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 […]

Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds


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 […]

Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues


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, […]