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Remembering Paul Bartel.

Director and actor Paul Bartel died on Saturday at the age of 61. He had been diagnosed with liver cancer. We’ll listen back to his interview. Bartel's acting credits included roles in "Fame" and "L.A. Law," but he was best known for his direction of several black comedies, such as "Eating Raoul," which he also co-wrote and acted in and "Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills." (REBROADCAST from 7/5/89)


Author Neal Gabler on Starring in "Life: The Movie"

Gabler's newest book is "Life: The Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality" (Knopf). His previous books are "Winchell: Gossip, Power and the Culture of Celebrity" and "An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood."


John Updike Discusses Religion and Movies.

John Updike. America's preeminent writer has written forty-six books, including 17 novels. His latest work is a four-generation saga, a historical novel, "In the Beauty of the Lilies." (Knopf).


The "King of Bad Taste."

Director and actor Paul Bartel. Bartel's acting credits include roles in "Fame" and "L.A. Law," but he's best known for his direction of several black comedies, such as "Eating Raoul," which he also co-wrote and acted in. Bartel's new film, "Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills," has just been released. It stars Ed Begley Jr. and Jacqueline Bisset.


Stephen Schiff: The Interview.

Fresh Air's film critic Stephen Schiff. Schiff is the Critic-at-Large for Vanity Fair magazine where he writes feature articles and the monthly film review column, "Short Schiff." From 1978 to 1983, Schiff was the film critic for the weekly Boston Phoenix. He has served three terms as chairman of the National Society of Film Critics.


Anxieties Over New Technologies

Michael Crichton gave up a medical career to become a science fiction author and film director. His newest book, Sphere, deals with an alien encounter and a growing fear of computers.


Commencement Speech by Martin Scorsese.

Film director Martin Scorsese delivering a commencement speech this year at the University of Pennsylvania. He discusses what he has discovered through and learned from movies and his belief in "integral education."

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