It's American Masters radio: the other AM on the Spotify dial. How many PBS films have a Whitesnake track? From Crosby, Stills & Nash to Joni Mitchell, from Neil Young to Elton John, and Bob Dylan, too, the soundtrack to Inventing David Geffen just goes to show the far-reaching influence Geffen had as a music producer on our national soundscape.
Susan Lacy, creator and executive producer of American Masters, explains the drive behind telling David Geffen's story, as well as the obstacles of capturing the life of a behind the scenes man. Lacy also takes time to answer viewers' questions about the film.
From 1965, a documentary film in two-parts, written and narrated by Richard Moore, about the life of documentary photographer and photojournalist Dorothea Lange (1895-1965), one of the most important photographers of the 20th century, who died on October 11, 1965 of esophageal cancer, during post-production of this film. Lange will be the subject of an upcoming AMERICAN MASTERS film.
Notoriously press and camera-shy, David Geffen reveals himself for the first time in this unflinching portrait of a complex and compelling man, directed, produced and written by American Masters creator Susan Lacy. Geffen's far-reaching influence — as agent and manager, record industry mogul, Hollywood and Broadway producer, and billionaire philanthropist — has helped shape American popular culture for the past four decades.
How would you describe David Geffen? You have three words to do it.
There are many ways you could interpret Joni Mitchell's "Free Man In Paris." Robbie Robertson of The Band gives his take on the song's meaning.
David Geffen and Cher both recall meeting in 1973 at Geffen’s table at The Roxy on Sunset Blvd., as well as the unexpected romantic relationship that ensued.
Like the title of the film says, David Geffen didn't just happen--he was his own invention. And, that took focus, focus, focus... Hear his friends and colleagues -- Tom Hanks, Jon Landau, and Tim Burton, among them -- talk about just what kind of focus Geffen has.
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