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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365290382/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In this second On Story® installation featuring Paul Thomas Anderson and Jonathan Demme, the duo look back on the vision, style, influences, and creative passion for Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs, Stop Making Sense, Rachel Getting Married and Something Wild. /episodes/get/54305 /episode/54305 A Conversation w/ Jonathan Demme & Paul Thomas Anderson Pt 2 /episode-player/54305

In this second On Story® installation featuring Paul Thomas Anderson and Jonathan Demme...

Air date:
Sat, 07/19/2014 - 04:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365287114/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Filmmaking legends Paul Thomas Anderson and Jonathan Demme pay tribute to Robert Downey Sr.’s cult classic Greaser’s Palace. Next, Andrew Napier’s short film, Grandma’s Not a Toaster, where a whiskey-guzzling mother-to-be aims to enlist her neurotic brother in attempt to thieve from their ailing... /episodes/get/49595 /episode/49595 A Conversation w/ Jonathan Demme & Paul Thomas Anderson Pt 1 /episode-player/49595

In this second On Story installation featuring Paul Thomas Anderson and Jonathan Demme, the duo look back on the vision, style, influences, and creative passion for Demme's The Silence of the Lambs, Stop Making Sense, Rachel Getting Married and Something Wild.

Air date:
Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365264036/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and Brian Helgeland (LA Confidential) discuss the modern day Neo Noir - a genre-bending response to the Film Noirs of the 1940s and 50s – and dissect the basic styles, impulses, themes, and tones that embrace this form of storytelling. /episodes/get/34089 /episode/34089 Neo Noir: The Modern Day Film Noir /episode-player/34089

Shane Black (The Nice Guys, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and Brian Helgeland (LA Confidential) discuss the modern day Neo Noir - a genre-bending response to the Film Noirs of the 1940s and 50s - and dissect the basic styles, impulses, themes, and tones that embrace this form of storytelling.

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Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365263999/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Frank Pierson’s Academy Award® winning Dog Day Afternoon elevates the classic crime genre through its exploration of textured characters and rationale. Screenwriters Robin Swicord (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and Peter Craig (The Town) examine the story’s masterful reveal of information... /episodes/get/54664 /episode/54664 Deconstructing Dog Day Afternoon /episode-player/54664

Frank Pierson’s Academy Award® winning Dog Day Afternoon elevates the classic crime genre

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Sat, 06/28/2014 - 04:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365263973/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Ron Nyswaner recounts the social impact of his screenplay Philadelphia, a bold film released during a delicate time in history. Followed by Oliver Kember’s Puzzled, about a young boy whose only chance at survival on the playground is to outsmart the other children. /episodes/get/55116 /episode/55116 Philadelphia: A Look Back /episode-player/55116

Ron Nyswaner recounts the social impact of his screenplay Philadelphia, a bold film...

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Sat, 06/21/2014 - 04:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365256577/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Ray McKinnon, creator of the Sundance Channel’s breakout hit, Rectify, details how to capture the personality of a culture through establishing strong characters, tone, and atmosphere. The short film Spanola Pepper Sauce Company follows, directed by McKinnon and written by Graham Gordy, suggesting... /episodes/get/47022 /episode/47022 Rectify : Ray McKinnon on Characters & Culture /episode-player/47022

Ray McKinnon, creator of the Sundance Channel's breakout hit, Rectify, details how to capture the personality of a culture through establishing strong characters, tone, and atmosphere. The short film Spanola Pepper Sauce Company follows, directed by McKinnon and written by Graham Gordy, suggesting there's more brewing in Spanola, AK than just its fine pepper sauce cooking.

Air date:
Fri, 06/13/2014 - 04:00
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