On two soundstages at the Burbank Studios, 30.000 square feet are given over to a replica of the fifth door newsroom of The Washington Post. Alan Pakula, the director of the film version of ‘All the President’s Men’, had wanted to use the actual newsroom, but the Post’s editors fretted that this would interfere with the paper’s day-to-day operations.
Alex Haley’s Roots, a search for black origins, is headed for twelve groundbreaking hours on network television. The story begins…
Robert Bresson interview with Michel Ciment for American Film, October 1983
Interview with Sergio Leone, by Pete Hamill. Published in American Film, June 1984