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Film Director Milos Forman on His Life and Career

Forman co-produced with Oliver Stone the new film "The People vs Larry Flynt." In this 1994 interview, Forman talks about his own experiences with censorship. He is originally from Czechoslovakia and began his film career in his native country, apprenticing with some of the country's best film makers for the Communist state-controlled film industry. He was part of the Czech New Wave cinema with films such as "Black Peter," "Loves of a Blonde," and "Fireman's Ball." Forman was orphaned during World War II; both his parents were seized by the Gestapo. Then he lived under Communism. Forman is the director of such American films as "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Amadeus," "Hair," and "Ragtime."




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Other segments from the episode on December 13, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 13, 1996: Interview with Milos Forman; Interview with Dorothy Allison; Review of the films "Jerry Maguire" and "Mars Attacks."


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