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"Graduate" Screenwriter Buck Henry

Henry was also screenwriter for the popular film "Get Smart" with Mel Brooks, "Catch-22," "What's Up Doc," and other films. He also co-wrote the script for the 1967 film "The Graduate" and played the role of the hotel clerk. It is now 30 years later and an anniversary presentation of the film is being held at the New York Film Forum February 14th to the 27th. (This interview was held before an audience at the Film Forum, Feb 13th).


Other segments from the episode on February 24, 1997

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 24, 1997: Interview with Buck Henry; Interview with Justin Kaplan and Anne Bernays.


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