Legends of Film Podcast
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 @ Main series.

Episodes (Total: 51 / Page: 1)
Feb. 16, 2017
jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_1').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 }); }); During this episode we talk to Writer and Director Matthew Robbins. Mr. Robbin’s credits include Corvette Summer, The Legend of Billie Jean, Batteries Not Included, and the upcoming Movies @ Main feature Dragonslayer.Robbins discusses the making of Dragonslayer, writing the script for Steven Spielberg’s first theatrical movie, and working with Director Guillermo del Toro. Join us at the Main Library for a free screening of Dragonslayer on Saturday March 11th, 2017, beginning at 2:00 p.m., in the first floor auditorium. Get More Legends of Film Subscribe to Legends of Film by RSS | iTunes
Dec. 16, 2016
jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_3').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 }); }); During this episode we talk to Film Writer Danny Peary.  Mr. Peary’s books about film include Cult Movies 1,2,3, Cult Movie Stars, Alternate Oscars, and Guide for the Film Fanatic.  Peary talks about how a movie is defined as a cult movie, and discusses little known facts about Movies @ Main’s upcoming feature Night of the Demon (AKA Curse of the Demon). Get More Legends of Film Subscribe to Legends of Film by RSS | iTunes
Dec. 16, 2016
jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_16').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 }); }); During this episode of Legends of Film we talk to director Steve Carver. Carver’s film credits include Big Bad Mama, Capone, and the upcoming Movies @ Main feature, Lone Wolf McQuade. Mr. Carver discusses working with the legendary filmmaker Roger Corman, and explains why it’s NOT a good idea to take over a film from another director. Get More Legends of Film Subscribe to Legends of Film by RSS | iTunes
Dec. 16, 2016
jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_2').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 }); }); During this episode we talk to Second Unit Director, Producer, and Screenwriter Gordon T. Dawson.  In addition to being a longtime Sam Peckinpah collaborator, Dawson co-wrote Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, and acted as associate producer and second unit director on Movies @ Main’s current feature, The Getaway. Get More Legends of Film Subscribe to Legends of Film by RSS | iTunes
Dec. 16, 2016
jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_1').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 }); }); During this episode we talk to Director Tim Hunter. Mr. Hunter’s credits include Tex, Sylvester, and the upcoming [email protected] feature, River’s Edge. Hunter discusses the making of River’s Edge, explains the role of a television director, and recounts his experience directing a climactic episode of cult TV series, Twin Peaks (Laura Palmer’s killer is revealed!) Join us at the Main Library for a free screening of River’s Edge on Saturday January 14, 2017, beginning at 2:00 p.m., in the first floor auditorium. Get More Legends of Film Subscribe to Legends of Film by RSS | iTunes
Sept. 15, 2016
jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_4').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 }); }); During this episode we talk to Writer/Director Eric Red.  Mr. Red’s credits include The Hitcher, Near Dark, Cohen and Tate, and the upcoming Movies @ Main feature Body Parts. Mr. Red discusses the making of Body Parts, including serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s special connection to the movie, and shares how he came to write The Hitcher. Join us for a free screening of Body Parts on Saturday, October 1st, beginning at 2:00 p.m., at the Main Library in the first floor auditorium. Get More Legends of Film Subscribe to Legends of Film by RSS | iTunes
Aug. 26, 2016
jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_5').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 }); }); During this episode we talk to Director Dick Richards. Mr. Richards’ directing credits include The Culpepper Cattle Co., Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins, Farewell My Lovely, and March or Die. Richards discusses the origins of making March or Die, working with the late Robert Mitchum, and the allure of the journey in filmmaking. Join us for a free screening of March or Die on Saturday, September 10th, 2016, beginning at 2:00 p.m., at the Main Library in the first floor auditorium. Get More Legends of Film Subscribe to Legends of Film by RSS | iTunes
July 20, 2016
jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_9').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 }); }); During this episode we talk to film editor, Frank J. Urioste. Mr. Urioste’s editing credits include Robocop, Die Hard, Total Recall, The Hitcher, and the upcoming Movies @ Main feature, The Spikes Gang. Urisote discusses editing these thrilling movies and much more about his career. Subscribe to Legends of Film by RSS | iTunes
July 20, 2016
jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_7').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 }); }); Legends of Film is proud to present an interview with director of photography, Jules Brenner. Mr. Brenner has photographed such prestigious television productions as Helter Skelter, Salem’s Lot, and The Glass House. He has also been the director of photography on the following motion pictures, Dillinger, The Return of the Living Dead, and Johnny Got His Gun. Johnny Got His Gun screening, originally scheduled Saturday March, 2016 has been rescheduled for June, 2016. Subscribe to Legends of Film by RSS | iTunes
May 24, 2016
jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_11').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 }); }); During this episode we talk to Sound Designer, Film Editor and Director Walter Murch. Mr. Murch’s editing credits include Apocalypse Now, Julia, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The English Patient, and The Conversation. Murch won three Academy Awards® over the course of his film career. Subscribe to Legends of Film by RSS | iTunes
May 24, 2016
jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_12').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 }); }); During this episode we talk to Director Kevin Connor. Mr. Connor’s credits include Motel Hell, The Land That Time Forgot, At the Earth’s Core, and our upcoming Movies at Main feature, From Beyond the Grave. Connor discusses his career in film, including the making of From Beyond the Grave, directing the legendary Peter Cushing, and editing Richard Attenborough’s historical drama, Young Winston. Join us for a free afternoon screening of From Beyond the Grave on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 2:00 PM in the Nashville Public Library (Main) auditorium. Subscribe to Legends of Film by RSS | iTunes
April 27, 2016
jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_52').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 }); }); Clint brings us an extended interview with Richard Blackburn director of Lemora: A Child’s Tale of the Supernatural.
April 27, 2016
jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_51').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 }); }); Bill brings us an exclusive interview with Victor J. Kemper, cinematographer of such films a Dog Day Afternoon, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure and Coma.
April 27, 2016
jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_50').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 }); }); Bill brings us an interview with John Badham, director of Saturday Night Fever, Dracula and Wargames.
April 27, 2016
jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_49').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 }); }); Bill brings us an interview with Jack Green, cinematographer of Bird, Unforgiven and Joss Whedon’s Serenity.
April 27, 2016
jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_48').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 }); }); Bill brings us an interview with film producer Susan Arnold, daughter of Jack Arnold, director of The Incredible Shrinking Man. Susan reveals the significance of The Incredible Shrinking Man within her father’s oeuvre, and fun stories about her own career in Hollywood.
April 27, 2016
jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_47').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 }); }); Bill brings us an interview with Joe Dante, director of Gremlins, The Burbs, and Innerspace.
April 27, 2016
jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_46').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 }); }); Bill and Clint interview Larry Cohen director of It’s Alive and other classics.
April 27, 2016
jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_45').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 }); }); Bill brings us an interview to Jon Davison producer the Airplane!. Ed. note: due to a technical glitch with Bill’s mic he is a little quiet, but we thought the interview was too cool not to share.
April 27, 2016
jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_44').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 }); }); Bill brings us an interview with Catherine Wyler, daughter of William Wyler, director of such films as Ben Hur, The Best Years of Our Lives, and The Desperate Hours.