F. Scott Fitzgerald: Winter Dreams

Filmmaker Interview – DeWitt Sage

Filmmaker DeWitt Sage answers questions about his film F. SCOTT FITZGERALD: WINTER DREAMS. Q: Do you agree with the several end-of-millennium surveys that rank F. Scott Fitzgerald as the most important or one of the most important American writers of the 20th century? DeWitt Sage: No, I personally don’t for the simple reason that I […]

Ralph Ellison: An American Journey

Filmmaker Interview – Avon Kirkland

AMERICAN MASTERS Online presents an extended self-interview with “Ralph Ellison” filmmaker Avon Kirkland. Avon Kirland: Do I really have to do this interview? Q: Yes, you do. Your contractual agreement with AMERICAN MASTERS requires it. AK: All right. Let’s get it over with. Q: I have heard you asked several times why you chose Ralph […]

Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues

Filmmaker Interview – Morgan Neville

WITH DIRECTOR MORGAN NEVILLE What got you interested in this project? What drew you to Hank Williams? Everything about Hank Williams interests me. His music, his life. His death. His impact. It’s the kind of subject that one hopes to find. Although there is a cottage industry in books about Williams, there has never been […]

Bob Newhart: Unbuttoned

Interview with Bob Newhart

Comedian Bob Newhart has enthralled audiences with his trademark stammer, one-sided telephone conversations and hysterical, historical “what if” routines for more than 40 years. What makes him tick? Below, Newhart provides some additional answers: Q: You’re almost as hot now as you were in your sitcom heyday. How do you explain your longevity? A: Really, […]

Bob Newhart: Unbuttoned

Filmmaker Interview – Kyra Thompson

Filmmaker Kyra Thompson answers a few questions about Bob Newhart and the film. What first got you interested in doing a film of Bob Newhart? When I was growing up my family used to spend Saturday nights with a bowl of popcorn watching THE BOB NEWHART SHOW. And I knew the Driving Instructor and King […]

Sweet Honey in The Rock: Raise Your Voice

Filmmaker Interview – Stanley Nelson

Emmy Award-winning Director Stanley Nelson and his film crew went on the road with Sweet Honey In The Rock during their 30th anniversary tour, filming concerts and conducting interviews in New York, New Jersey, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and Seattle. Nelson answers some questions about his experiences with the renowned singing group

Quincy Jones: In the Pocket

Filmmaker Interview – Michael Kantor

AMERICAN MASTERS Online presents an extended interview with “Quincy Jones” filmmaker Michael Kantor. Q: What did you learn while making an AMERICAN MASTERS program about Quincy Jones? A: There were two stories that I will never forget. One happened to make it into the show, when Quincy’s first wife Jeri described his approach to money […]