Interviews

Ennio Morricone

AN INTERVIEW WITH ENNIO MORRICONE (1994)

Ennio Morricone occupies a unique place in the history of twentieth-century music. He is without question one of the world’s most successful, and brilliant, composers for film, although he continues to write surprising music for the concert hall as well.

Pauline Kael

INTERVIEW WITH PAULINE KAEL (MODERN MATURITY)

Pauline Kael has brought the same fierce passion, independence, and incisiveness to her movie reviews since she took on Charlie Chaplin’s Limelight in 1952. When her first book, I Lost It at the Movies (1965), and her 1968 appointment as a movie critic for The New Yorker brought her national prominence, some people raised eyebrows, others glasses, to her revolutionary style.

Pauline Kael

“I STILL LOVE GOING TO MOVIES”- AN INTERVIEW WITH PAULINE KAEL (1999)

Pauline Kael is a singular voice in the history of American film criticism. Cineaste interviewed Kael in the summer of 1999, discussing her critical career and early influences, her philosophy of criticism, great American films of the Seventies, her thoughts about retirement, and her provocative views on some recent American movies.

Andrew Weil

INTERVIEW WITH ANDREW WEIL (1986)

The following interview was originally conducted by Jack Loeffler for a radio series entitled Southwest Sound Collage, distributed to public radio stations around the United States beginning in 1986.

Bertrand Russell

BERTRAND RUSSELL: PLAYBOY INTERVIEW (1963)

If the long and stormy life of Bertrand Arthur Russell can be said to possess any unifying thread, it is an enduring attitude of passionate skepticism, a lifelong refusal to accept any truth as immutable, any law as infallible or any faith as sacred.

Mark Zuckerberg and Yuval Noah Harari

MARK ZUCKERBERG & YUVAL NOAH HARARI IN CONVERSATION [FULL TRANSCRIPT]

Mark Zuckerberg hosts Yuval Noah Harari for a conversation about some big challenges as part of the Facebook CEO’s 2019 series of public discussions about the future of technology in society. The overarching question they debate is: what are we going to do about the systemic problems of the current technological revolution?

Vladimir Nabokov

VLADIMIR NABOKOV: THE MAN WHO SCANDALIZED THE WORLD

One of the more diverting aspects of Lolita, the most controversial best seller of the century, has been the considerable speculative curiosity about the private life and personality of Vladimir Nabokov, the virtually unknown university professor who now, at the age of sixty-one, finds himself world famous as the author of this nettlesome novel.

Chaplin Interviewed by Richard Meryman (1966)

In 1966, Chaplin granted several extensive interviews to journalist Richard Meryman for a Life magazine article to promote ‘A Countess from Hong Kong.’ Only a small portion of Meryman’s taped interviews was ever published. A copy of the complete transcript, from which this excerpt was taken, is preserved in the Chaplin Archives.

Stanley Kubrick Interview – by Joseph Gelmis

A director is a kind of idea and taste machine; a movie is a series of creative and technical decisions, and it’s the director’s job to make the right decisions as frequently as possible. Shooting a movie is the worst milieu for creative work ever devised by man.

Jerry Seinfeld: Playboy Interview (1993)

A candid conversation with Jerry Seinfeld, TV’s top-rated comic, about the important things: sneakers, masturbation, dating teenagers and making a hit show about nothing

Anne Rice: Playboy Interview (1993)

A candid conversation with the author of The Vampire Chronicles about sex and violence, gays and bloodsuckers, and her helpful fans from the S&M scene

Bill Cosby: Playboy Interview (1985)

A candid conversation with America’s superdad Bill Cosby, about his revolutionary true-to-life comedy series—and about racism, kids, humor and heroes

Dan Dennett: Interview with Bill Moyers (2006)

In this interview with Bill Moyers, Dan Dennett delivers a sharp and clear synthesis of a library of evolutionary, anthropological and psychological research on the origin and spread of religion.