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Interviewing Yves Montand in Paris : Studs Terkel in France (part 3).
Interviewing Yves Montand in Paris : Studs Terkel in France (part 2).
Interviewing Yves Montand in Paris : Studs Terkel in France (part 1).
Photographer and author Walter Rosenblum, and dancer and choreographer Daniel Nagrin discuss art, life, photography, and dance. The two answer the question “What calls one to a life of art?” and other driving factors for artists such as political, social, and economic interests. Studs opens and closes this program by playing an untitled Armenian dance song.
Interviewing Timothy Leary.
Studs Terkel interviews Canadian singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie.
According to Stan Brakhage, being a cinematographer is being a writer of movement. Brakhage wasn't against using audio in his films but rather he said he wasn't a master of sound and that stories didn't necessarily need music or spoken words. Brakhage also talked about film and magic, about using new techniques to make the pictures move.
Historians and exhibit organizers Rob Okun, Richard Fried, and Peter Novick discuss the Spertus Museum’s exhibit “Unknown Secrets: Art and the Rosenberg Era.” Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were both convicted and executed in 1953 for participating in spy activity for the Soviet Union. Okun, Fried, and Novick discuss the Rosenberg case and the subsequent response from the public after the execution, many of whom felt the Rosenbergs were wrongfully convicted. The art in this exhibit captures the passion surrounding this case.
Richard Demarco discusses the importance of riding the art experience of snobbery and the importance of art as relevant to everyone. In addition, Richard speaks on the work of Jimmy Boyle, convicted criminal turned successful artist. Demarco prompts the question: "Is art the language that transcends philosophy?"
Progress, computers and technology may be good for some people, however, printers John Kailen, Gerri Scott, Russ Wadleigh and Hank Orttinger don't see it that way. As members of typographical unions, they have a skilled trade, and their trade and jobs are being threatened by computers. Some felt their livelihoods were stabbed in the back by the computer.
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore talk about acting, comedy and their show "Good Evening," a two man sketch comedy show. .
Discussing American photographer Diane Arbus (the first American photographer to have photographs displayed at the Venice Biennale) with Patricia Bosworth, author of Diane Arbus: A Biography, published in 1985.
Discussing the book "An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales" (published by Knopf) with the author, neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks.