One day, an IRS auditor named Harold Crick wakes up to
discover a voice in his head a female voice narrating his life.
That's the premise of the film, Stranger Than Fiction. In this hour of
To the Best of Our Knowledge, we'll meet the man who wrote the
screenplay. Also, the story of Orson Welles and his career after Citizen
Kane. What do you do for an encore after you've made what many critics
describe as the greatest movie ever made?
Poitras is a Peabody Award-winning documentary film-maker. Her latest
effort's been short listed for the Academy Award. It's called "My
Country, My Country." Poitras tells Jim Fleming she shoots in cinema
verite style and based her film on the actions of an Iranian physician
and his family around the recent Iranian election. And we hear clips
fro her film. Also, British actor Simon Callow is writing Orson
Welles' biography. Volume 2 is called "Hello Americans." Callow
tells Steve Paulson about the making and editing of "Citizen Kane"
and says Welles seems to have lost interest in his films once he shot
Helm wrote the screenplay for "Stranger than Fiction,"
in which Will Ferrell hears the voice of Emma Thompson apparently narrating
his life. Doug Gordon, who often hears voices in his head, prepared
this report on Zach Helm and the art of screenwriting.
Sullivan is the author of "Hitchcock's Music." He tells
Anne Strainchamps about the partnership between Alfred Hitchcock and
Bernard Hermann which resulted in some of the greatest film scores ever
written. The piece is lavishly illustrated with clips from "Vertigo"
and "The Birds" and their scores.
CD copies are available at 1-800-747-7444.
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|Simon Callow, Orson Welles:
Volume 2: Hello Americans (Viking)
|Zach Helm, Stranger Than Fiction:
The Shooting Script (Newmarket Press)
|Jack Sullivan, Hitchcock's
- --Someone to Watch Over
Me/Raymond Scott and the Secret Seven from the CD, The Unexpected
- -- Music used in Zach Helm mix:
-- Flours/ Britt Daniel/Brian Reitzell from the CD, Stranger
than Fiction: Music from the Motion Picture (Columbia/Sony)
--Barabajagal/Donovan from the CD, Donovans
Greatest Hits (Sony)
- -- Auditor/ Britt Daniel/Brian Reitzell
from the CD, Stranger than Fiction: Music from the Motion Picture
- Music and sound used in Jack Sullivan/Hitchcocks
-- Prelude and Rooftop/Music composed by Bernarrd
Herrmann from the CD, Vertigo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
-- Prelude and Murder from Psycho/Music
composed by BernardHerrmann from the CD, Psycho: The Esssential
Alfred Hitchcock(Silva Screen Records)
Excerpts from The Birds (Collectors Edition) DVD
Herrmann/Arling & Cameron from the CD, Music for
Imaginary Films (Emperor Norton Records)
week of 02/10/2008 - hour
week of 01/14/2007 - hour 1
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