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.
Just like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, we’re caught in a time loop. We tell you about the best books, movies and music to read / watch / listen to over and over again. Tell us your favorites in the comments. Because we’re ninjas, we seamlessly weave in African American History Month plus what’s tickling our fancy.
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.
Holidays are often a time we spend with family and loved ones. On this episode we feature projects created by families or loved ones in collaboration. You know like Gustav Klusis and Valentina Kulagina… sorry, I mean The Carpenters. Listen and you will be enlightened. And what is tickling our fancy this month.
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.
Someone in the Popmatic crew is getting married! You’ll have to listen to find out who. [Ed. note: Unless they spoil it on the blog before this posts!] In honor of this joyous union, we discuss the best books, movies, and music all about weddings. Okay, we really just discuss movies (again). Things get surprisingly dark. We do talk about books at the end though.