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Re:sound #32: The Hollywood Show

This hour: an obscure director frets his way through Sundance, the accidental genre known as film noir, and more.

2005 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour: an obscure director frets his way through Sundance, the accidental genre known as film noir, and more.

Sundance Rollercoaster

by Matt Holzman (The Business, 2005)

Director Richard Shepard had been dwelling in cinema obscurity for years before he got his break: a relatively big budget and a chance to direct big stars in a film he wrote called The Matador. When he took his film to Sundance in 2005, his entire future was flashing before his eyes -- on the big screen.

Interview with Matt Holzman

The producer and editor of The Business talks to Re:sound host Gwen Macsai about the trials and tribulations of putting out a show devoted to exploring the business of a notoriously tight-lipped industry.

Down and Out (and Up and Down) in Hollywood

by Amanda Aronczyk (The Next Big Thing, 2003)

Every day, despite the crazy odds, people keep trying to sell their stories to Hollywood. Among them, two young comedians: Ahna Tessler and Lauren Engel. During the day they had babysitting jobs and at night they did stand up in New York clubs. Neither of them had healthcare for years, and they were basically just getting by, and so really they had nothing to lose. Why not just take their film idea to LA, how hard could that be?

Film Noir

by Sara Fishko (The Fishko Files, 2004)

WNYC culture and arts reporter-at-large Sara Fishko explores the images and sounds of the accidental genre known as film noir.

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