Legends of Film

Legends of Film
By Nashville Public Library
About this podcast
Bill interviews Hollywood legends. Directors, screenwriters, and actors come by to share their experiences on notable films. This behind-the-scenes series features the greats as you have never heard before. Listen, then see their work screened at the Nashville Public Library during the Movies at Main series
Latest episodes
Nov. 1, 2017
During this episode we talk to Film Editor Barry Malkin.  Mr. Malkin’s credits include The Godfather Part 2, The Rain People, and the upcoming Movies @ Main feature Cops and Robbers.  Malkin discusses working on Cops and Robbers, collaborating with Francis Ford Coppola, and missed opportunities with Director Jonathan Demme. Join us at the Main Library for a free screening of Cops and Robbers on Saturday November 18th, at 2:00 p.m. in the first floor auditorium. Subscribe to Legends of Film by RSS | iTunes Selected films of Barry Malkin [[nid:3244]]
Oct. 8, 2017
During this episode we talk to Screenwriter Simon Barrett.  Mr. Barrett’s credits include the films A Horrible Way to Die, You’re Next, Blair Witch, and the upcoming Movies @ Main feature The Guest. Barrett discusses writing the script for The Guest, his experiences being a screenwriter working in Hollywood, and why he thinks every movie he makes will be a disaster. Subscribe to Legends of Film by RSS | iTunes
Sept. 20, 2017
During this episode we talk to Writer and Director Neil Marshall.  Mr. Marshall’s credits include Dog Soldiers, Doomsday, Centurion, and the upcoming Movies @ Main feature The Descent.  Marshall discusses the making of The Descent, as well as his experiences directing episodes of two recent book-inspired TV series: Game of Thrones, and Popular Materials staff favorite Hannibal. Marshall also talks about the music that inspires him while he's writing. Join us at the Main Library for a free screening of The Descent (Rated R) on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the first floor auditorium. Subscribe to Legends of Film by RSS | iTunes
April 26, 2017
During this episode we talk to Writer and Director Michael Mann. Mr. Mann’s filmmaking credits include Heat, Manhunter, The Insider, Collateral, and the upcoming Movies @ Main feature Thief. Mann discusses the making of Thief, including working with real cops and robbers on set. Mann also speaks about the importance of time in his films. Subscribe to Legends of Film by RSS| iTunes
Feb. 26, 2017
During this episode we talk to Writer and Director Matthew Robbins. Mr. Robbin’s credits include Corvette Summer, The Legend of Billie Jean, Batteries Not Included, and the upcoming Movies @ Main feature Dragonslayer. Robbins discusses the making of Dragonslayer, writing the script for Steven Spielberg’s first theatrical movie, and working with Director Guillermo del Toro. Join us at the Main Library for a free screening of Dragonslayer on Saturday March 11th, 2017, beginning at 2:00 p.m., in the first floor auditorium. Subscribe to Legends of Film by RSS | iTunes
Feb. 16, 2017
jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_1').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 }); }); During this episode we talk to Writer and Director Matthew Robbins. Mr. Robbin’s credits include Corvette Summer, The Legend of Billie Jean, Batteries Not Included, and the upcoming Movies @ Main feature Dragonslayer.Robbins discusses the making of Dragonslayer, writing the script for Steven Spielberg’s first theatrical movie, and working with Director Guillermo del Toro. Join us at the Main Library for a free screening of Dragonslayer on Saturday March 11th, 2017, beginning at 2:00 p.m., in the first floor auditorium. Get More Legends of Film Subscribe to Legends of Film by RSS | iTunes
Dec. 24, 2016
During this episode we talk to Director Tim Hunter. Mr. Hunter’s credits include Tex, Sylvester, and the upcoming Movies @ Main feature River’s Edge. Hunter discusses the making of River’s Edge, explains the role of a television director, and recounts his experience directing a climactic episode of cult TV series Twin Peaks (Laura Palmer’s killer is revealed!) Join us at the Main Library for a free screening of River’s Edge on Saturday January 14, 2017, beginning at 2:00 p.m., in the first floor auditorium. Subscribe to Legends of Film by RSS | iTunes
Dec. 16, 2016
jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_3').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 }); }); During this episode we talk to Film Writer Danny Peary.  Mr. Peary’s books about film include Cult Movies 1,2,3, Cult Movie Stars, Alternate Oscars, and Guide for the Film Fanatic.  Peary talks about how a movie is defined as a cult movie, and discusses little known facts about Movies @ Main’s upcoming feature Night of the Demon (AKA Curse of the Demon). Get More Legends of Film Subscribe to Legends of Film by RSS | iTunes
Dec. 16, 2016
jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_16').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 }); }); During this episode of Legends of Film we talk to director Steve Carver. Carver’s film credits include Big Bad Mama, Capone, and the upcoming Movies @ Main feature, Lone Wolf McQuade. Mr. Carver discusses working with the legendary filmmaker Roger Corman, and explains why it’s NOT a good idea to take over a film from another director. Get More Legends of Film Subscribe to Legends of Film by RSS | iTunes
Dec. 16, 2016
jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_2').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 }); }); During this episode we talk to Second Unit Director, Producer, and Screenwriter Gordon T. Dawson.  In addition to being a longtime Sam Peckinpah collaborator, Dawson co-wrote Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, and acted as associate producer and second unit director on Movies @ Main’s current feature, The Getaway. Get More Legends of Film Subscribe to Legends of Film by RSS | iTunes
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