SAUL ALINSKY: PLAYBOY INTERVIEW (1972)

2018-05-01T12:56:41+00:00May 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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+00:00February 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+00:00February 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+00:00February 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+00:00January 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+00:00January 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+00:00January 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+00:00December 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 [...]

BLACK BOOK (2006): INTERVIEW WITH PAUL VERHOEVEN

2017-12-29T12:17:24+00:00December 12th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: , , , |

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

ENTREVISTA FEDERICO FELLINI – GEORGES SIMENON (1977)

2017-12-02T20:34:44+00:00December 2nd, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: , |

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.

FEDERICO FELLINI: INTERVISTA A PLAYBOY (1966)

2017-12-02T18:47:38+00:00December 2nd, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: , |

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

MORGAN FREEMAN: INTERVIEW AT THE BFI (2000)

2017-12-10T12:10:37+00:00December 1st, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: , , , |

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

VITTORIO STORARO: MAESTRO OF LIGHT

2017-11-12T08:12:46+00:00November 11th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: |

“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."

INTERVIEW WITH MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI (1969) – by Charles Thomas Samuels

2017-11-23T11:46:57+00:00October 11th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: |

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 [...]

‘SPARTACUS’: HAILED IN FAREWELL (1960) – by Eugene Archer

2017-12-18T16:31:27+00:00August 30th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

STANLEY KUBRICK: AT A DISTANCE – Interview by Lloyd Rose

2017-10-07T08:43:56+00:00August 28th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

RAGING BULL: INTERVIEW WITH MARTIN SCORSESE (1981) by Michael Henry

2017-10-07T08:43:57+00:00July 31st, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

PAUL SCHRADER ON ‘TAXI DRIVER’ – Interview by Richard Thompson

2017-10-07T08:43:57+00:00June 6th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: , , , |

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. [...]

ORSON WELLES: PLAYBOY INTERVIEW (1967)

2017-10-07T08:43:57+00:00May 19th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: , |

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 [...]

PHOTOGRAPHING STANLEY KUBRICK’S BARRY LYNDON

2017-10-07T08:43:58+00:00March 28th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]