Forty years later, Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In finds respectability as a PBS special. The show’s creator, George Schlatter, tells Bill Newcott how NBC aired the series almost as an afterthought—and how the blackout comedy show ended up helping elect a president.
With his Oscar-winning film Once, writer/director John Carney made us all want to be street singers in Dublin. Now the Irish-born director’s new film, Begin Again, works the same magic for Manhattan. Carney tells Bill Newcott why he loves filming in New York…and why Kiera Knightly is a better singer than Marlon Brando (no surprise).
Two-time Oscar nominee Richard Linklater wrote a script about a boy’s childhood—then spent 12 years filming it. He tells Bill Newcott why the idea was “insane”…and why it was also the only way to tell the story.
Symphony orchestras across the country are performing classic music scores live—with the films showing on huge screens above them. National Symphony Orchestra conductor Emil de Cou tells Bill Newcott why directing an orchestra while watching a movie is a lot like juggling chainsaws.
Twenty five years ago he captured the essence of modern love in When Harry Met Sally—now Rob Reiner explores romance after 50 in his new film, And So It Goes. He tells Bill Newcott that although the ages may change, the essential boy-and-girl dynamic never does.
While making a documentary based on the autobiography of legendary film critic Roger Ebert, Oscar-nominated director Steve James spent months capturing intimate details of Ebert’s final year. As his film, Life Itself, hits theaters, James tells Movies For Grownups’ Meg Guroff the experience was unexpectedly exhilarating.