Bill interviews editor, director and producer of the CSI TV series, Alec Smight. Mr. Smight is the son of late director Jack Smight, who directed this month’s Movies @ Main feature No Way to Treat a Lady. Alec talks about his father’s directing career as well as his own work on CSI.
Come see No Way to Treat a Lady on Saturday July 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium.
During this episode of Legends of Film we talk to Jerry Schatzberg, director of Scarecrow, The Panic in Needle Park, and Movie’s @ Main’s upcoming feature, Sweet Revenge. Mr. Schatzberg discusses casting Morgan Freeman in his breakthrough role, the importance of improvisation, and problems that occur when your lead actor is also your screenwriter.
Come see Schatzberg’s film Sweet Revenge on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Main Library downtown.
During this episode we talk to retired New York City police officer Randy Jurgensen, technical advisor on the film set of this month’s Movies @ Main feature Report to the Commissioner. Jurgensen explains his role as technical advisor and talks about his on-screen part as the shooter of Sonny Corleone in The Godfather and his work on the movie The French Connection (including the case that inspired the film.)
Listen to the complete interview to hear about Jurgensen’s encounter with Lenny Bruce!
Come see Report to the Commissioner on Saturday March 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library downtown.
Legends of Film is proud to present an interview with Robert Shaye, Founder and CEO of New Line Cinema. Mr. Shaye also directed The Last Mimzy, which will be shown Saturday January 11, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the downtown Public Library.
During this episode we talk to film editor Tina Hirsch. Ms. Hirsch explains her role as a film editor, including how she helps create a great chase scene. Ms. Hirsch also recounts a time of “looking out windows” with Director Brian De Palma.
Come see Mystery Date, one of the films Ms. Hirsch edited, on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library, downtown.
During this episode of Legends of Film we talk to Jack Sholder, director of such films as Alone in the Dark, The Hidden, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, and 12:01. Mr. Sholder tells us what elements make a good movie trailer, how to turn a B movie into an A movie, and what he didn’t notice about A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 until after the movie’s release.
Come see Sholder’s film 12:01 on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library downtown.
During this episode we talk to the thinking man’s action director, Andrew Davis. Davis has directed such films as The Fugitive, Holes, and Stony Island. During the interview he discusses the importance of casting, his collaboration with actor Tommy Lee Jones, and why the Chicago ‘ L’ train is important to his movies. Come see Davis’s film Stony Island on Saturday August 10th 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main library downtown.
During this episode we talk to Ralph Bakshi, director of Fritz the Cat, Wizards, and The Lord of the Rings. Mr. Bakshi discusses the importance of public libraries, his views on animation, and why he won’t watch Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films.
Come see Bakshi’s film, The Lord of the Rings, on Saturday, May 11th 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library downtown.
Legends of Film is proud to present an interview with director Ted Kotcheff. Mr. Kotcheff has directed such movies as First Blood, North Dallas Forty, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, and Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? will be showing March 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library downtown.
Legends of Film is proud to present an interview with Director of Photography Adam Holender. Mr. Holender has photographed Midnight Cowboy, Smoke, Fresh, and Man on a Swing. Man on a Swing will be showing January 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library downtown.