Archival Treasures

Archival Treasures

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  • Chantal Akerman and Delphine Seyrig on JEANNE DIELMAN

    This segment from the French television program “Les rendez-vous du dimanche,” hosted by Michel Drucker, features director Chantal Akerman and actor Delphine Seyrig discussing their work together on JEANNE DIELMAN. It originally aired on February 15, 1976.

  • Jean Renoir on THE RULES OF THE GAME

    This segment of Jean Renoir discussing his film THE RULES OF THE GAME was filmed in 1961.

  • Ingmar Bergman on PERSONA

    In the following excerpt, taken from an interview recorded for Canadian television in 1970, director Ingmar Bergman recalls a stay in the hospital when the idea for PERSONA came to him.

  • Pauline Kael on “The Dick Cavett Show,” 1971

    On July 6, 1971, in a legendary appearance, film critic Pauline Kael was a guest on “The Dick Cavett Show” and defended MCCABE & MRS. MILLER against some early negative reviews. On August 16 of that year, director Robert Altman himself appeared on the show to discuss the film and its reception.

  • Robert Bresson, 1966 Television Profile

    Journalist Roger Stéphane presents this May 11, 1966, episode of the series “Pour le plaisir,” which is devoted to AU HASARD BALTHAZAR. In it, he interviews director Robert Bresson; filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard, Louis Malle, and François Riechenbach; novelist Marguerite Duras; and members of the fi...

  • Roberto Rossellini on JOURNEY TO ITALY

    The following introduction by director Roberto Rossellini was shot for “Roberto Rossellini Presents,” a 1963 French television series that broadcast his films. It was directed by Jean-Marie Coldefy.

  • I Am Wanda

    Directed by Katja Raganelli • 1980 • United States
    Starring Barbara Loden

    This documentary by Katja Raganelli, filmed in 1980, features an interview with WANDA director Barbara Loden and brief interviews with cinematographer Nicholas T. Proferes and acting teacher Paul Mann.

  • Leon Ericksen on MCCABE & MRS. MILLER

    In 1999, the Art Directors Guild Film Society in Los Angeles hosted a conversation with MCCABE & MRS. MILLER’s production designer, Leon Ericksen, led by his fellow production designer Jack De Govia. The film’s art director, Al Locatelli, also participated in the discussion. An excerpt about the ...

  • Peter Bogdanovich on THE LADY EVE

    The following is an introduction by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich to THE LADY EVE, recorded in 2001.

  • Marcel Camus on BLACK ORPHEUS

    The following interview with filmmaker Marcel Camus was recorded during the 1959 Cannes Film Festival, where BLACK ORPHEUS ultimately won the Palme d’Or. The interview was conducted by François Chalais for the French television program “Reflets de Cannes” and originally broadcast on May 10, 1959.

  • Melvin Van Peebles, 1971

    In this segment from the television show “Detroit Tubeworks,” director Melvin Van Peebles promotes his film SWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSSS SONG on the occasion of its Detroit opening weekend, in 1971.

  • Jean Renoir on LA CHIENNE

    This introduction to LA CHIENNE by director Jean Renoir originally aired on French television on January 1, 1961.

  • My Life in Cinema: Akira Kurosawa

    Filmed for the Directors Guild of Japan in 1993, this program features director Akira Kurosawa in conversation with his fellow filmmaker Nagisa Oshima. The two speak at length about Kurosawa’s life and career.

  • Alain Resnais, 1961

    In the first of these two interviews with Alain Resnais, excerpted from a 1961 episode of the French television show “Cinépanorama,” the director talks with François Chalais about his early career. In the second, excerpted from a 1980 broadcast of the French radio program “Le cinéma des cinéastes...

  • Jean-Luc Godard on “The Dick Cavett Show,” 1980

    In October 1980, director Jean-Luc Godard appeared on two episodes of “The Dick Cavett Show” to promote the U.S. release of EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF. Presented here, in their entirety, are those two episodes.

  • David Cronenberg, 1981

    In the following excerpts from the March 10, 1981, episode of his popular CBC talk show, Bob McLean talks to director David Cronenberg about the recent release of SCANNERS and some of his earlier films.

  • SPLIT SCREEN: Godzilla Revealed

  • “Cinéastes de notre temps”: Robert Bresson

    In this 1965 episode of the French television series “Cinéastes de notre temps,” produced by André S. Labarthe, director Robert Bresson sits down for his first on-camera interview, conducted by François Weyergans, a young writer for “Cahiers du cinéma.”

  • Jean Renoir and Michel Simon on BOUDU SAVED FROM DROWNING

    On January 1, 1967, Janine Bazin and Andre S. Labarthe devoted an episode of their series “Cinéastes de notre temps” to bringing together Jean Renoir and Michel Simon to discuss the films they had made together in the 1930s. In this excerpt from the episode, “Portrait de Michel Simon par Jean Ren...

  • Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni on “The Dick Cavett Show,” 1977

    Actors Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni had famous on-screen chemistry and appeared in many films together. While in New York to promote A SPECIAL DAY, they recorded an interview for “The Dick Cavett Show.” The resulting hour-long conversation was shown over two episodes, originally broadcas...

  • Fritz Lang on Anti-Nazi Filmmaking

    In this late-1950s interview from the Gideon Bachmann audio archive, director Fritz Lang discusses how fleeing Nazi Germany impacted his filmmaking process.

  • Remembering Jean Gabin

    Presented here are excerpts from Creative Arts Television’s 1978 documentary REMEMBERING JEAN GABIN. Originally broadcast on the television program “Camera Three,” these clips feature filmmaking colleagues discussing the legendary actor and the impact of his role as Pépé in PÉPÉ LE MOKO.

  • Dick Cavett Interviews Walter Matthau, 1980

    Walter Matthau visited “The Dick Cavett Show” on April 21, 1980, to promote his film LITTLE MISS MARKER. In this excerpt from that appearance, the actor shares anecdotes from his career in theater and film.

  • Pier Paolo Pasolini on TEOREMA

    In this brief interview, first broadcast on February 8, 1969, director Pier Paolo Pasolini responds to questions from journalist Cécile Philippe about his film TEOREMA.