Charles Bukowski, is, of course, a brilliant writer, but he was also beyond great when he spoke. In this clip he describes how it’s necessary to keep “the juice” in your sentences while living through the Atomic Age.
VJ extraordinaire Matt Pinfield goes shopping at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles. Matt has a new book out via Scribner called, “All These Things That I’ve Done: My Insane, Improbable Rock Life.” (Source: Amoeba)
Multimillionaire Robert Durst — suspected in the disappearance of his first wife, Kathie, and connected to the death of a neighbor, Morris Black — will soon go on trial in Los Angeles for the murder of Susan Berman. (Source: CBS News – 48 Hours)
This unprecedented film weaves her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos, which paint hidden moments of her exuberant life during some of America’s most defining moments. From her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to her inaugural poem for President Bill Clinton, the film takes us on an incredible journey through the life of a true American icon. (Source: American Masters)
This documentary takes a look behind the scenes on Robert Altman’s “Short Cuts” – a film which examines the highs and lows of ordinary people’s lives. Featuring interviews with the cast, director and widow of the author, we gain a greater insight into the themes of the film. (Source: Eyes on Cinema)
Laurie Taylor interviews writer and broadcaster Christopher Hitchens, who discusses how his political beliefs changed over the years, revealing why Ayatollah Khomeini’s 1989 fatwa on author Salman Rushdie represented a turning point in his life. He also talks about his atheist beliefs, his support for the war in Iraq and his rivalry with his brother Peter, as well as sharing his thoughts on being diagnosed with terminal cancer. (Source: VHSfx)
A short documentary shot in a New York City diner about a feud movie writer James Toback got into with legendary novelist Norman Mailer.
Filmmakers share what makes a great screenwriter. A different group of filmmakers answer a single question asked by the Academy.
“The things that really scare us are the things that are going on just outside the spotlight that you can’t quite see” – Stephen King on October 22, 1989
The author takes us on a journey back to his childhood and the roots for his decades crafting memorable horror fiction. Interview originally aired on the Public Radio Book Show and it comes to us courtesy of WAMC Northeast Public Radio and the New York State Writers Institute. (Source: PBS’s Blank on Blank)
David Remnick from The New Yorker shared yesterday his last interview with Leonard Cohen on September 2016 in Los Angeles.