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What a goldmine! Movie expert Elwy Yost interviews industry people on both sides of the camera, encouraging them to talk about themselves, the state of their art, and its history. The series features many famous film personalities who, along with producers, directors, designers, screenwriters, and critics, offer candid insights into the making of motion pictures. ‘Talking Film’ is an adaptation of Yost’s interviews on his ‘Saturday Night at the Movies’ series and would be a suitable addition to media studies courses at the secondary or postsecondary level.
The Director
George Cukor, Roger Corman, Robert Wise, Abraham Polonsky, and Richard Brooks discuss the role of the film director. This program offers a broad sampling of the ideas, approaches, and attitudes different directors have about the various aspects of filmmaking.
The Business of Directing
Interviewing some of today’s most successful directors — Stanley Kramer, Robert Aldrich, and Richard Brooks — host Elwy Yost looks at the business of directing. They focus on the blending of creativity with film direction’s commercial, physical, and logistical components.
The Producers
Producers David Picker and Walter Mirisch and producer-directors Robert Altman, Roger Corman, Sydney Pollack, and Stanley Kramer discuss their important roles, throwing light on what a producer does to ensure the success of a movie.

The Making of a Motion Picture
Elwy Yost interviews three celebrated American directors, and asks them about favorite films they’ve worked on. George Cukor talks about ‘Star Is Born,’ Henry King about ‘Twelve o’Clock High,’ and Vincente Minnelli reminisces about the making of ‘Lust for Life.’
Host Elwy Yost and his guests discuss two famous British motion pictures produced by Sir Alexander Korda. Actor John Justin and director Michael Powell recall the making of the 1940 film ‘The Thief of Baghdad,’ and actor Sir John Clements reminisces about his work in the 1939 film ‘Four Feathers.’
Elwy Yost discusses cinematographic technique in action films with film designer and consultant Saul Bass, photographer William Fraker, director Franco Zeffirelli, actor Jon Voight, and makeup artist Bob Dawn.

Cinematography
Lee Garmes, Stanley Cortez, Haskell Wexler and Victor Kemper discuss some of the films they have photographed — ‘Morocco,’ ‘The Magnificent Ambersons,’ ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ and ‘The Last Tycoon’ — and look at their varying relationships with directors and actors.
The Cinema of Frank Capra
Elwy Yost and his guests reminisce about the life and works of the American director Frank Capra. Guests include actor-director John Howard, camera operator George Folsey, and Capra’s son, Frank, Jr.
Powell and Pressburger
Talking Film, which consists of recycled and re-edited interviews from past editions of ‘Saturday Night at the Movies’, contains interviews with the following guests: David Niven, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, Marius Goring, Jack Cardiff, Leslie Halliwell and they discuss among other things ‘Stairway to Heaven’, ‘The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp’ and ’Battle of the River Plate.’

The Cinema Of John Huston
Elwy Yost meets John Huston, director of such films as ‘The Maltese Falcon’, ‘The African Queen’, and ‘The Man Who Would Be King.’ Huston offers anecdotes about Orson Welles, Humphrey Bogart, and Truman Capote, with whom he has worked; describes his long career; and outlines the difficulties he encountered in the making of ‘Moby Dick.’
Darryl F. Zanuck
A portrait of the last great movie moguls — Darryl F. Zanuck, who ruled 20th Century Fox for thirty years — through the words of Fox personnel who knew him well: Director Henry King, Producer Milton Sperling, Screenwriter Phillip Dunne, Chief Production Manager Raymond Klune and Actor Henry Fonda.
The Screenwriter
Writer-Director John Milius and Screenwriters Sterling Silliphant and Bernard Slade talk about the role of the screenwriter in the creation of films, the ‘Auteur theory,’ casting films, and examine working relationships between writers, directors and producers.

Designing Movies
Richard Sylbert, one of the Hollywood’s foremost production designers (‘Chinatown,’ ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,’ ‘Carnal Knowledge’) talks about the function of the various people who work on design and the relationship of the designer to the director.
The Western
In an exploration of the myth and reality of Hollywood westerns, Elwy Yost interviews actor Joel McCrea and directors John Sturges, Robert Aldrich, and Mark Rydell.
A Portrait of John Ford
Elwy Yost’s guests — director George Sidney and actors James Stewart and Richard Widmark — talk about veteran film director John Ford, whose films include ‘Stagecoach,’ ‘My Darling Clementine,’ and ‘How Green Was My Valley.’

The Critic
Host Elwy Yost looks at the role of the motion picture critic with guests John Simon, of ‘New York’ magazine, and Andrew Sarris, of the ‘Village Voice.’
Husband and wife Andrew Sarris and Molly Haskell describe their careers as film critics, the difficulty of maintaining objectivity in film reviewing, contemporary trends in filmmaking, and the effect of their careers on their lives.
Special Effects
In this examination of the craft and magic of special effects in the movies, host Elwy Yost interviews Bruce Pittman, special-effects specialist Joe Zomar, and optical-effects genius Linwood Dunn.

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What a goldmine! Movie expert Elwy Yost interviews industry people on both sides of the camera, encouraging them to talk about themselves, the state of their art, and its history. The series features many famous film personalities who, along with producers, directors, designers, screenwriters, and critics, offer candid insights into the making of motion pictures. ‘Talking Film’ is an adaptation of Yost’s interviews on his ‘Saturday Night at the Movies’ series and would be a suitable addition to media studies courses at the secondary or postsecondary level.

The Director

The Business of Directing

  • Interviewing some of today’s most successful directors — Stanley Kramer, Robert Aldrich, and Richard Brooks — host Elwy Yost looks at the business of directing. They focus on the blending of creativity with film direction’s commercial, physical, and logistical components.

The Producers

The Making of a Motion Picture

  • Elwy Yost discusses cinematographic technique in action films with film designer and consultant Saul Bass, photographer William Fraker, director Franco Zeffirelli, actor Jon Voight, and makeup artist Bob Dawn.

Cinematography

The Cinema of Frank Capra

Powell and Pressburger

The Cinema Of John Huston

  • Elwy Yost meets John Huston, director of such films as ‘The Maltese Falcon’, ‘The African Queen’, and ‘The Man Who Would Be King.’ Huston offers anecdotes about Orson Welles, Humphrey Bogart, and Truman Capote, with whom he has worked; describes his long career; and outlines the difficulties he encountered in the making of ‘Moby Dick.’

Darryl F. Zanuck

  • A portrait of the last great movie moguls — Darryl F. Zanuck, who ruled 20th Century Fox for thirty years — through the words of Fox personnel who knew him well: Director Henry King, Producer Milton Sperling, Screenwriter Phillip Dunne, Chief Production Manager Raymond Klune and Actor Henry Fonda.

The Screenwriter

Designing Movies

The Western

A Portrait of John Ford

  • Elwy Yost’s guests — director George Sidney and actors James Stewart and Richard Widmark — talk about veteran film director John Ford, whose films include ‘Stagecoach,’ ‘My Darling Clementine,’ and ‘How Green Was My Valley.’

The Critic

  • Host Elwy Yost looks at the role of the motion picture critic with guests John Simon, of ‘New York’ magazine, and Andrew Sarris, of the ‘Village Voice.’
  • Husband and wife Andrew Sarris and Molly Haskell describe their careers as film critics, the difficulty of maintaining objectivity in film reviewing, contemporary trends in filmmaking, and the effect of their careers on their lives.

Special Effects

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Presentation, or Chalotte and Her Steak (1960)

Directed by Eric Rohmer. Starring Jean-Luc Godard &Stéphane Audran.

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"I think that in order to find reality, each must search for his own universe, look for the details that contribute to this reality that one feels under the surface of things. To be an artist means to search, to find and look at these realities. To be an artist means never to look away."

Akira Kurosawa
March 23, 1910 — September 6, 1998

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The Internet never ceases to amaze me. Below is a rare 35mm promo reel for the classic 1964 Stanley Kubrick feature ‘Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,’ narrated by Kubrick himself. Some of the takes did not make it in the final cut of the film. [thanks to Filippo Ulivieri & the original uploader, jda6669]

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‘Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius’ aka ‘Dial H for Hitchcock’ (1999) is a fascinating look at the cinematic genius of Alfred Hitchcock. Briefly covering much of his early British works, the film primarily focuses on his American classics, such as ‘Shadow of a Doubt,’ ‘Notorious,’ ‘Rear Window,’ ‘Vertigo,’ ‘Psycho’ and ‘The Birds.’ The documentary also covers his television years and neatly examines the Hitchcock signature touches, from his inevitable brief cameos to his famous “MacGuffin.” Kevin Spacey narrates, and there are interviews with his delightful daughter Pat as well as such film directors as Brian De Palma, Jonathan Demme, Curtis Hanson, Robert Altman, Ronald Neame and Peter Bogdanovich, along with cast and crew members Tippi Hedren, Joseph Stefano, Norman Lloyd, Robert F. Boyle, Teresa Wright and Janet Leigh.
This documentary has not been officially released on DVD.
Watch the documentary by clicking on the image below.

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Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius’ aka ‘Dial H for Hitchcock’ (1999) is a fascinating look at the cinematic genius of Alfred Hitchcock. Briefly covering much of his early British works, the film primarily focuses on his American classics, such as ‘Shadow of a Doubt,’ ‘Notorious,’ ‘Rear Window,’ ‘Vertigo,’ ‘Psycho’ and ‘The Birds.’ The documentary also covers his television years and neatly examines the Hitchcock signature touches, from his inevitable brief cameos to his famous “MacGuffin.” Kevin Spacey narrates, and there are interviews with his delightful daughter Pat as well as such film directors as Brian De Palma, Jonathan Demme, Curtis Hanson, Robert Altman, Ronald Neame and Peter Bogdanovich, along with cast and crew members Tippi Hedren, Joseph Stefano, Norman Lloyd, Robert F. Boyle, Teresa Wright and Janet Leigh.

This documentary has not been officially released on DVD.

Watch the documentary by clicking on the image below.

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H. R. Giger’s Necronomicon and the making of Alien’ is the rare documentary on the artist H. R. Giger that was directed by J. J. Wittmer and H. R. Giger himself. It was filmed in 1975-78 and had a very limited release overseas on VHS and LaserDisc. You are taken inside his studio to watch him create one of his famous pieces, carving a mountain of clay into the famous Alien from the movie of the same name. You will also see him designing the Alien Eggs and the Derelict ship and interior use in the movie, as well as rare deleted scenes from the movie itself.

Starlog Magazine Issue 26: ‘H. R. Giger: Behind the Alien Forms.’

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Wit and wisdom from the great Canadian film director who pioneered the body horror genre and gave the world ‘Videodrome,’ ‘The Fly,’ ‘Crash’ and ‘A History of Violence.’ —David Cronenberg quotes, BFI

“I don’t have a moral plan, I’m a Canadian.” —David Cronenberg

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Minimalist Hitchcock movie posters designed by Matt Needle

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