Archival Treasures

Archival Treasures

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Archival Treasures
  • 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

  • Luchino Visconti on DEATH IN VENICE

    This segment from the June 2, 1971, episode of the news program “Midi magazine” showcases director Luchino Visconti discussing the themes, controversies, and reception of DEATH IN VENICE.

  • Barbara Loden on “The Dick Cavett Show,” 1971

    This episode of “The Dick Cavett Show” features a guest appearance by director Barbara Loden promoting WANDA. It airead March 4, 1971.

  • Shelagh Delaney on A TASTE OF HONEY

    In this interview excerpt, playwright Shelagh Delaney discusses growing up in Salford, England, and writing her hit play “A Taste of Honey” at the age of eighteen. The interview aired in 1960 on the television series “Close-Up.”

  • “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...

  • John Frankenheimer, 1971

    This interview with SECONDS director John Frankenheimer was originally broadcast in 1971 and was produced by filmmaker Bruce Pittman.

  • 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.

  • Terence Davies, 1992

    In this 1992 episode of the British television series “The South Bank Show,” THE LONG DAY CLOSES director Terence Davies discusses growing up in Liverpool, his love for Hollywood musicals, and the evolution of his cinematic style. It also features on-set footage and interviews with actor Leigh Mc...

  • Larisa

    Director Larisa Shepitko’s husband, Elem Klimov, made this short documentary a year after the death of his wife in 1979. Using footage from her films, including the last image she ever recorded, as well as voice recordings and photos, Klimov’s film is a loving tribute to his wife’s life and work.

  • Harvey Milk Speaks Out

  • 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.

  • BOAT PEOPLE at Cannes

    Although it was a domestic critical and box-office success and has since come to be regarded as a preeminent example of the Hong Kong New Wave, BOAT PEOPLE was initially given a mixed critical reception abroad. Its international premiere at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival was fraught with controver...

  • 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.

  • David Lean: A Self Portrait

    An intimate look at the career of David Lean, this 1971 documentary by Thomas Craven features an extensive interview with the director, who discusses his work and his approach to filmmaking.

  • Jacques Tati, 1978

    In this 1978 episode of the French television show “Ciné regards,” Jacques Tati watches clips from his Monsieur Hulot films and talks about his role as both filmmaker and performer.

  • Toshiro Mifune, 1981

    In this rare interview, actor Toshiro Mifune shares stories about his life and acting career with popular Japanese TV talk-show host Tetsuko Kuroyanagi. The interview was recorded in 1981 for her show “Tetsuko no heya” (“Tetsuko’s Room”).

  • Jean Renoir on GRAND ILLUSION

    In this rare theatrical trailer, director Jean Renoir discusses GRAND ILLUSION and his personal war experiences.

  • Melvin Van Peebles on THE STORY OF A THREE DAY PASS

    This August 14, 1968, episode of the television program “Black Journal” features an interview with director Melvin Van Peebles, who was promoting the U.S. release of his first feature film, THE STORY OF A THREE DAY PASS.

  • Dorothy Arzner: Longing for Women

    By the time director Katja Raganelli arrived in California to make a film about Dorothy Arzner in 1980, Arzner had passed away in a car accident. Nonetheless, Raganelli visited Arzner’s desert home and retraced the pioneering filmmaker’s career in LONGING FOR WOMEN, using Arzner’s trove of photog...