Indian born film maker Mira Nair. Her new movie, "Mississippi Masala," is the story of an African-American man and an African-Indian woman who come together in a little Southern town. Nair's previous film, "Salaam Bombay," got an Oscar nomination for best foreign film and won the Camera d'Or at Cannes.(REBROADCAST. This originally aired 1/28/92)
Classical singer Marni Nixon is best known for dubbing vocals for musical films like West Side Story, My Fair Lady, and The King and I. She tells Terry Gross about expanding the audience for opera and concert music.
Garrett Brown invented the Steadicam, a technological innovation which earned him an Oscar. He tells Terry Gross about its effect on cinematography as well as his brief tenure in the folk band Brown and Dana, and his career in advertising.
Writer and cartoonist Jules Feiffer recently published a novel called Tantrum, which follows the story of a middle-aged father who becomes a two-year-old. He shares his take on the culture of the 1970s and writing the screenplay of the upcoming Popeye film.