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Bill interviews Hollywood legends. Directors, screenwriters, and actors come by to share their experiences on notable films. This behind-the-scenes series features the greats as you have never heard before. Listen, then see their work screened at the Nashville Public Library during the Movies at Main series.

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Bill interviews Hollywood legends. Directors, screenwriters, and actors come by to share their experiences on notable films. This behind-the-scenes series features the greats as you have never heard before. Listen, then see their work screened at the Nashville Public Library during the Movies at Main series.

    Legends of Film: Tim Lucas

    Legends of Film: Tim Lucas

    During this bonus episode Bill talks to writer Tim Lucas. Lucas was the publisher of the video review magazine Video Watchdog. He talks about his favorite books about film, and what he's been watching during the pandemic of 2020. In addition to his work on the magazine, Lucas wrote the novels Throat Sprockets and The Book of Reinfield, a deep dive into Cronenberg's film Videodrome called Videodrome, and the biography Mario Bava: All The Colors Of The Dark.

    Legends of Film: Anthony Richmond

    Legends of Film: Anthony Richmond

    During this episode Bill talks to director of photography Anthony B. Richmond. You may know Mr.  Richmond's work from such films as Let it Be, The Man Who Fell to Earth, and Don't Look Now. Richmond discusses the making of Don't Look Now, filming The Beatles' final concert (!), and working with David Lean on Doctor Zhivago.

    Legends of Film: Stephen Geller

    Legends of Film: Stephen Geller

    During this episode Bill talks to novelist and screenwriter Stephen Geller, best known for writing the screenplay for Slaughterhouse Five. Mr. Geller discusses writing his script based on the legendary Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. novel, his unfulfilled movie project (vampire alert!), and how he really feels about the cult movie Pretty Poison, based on his novel She Let Him Continue.

    Legends of Film: Jeffrey Alan Fiskin

    Legends of Film: Jeffrey Alan Fiskin

    During this episode Bill talks to screenwriter Jeffrey Alan Fiskin. Fiskin’s credits include Revenge, Crackers, and the upcoming Movies @ Main feature Cutter’s Way (1981) starring Jeff Bridges. Mr. Fiskin discusses writing the script for Cutter’s Way, how Jeff Bridges’ dog got him a starring role in the film, and more recently, his experience working on the TV series Bosch.

    Legends of Film: Tom Baum

    Legends of Film: Tom Baum

    During this episode Bill talks to screenwriter Tom Baum. Mr. Baum’s credits include Carny, The Manhattan Project, and The Sender. Baum discusses writing The Sender script, what he sees wrong with today’s movie trailers, and working at HBO during the early days. 

    Legends of Film: Brian Trenchard Smith

    Legends of Film: Brian Trenchard Smith

    During this episode Bill talks to director Brian Trenchard Smith. Mr. Trenchard Smith’s credits include Dead End Drive In, BMX Bandits, Turkey Shoot, and The Siege of Firebase Gloria. Trenchard Smith discusses the making of the film, and also talks about the best stunt he ever directed. 

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A podcast on the mark!

Nashville public library’s Legenda if Film should be a must listen for every cinephile! Well done!

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