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The American Film Institute named 10 ten best American movies in 10 different genres. Today's Fresh Air presents interviews with Eva Marie Saint, Robert Towne, Faye Dunaway, Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis and Peter O'Toole — all of whom have work on the list.
The new low-budget film from director Steven Soderbergh promises to shake things up in the movie industry. Bubble opens in theaters on Friday, Jan. 27, the same day it is broadcast in HDTV. Four days later, it comes out on DVD.
Actor and producer Bob Balaban has appeared in over 50 movie and television spots, directed for television and produced three full legnth films. His latest project is Gosford Park, a Robert Altman whodunnit set in an English manor. The film is up for several Golden Globe awards. Balaban produced and appears in it.
Actor and director Kenneth Branagh . Branagh and his wife, Emma Thompson are currently starring in the film adaptation of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing." This interview was recorded and originally broadcast in 1991 at the time of the release of their movie, "Dead Again," a psychological thriller. In 1989, Branagh made a film adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry the Fifth;" he played the title role. That movie was nominated for an Oscar as best film.
Actor and director Kenneth Branagh (rhymes with "Savannah"). His new movie, "Dead Again," is a psychological thriller starring Branagh and his real-life wife, Emma Thompson. In 1989, Branagh made a film adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry the Fifth," with himself in the title role. That movie was nominated for an Oscar as best film. Branagh studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, spent two years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as acting, managing, and directing other groups and working on several BBC productions.
Film director William Friedkin. He won an Academy Award for the thriller "The French Connection." His other films include "The Exorcist," "The Boys in the Band" and "The Night They Raided Minsky's." His latest work is an action-adventure film for television. (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)