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Robin Williams: Playboy Interview (1992)

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

CALLIE KHOURI: SCRIPTING THELMA & LOUISE

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.

Michelangelo Antonioni

Michelangelo AntonioniI: The Playboy Interview (1967)

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.

Sergio Leone con Ennio Morricone

ENNIO MORRICONE: INTERVIEW (1984)

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.

PAUL SCHRADER ON TAXI DRIVER

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

PHILIP K. DICK ON ‘BLADE RUNNER’

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.

Woody Allen: The Art of Humor

The major portion of this interview, much of it conducted by Michiko Kakutani over dinner at Elaine’s Restaurant, was completed in 1985. Since then, the editors — by correspondence and conversations with Mr. Allen over the phone — have brought it up to date.

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