Brad Bird’s Adventures in Moviegoing

Brad Bird’s Adventures in Moviegoing

11 Episodes

The creator of RATATOUILLE’s arch-critic Anton Ego doesn’t hate reviewers—he even sat down with one to talk about some of his favorite movies!

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Brad Bird’s Adventures in Moviegoing
  • Brad Bird in Conversation

    Episode 1

    The director of RATATOUILLE on a lifetime of moviegoing

  • Brad Bird on CITY LIGHTS

    Episode 2

  • City Lights

    Episode 3

    Directed by Charles Chaplin • 1931 • United States
    Starring Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Harry Myers

    CITY LIGHTS, the most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin, is also his ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dra...

  • Brad Bird on THE RED SHOES

    Episode 4

  • The Red Shoes

    Episode 5

    Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger • 1948 • United Kingdom
    Starring Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring

    THE RED SHOES, the singular fantasia from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, is cinema’s quintessential backstage drama, as well as one of the most glorious Tech...

  • Brad Bird on YOJIMBO

    Episode 6

  • Yojimbo

    Episode 7

    Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1961 • Japan
    Starring Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yoko Tsukasa

    The incomparable Toshiro Mifune stars in Akira Kurosawa’s visually stunning and darkly comic YOJIMBO. To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption, wily masterless samurai Sanjuro turns a range war...

  • Brad Bird on A HARD DAY’S NIGHT

    Episode 8

  • A Hard Day’s Night

    Episode 9

    Directed by Richard Lester • 1964 • United Kingdom

    Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan Show appearance, John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent to the big screen. A HARD DAY’S...


    Episode 10

  • Stranger Than Paradise

    Episode 11

    Directed by Jim Jarmusch • 1984 • United States, Germany
    Starring John Lurie, Richard Edson, Eszter Balint

    With this breakout film, Jim Jarmusch established himself as one of the most exciting voices in the burgeoning independent-film scene, a road-movie poet with an affinity for Americana at it...