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TALKING PICTURES is an interview series in which filmmaker and film journalist Christian Genzel talks to the people behind some of his favorite movies. From cult movie directors to character actors, from seasoned veterans to brilliant newcomers, from celebrated artists to filmmakers who haven't received the recognition they deserve - these folks have made some great movies and have lots of fascinating stories to tell.

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TALKING PICTURES is an interview series in which filmmaker and film journalist Christian Genzel talks to the people behind some of his favorite movies. From cult movie directors to character actors, from seasoned veterans to brilliant newcomers, from celebrated artists to filmmakers who haven't received the recognition they deserve - these folks have made some great movies and have lots of fascinating stories to tell.

    Talking Pictures #11: Joshua Michael Stern, Director/Writer of SWING VOTE

    Talking Pictures #11: Joshua Michael Stern, Director/Writer of SWING VOTE

    Today’s guest is director and screenwriter Joshua Michael Stern, best known for his 2013 biopic of Steve Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher, and his 2016 TV series GRAVES starring Nick Nolte as a former president of the United States. In our conversation, we focus on Stern’s 2008 movie SWING VOTE which stars Kevin Costner as a… The post Talking Pictures #11: Joshua Michael Stern, Director/Writer of SWING VOTE appeared first on Talking Pictures.

    Talking Pictures #10: Jackie Kong, Director of BLOOD DINER

    Talking Pictures #10: Jackie Kong, Director of BLOOD DINER

    Today’s guest is cult filmmaker Jackie Kong, best known for her outrageous horror comedy BLOOD DINER – the charming story of two homicidal brothers who dig up their uncle’s corpse and follow the instructions from his undead brain to kill a large number of people so that they can use the body parts to resurrect… The post Talking Pictures #10: Jackie Kong, Director of BLOOD DINER appeared first on Talking Pictures.

    Talking Pictures #9: Charlie Haas, Screenwriter of MATINEE

    Talking Pictures #9: Charlie Haas, Screenwriter of MATINEE

    Today’s guest is screenwriter Charlie Haas, best known for his work with cult filmmaker Joe Dante. Our conversation focuses on their movie MATINEE, released in 1993 – a love letter to the horror films of the 50’s and 60’s set during the Cuban Missile Crisis: John Goodman plays Lawrence Woolsey, a producer not unlike William… The post Talking Pictures #9: Charlie Haas, Screenwriter of MATINEE appeared first on Talking Pictures.

    Talking Pictures #8: Midge Costin, Director of MAKING WAVES

    Talking Pictures #8: Midge Costin, Director of MAKING WAVES

    Today’s guest is sound editor-turned-filmmaker Midge Costin. Midge worked as a sound and dialogue editor on some of the biggest films of the Nineties – ARMAGEDDON, CON AIR, THE ROCK, BROKEN ARROW, CRIMSON TIDE – but also on films like CRY-BABY, LEAP OF FAITH or SWING KIDS. She later became a teacher at the University… The post Talking Pictures #8: Midge Costin, Director of MAKING WAVES appeared first on Talking Pictures.

    Talking Pictures #7: John Orloff, Screenwriter of ANONYMOUS

    Talking Pictures #7: John Orloff, Screenwriter of ANONYMOUS

    Today’s guest is John Orloff, the screenwriter of Roland Emmerich’s ANONYMOUS – a complex and fascinating historical drama about the theory that William Shakespeare may not be the author of the works of William Shakespeare. Instead, the movie claims that the Earl of Oxford, Edward de Vere, wrote famous plays like HAMLET and ROMEO AND… The post Talking Pictures #7: John Orloff, Screenwriter of ANONYMOUS appeared first on Talking Pictures.

    Talking Pictures #6: Kevin Droney, Screenwriter of MORTAL KOMBAT and WING COMMANDER

    Talking Pictures #6: Kevin Droney, Screenwriter of MORTAL KOMBAT and WING COMMANDER

    Today’s guest is screenwriter Kevin Droney – who adapted not one but two computer games for the big screen back in the Nineties: MORTAL KOMBAT and WING COMMANDER. MORTAL KOMBAT, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and based on the fighting game series that was known for its ultra-violence, was released in 1995 and was a… The post Talking Pictures #6: Kevin Droney, Screenwriter of MORTAL KOMBAT and WING COMMANDER appeared first on Talking Pictures.

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