Philip Kaufman’s Adventures in Moviegoing

Philip Kaufman’s Adventures in Moviegoing

15 Episodes

From childhood weekends in Chicago movie theaters to eye-opening art-house encounters at Cambridge’s Brattle Theatre, the acclaimed writer-director recounts the cinematic experiences that shaped his eclectic career.

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Philip Kaufman’s Adventures in Moviegoing
  • Philip Kaufman in Conversation

    Episode 1

    The director of THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING on a lifetime of moviegoing

  • Philip Kaufman on BICYCLE THIEVES

    Episode 2

  • Bicycle Thieves

    Episode 3

    Directed by Vittorio De Sica • 1948 • Italy
    Starring Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell

    Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, the Academy Award-winning BICYCLE THIEVES, directed by Vittorio De Sica, defined an era in cinema. In poverty-stricken postwar ...

  • Philip Kaufman on THE THIRD MAN

    Episode 4

  • The Third Man

    Episode 5

    Directed by Carol Reed • 1949 • United Kingdom
    Starring Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles, Alida Valli

    Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime—and thus begins this l...

  • Philip Kaufman on RASHOMON

    Episode 6

  • Rashomon

    Episode 7

    Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1950 • Japan
    Starring Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori

    A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, RASHOMON is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accou...

  • Philip Kaufman on I VITELLONI

    Episode 8

  • I vitelloni

    Episode 9

    Directed by Federico Fellini • 1953 • Italy

    Five young men linger in a postadolescent limbo, dreaming of adventure and escape from their small seacoast town. They while away their time spending the lira doled out by their indulgent families on drink, women, and nights at the local pool hall. Fed...

  • Philip Kaufman on DIVORCE ITALIAN STYLE

    Episode 10

  • Divorce Italian Style

    Episode 11

    Directed by Pietro Germi • 1961 • Italy
    Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Stefania Sandrelli, Daniela Rocca

    Baron Ferdinando Cefalù (Marcello Mastroianni) longs to marry his nubile young cousin Angela (Stefania Sandrelli), but one obstacle stands in his way: his fatuous and fawning wife, Rosalia (D...

  • Philip Kaufman on JULES AND JIM

    Episode 12

  • Jules and Jim

    Episode 13

    Directed by François Truffaut • 1962 • France
    Starring Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre

    Hailed as one of the finest films ever made, JULES AND JIM charts, over twenty-five years, the relationship between two friends and the object of their mutual obsession. The legendary François Truffau...

  • Philip Kaufman on IL SORPASSO

    Episode 14

  • Il sorpasso

    Episode 15

    Directed by Dino Risi • 1962 • Italy
    Starring Vittorio Gassman, Jean-Louis Trintignant

    The ultimate Italian road comedy, IL SORPASSO stars the unlikely pair of Vittorio Gassman and Jean-Louis Trintignant as, respectively, a waggish, freewheeling bachelor and the straitlaced law student he takes ...