobson in front of a packed audience in London's National Film Theatre. The event followed a screening of his latest movie, the taut psychological thriller Under Suspicion, in which he stars with Gene Hackman
In the following interview, Tom Petty talks, in a genteel drawl, about his solo album, Full Moon Fever, his songwriting process, his relationships with collaborators old and new, and the quality of his life these days.
“Look, the film is not realistic — it's surrealistic. Even the landscape is surreal. For example, the little steel town we called Clairton is composed of eight different towns in four states. You can't find that town anywhere — it doesn't exist. And time is compressed.
Dopo vent’anni di carriera Woody Allen incontra per la prima volta, a Parigi, i giornalisti dei Cahiers du cinéma, la rivista simbolo del cinema francese Ecco un’intervista che parla di film, di metodo, di indipendenza e di spettatori
"The Conversation" was very ambitious, and I hung in not because it was going right, but because I couldn't accept within myself the judgment that I couldn't succeed in doing it. It's a funny thing, but I just couldn't let the project go."
“To me, making a film is like resolving conflicts between light and dark, cold and warmth, blue and orange or other contrasting colors. There should be a sense of energy, or change of movement. A sense that time is going on — light becomes night, which reverts to morning. Life becomes death."
Quiet. Calm. Intense. Concerned. Experienced. Each word is a valid description of Harry Dean Stanton. Many who have seen his seemingly effortless performance as "Brett" in Alien might be surprised to learn the breadth of his career and the depth of his abilities.
Pasolini’s recent death, apparently stemming from an episode that might have figured in one of de Sade’s stories, brings to an end a career that deeply influenced Italian literature (he was also a poet and novelist), linguistic thought, and film.
The conversation took place in 1964 between Pasolini and the students and faculty of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia—the Italian film-school in Rome
Podcast TIFF Long Take interviews the iconic comedian, actor and filmmaker Louis C.K. to discuss his latest film I Love You, Daddy and what it means to be an artist today.
by Charles Thomas Samuels Rome, July 29, 1969 The living room of Antonioni's apartment, where this interview took place, reflects intellectual restlessness rather than a desire for comfort. Except for a plush couch, the room is sparely furnished, yet everywhere there are books, records, a wild array of bric-a-brac. One [...]
Playboy sent freelance writer Rob Tannenbaum to interview the last of the big rock bands. He found that although the band members were out of touch with one another during the hiatus, they were not out of one another’s minds.
Carole Mallory interviews Kurt Vonnegut and Joseph Heller for Playboy magazine in 1992. The article was titled “The Kurt and Joe Show.”
The last formal interview Stanley Kubrick gave was in London in 1987 as part of the publicity campaign for "Full Metal Jacket". By Tim Cahill of Rolling Stone magazine
by Eugene Archer Critics have always debated the correct way to apportion the credit for a multi-million-dollar production among producers, writers, actors and corps of technicians, but Stanley Kubrick, the youthful director of Spartacus, has no such doubts. If any critical bouquets are available after the elaborate costume spectacle opens [...]
by Lloyd Rose PINEWOOD GREEN, ENGLAND – The board room at Pinewood Studios is disturbingly baroque. The ceiling sags with chandeliers. Gilt-edged paneling dresses every inch of wall. At one end a cold-eyed movie mogul, the late J. Arthur Rank, grins from his painted portrait. It hangs above a sideboard [...]
This interview took place in Paris during the night of February 11-12, 1981. A translation of "Nuit blanche et chambre noire" from Positif, April 1981. Translated by Peter Brunette. by Michael Henry HENRY: Robert De Niro brought you Juke La Motta's autobiography when you were preparing Taxi Driver. What attracted [...]
TAXI DRIVER'S SCREENWRITER Paul Schrader interviewed by Richard Thompson Richard Thompson is grateful to Jack Shafer for his help with this interview, which took place in L.A. on January 26 and 29, 1976. Paul Schrader, 30, is probably best known in Hollywood for selling his first screenplay, Yakuza, for $300,000. [...]
Director Danny Boyle's latest feature, 28 Days Later, spins contemporary paranoia regarding disease and viral infection into a frightening tale of post-apocalyptic horror, survival, and rampaging zombies.
In 1972 Robert Bresson, in response to my recently published book, Transcendental Style in Film, wrote me, “I have always been very surprised not to recognize myself in the image formed by those who are really interested in me" It's equally a shock for a critic to meet a director [...]
Our interviewer is England's eminent drama critic Kenneth Tynan, whom readers will remember as the author of previous Playboy Interviews with Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole, as well as several trenchant Playboy articles. Of this month's larger-than-life subject, Tynan writes: "The performing arts have now enjoyed the professional services of [...]
Vittorio Storaro recalls the photographic challenges he confronted during the tumultuous production of Francis Ford Coppola's hallucinatory Vietnam War epic 'Apocalypse Now'
Debris and nightmare, madness and time preoccupy director Terry Gilliam in 'Twelve Monkeys’, with a screenplay by the writer of 'Blade Runner’. David Morgan visited the set
Interview with Director of Photography John Alcott Among all the film-makers of the world, there is no one quite like Stanley Kubrick. To be more accurate, there is no one even remotely like him. An early dropout from formal education, largely self-taught, but possessed of a razor-sharp intelligence and a [...]
È a New York da dieci giorni, è venuto per il festival cinematografico, vi davano due dei suoi film. Sono proprio curiosa di saper se l’America piace a questo marxista convinto, a questo cristiano arrabbiato, insomma a Pasolini.
Few authors of this generation have sparked more controversy with a single book than a former Cornell University professor with the resoundingly Russian name of Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Christopher Hitchens, a Washington correspondent, uh, with The Nation, you write a column for them every two weeks. There are lots and lots of TV talk shows that news junkies can watch to get information or hear analysis. What do you think of these talk shows?
In 1992, the actor-comedian revealed the wonderful agony of stand-up, the perils of a life in Hollywood, and manic temptations that came with his Oscar-nominated gifts
Interviewer Charlie Kohler met with Kubrick in an MGM conference room surrounded by posters and stills from 2001. Kubrick was eager to discuss his new film.
Interview by Ana Maria Bahiana. In a town like LA, where everybody from your valet parker to your dentist seems to be writing a screenplay with dreams of wealth and glory on their minds, Callie Khouri is a strange, notable exception.
As the creator of such meticulously crafted and psychologically penetrating films as L‘Avventura, Red Desert and Blow-Up, 55-year-old Michelangelo Antonioni has earned a lofty but controversial niche among cinematic chroniclers of the problems that beset modern man.
Ennio Morricone has written some of the cinema's most- recognizable and best-loved film scores including the recent Sergio Leone's "Once Upon a Time in America". Here he is interviewed by Sue Adler.
In this extract from Schrader on Schrader, a collection of interviews and essays, screenwriter Paul Schrader tells Kevin Jackson about the genesis of Travis Bickle, working with Martin Scorsese and the link between the Coppertone advert and Crime and Punishment
E' stato uno dei più grandi registi italiani di tutti i tempi. Qui ripercorre la sua vita in un racconto intensissimo e divertente, amaro e surreale. Proprio come le sue commedie.
The writer reflects on her bout with cancer, the fundamentals of love, and her "desert childhood" by Jonathan Cott The only possible metaphor one may conceive of for the life of the mind,'' wrote the late political scientist Hannah Arendt, ''is the sensation of being alive. Without the breath of [...]
With unflinching honesty, the author of "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" discusses its cinematic adaptation and the shock of reading the original screenplay, which made him think that he had died and been condemned to eternal torture.