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Ted Talley: The Silence of the Lambs (Episode #208)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 4:30 AM

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ted Tally gives a provocative look at the adaptation and production of the Oscar-winning film The Silence Of The Lambs. Tally covers it all: working with director Jonathan Demme, anticipating Jodie Foster's Oscar win, the delicious changed ending for the world's most famous cannibal, Hannibal Lecter, and more. Recently listed on the Library of Congress' National Film Registry as a "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" film, The Silence Of The Lambs is guaranteed to be lauded for decades to come. Thomas Ward's haunting short film In The Middle follows.

Action! (Episode #203)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 12:30 AM

The creators behind the explosions Con Air, Gone In Sixty Seconds, Hulk, Zombieland and Machete debate what makes a great action movie. Followed by the riveting short film Sold by writer/director John Irwin. A young investigative journalist goes undercover and is captured into a human trafficking ring.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 12:30 AM

Ted Talley: The Silence of the Lambs (Episode #208)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ted Tally gives a provocative look at the adaptation and production of the Oscar-winning film The Silence Of The Lambs. Tally covers it all: working with director Jonathan Demme, anticipating Jodie Foster's Oscar win, the delicious changed ending for the world's most famous cannibal, Hannibal Lecter, and more. Recently listed on the Library of Congress' National Film Registry as a "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" film, The Silence Of The Lambs is guaranteed to be lauded for decades to come. Thomas Ward's haunting short film In The Middle follows.

The Heart of a Film (Episode #207)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 4:30 AM

The inspiration behind such classic films as Edward Scissorhands, Toy Story, and Up is discussed by Academy Award winning Pixar director John Lasseter and screenwriter Caroline Thompson followed by the short Playing Ghost by Andrew Start.

Making Comedy Work (Episode #202)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 12:30 AM

Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld writer/producer Alec Berg and Bridesmaids director and Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig pull back the curtain to show how they create comedy that resonates with us all. Followed by the hilarious short film Spit by writer/director Benjamin Hayes. Paul will never have his first kiss until he overcomes his fear of saliva.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 12:30 AM

The Heart of a Film (Episode #207)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

The inspiration behind such classic films as Edward Scissorhands, Toy Story, and Up is discussed by Academy Award winning Pixar director John Lasseter and screenwriter Caroline Thompson followed by the short Playing Ghost by Andrew Start.

Creating Memorable Characters (Episode #201)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 12:30 AM

Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack (Out Of Africa, Tootsie, The Way We Were) and NYPD Blue and Deadwood creator David Milch discuss the inspiration behind creating classic film and television characters. Followed by the suspenseful short film The Lab by writer/director Ryan Scheer, about two young boys whose summer afternoon in the woods goes horribly awry.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 12:30 AM

Creators (Episode #206)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 5:30 AM

Bones creator Hart Hanson and Veronica Mars Creator Rob Thomas discuss the creation of a successful TV series. And (followed by) the short films 0507 by Ben and Chris Blaine and Smile by Lauren Elmer.

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