Hollywood http://publicradiotulsa.org en The Art of the Film: A Discussion of the Distinctive, Ornately Detailed Cinema of Wes Anderson http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/art-film-discussion-distinctive-ornately-detailed-cinema-wes-anderson <p>On this edition of ST, a discussion of the distinctive films of writer/director Wes Anderson, whose vivid, detailed, and meticulously crafted movies include "Rushmore," "The Royal Tenenbaums," "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou," and "Moonrise Kingdom" --- as well as "The Grand Budapest Hotel," which is still in theaters nationwide. Our guest is Matt Zoller Seitz, a critic for New York magazine who has a new book out about Anderson's decidedly ornate cinematic world. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:20:43 +0000 Rich Fisher 60850 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Art of the Film: A Discussion of the Distinctive, Ornately Detailed Cinema of Wes Anderson Explaining and Exploring "The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/explaining-and-exploring-searchers-making-american-legend <p>One of the more famous lines attributed to <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000406/">John Ford</a> (1894-1973), the iconic film director who made many of the finest Westerns ever to come out of Hollywood, goes like this: "When the truth becomes legend, print the legend." That line is from "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," a movie from the early 1960s, but it just as clearly applies to "The Searchers," the classic Western from 1956, with John Wayne and Natalie Wood, which is commonly seen as a Ford masterpiece. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 21:16:00 +0000 Rich Fisher 40751 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Explaining and Exploring "The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend" The Best of ST in 2012: Bob Balaban http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/best-st-2012-bob-balaban <p>On this "best of" edition of our show, we're listening back to a discussion with the well-known Hollywood actor --- and children's book author --- Bob Balaban. When we spoke with Mr. Balaban by phone, back in early October, he had just put out a book called "The Creature from the Seventh Grade: Boy or Beast" (Penguin Young Readers Group). We spoke with him about this work, and about his efforts as a writer and actor --- and film producer / director / screenwriter --- more generally. Thu, 27 Dec 2012 17:35:10 +0000 Rich Fisher 31624 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Best of ST in 2012: Bob Balaban A Chat with the Veteran Actor / Director / Producer / Writer Bob Balaban http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/chat-veteran-actor-director-producer-writer-bob-balaban <p>He's a familiar and award-winning Hollywood actor, as well as an acclaimed director and producer. He's also (who knew?) a highly successful children's book author. Our guest on ST is Bob Balaban, who tells us about his newest book, "The Creature from the Seventh Grade: Boy or Beast" (Penguin Young Readers Group). In this funny, tween-friendly tale, we meet Charlie Drinkwater, a middle-school kid who's probably among the least popular --- and least noticed --- boys in his class. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 15:04:36 +0000 Rich Fisher 27235 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Chat with the Veteran Actor / Director / Producer / Writer Bob Balaban Excitement, Growth, Community, & Culture: A Status Report on the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/excitement-growth-community-culture-status-report-arts-humanities-council-tulsa <p>Our guest on this edition of ST is Ken Busby, the Executive Director and CEO of the Arts &amp; Humanities Council of Tulsa (AHCT), which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. As everyone who cares about the arts (and the ongoing presence of the arts) in this city knows already, the AHCT has been enriching the cultural life of our community ever since it began in 1961. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 21:48:52 +0000 Rich Fisher 20063 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Excitement, Growth, Community, & Culture: A Status Report on the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa